Christopher Balding is an associate professor business and economics at the HSBC Business School of Peking University Graduate School. An expert in sovereign wealth funds, he recently released a book entitled Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Power published by Oxford University Press. His work has been cited by a variety of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times and published in such leading journals as the Review of International Economics, the International Finance Review, and the Journal of Emerging Market Finance.
Currently based in Shanghai as CFO for a Pharmaceutical company. International exposure to Europe, Asia and Africa. Keen interest in the energy sector, natural resources, luxury brands, REIT's and emerging markets.
25+ years experience as an investor. Fundamental, bottom-up approach, research-driven focus; buy / sell; value-oriented; special situations; catalyst investor; expertise in distressed company / bankruptcy analysis.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” (Author - Patanjali)
“Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. Remain steadfast...and one day you will build something that endures: something worthy of your potential.” (Author - Epictetus)
"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." (Author - Unknown)
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me." (Author - Erma Bombeck)
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Don MacShane worked on Wall Street and in the investment field for 38 years. He was mainly involved in the fixed income area as head of the trading desk for a major firm. He then became president of an investment advisory firm and retired recently after 16 years.
I am retired. I was academically trained as an Institutional Economist specializing in comparative economic sytems. I am very knowledgeable about the old Soviet style command economies as well as the various types of mixed economies that currently exist.
John Lacek is an attorney specializing in Insurance Services, Regulatory Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management. John Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drake University with a B.A. in Law, Politics and Society and a B.A. in Sociology. He attended law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law. John is currently barred in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.