Institution(s): DSG Asia Limited, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy

Date: Aug 12, 2002 (Monday)

Time: 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Venue: Room 3103 D&E, 31/F., Citibank Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central

Inquiries: call 2878 1978

Registration: email to hkimr@hkma.gov.hk by Aug 8, 2002

Abstract:

Christopher L. Culp is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business of The University of Chicago, Visiting Professor of Risk and Insurance at the Institut fur Finazmanagement of Universitat Bern in Switzerland, and Managing Director of C.P. Risk Management L.L.C. (“CPRM”), a small but globally active corporate finance and risk management advisory services firm. He teaches graduate-level courses on derivatives, insurance, risk management, corporate finance, investments, and alternative risk transfer in Barcelona, Bern, Chicago, and Singapore. Prof. Culp is also a Member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of IDACORP, Inc., an integrated wholesale energy services firm, and Idaho Power Company, Inc. He is a Public Director of the @Markets Association (an affiliate of the Futures Industry Association representing B2B vertical markets), and a Senior Fellow in Financial Regulation with the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

Dr. Culp is currently co-editing (with Dr. William A. Niskanen) a series of papers for The Cato Institute exploring the impact of Enron, WorldCom, and other recent disasters on corporate governance, accounting and disclosure, risk management, and financial markets. He and Dr. Niskanen are also co-editing a book entitled Corporate Aftershock: The Policy Implications of Enron, WorldCom, and Other Recent Governance Disasters that is expected to be published by John Wiley and Sons in 2003. Dr. Culp is the author of two previous books on corporate finance and risk management: The ART of Risk Management: Alternative Risk Transfer, Capital Structure, and Convergences Between Insurance and Capital Markets (Wiley 2002), and The Risk Management Process: Business Strategy and Tactics (Wiley 2001). He also co-edited Corporate Hedging in Theory and Practice with Nobel laureate Merton H. Miller (Risk Books, 1999), and is the author of the monograph A Primer on Derivatives, published in 1995 by the Chicago Board of Trade. Culp served previously as president of Risk Management Consulting Services, Inc., senior examiner for derivatives and treasury risk management in the Supervision and Regulation Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, visiting economist at G.T. Management (Asia) Ltd. Hong Kong, and a currency trading strategist at TradeLink LLC. He holds a Ph.D. in corporate finance from the Graduate School of Business at The University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from The Johns Hopkins Universit