Afraid of being caught in the midst of a full-blown trade war, U.S. companies are rethinking investments in China, and Chinese companies are rolling back their involvement in the U.S. as well. Reports that the U.S. and China will hold trade talks has only left more wondering: could this lead to a real truce, or is it merely a signal of cease-fire? Join Patrick Chovenec, Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, and Mary Darby, Chief Representative of CKGSB Americas, for an illuminating conversation about all you need to know about investing in this trade-war turmoil.
About Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Established in Beijing in November 2002 with support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed and independent business school. CKGSB boasts more than 40 full-time professors, many of whom previously held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Wharton and Yale. Their research has provided the basis for more than 400 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of CKGSB’s 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fifth of China’s 100 most valuable brands.
Headquartered in Beijing, CKGSB is also located in Shanghai, Shenzhen, New York, Hong Kong and London. The school offers the following innovative courses: MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program (DBA), and Executive Education programs.
Patrick Chovanec is Managing Director and Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management. He also teaches part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Before Silvercrest he was an Associate Professor of Practice at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management in Beijing, where he also served as Chairman of the Public Policy Development Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Previously he worked for a series of private equity funds focused on emerging markets. He was director of Institutional Investor’s Asia Pacific Institute (Hong Kong) and its Global Fixed Income Institute (London). He also worked in Washington, DC as an aide to political strategist William Kristol and John Boehner. He served 9 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. He has a BA in Political Economy from Princeton and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.
As Chief Representative of CKGSB Americas, Mary Darby helps identify CKGSB Americas strategic initiatives and build brand awareness of the business school in both North and South America. She works closely with all the CKGSB centers to strengthen cross-marketing and program development. Darby also works with CKGSB partnering schools and collaboration in response to changes in market dynamics and trade and capital flows.
Previously, Darby worked for Morgan Stanley in Firm Management and headed the Asia and China Desks. She moved to HK and headed Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) in Hong Kong and developed the first institutional sales initiative with Chinese Financial entities. At Morgan Stanley, she also created and ran a series of educational programs for the fixed income division and other departments with a focus on China. Darby has worked extensively in China and Asia for more than 30 years. Darby graduated with a BA degree from Princeton University. A fluent Mandarin speaker, she also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MIA from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.
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