International Examinations Committee (IEC)
The IEC is formed by a very strong team with the ability to ensure that the quality of the designation that has been achieved to date in cooperation with the Centre for International Examinations (CIE) is maintained and, indeed, enhanced, so that the designation remains a leading qualification in its field.
At the current time the four major roles that IEC fulfils relate to:
- The content of examination papers
- The maintenance of the syllabus
- The establishment of the pass marks in the examination sittings
- The accreditation of member society programmes
During his time in Hong Kong Colin was seconded to the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) for eighteen months from 1991 to 1993. Whilst at the SFC Colin was responsible for drafting new legislation and rules and carrying out inspections of Licensed Corporations.
Colin has been a Director on the Board of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute for eight years, during this time he was the Chairman of the Examinations Committee for six years and currently chairs the Advanced Learning Platform Committee. Colin is also a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Accountants (“HKICPA”) and had been the Convenor of the Expert Panel on Securities for the HKICPA for 15 years.
Ines works on international asset pricing under market imperfections, market integration, limits to financial globalization of emerging markets, global investment, currency risk exposure and pricing. Her research has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies.
Ines taught at all levels (undergraduates, master and PhD). Her teaching includes asset pricing, portfolio management, Global investment. international finance, fixed income, and Finance.
He has also held senior positions in the financial industry, including as Director of Research and Principal at AXA Investment Managers. He has been involved in consulting, advisory roles, training and research projects with a number of institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the US Federal Reserve, the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, the World Bank, and a number of banks and asset management companies.
He is the author of several books and over 80 articles in leading refereed economics and finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.
He is currently directing a research project on the labor market impacts of trade reforms in developing countries funded by the Research for Development program of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Before joining the University of Geneva he worked in the Research Department of the World Bank, as well as in the Economics Research Division of the World Trade Organization.
He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the academic circle, he was a research and sales associate at what is now Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, where he structured foreign-exchange and interest-rate derivative products. He is a chartered member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
Professor Philip Valta’s research has been published in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and he is a regular speaker at international conferences. He teaches mostly topics related to corporate finance and valuation.