Governance and Financial Regulation to be the focus of Oxford India Business Forum 2012
The Saïd Business School, University of Oxford will host the 6th annual Oxford India Business Forum on March 19th, 2012 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.
- (1888PressRelease) February 29, 2012 - The Saïd Business School, University of Oxford will host the 6th annual Oxford India Business Forum on March 19th, 2012 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. This year the Forum will focus on the subject of Governance and Financial Regulation and will bring together policy makers, business people and leading academics from India and across the world, to speak on the subject.
Commenting on the Forum, Peter Tufano, Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School said, "For the last six years, Oxford University has organised this business event in India bringing together individuals whose concern is for the nation. Once again we will meet to make a fundamental contribution to thinking and policy formulation on two issues that are of central importance to India in the 21st century - financial regulation and governance."
In two panel sessions eminent speakers will explore and discuss questions that have assumed great importance in light of recent events.
The first of these will explore financial regulation. Regulatory systems around the world have been perceived to have failed to detect the underlying trends leading to the current crisis. Panelists will explore the appropriateness of this characterisation of regulatory bodies, as well as reflect on the lessons learned about the appropriate size, compensation, and composition of regulatory bodies in relation to the financial sector. The goal will be to perceive the outlines of what proactive, technologically sophisticated regulation should look like in the future.
The panel will include Sir Thomas Harris, Special Advisor, Standard Chartered Bank; Usha Thorat, Director of the Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL), Reserve Bank of India; Ms Chitra Ramkrishna, Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange.
The second panel will examine the perception of an apparent disruption in normal models of governance around the world. Social networking, a 24-hour news cycle, and the advent of high-speed communications have created new information flows, which make policy making and business exceedingly complex.
These information flows have increased the ability to detect inconsistencies in decision making amongst both government and private entities, and pinpoint groups that economic growth has left marginalised. The panel will discuss their vision of how these trends will and should affect models of political leadership, corporate governance, and economic inclusion.
The panelists for the discussion on Governance include; Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Express, Dr K P Krishnan, Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Ramesh Ramanathan, Co-Founder, Janaagraha, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, N Vaghul, Chairman Emeritus, ICICI Bank Ltd.
Peter Tufano, Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School and Prof. Andrew Hamilton, Vice Chancellor, Oxford University will also be attending the forum.
The 2012 Oxford India Business Forum is sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services
For further details of the event or to register to attend, please contact:
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About Saïd Business School
Established in 1996 the Said Business School is one of Europe's youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools with a reputation for innovative business education. An integral part of Oxford University, the School embodies the academic rigour and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education and research. The School has an established reputation for research in a wide range of areas, including finance and accounting, organisational analysis, international management, strategy and operations management. The School is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world. In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2011) Saïd is ranked 10th. It is ranked number one in the UK (11th worldwide) in the FT's combined ranking of Executive Education programmes (May 2011) and 20th in the world in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2012). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 4th in the world in the 2011 FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (June 2011). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (May 2011) and has ranked first in eight of the last nine years in The Times. For more information, see www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/