Senior IMF officials visit AGSM

Tuesday, 9 October 2012  Features

Two senior members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently presented their insights into the state of the Australian economy at a forum held especially for students of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

The IMF's Deputy Director Asia Pacific Region, Dr Takeda Masahiko and the IMF's Division Chief - Monetary and Capital Markets, Dr Cheng Hoon Lim spoke to students and staff at the AGSM in Sydney at the conclusion of their two week working trip to Australia.

The group offered critical, first hand observations about the key issues facing the global economy and their implications for Asia and Australia. They also outlined their financial risk analysis of various countries in Asia and provided important information for those companies that either invest in Asia or export to Asia.

Former IMF First Deputy Managing Director, Professor Anne Krueger, and Dr Takeda Masahiko and Dr Cheng Hoon Lim attended another Function in the city of Sydney. They all made presentations on the current global and regional issues. This event was organised by The Institute of Global Finance at the Australian School of Business and FINSIA. A number of academics from the UNSW some students from the ASGM attended this function.

Fariborz Moshirian, Professor of Finance and Director, Institute of Global Finance at the Australian School of Business said: "We were very fortunate to have two high profile officials from the IMF willing to share their thoughts about the significant economic issues facing major countries in Asia, and Australia with the students of Australia's leading graduate school of management."