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UI hosts teleconference from Hong Kong March 26 on Asian currency crisis

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A professor of finance at the City University of Hong Kong and a recent graduate of the University of Iowa's master of business administration program who now works for the investment firm Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong will discuss the Asian financial crisis in a teleconference at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at the UI.

Yan-Ki Ho, professor of finance and dean of the faculty of business at the City University of Hong Kong, and Sundeep Kripalani, who received an MBA from the UI in 1996, will present the talk "The Asian Financial Crisis: A View From Hong Kong" in Room S401 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

The teleconference, sponsored by the International Business Student Association (IBSA), the Economics Forum, the College of Business Administration and UI International Programs, is free and open to the public.

Ho, director of the Asia Pacific Financial Markets Research Centre, has served as a consultant to a number of Asian governments regarding the crisis. He also has served as a member of the editorial board of the Pacific Basin Financial Journal and as the vice president of the Asia Pacific Finance Association.

He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kripalani is currently working as a Management Controls Associate at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

The presenters will be brought to the College via PictureTel technology, which is frequently used by businesses to conduct teleconferences.