The School recently hosted a 16-member delegation from Banca Patrimoni Sella, a leading banking group in Italy. Led by the owner and CEO, Mr Federico Sella, and facilitated by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the delegation comprised of top asset managers and private bankers from Italy, Switzerland and other European countries who were keen to explore collaboration opportunities with the School.
“We aim to lead and contribute to Asia’s economic renaissance and appreciate these opportunities to have a ‘meeting of the minds’ with global leaders,” said Dean Bernard Yeung in his welcome remarks. He gave an overview of the School, its key strengths and strategic goals.
Among the School representatives present in the meeting were Practice Professor Kim Sum Bae, former Economist of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Dr Brian Fabbri, Visiting Research Fellow at the School’s Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments (CAMRI), who was formerly the Chief US Economist for North America at BNP Paribas. They shared their insights on the current economic trends in the United States, Europe and Asia. The group also exchanged ideas and discussed pertinent issues in finance today, including fluctuating interest rates, fiscal policies, exchange rates, as well as the impact of major financial systems such as that of China.
“I’m impressed with the quality of research and education and the clarity of NUS Business School’s vision,” said Mr Federico Sella in his opening remarks.
Banca Sella is one of the oldest financial institutions in Italy and ranks among one of its top ten national banks. With over 4000 employees, 250 of whom are in India, Mr Federico shared about the bank’s rich history, its current operations, as well as proposed a few areas of collaboration with the School.
“The ICCS is proud to have witnessed this possibility of collaboration between two institutions with a strong history and rich heritage – Banca Patrimoni Sella, a family-owned bank that has had a significant impact on the Italian history, and NUS, one of the oldest and most prominent universities in Southeast Asia,” said Rafaella Orsini, the Secretary General of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
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