New York Taiwanese Finance Association

NYTFA Presentation Series, Mar 2016

Big Data, Deep Learning, and New Roles of Cognitive Systems in the Human World

Dear friends,

Human intelligence has advanced to such a level where the prospect (or specter, to some) of us making intelligent machines seems within reach. Driverless cars. Intelligent robots. Big data. Machine triumph in chess, go games & the Jeopardy competition. Deep learning. Algorithm trading… These are just a minuscule sample of the headline technologies leading the advances that will inevitably shape the future courses of human societies. Question is, are we humans ready for them? — Hello, Siri?

We are thrilled and honored to invite you to a presentation by Prof Frank Hsu and Ms. Erin Burke, both of Fordham University, on the topic, “Big Data, Deep Learning, and New Roles of Cognitive Systems in the Human World”. Prof Hsu is the Clavius Distinguished Professor of Science and Professor of Computer & Information Science at Fordham University. Ms. Burke is an Assistant Dean at Fordham University and holds a JD degree and an MS degree in computer science.

Due to security concerns, RSVP is mandatory! Please register here. Thank you!

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:30-9:00pm

Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, 1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th and 42nd)

Cost: Free.


  • 6:00pm: Registration
  • 6:30pm: Ms. Erin Burke & Prof. Frank Hsu - “Big Data, Deep Learning, and New Roles of Cognitive Systems in the Human World"
  • 8:00pm: Networking
Speaker Bios:

Erin M. Burke is an Assistant Dean at Fordham College at Rose Hill, where she serves as the director for both the Undergraduate Research and Pre-Law Advising Programs. Prior to arriving at Fordham, Burke practiced in securities arbitration and mediation at the law firm of Davidson & Grannum, LLP. She is a graduate of Fordham Law School and Fordham College at Rose Hill, where she graduated summa cum laude. Burke’s interest is in cyberspace ethics and the role of cognitive computing actors in law and society. Burke co-designed the first ever Big Data and Cyber Security Symposium at Fordham College, which launched in January 2015 and welcomed students of all majors and backgrounds.

Frank Hsu is the Clavius Professor of Science, a professor of computer and information science, former chair of the department, and former associate dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University in New York city. Dr. Hsu's research and education interests include combinatorics and graph theory, network interconnection and communication, macro-informatics, data and information fusion, and big data analytics. He was chair of the Section of Computer and Information Science at the New York Academy of Sciences and is chair of the New York Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

  • New York Taiwanese Finance Association (NYTFA)
  • Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission, New York Office (FSC)
  • Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECO)
  • The Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals (AAAIP)

NYTFA Summer Happy Hour, August 13, 2015

Summer time is happy time! Please come and join NYTFA for happy hours at the chic and cool Hama Sushi & Bar, conveniently located in Mid-town West. Enjoy wonderful company, joyful atmosphere, professional insights, & networking, among others, over delicious drinks and food.

Hama Sushi is offering their own happy hour menu. Beers/wine/sake @ $5. Cocktails @ $7. Small dishes @ $5. Mention NYTFA at entrance.

When: Thurday, August 13, 2015, 5:30-9:00pm

Where: Hama Sushi & Bar, 11 W. 51st Street (btwn 5th & 6th)

Hope to see you there!

NYTFA Presentation Series, Apr 2015

Market Opportunities and Effective Risk Management

The arrival of spring means springing to actions!!! We are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Mr. Clark Hsu and Dr. Jerry Waldron, co-founders and chief executives of Paramita Capital Management. They will share their thoughts on effective risk managements and global market opportunities as seasoned money management professionals.

Due to security concerns, RSVP is mandatory. Please email to NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM.

When: Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th and 42nd)

Cost: Free.


  • 6:00pm: Registration
  • 6:30pm: Mr. Clark Hsu - "Global Meta Trading: Re-thinking Alpha in the New World"; Dr. Jerry Waldron - "The Re-integration of Risk and Return in Effective Risk Management"
  • 8:00pm: Networking


Clark Hsu, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, Paramita Capital Management

Prior to launching Paramita Capital Management, Clark joined KISKI Alpha Partners as a senior consultant. Before joining KISKI Alpha, Clark served as a senior portfolio manager and headed systematic, multi‐asset options trading. Before that, Clark was a director and senior prop trader at both Deutsche Bank’s Equity Proprietary Trading (EQT) team and Dresdner Bank's highly profitable Asia Quant Trading (AQT) team. Early in his career, Clark worked for Credit Suisse's fixed income for 7 years. Clark graduated from National Chiao Tung University with a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, and then earned a dual degree from Carnegie Mellon University (MBA and MS in Computational Finance).

Jerry Waldron, Head of Research, Chief Risk Officer, Co‐Portfolio Manager, Paramita Capital Management

Jerry has over 25 years’ experience in investment management. His strong academic training and appreciation of qualitative trading issues allows him to translate quantitative modeling into practical, actionable investment practice. Jerry’s academic experience includes a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and faculty positions at New York University Stern Graduate School of Business and the University of Memphis. Jerry’s portfolio management experience includes the original design and management of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s mortgage portfolio. His risk management experience includes senior level positions at KISKI Alpha Partners, Citibank, K2 Advisors, Credit Suisse, and Calyon.


  • New York Taiwanese Finance Association (NYTFA)
  • Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission, New York Office (FSC)
  • Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECO)

Taiwan 2012 Overseas High-Tech Talent Recruitment

NYTFA is honored to be a co-sponsor of Taiwan's 2012 HiRecruit recruitment in NY. Below is a brief mission statement excerpted from its website, hirecruit.nat.gov.tw/ny. If interested, please visit the website for more info, or contact the persons listed below.

Since the Overseas High-Tech Talent Recruitment Missions were initiated by the Taiwan government in 2003, they have attracted over 13,500 overseas professionals to participate in job matchmaking activities organized in major cities around the world. These missions have not only attracted many professionals to work in Taiwan, but have also served as an important career platform that connects Taiwanese enterprises with skilled and talented professionals worldwide. 

This year, from the 6th of September to the 13th of September, Taiwan will once again embark on an overseas high-tech talent recruitment mission to 2 different cities in the United States. Joined by local associations and Taiwanese firms which will conduct such activities as one-on-one interviews, press conferences and seminars, the mission's recruitment efforts will focus on foreign professionals with experience and/or expertise in the fields of Biotechnology, Medicine & Healthcare, Green Energy, Tourism, Culture & Creation, and High-end Agriculture, as well as Cloud Computing, Intelligent Electric Vehicles, Intelligent Green Buildings, and Patent Industrialization. 

The dates and cities are as follows:

Sep. 8 (Sat.)Santa Clara(Silicon Valley)
Sep. 10 (Mon.)New York

The HiRecruit delegation cordially invites all qualified professionals to take advantage of this unique occasion and find out what career opportunities are currently being offered by our dynamic enterprises. 

Interested talents can register a free HiRecruit membership at this website. For additional information, please contact Julia Wei at juliawei@taitra.org.tw. And Sean Yeah at sean@taitra.org.tw.

Linsanity in a New Financial Market: Catastrophe Bonds

We cordially invite you to a presentation by Dr. John Seo, Co-founder and Managing Principal at Fermat Capital, on the topic of catastrophe bonds. Catastrophe bonds are the primary member of the broad group of "insurance-linked securities" (ILS), through which insurers/re-insurers seek to transfer their risk exposures to the capital markets. As the global population grows and world-wide urbanization accelerates, our economies are increasingly subject to the caprice of the mother nature. The risks of loss faced by insurers/re-insurers, therefore, have increased dramatically in recent decades, which has drawn greater investor attention to the ILS markets. Institutional investors are also attracted to the ILS markets because they offer distinct risk profiles from the other asset classes.

Dr. Seo founded Fermat Capital in 2001 to invest primarily in ILS and is one of the few pioneers and experts in the ILS markets, having been featured prominently in the media and testified before the US Congress. In this presentation, he will discuss the origin, current status, and outlook of the ILS markets, and also his career path from a Harvard PhD in biophysics to an investor in natural risks. Do not miss this exciting event!!!
BTW, the Linsanity reference in the title of this presentation points not only to Dr. Seo's Harvard education background, but also to our unrelenting support for all hard-working Asian American professionals.

For security reasons, RSVP is mandatory. Please RSVP by emailing to RSVP@AAAIP.org, placing “RSVP for 4/2 event” in the subject and providing your name and affiliation.

When: Monday, April 2, 2012, 6-9 pm

Where: Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, 1 E. 42nd St., Manhattan (5th & Madison)

Cost: $10 at the door (light refreshments provided)


  • 6:00 pm: registration
  • 6:30 pm: presentation by Dr. Seo: "Linsanity in a New Financial Market, Catastrophe Bonds"
  • 7:30 - 9:00pm: reception & networking 
  • Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (HAAAA)
  • New York Taiwanese Finance Association (NYTFA)
  • Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals (AAAIP)
Special thanks to Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission, New York Office (FSC) and Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECO) for their generous supports.

Dr. John Seo, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Fermat Capital Management LLC, Westport, CT

Prior to forming Fermat Capital with his brother Nelson in 2001, John was Senior Trader in the Insurance Products Group at Lehman Brothers, an officer of Lehman Re, and a state-appointed advisor to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. John’s work in catastrophe bonds was featured in a cover article for the New York Times Magazine (“In Nature’s Casino, by Michael Lewis, August 26, 2007), and John has also testified before the U.S. Congress as an expert on the catastrophe bond market (“Hearings from the 110th Congress,” September 6, 2007). He is married with five children and lives Westport, CT. John received a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University in 1991 and a B.S. degree in Physics from M.I.T. in 1988.

TAP Profession Speaker Series

Medical Field

Dr. Clifford Chao, the pre-eminent expert in radiation oncology and the treatment of cancer, will talk about his life and how he balances academia and entrepreneurship.

For more info, please see TAP website or FB page.

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2010, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, 1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th Ave), New York, NY 10017

Costs: Free

    Host: Taiwanese American Professionals

    Speaker: KS Clifford Chao, M.D.

    KS Clifford Chao, M.D., is a pre-eminent expert in the use of image-guided targeted radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of cancers, and is the Chairman of the Combined Program in Radiation Oncology at New York- Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chao came to New York from The University of Texas M....D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was a professor and the director of Image-Guided Therapy.

    In addition to serving as the Principle Investigator of multiple NIH research grants and publishing more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, he is the author of two widely read textbooks, “Management Decisions in Radiation Oncology” and “Practical Essentials of IMRT”. Dr. Chao’s research focus includes combining positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) images to construct individualized treatment plans that address the molecular characteristics of each tumor.

    TECO Events in February

    Two seminars + one exhibition opening reception

    TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York) will be hosting several events next week. Please see below for a brief listing of the events, and please click here for the programs and speaker bios.

    • 2/23 Wed 3:30pm-5:30pm: Seminar - "Violence against Women: Legal Mechanisms and Legal Practice Remedies
    • 2/25 Fri 2:00pm-4:30pm: Seminar - "Peace Education and Women Empowerment"
    • 2/25 Fri starting @ 4:30pm: Opening Reception for “Women’s Advancement of Taiwan” Exhibition
    Venue: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, 1, E. 42nd Street, New York City (Bet. Madison &5th Ave.)

    An Evening of Taiwan Food: Presentation + Tasting

    When talking & eating do not interfere with each other


    It's party time! We invite you to our Year-End Taiwan Night-Market Food Tasting Bash for food, fun, and drinks. You’ll be surrounded by familiar, tasty dishes of Taiwanese night market food (catered by BaoHaus, NYC + Taiwanese restaurants). You’ll also be treated to a presentation on the culture & business surrounding tasty Taiwanese cuisines. Our featured speaker will be Eddie Huang, of BaoHaus restaurant and the ever present Taiwanese food trucks in NYC. (http://taiwaneseamerican.org/ta/2010/05/13/true-fusion-baohaus-nyc/) Plus other mystery guests, raffles, auctions, and more!

    Seating is limited--reserve your ticket early! To RSVP, please email to NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM.

    When: Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, 1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th Ave), New York, NY 10017


    • 5:30-6:00pm Registration
    • 6:00-7:00pm Sampling of Taiwan Night Market Cuisines
    • 7:00-8:00pm Presentation by Eddy Huang on Taiwanese Cuisines
    • 8:00-9:00pm Continued Sampling of Taiwan Night Market Cuisines
    Costs (covers appetizers, a dinner course featuring chef's tasting samplings, and drinks)
    • Pre-paid by 12/16 4:00pm: $40/person
    • At the door: $45/person
    Payment Method
    • Advance payment: Please pay by Paypal to NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM.
    • At the door: Cash only.
    Refund: Refund of $35 available if the request is received by email at NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM before 11:59pm 12/14/2010, or if the event is canceled.

    Seat Reservation:
    Only timely received advance payment will guarantee a seat. We can NOT guarantee a seat at the door.

    Dress Code: Attired to impress, appropriately.

    • New York Taiwanese Finance Association (NYTFA)
    • Taiwan Investment & Trade Office in New York
    • Baohaus Restaurant
    • Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet 北港台菜
    • Taiwan Beer
    • Ten Ren Tea 天仁茗茶
    • Fay Da Bakery 飛達

    Seminar on Taiwan's Medical Device Industry

    To be held in Boston

    Taiwan's medical device industry has grown rapidly during the past decades, supported by the country's world-class IC industry and precision manufacturing expertise. The industry is poised to grow even faster in the coming decade, benefiting particularly from the booming regional economy. This seminar with bring together experts from the US and Taiwan to present in-depth updates of the industry, and to discuss promising opportunities.

    The seminar is complimentary, but RSVP is required. Please register online, by email, or by phone @ 212-904-1677.

    When: November 12, 2010, Fri, 1:30-5:30pm

    Where: K&L Gates LLP, State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street, Boston, MA

    • 1:30-2:00pm Registration
    • 2:00-5:30pm Seminar
    • United States & Taiwan's Medical Device Industries
    • Essentials for Creating New Partnership with International Life Science
    • How Taiwan Links Your Way to the Asia Market
    • Legal Considerations for Cross Border Business between U.S. and Taiwan
    • Trends and Business Opportunities Across the Strait for Taiwan’s Medical Device Industry
    • Dr. Christopher Fang, President, Monte Jade New England; Worldwide Director of Clinical Affairs for Depuy Spine, a Johnson & Johnson Company
    • Mr. B. C. Yang, Director, Bioengineering and Medical Device Research Laboratories, ITRI
    • Ms. Anne-Hung, Director General, TECO Boston
    • Dr. David Jin, MD, Cornell University
    • Mr. Julian Lee, Executive Director, Taiwan Trade Center New York
    • Ms. Amy Ling, Corporate Attorney, K&L Gates LLP
    • Mr. Ih-Houng Loh, President, AST Products Inc.
    • Dr. Lien-Lung Sheu, Former VP Global Technical Operations of Baxter Healthcare Corp.
    • Ms. Kathleen Otto, Director of Business Development, BioNJ
    • TECO, Boston
    • Monte Jade New England Science and Technology Association
    • K&L Gates LLP

    Taiwan Investment Forum & Job Fair

    Exploring Investment & Career Opportunities in Taiwan

    To provide information to those interested in investment and career opportunities in Taiwan, the Taiwan government will be sponsoring an investment forum and job fair in Boston on 9/15/2010. Several Taiwan government senior officials will lead the forum, and more than 15 Taiwan corporations and institutions will participate in the job fair. Below are the programs.

    When: September 15th, 2010

    Where: Sheraton Commander Hotel, Mount Vernon Ballroom, 16 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138

    Investment Forum: Taiwan Innovates into a Golden Decade

    10:00 am Welcome Remarks
    Anne Hung, Director-General, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) in Boston

    10:10 am "Taiwan Innovates into a Golden Decade”
    Dr. Jin-Fu Chang, Minister of The State, Executive Yuan

    10:20 am “Taiwan Industrial Policy-2010 Update”
    Ming-Kuey Lin, Director, Science & Technology Advisory Group, Executive Yuan

    10:40 am “Investing in Taiwan-New Incentives and Policies”
    Christina Y. Liu, Minister, Council for Economic Planning and Development

    11:10 am “Investing in Taiwan-New Opportunities in the ECFA Era”
    Dr. Ming-Ji Wu, Director Genera, Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs

    11:30 am “Taiwan ICT and Development Prospects of Cloud Computing”
    James Jui-Long Liu, Vice President, Taiwan Cloud Computing Consortium

    11:50 am “Establishing World-Class Centers of Excellence in Taiwan with Joint Efforts from Abroad”
    Jing-Yang Jou, Deputy Minister, National Science Council

    12:10 pm
    “Taiwan Higher Education Policy on Recruitment and Collaboration for International Talents”
    Tsong-Ming Lin, Vice Minister, Ministry of Education

    12:30 pm Meeting adjourns

    For more info and registration form of the investment forum, please visit here.

    Job Fair: 2010 Taiwan High-Tech Overseas Recruitment Mission

    9:30 am Press Conference

    10:00 am Seminar – “Taiwan Soars on Energetic and Innovative Renewal”

    10:00 am - 8:00 pm One‐on‐One Matchmaking Interviews

    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Opening and HiRecruit Services Seminar

    For more info and registration form of the job fair, please visit here.

    Outlook of the Hedge Fund Industry

    A Town Hall Panel Meeting with the Pros

    The soul searching of the hedge fund industry continues in New York, notwithstanding the sweeping heat waves!

    HAAAA, NYTFA, AAAIP & FSC invite you to a town hall meeting with a panel of seasoned veterans of the hedge fund industry. The panelists will engage, among themselves and with the audience, in discussions about the plethora of market jitters that have fogged the outlook of the industry. -- The soaring sovereign debts; the over-heated property markets and slowing economy in China; the wobbling housing markets; the high unemployment rates; the impact of the financial reform regulations; the withdrawal of baby boomers from the equity markets; the "flash crash" of 5/6/2010; the increasing dominance of "too big to fail" mega-corporations; the risk of a double dip; etc. They will also provide career suggestions to those interested.

    Due to security concerns, RSVP is mandatory. Please email to NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM.

    When: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 5:30-9:00pm

    Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th and 42nd)

    Cost: $10 (refreshments provided).


    5:30-6:00pm: Registration

    6:00-7:30pm: Town hall meeting: "Outlook of the hedge fund industry"

    7:30-9:00pm: Reception

    Panelists (preliminary):

    John Liew, Co-founding Principal, AQR Capital Management

    John Liew is a Founding Principal of AQR Capital Management and heads the Global Asset Allocation team. Prior to co-founding AQR, John worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a portfolio manager in the Asset Management Division where he developed and managed quantitative strategies to trade stock index futures, bond futures and currencies globally. At Goldman, these strategies were used to manage proprietary capital, a hedge fund, institutional separate accounts and retail mutual funds. Prior to joining Goldman, John worked at Trout Trading Company where he developed and implemented global quantitative market-neutral stock selection strategies. John has published articles on the topics of global asset allocation and stock selection in the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal. John is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago where he received a Ph.D. in Finance in 1995 and an MBA in 1994 from the Booth School of Business and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics in 1989.

    Hari Hariharan, Chairman & CEO, NWI Management LP

    Hari manages a hedge fund group which has $2.0 billion under management. 

    This includes a global macro fund, an emerging market fixed income fund and a special credit situations fund. The group, started in mid 1993, was originally known as Santander New World Investments Group and was spun off in April 1999. Until May 1993 and from 1976, Mr. Hariharan was at Citibank N.A. where his last role was Division Executive of the International Corporate Finance Division which specialized in emerging economies. His career in Citibank spanned 17 years during which time he built several different and highly successful businesses for the bank globally.

    His formal education took place at the Harvard Business School (Program for Management Development), the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (MBA-Finance) and at the University of Madras (Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting).

    Daniel Yun, CEO, Belstar Group

    Daniel Yun is the Chief Executive Officer of Belstar Group, LLC, a private investment firm based in New York. The firm manages over $1.5 billion on behalf of financial institutions around the world to include CalPers, Hong Kong Government and the Military Pension of
    Korea. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Yun was the Managing Partners of Voyager Advisors, LLC, a special situations hedge fund with over $1 billion in assets under management. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Yun worked at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, both in New York.

    Upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1989, Mr. Yun was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army, and served two tours of duty as a company commander in Korea. While in the US Army, Mr. Yun attended Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger Schools, and obtained a Master in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Yun currently serves on the RAND Corporation Center for Asia Pacific Policy board. Mr. Yun is married with two children.


    Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (HAAAA)

    New York Taiwanese Finance Association (NYTFA)

    Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals (AAAIP)

    Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission, New York Office (FSC)

    Global Wealth Re-distribution

    Post-securitization Era

    It will be the firework week. And, we invite you to a "firework" presentation by Dr. Ted Hong, President of Beyondbond, Inc., entitled "Global Wealth Re-distribution After the Financial Tsunami - Post-securitization Era". In this presentation, Dr. Hong will discuss the many ramifications of the financial crisis, including the global wealth re-distribution, the increasingly complicated debt financing through capital market securitization, and the need for a more robust, efficient, and systematic algorithm for quantifying credit ratings.

    Due to security concerns, RSVP is mandatory. Please email to NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM.

    When: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 6:00-8:30pm

    Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, 1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th and 42nd)

    Cost: Free.


    6-6:30pm: Registration

    6:30-7:30pm: Dr. Ted Hong: "Global Wealth Re-distribution - Post-securitization Era"

    7:30-8:30pm: Networking

    Speaker: Dr. Ted Hong

    Dr. Ted Hong is the president of Beyondbond, Inc.  During the past 10 years, Dr. Hong has provided fixed income research, investment and risk management analytics, and trading platforms to major global investment banks, mortgage lenders, large private equity and hedge funds, fixed income exchanges, and clearing houses.

    Dr. Hong was previously a director at Nomura Securities International where he oversaw the mortgage analytics and securitization business. According to Fortune Magazine, he and his core team were instrumental in developing the commercial mortgage-backed securities industry and “jump-started the national real estate market” during the 1990’s. 

    Dr. Hong has advised on the securitization markets to regulators and financial institutions in the US, Taiwan, and China including the People’s Bank of China, Peking University, Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), Central Bank of China, GreTai Securities Market, National Taiwan University, Asia Money, and Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF). He is currently a senior advisor to FSC, TABF, and GreTai in Taiwan.

    Dr. Hong received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego. His thesis was non-stationary volatility modeling across a time series, and his research, such as “An Options Approach to Commercial Mortgages and CMBS Evaluation and Risk Analysis”, has been widely quoted and referenced.  Dr. Hong has also jointly published several research articles with Dr. Robert Engle, the 2003 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics.

    Meeting The Recruiting Professionals

    To Be Hunted, Or Not

    [RSVP for this event has been closed. Thank you for your interest!]

    Co-sponsoring with the Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) & the Cultural Division of TECO, NYTFA is pleased to invite you to a panel presentations by a group of seasoned recruiting professionals specializing in the financial industries. The confirmed panelists include Mr. Dean Han of Exemplar Partners, Mr. Steven Joerg of FinTech LLC, Ms. Annelise Genin, Mr. Jack Mundtch, and Mr. Kyle Ramkissoon. More panelists TBA.

    Due to security concerns, RSVP is mandatory! Please email to NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM.

    When: Friday, April 16, 2010, 6:00-9:00pm

    Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, 1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th and 42nd)

    Cost: Free.


    6-6:30pm: Registration

    6:30-8pm: Presentations & panel discussions:

    • Dean Han: "Market opportunities for senior managers, analysts, & traders"
    • Steven Joerg: "Current job market in financial technology roles"
    • Annelise Genin: "Pitfalls to avoid in your career progression"
    • Jack Mundtch: Credit, emerging markets, sales & trading
    • Kyle Ramkisson: Quant research, strategy, sales & trading, analyst, risk, investor relations

    8-9pm: Reception

    Speakers & Panelists:

    Dean Han, Exemplar Partners, dean.han@exemplar-partners.com

    Exemplar was founded in 2008 on the precept that a team working together and treating candidates and clients alike with honesty and integrity is the best course of business.  Our team collectively has more than 30 years of experience with broad and deep relationships on Wall Street.  Our clientele spans the top tier global banks and also includes the prominent firms in alternative capital, and our mandates are global.  We place executives from entry-level to seasoned senior professionals, as well as entire teams, on a contingent and a retained basis.  Our research team is constantly updating our market intelligence to keep Exemplar¹s clientele in sync with the most current information and data.  With our in-depth and current industry knowledge, Exemplar can also create custom research reports for clients on the state of the market, compensation and the competitive landscape.

    - Speciality: Latin America, most positions in NYC.

    - EM Rates/FX/Credit pricing quant, Flow and Structured Rates desk quant, Nat Gas, Crude and Power desk quant, long only fix inc global macro PM, EM Latam IR/FX/Credit structurer

    Steven Joerg, FinTech LLC, Steve@myfintech.com

    FinTech is founded by Financial Technology veterans with 50+ years of combined experience. We have been the top producers at competing firms- in sales and recruiting. Our client base and candidate networks are extensive and continually growing. Our candidates have a variety of functional and technical skills- allowing us to present the most qualified talent to meet your exact requirements.

    - Speciality: financial technology roles

    - Software Programmers/Engineers, Developers and Architects, Quantitative Analysts/Developer, Business Systems Analysis, Support, Project and Program Management,

    Annelise Genin, agenin@spiresearchpartners.com

    Annelise Genin is a seasoned Recruitment Manager with just over 12 years experience and proven expertise in Recruitment and Human Capital Management. Her primary clients were Credit Suisse (Product Controllers and Operations) and Goldman Sachs (Goldman.com, PWM and AM). Annelise has also worked with Spherion on-site as Senior Recruiter supporting Deutsche Bank's (PWM and AM Compliance and Risk)
    recruitment strategy. She has also been the Vice President Senior Recruiter responsible for Citibank's Risk Management function across all of North America for both Citi Markets and Banking and Citi Corporate.  In addition to her recruitment expertise she has also been a Generalist at Bank of America covering the Middle office (Credit, MBS, ABS CDO) in Charlotte, Chicago and NY. Annelise brings her passion for recruiting to Spire Search Partners, our clients and our candidates!!

    - Speciality: Risk management

    Morgan Denny, Capital Markets Global Services LLC, thepros@capmktsgs.com

    Capital Markets Global Services LLC  ("CMGS"), is a leading Executive Search and Placement firm focused on the Financial Services Industries, specifically the capital markets areas.  We are a 18-year old retained and contingency Executive Search and Placement firm focused on Capital Markets organizations throughout the world,
    headquartered in mid-town Manhattan, with satellite offices in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.  Our 5 Senior Principals have over 130 years of collective experience in consulting, financial services and executive search, coming from the financial services industries and firms serving these industries that rely on financial industry expertise, experience, and knowledge.

    - Specialty:  quantitative research, over 20 years of experience in finance.

    Jack Munt, Smyth Associates, jackmunt@sbcglobal.net

    Smyth Associates - Executive recruitment for front office positions with Institutional sales or trading or research focus for Wall Street or the past 30 years. Smyth recruiters have a global reach covering all sectors includiing energy, municipals,  PE, alternatives,
    investment banking, equity and sovereign research.for Investment banks, broker dealers, hedge funds. and energy trading companies in the US and abroad. Jack Munt recruiter at Smyth Associates for 15 years specializing in fixed income, credit and equity derivative sales and trading, including Emerging Markets. Most recent placement -  CEO Bank of Manhattan, Calabassas California

    - Speciality: fixed income, credit and equity derivative sales and trading. including Emerging Markets.

    Kyle Ramkissoon, IJC Partners LLC, kyle@ijcpartners.com

    IJC Partners LLC is a boutique search firm which provides recruitment solutions to the investments industry with a focus on alternative investments and global bank proprietary trading groups. Our success is based on a reputation for detailed strategy-specific knowledge, extensive, prominent contacts in the industry, and a commitment to unparalleled customer service. Kyle J. Ramkissoon is a Principal and founding member of IJC Partners LLC. Prior to founding IJC Partners LLC, Kyle was a senior recruiter at Garrison Associates focusing on hedge fund searches. Previously, Kyle was a senior recruiter for The Response Companies, a New York City recruitment firm. He placed individuals in positions within alternative investments, asset management, brokerage, lodging, and investment banking industries. At IJC Partners LLC, Kyle focuses on placing senior candidates at hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, and investment banks. Kyle is a
    graduate of Brooklyn College.

    - Specialty: quant research, strategy, sales & trading, analyst, pm, risk, investor relations

    Steve Fleming, Wall Street Options, steve.fleming@wsollc.com
    Steven Fleming  is the Founder and CEO of Wall Street Options and is responsible for business development, client origination and operational oversight. Prior to WSO, Steven was an executive director for several years at one of New York's largest retained executive search firms.

    - Practice areas - buyside shops, analysts, prop, quants, see practice
    areas on the website http://wsollc.com/

    Dennid Bond, C.I.S.

    C.I.S is a leader in the field of Executive Search, Contract Consulting and, Interim Staffing. Through a combination of diligent networking, aggressive research, C.I.S recruits quality IT, Accounting, Financial and, H/R talent for our corporate clients Nation
    Wide. Through this combination of internal research and external networking C.I.S finds the best talent for the most rewarding jobs- no matter how high the haystack may be
    Currently Dennis is the Director of Business Development at Concepts in Staffing an Executive Search Firm in Midtown NY, spearheading and specializing in the Financial Sector.

    - send their resumes to Bond@CISNY.com with the subject line reading "Tap Networking Candidate -position target and name-"

    - Specialty - IT positions in financial sector

    The Return of China's Job Market

    Pursuing Career Opportunities in Mainland Today

    NYTFA and the Graduate School of Business at Fordham University are pleased to invite you to a presentation on "The Return of China's Hiring Market -- Pursuing Career Opportunities in Mainland Today" by Mr. Larry Wang, CEO of Wang & Li Asia Resources.

    Wang & Li Asia Resources was awarded China's 2008 Recruitment Firm of the Year by the bilingual human resource journal, China STAFF. In this exciting presentation, Mr. Wang will focus on providing valuable, up-to-date insights into China's job market. In particular, he will help U.S.-based job seekers to improve their understanding and approach to pursuing and attaining attractive opportunities in the mainland from abroad, as well as how to successfully pursue a career there. In addition, Mr. Wang will share his extensive knowledge of specific industries, job functions, and companies in China today.

    Due to security concerns and space limit, RSVP is mandatory.

    When: Wed March 24, 2010 6:00-8:00pm

    Where: Room 514, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th Street (corner of 60th & Columbus Ave)

    6:00-6:30pm Registration
    6:30-8:00pm Mr. Larry Wang: "The Return of China's Hiring Market - Pursuing Career Opportunities in Mainland Today"

    Cost: Free

    Registration: Please RSVP by email to NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM, with your name and email address.

    Speaker Bio: Mr. Larry Wang

    Larry is the founder and CEO of Wang & Li Asia Resources, a human resources services company that provides recruitment and organization & staff development services to leading international companies operating in the mainland. Wang & Li's recruitment services were formed in direct response to the growing needs of expanding multinationals to identify high caliber, bilingual/international-oriented professional and management talent for their growing operations in China .

    For the past 15 years, Larry has dedicated his career to the hiring, development, and success of international-caliber professional talent in Greater China and has written two books on this topic. His first, The New Gold Mountain , released in May of 1998, was written for overseas and returnee Chinese professionals and focused on their regional career opportunities and how to best apply their bilingual/international-oriented backgrounds. His most recent book, Know The Game, Play The Game, released in August of 2001, speaks directly to today's maturing generation of “homegrown”
    mainland professionals. The book provides guidance for their advancement and success within world-class organizations operating in China. Both books provide practical insights and advice into developing the type of skills and qualities needed to succeed in today's rapidly evolving business environment.

    Larry is a frequent speaker at leading mainland and U.S. MBA programs, as well as HR conferences and professional organizations throughout North America and Greater China. He is often asked to provide his insights and comments on management and human capital issues in China by media, such as CNBC, CNN, CCTV, AWSJ, Business Week, Business Beijing , and The South China Morning Post , to name a few. In 2002, he hosted the weekly morning program, Know The Game, Play The Game , on China 's largest English radio station, China Radio International , which featured interviews with well-established international business executives, and shared management and career development advice to bilingual professionals in the mainland.

    Larry received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. In 1992, he founded Chinese-American Professionals in Taiwan (CAPT), the first professional organization targeting the interests of Chinese-American professionals in Asia. In 1999, he founded Chinese-American Professionals in Shanghai (CAPS).

    Prior to founding Wang & Li, Larry worked for nearly 10 years at Mattel Toys and Wang Laboratories in the United States . His presence in Greater China over the past 17 years has included time living in Taipei, Hong Kong, Beijing, and now Shanghai, where he oversees Wang & Li's China operations.

    Social Entrepreneurship and Micro Finance

    Pioneers in Social Innovation: Echoing Green, Frogtek, Treetops Capital

    We cordially invite you to an exciting event on the topics of Social Entrepreneurship and Micro Finance, featuring speakers from Echoing Green, Frogtek, and Treetops Capital. Pioneers in their respective fields, our guest speakers will share their front-line perspectives about sustainable and innovative solutions that are driving social change around the world.

    Echoing Green is a global social venture fund that invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. To date, Echoing Green has invested over $28 million in seed funding to over 471 social entrepreneurs and their innovative organizations.

    Frogtek is a for-profit social venture dedicated to creating business tools for micro-entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Frogtek develops software applications for small retail shops, restaurants and other micro-retailers that can be run on mobile phones and are designed specifically for customers at the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid. 

    Treetops Capital is a fund management and financial advisory company that has a dual objective of providing market returns and increasing access to financial services to under-banked communities in emerging markets. Treetops Capital invests in microfinance institutions and other financial institutions that serve the micro, small, and medium business sector in emerging markets. 

    When: Wednesday, February 24, 6:00-8:00pm

    Where: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, 1 E. 42nd Street (corner of 5th and 42nd)


    6 - 7 pm : Reception & Networking

    7 - 8 pm : Micro Finance and Social Entrepreneurship

    Fee: $5 if RSVP, $10 at the door

    Speakers: [Bios]

    Mailande Moran: Social Investment Council Manager, Echoing Green

    David del Ser: Founder & CEO, Frogtek and Echoing Green Fellow

    Luca Torre: Founding Partner, Treetops Capital

    Moderator: [Bio]

    Christine P. Chan: Social Investment Council Member, Echoing Green

    Co-Sponsors: ATANY, CAAPS, NATMA 2G

    RSVP: Please email NYTFA(dot)MAIL(at)GMAIL(dot)COM.

    NYTFA Entrepreneur Series: Chatfe.com

    Happy New Year! As the new year begins, we invite you to our Entrepreneur Series, with presentations by the founders of Chatfe.com.

    Chatfe is a topic-based conversation platform with a cool web and phone-based UI. Users speak to each other in a safe, confidential manner without seeing profiles or publicly shared data. Join us to learn more from the speakers. RSVP is mandatory.

    To cover the cost of the refreshment, we suggest $20 donation. 

    When:  Tuesday, January 19, 6:00-8:00pm
    Where:   BeyondBond Inc, 233 Broadway, Suite 711, NY

    Agenda :
    6 - 7 pm : light refreshment & networking
    7 - 8 pm : presentation

    Speakers :
    Paul Orlando, CEO, has been active in next-generation telephony going back to the 1990s when he worked at AT&T?s VOIP clearinghouse. There, he led international business development in Asia with telecom carriers and innovated new products. He has also presented at telecom industry events including Voice on the Net, iLocus and equipment provider forums.  Paul has a BA from Cornell and an MBA from Columbia. Before joining Chatfe, Paul worked in management consulting, focusing on technology strategy. He is responsible for business and marketing issues.

    Edward Chin, COO, has held positions at Motorola, the FCC, and at Oliff & Berridge, where he gained his technical, regulatory and patent law experience, respectively. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a JD from New York Law School, where he was a research fellow of the Institute for Information Law and Policy. At the Institute, he built and contributed to many Internet-enabled web tools designed to increase citizen participation in governmental rule making. He is responsible for operations, design and legal issues.

    Steven Wang, CTO, is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur dedicated to using technology to improve people's lives.  He has consulted small businesses on using technology to improve efficiency and data security and worked with Ford Engineering as a designer, deploying CADD technology to improve collaborative work as well as involvement in vehicular styling.  Steven earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia.  He is responsible for IT Infrastructure, backend coding and the user interface.

    Introducing NYTFA

    Banking on BANKS

    NYTFA is a nonprofit professional organization. Our members are professionals in finance and other related fields who are located in the greater New York area and share a common interest in the welfare of Taiwan.

    We aim to achieve the goals coined in the acronym "BANKS" (but without any particular order or priority):
    • Bridge: to bridge New York finance professionals and the general public with the goodwill in and from Taiwan;

    • Advance: to advance and promote the professional interests of our members;

    • Network: to build and expand social networks for our members; 

    • Knowledge: to contribute to the knowledge and development of the finance profession; and

    • Share: to encourage, promote, stimulate, and facilitate professional exchanges among our members and with the general public.