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Accounting for Risk in the Changing World

1) Art of Making Sound Decisions
2) Where did investors fail? What made the bubble burst?
3) How did recent financial crisis change the perception of risk for various decision makers?
4) Evaluation of risk on corporate finance transactions before and after the crisis
5) Possible effects of the changing investment environment on Emerging Markets as well as Turkish Financial Markets

Venue : Goldman Sachs Conference Center, 2nd Floor
Address : 32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005
Date : June 10, 2008, Tuesday
Time : 5:45pm - 8:45pm
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5:45 - 6:20 Registration
6:20 - 6:30 Opening Remarks
6:30 - 8:00 Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Eren Tufekci - PhD Candidate, NYU, Economics
Caglar Somek: VP, Goldman Sachs, Equity Investment Analysis
Charles Alsdorf: Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
Recep Bildik: Sr. Researcher, GARP
Oliver Fratzscher: Senior Economist, World Bank (need final confirmation)

8:00 - 8:45 Networking (refreshment will be served)

Caglar Somek, CFA
Goldman Sachs
Vice President, Equity Investment Analysis

Caglar Somek is a Vice President, Investment Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management International (GSAMI). Caglar is focusing on the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region and has broad research responsibilities in the basic materials, energy and financials sectors.

Before joining GSAMI, he was a sector manager and a research analyst at Legg Mason Partners Funds (former Citigroup Asset Management) where he covered North American capital goods and basic materials stocks supporting Salomon Brothers and Smith Barney's all cap growth and value funds. Prior to Legg Mason, Caglar worked for Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in various positions including the global materials analyst and the trading/valuation strategist roles. During his tenure, he was rewarded "Wall Street's Up and Comer Metals Research Analyst" title by Institutional Investor Magazine in 2004.

Caglar holds master degree from Brandeis University in 1998, and BS from University of Paris IX Dauphine in 1997.

Charles Alsdorf
Director, Financial Advisory Services

Charles Alsdorf is a director in the Advisory Services group at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Deloitte FAS). He has more than 15 years of experience in valuation, corporate finance and international strategy.

Prior to joining Deloitte FAS, Charles served as vice president of technology strategy for a bond rating business with global responsibility for setting strategy on technology, quantitative analytics and data operations. Before that he was director of valuation for a global professional services firm. He also served as financial advisor in the privatization and project finance practices and completed numerous engagements in such countries as Argentina, China, Ecuador, Georgia, Hungary, Poland and Russia.

Charles holds BA degree from Brown University and MBA from Yale University.

Recep Bildik
Global Assosiation of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Senior Researcher

Dr. Recep Bildik is currently a Senior Researcher at GARP and is the Assistant Director at the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE).

He taught at the Graduate School of Business, Koc University, Turkey as an Associate Professor of Finance. He was a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago and in the Finance Department, DePaul University during the 2003-2004 academic year. Dr. Bildik has published numerous articles on capital market in both local and international journals. He serves as an active member in professional boards and committees of numerous academic journals.

Dr. Bildik holds PhD from Istanbul University, and MA from Harvard University.

Oliver Fratzscher
World Bank

Senior Financial Economist

Oliver Fratzscher is Senior Financial Economist with focus on capital markets and risk management in the Financial Sector of the World Bank.

He has been leading projects on debt management in Brazil, institutional investors in China, capital market assessments in Korea, and cross-cutting risk management issues in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. His previous experience is in investment banking, where he managed emerging markets research at Deutsche Bank and then ABN Amro Bank in London. He has been a representative at the London Club and has advised institutional investors and sovereign issuers. Earlier, he has been an economist at the International Monetary Fund and a research fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.


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