Luzhou: More than 150 economists, finance professionals, entrepreneurs and artists gathered at the Jiucheng Hotel in Luzhou, China today for the FTChinese Economic Forum 2012 to share insights on the economy and explore the city’s cultural heritage.
Co-organised by the Financial Times, FTChinese.com and Luzhou Laojiao Group, this one-day event consisted of keynote speeches, panel discussions and a city tour of Luzhou. Fuan Li, former head of innovation regulation, CBRC and Yongfa Zhou, vice general secretary, China Banking Association delivered keynote speeches on the regional financial market’s development and banking service.
The Financial Times has launched its 2012/2013 Seasonal Appeal with an exclusive photography auction, raising nearly £170,000 for this year’s charity partner, the Global Fund for Children (GFC). Global Fund for Children aims to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The event, held on 15 November at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, was hosted by Adrian Biddell of Sotheby’s and contained works from notable artists including Cecil Beaton, Jane Bown and Stuart Franklin. Event highlights included Slim Aarons’ 1961 Penthouse Pool donated by Getty Images Gallery and Chris Smith’s Ali versus the Beatles. The lots can be viewed here.
Financial Times has partnered with Deutsche Bank to deliver an FT reading group programme across secondary schools in London.
The course, which is run by Deutsche Bank volunteers, meets monthly in local schools to conduct reading groups for students aged 16 -18. The sessions use FT content to strengthen students’ acumen in business and finance and inspire them to think more deeply about global economic issues. Using the FT’s global news coverage and expert analysis in education offers a practical way of enhancing students’ current affairs knowledge and international perspective, improving their career prospects and progression.
The Financial Times today announces the launch of MandateWire Asia, a new service that provides money managers with rapid, reliable and high-value business intelligence on institutional asset flows and sales leads.
With a reputation for being first to report on global investment opportunities, MandateWire has seen significant growth in Europe and the US over the past few years and its expansion into Asia further highlights the need for high quality information for asset managers worldwide. It also forms part of the FT’s strategy of taking market-leading publications to a global audience.