Topics that will be discussed in part one of the Introduction to Global Business and Investment series include: 

  • Corporate structuring
  • Corporate finance
  • Strategic development
  • Building governance 
  • Business functions
  • Operations

Who can attend?

This event is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. Lunch will be served and registration is required. 

Speaker Bio

Duncan Jepson founded Liberty Shared (previously Liberty Asia), a leading global NGO ranked in the Top 500 NGOs in 2017 by Geneva Global, focused on anti-human trafficking, modern slavery and wildlife trafficking. Established in 2011, Liberty Asia won a Google Ideas Award in 2013 and was nominated by the Financial Times as one of the top ten innovative legal teams in Asia Pacific in 2017. Liberty Asia has pioneered an approach using existing anti-money laundering infrastructure and laws to disrupt the supply of banking and financial services to the funding of modern slavery and human trafficking. With the support of the US State Department, Liberty Asia has developed and implemented the only victim case management system for NGOs to manage, store and analyze victim data and to create larger data sets. The system is currently used by 49 NGOs across Asia with over 23,000 cases. In 2015, Liberty Asia designed, built and launched Freedom Collaborative, the only user content generated NGO targeted online platform which now has the largest global community of anti-human trafficking, presently 560 NGOs and over 3300 individual users representing over 950 NGOs. Innovations for Successful Societies has recognized the work of Duncan and Liberty Shared.

Duncan was a managing director and the Regional Head of Legal for BNY Mellon Investment Management Asia Pacific, working on the build of BNY Mellon’s first Fintech focused investment product in Asia, a segregated managed account multi-strategy investment platform, and to develop their existing investment management business. Prior to this position, he was Regional General Counsel and Head of Compliance at ING Investment Management Asia Pacific for nearly a decade where he was responsible for a team of 45 in charge of a wide range of activities including regional M&A, governance, compliance, product development, litigation, white-collar crime investigation (which included AML and anti-corruption). He worked in corporate finance listing dotcom businesses during the early 2000s after which he was Regional Counsel for Citigroup Asset Management until joining ING.

He produced and directed five feature films which have won a various of awards at film festivals around the world. Duncan has written and produced numerous documentaries for Discovery Channel, NatGeo and other channels including Best Asia Documentary at the Discovery Awards. In 2005, he co-founded Asia's primary literary magazine, the Asia Literary Review and was Managing Editor for eight years and co-found Hong Kong most prolific literary agency representing a number of China’s best authors such as Yan Geling and Han Han. He has written for the New York Times, Huffington Post, Daily Telegraph, PEN America and South China Morning Post.