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Milken Institute September 2015
Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Japan's Resurgence, India's Economic Reform Among the Topics at Milken Institute Asia Summit
The Institute's second annual Asia Summit gathered 400 leaders in Singapore for two days of sharing insights and deepening connections. Panel topics included: Japan's resurgence in the Asia-Pacific region; the status of India's economic reform, and financial technology in Asia. A highlight of the conference was a rare public speaking appearance by Liqun Jin, President-Designate of the new, Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
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Find out more about the inaugural Best-Performing Cities China report
Chengdu Ranked #1 in Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities China Index
Days before the Asia Summit, the Institute launched its first-ever Best-Performing Cities China index. Modeled after the annual Best-Performing Cities report on U.S. metropolitan areas, the new index ranks the economies of 266 Chinese cities. Launched with a Beijing news conference for Chinese press featuring author Perry Wong, the report garnered extensive media attention in China and beyond. No. 1 among large cities? Chengdu, capital of inland Sichuan province, followed closely by coastal financial capital Shanghai. Our ranking index also traces the factors that contribute to the top cities' economic success in a crowded and competitive field.
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Trade Finance:
A Catalyst for Growth in Asia

By Claude Lopez, Stephen Lin and Jakob Wilhelmus
Wisdom in the Workforce: Unlocking the Economic Value of Asia's Aging Population
By Anusuya Chatterjee and Donald Markwardt with Perry Wong
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BUZZWORTHY VIDEOS FROM THE ASIA SUMMIT
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A World in Turmoil: Finding Opportunities Amid Volatility
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AIIB and the Evolving Multilateral Lending Landscape
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The View from Institutional Investors: Where Will Returns Come From?
UPCOMING EVENTS
View more info... Beyond the Water Bond:
How Can Technology Help Provide Drought Relief?

Dry wells and abandoned fields illustrate the problems California faces as it endures a drought that scientists say could last decades — even with a "Godzilla" El Nino winter expected. These troubling conditions highlight the need for enhanced conservation and better water retention and management policies.

October 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Milken Institute
1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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View more info... The Silo Effect:
The Perils of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor and columnist, Financial Times
Moderated by John Seely Brown, visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and former chief scientist of Xerox Corporation


October 27, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Milken Institute
1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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London Summit Milken Institute London Summit
What's ahead for Europe and the Global economy? Who's investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs? What will it be like to be human a century from now?
Find out what global investors, innovators and policymakers have to say at the Milken Institute London Summit.


October 12-13, 2015
Grand Connaught Rooms, London
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Partnering for Cures California Summit
Partnering for Cures
November 1-3, 2015
New York City
Milken Institute California Summit
December 8, 2015
Marina del Rey
INSIGHTS FROM INSTITUTE EXPERTS
Wall Street Journal: Put Fannie and Freddie Out of Taxpayers' Misery
By Ed DeMarco
The collapse of the housing finance system played a pivotal role in the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession. Seven years later, fundamental problems with the system—especially the roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—remain unreformed. More »
Singapore Straits Times: Tech Innovation Need Not Be 'Made in the USA'
By Kevin Klowden and Curtis S. Chin
In the fast-paced world of technology, innovation need not be limited to one side of the Pacific Ocean. Advances are clearly happening all around the Pacific Rim. But Asia policymakers should, and can, do more to encourage the freer flow of ideas and capital across the Pacific to the benefit of American and Asian entrepreneurs, companies and economies. More »
Asia Summit: Treasure Hunters — Finding Value in Today's Market
Against an anxious backdrop of roiling Chinese markets and the Federal Reserve meeting in Washington, a panel of financiers and business leaders discussed their strategies during the panel titled, "Treasure Hunters: Finding Value in Today's Market." More »
Why Technology is the Catalyst for a New Era of Aging In Place
By Paul H. Irving
The proliferation of the "Internet of things" is in full swing, and older adults will be beneficiaries. Wearables and digital devices monitor health and movement data and enhance safety. Phones, computers and social networks provide connections to family, friends, physicians and caregivers, and almost instant access to a wide range of products and services. More »
Infusing Patient Perspectives into Decision-Making: Recommendations for FDA
As patient input becomes an increasingly hot commodity across the biomedical research ecosystem, momentum is building to find effective ways to unlock this resource and more meaningfully integrate patient perspectives into drug development and regulatory decision-making. More »
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