PRLog - Aug. 27, 2009 - KENT, Ohio -- Mark Holder, director of Kent State University’s Master of Science in Financial Engineering Program (MSFE) and chairman of the Department of Finance, has recently been named a
Dr. Mark Holder, 2009 HKIMR Research Fellow
2009 Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research (HKIMR) Visiting Research Fellow. Holder’
Established by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in August 1999, the HKIMR conducts research in the fields of monetary policy, banking and finance that are of strategic importance to Hong Kong and the Asia region. The prestigious HKIMR research fellowships are awarded to applicants whose research best meets HKIMR objectives.
Prior to joining Kent State, Dr. Holder was a senior economist and group manager at the Chicago Board of Trade, where he participated in the design, launch, and marketing of the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures and futures options contracts. He also was responsible for Asian market intelligence for CBOT strategic analysis research.
Dr. Holder is one of four HKMIR Research Fellows chosen this summer from a prominent group of academics. The application process is highly competitive. Candidates typically hold a PhD in economics or finance, with a specialization in macroeconomics or financial economics. Plus, to be a considered you must have a track record of publication in refereed scholarly journals.
“I am truly honored to be joining HKMIR’s esteemed list of research fellows,” Holder said. “This research into foreign exchange market microstructure using transaction data provides insights into actions of market participants. The Hong Kong dollar focus should prove useful to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their role as regulator of these markets.”
HKMIR research fellowships have been awarded since 2000. Since then, HKMIR Research Fellows consistently contribute influential research in their fields of monetary policy, banking and finance. Most notable, HKIMR Research Fellow Andrew K. Rose, a chaired professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley is the founding director of the Risk Management Institute and a member of the Economics Panel for the National Science Foundation. Another HKIRM Fellow standout is Charles M. Engel, a multiple National Science Foundation Grant nominee, and a lecturer at the Federal Reserve Board and European Central Bank. Among other distinguished HKIRM Fellows are George von Furstenberg, Charles Jones, Salih Neftci and Lars Svesson.
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Kent State University’s Center for Financial Engineering is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in derivatives and a catalyst for the development of the field of financial engineering through education, training, and research. The Center for Financial Engineering hosts; the Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE) program, the Olga A. Mural Financial Engineering Trading Floor, the Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium and the Review of Futures Markets journal.