The Business SummitThe Global Business Summit Leading in Business and Beyond was the culmination of the Centennial year for Harvard Business School alumni. Held on campus October 12-14, 2008, the Business Summit featured thought-provoking discourse, debate, and insight into the seminal topics facing the global community. World leaders, renowned experts, and HBS faculty took center stage on issues, such as globalization, business and society, and the meaning of leadership in the 21st century.

Asset Management

  • Global Asset Management A breakout session with Professor André F. Perold Monday, October 13, 2008 A discussion about the basics of the financial system, the scope of the current crisis, and the reasons for and impact of the crisis.
  • Active Management: Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Hedge Funds A breakout session led by Professor Bill Sahlman Tuesday, October 14, 2008 This panel of experienced investors discusses the U.S. financial crisis and its causes, as well as potential investment opportunities.
  • Sovereign Wealth Management A breakout session with Professors Rawi E. Abdelal and Richard H.K. Vietor Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Professor Vietor provides a short history of sovereign wealth funds. Panelists involved in managing major sovereign wealth funds offer their thoughts on the motivations and practices of these funds.