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Conference on "Tunisia-Country Risk Assessment and Prospects"

Thursday February 14, 2018

Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis, Campus universitaire "Farhat Hached", El Manar 1, Tunis.


 “Sept ans après sa « Révolution de Jasmin”, où en est la Tunisie au plan économique et financer ? Quand la Globalisation des marchés  impose compétitivité et attractivité, quelle est la perception des marchés financiers internationaux du Risque-Pays ? «

Managing Country Risk in Age of Globalization

This book provides an up-to-date guide to managing Country Risk. It tackles its various and interlinked dimensions including sovereign risk, socio-political risk, and macroeconomic risk for foreign investors, creditors, and domestic residents. It shows how they are accentuated in the global economy together with new risks such as terrorism, systemic risk, environmental risk, and the rising trend of global volatility and contagion. The book also assesses the limited usefulness of traditional yardsticks of Country Risk, such as ratings and rankings, which at best reflect the market consensus without predictive value and at worst amplify risk aversion and generate crisis contamination. This book goes further than comparing a wide range of risk management methods in that it provides operational and forward-looking warning signs of Country Risk. The combination of the authors’ academic and marketbased backgrounds makes the book a useful tool for scholars, analysts, and practitioners.

Michel Henry Bouchet is currently Distinguished Finance Professor at SKEMA Business School as well as strategy adviser. He has held senior positions at BNP, the World Bank, and the Institute of International Finance. He also served as CEO of Owen Stanley Financial SA and as senior adviser for ING Barings. Bouchet graduated in Economics from the University of Paris X and from the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He also holds a Master and Ph.D. in International Relations from University of South Carolina. He received his HDR from University Paris-Dauphine.

Charles A. Fishkin has held senior positions across the spectrum of financial services, spanning a career of 30 plus years. He led the first agency wide risk management program at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, serving as the Director of the Office of Risk Assessment. He is the author of The Shape or Risk: A New Look at Risk Management (Palgrave 2006). He is an adjunct faculty in the Masters Program in Financial Engineering at Bernard M. Baruch College of The City University of New York. He has a BA in Economics, with General Honors, from The University of Chicago.

Amaury Goguel is the scientific Director for the MSc Financial Management and Investment (FMI) program at SKEMA Business School in Paris. He was previously head of SKEMA’s MSc in Corporate Financial Management (CFM). Goguel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Lille University. He also holds master’s degrees from the College of Europe (Bruges), Paris 1 Sorbonne, and Complutense University of Madrid. He served as a consultant on global finance, European affairs, and political parties.


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Dr. Michel Henry Bouchet

Dr. Bouchet is currently Distinguished Finance Professor at SKEMA Business School. Between 1998 and 2009 he has been Scientific Director of the Master of Science in International Finance (MScIF-ranked n°9 by the FT Global finance programs in 2011), as well as Coordinator of Global Finance Center. Michel Henry Bouchet was the Director of SKEMA’s new campus in the technology park of Suzhou (China) in 2009. He specializes in country risk assessment, emerging markets, and global financial issues. Until end-2015, he was Chief Strategist of North Sea-Global Equity Management Fund.

M.H. Bouchet started his career with the Secrétariat Général de la Défense Nationale. He has then held high-level positions in international banking, including at BNP (Country risk management deputy manager), the World Bank (Senior Economist) and the Institute of International Finance (Senior international economist) in Washington, D.C. In 1990, he moved on to form Owen Stanley Financial SA which he served as its CEO. The company, a specialized advisory firm dealing with debt restructuring strategy in emerging markets, became a subsidiary of ING Barings. Until end-2001, he was Principal Advisor of ING Barings.

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