Harvard Law School Professor Allen Ferrell ’95 served as chairman of the Asian Exchange Congress in Singapore last month. The inaugural conference was aimed at fostering further collaboration between traders and investors in Asian stock exchanges.

As chairperson, Ferrell provided an overview of the unique issues facing Asian exchanges. Business leaders from around the world addressed ways to increase consolidation of markets throughout the two-day gathering.

Topics discussed included technology in trading venues, listing requirements for small to medium sized firms, the pros and cons of exchange consolidation, and creating a cost-effective clearing and settlement infrastructure.

Ferrell is the Harvey Greenfield Professor of Securities Law at HLS. He has written several scholarly articles about securities law and corporate governance. Affiliated with the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Ferrell is teaching Securities Regulation in the winter term and a seminar titled The Venture-backed Start-up Company. Along with his J.D. from HLS, he holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.