Course Code: CPD0704/2023
GPM: General and Professional Matters
H&S: Health and Safety including Occupational Safety and Health
OTM: Environment, Information Technology, Quality and Other Technical Matters not directly related to a Trainee's own discipline
Course Name
eLearning series: Lessons from financial crisis
1 - 31 July 2023
any 3 hours
Organized by
Gala Education Company

Never waste a crisis.  This e-class explains the underlying events that lead to the creation of 2008 financial crisis.  These events appear to be isolated developments that intertwine unfortunately in a financial whirlpool, but upon closer examination they reveal consistent themes and interlinked reasons for failure.


Through studying these examples, managers can sharpen their senses in spotting weakness in financial decisions and enhance their awareness in market developments.


This course is suitable for audience without a financial background.  All materials are in Chinese


hrough this course, participants will understand:


  • the structure of Credit-default-swaps (CDS, 信用違約掉期)
  • what are Special-Purpose-Vehicle (SPV, 特殊項目機構特)
  • the collapse of Lehman Brothers
  • the story of the Lehman mini-bond (雷曼迷債)
  • the culture in investment banking
  • the role of housing market in the financial crisis
  • the process of securitization (證券化)
  • The role of CDS and housing market in the 2008 financial crisis
  • The structure of Lehman mini-bonds
  • Lehman Brothers – from boom to bust
  • The abuse in mortgage lending
  • The role of rating agencies
  • The structure of securitization and applications
  • Understanding the investment banking industry

Chinese materials


Please register by sending an email to stating the e-class of interest and your contact information. We will follow up with details of payment methods and logistics.


Enquiry:  or by phone: 9310-7127 (Dr. Kong)

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