April 11, 2018 | Hong Kong

Bloomberg Invest Asia

Asia’s institutional investor community is extremely diverse. But no matter the sector — from huge sovereign wealth and state-owned pension funds, to cash-rich insurers, global banks and their regional upstarts, to private equity, venture capital funds and the growing hedge fund industry — everyone faces the same challenge: Finding areas of growth in the current low-yield environment.

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Asia’s institutional investor community is extremely diverse. But no matter the sector — from huge sovereign wealth and state-owned pension funds, to cash-rich insurers, global banks and their regional upstarts, to private equity, venture capital funds and the growing hedge fund industry — everyone faces the same challenge: Finding areas of growth in the current low-yield environment.

Bloomberg Invest will bring together some of the most influential figures in global institutional investing to provide new insight and reveal the new growth opportunities (and risks) in 2018 and beyond. Backed by Bloomberg’s unmatched global data resources and analysis, Bloomberg Invest will equip institutional investors with an indispensable map in their hunt for yield.

Featured speakers

April 11 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:45 am

Welcoming Remarks

8:50 am

Opening Keynote: The Future of Hong Kong as a Global Financial Hub


9:10 am

Bloomberg Intelligence Insight: Investing During Trade Tensions


  • David Dwyer

    Global Director of Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

9:20 am

Reform and Opening Under Xi Jinping

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping began China’s historic rise with the start of reform and opening, Xi Jinping is pledging to not only continue it but to open up a new frontier in the process. What is China’s economic outlook in this new era and what will the implications be for investors?


9:45 am

Invest Spotlight: Morgan Stanley

We quiz Wei Sun on why she remains bullish on China despite large structural challenges and US-China trade tensions.


10:05 am

Invest Spotlight: Malaysia's $200bn Retirement Fund

One of Southeast Asia’s biggest funds looks to the future for growth amid an ageing population and calls for reform.


10:20 am

Increasing Returns During Stormy Global Markets

The next 12 months will supply investors with significant risks: From an ever more assertive China; to a nuclear-armed North Korea; and a potential cross Pacific trade war; to broader risks such as inflation, interest rates, valuations and liquidity, we examine how investors can maintain growth as these risks evolve.


10:45 am

Networking Break

11:10 am

Invest Spotlight: Oaktree Capital

One of the global leaders in alternatives shares his global outlook.


11:30 am

Invest Spotlight: WeDoctor Group

We Doctor has more than 150 million registered users in China for its online appointment booking, prescription and diagnosis services. With overseas expansion and a $5billion+ IPO on the horizon, we sit down with the Chief Strategy Officer.


11:50 am

The Emerging Risk Appetite -- Finding Investments the Market Missed

Emerging markets experts tell us how long these markets will outperform, and whether they can withstand the increased volatility of developed markets and cope with tightening global liquidity.


12:15 pm

Invest Spotlight: Kasikornbank

Khun Kattiya shares how Kasikornbank is responding the digital banking arms race, and how Kbank is expanding to meet the biggest opportunities in Asean, China, Japan and South Korea.


12:35 pm

Harnessing the Disruptive Power of Technology

From the latest quant strategies, to innovations in fintech; the world’s largest insurer and the world’s largest listed hedge fund tell us how they are harnessing new technologies to power growth.


1:00 pm

Lunch Welcoming Address: InvestHK

1:05 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

Invest Spotlight: PIMCO in Asia

We sit down with Kimberley Stafford to find out how she will tap the growing wealth in Asia, and to gain insight into PIMCO’s China strategy.


2:20 pm

Invest Spotlight: The New Development Bank

We gain insight into the $94 trillion global infrastructure opportunity.


2:40 pm

Invest Spotlight: Capital Today

With Silicon Valley revealed as a tough place to work for women, we profile one of China’s leading female PE/VC funds for her investment outlook and thoughts on being a female entrepreneur in China.


3:00 pm

Who's Buying What in Private Equity?

Private equity leaders tells us how they are adjusting to a world that requires longer-term investments, when market-moving disruptive technologies are always on the horizon.


3:25 pm

Wild Tulips in Asia: The Future for Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster valuation has captured the public’s imagination; what is the future for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a reliable asset class?


3:50 pm

Closing Remarks


The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS

Chief Executive The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Ding Chen

CEO CSOP Asset Management

Jeff Chen

Chief Strategy Officer WeDoctor Group

Sophia Cheng

CIO Cathay Financial Holdings

Wei Sun Christianson

Managing Director & Co-CEO Asia Pacific, CEO China Morgan Stanley

David Dwyer

Global Director of Research Bloomberg Intelligence

Alicia García Herrero

Chief Economist, Asia Pacific Natixis

Gary Garrabrant

Managing Partner Jaguar Growth Partners

Goodwin Gaw

Chairman Gaw Capital

Kattiya Indaravijaya

President Kasikornbank

Mark Konyn


Jonathan Larsen

Chief Innovation Officer Ping An Insurance Group

Yang Liu

Chairwoman & CIO Atlantis Investment Management

Leslie Maasdorp

Vice President & CFO New Development Bank

Kris Marszalek

CEO Mona.co

Siddharth Mohandas

Director of Research & Principal The Asia Group

Ellen Ng

Managing Director Warburg Pincus

Serge Pun

Chairman SPA Group

Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

CEO Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia

Kimberley Stafford

Managing Director & Head of Asia-Pacific PIMCO

Roger Ver

CEO Bitcoin.com

David Webb

Editor Webb-site

Jay Wintrob

CEO Oaktree Capital

Tim Wong

Chairman Man Group Asia

Kathy Xu

Founder & President Capital Today

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