Hong Kong | March 21, 2019

Bloomberg Invest Asia

Is a recession on the way? There’s a good chance the answer is, yes. When? Well, that’s harder to predict – though most pundits point to the year 2020. At Bloomberg Invest, we bring together the biggest businesses and the biggest institutions to chart a way forward.

Big money. Big ideas.

We are operating in a time of significant risks: global growth is no longer synchronised, the prospect of a spiralling trade war remains real, the Chinese economy is showing signs of stress, the US economy is overheating. Rising oil prices are adding inflationary pressure in key economies. Forecasts for an imminent recession could significantly influence investor behaviour over the coming months.

So, how should you organise your finances? Where should you put your money? Where is it safe – and where are the best returns? At Bloomberg Invest, we bring together the biggest businesses and the biggest institutions to chart a plan of action for the next year.

2018 Agenda

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

2018 Speakers

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

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive

Ding Chen

CSOP Asset Management CEO

Jeff Chen

WeDoctor Group Chief Strategy Officer

Sophia Cheng

Cathay Financial Holdings CIO

Wei Sun Christianson

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

David Dwyer

Bloomberg Intelligence Global Director of Research

Alicia García Herrero

Natixis Chief Economist, Asia Pacific

Gary Garrabrant

Jaguar Growth Partners Managing Partner

Goodwin Gaw

Gaw Capital Chairman

Kattiya Indaravijaya

Kasikornbank President

Mark Konyn


Jonathan Larsen

Ping An Insurance Group Chief Innovation Officer

Yang Liu

Atlantis Investment Management Chairwoman & CIO

Leslie Maasdorp

New Development Bank Vice President & CFO

Kris Marszalek

Mona.co CEO

Siddharth Mohandas

The Asia Group Director of Research & Principal

Ellen Ng

Warburg Pincus Managing Director

Serge Pun

SPA Group Chairman

Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia CEO

Kimberley Stafford

PIMCO Managing Director & Head of Asia-Pacific

Roger Ver

Bitcoin.com CEO

David Webb

Webb-site Editor

Jay Wintrob

Oaktree Capital CEO

Tim Wong

Man Group Asia Chairman

Kathy Xu

Capital Today Founder & President

Participation is by invitation only.


To request an invitation or inquire for more details, please email us at bliveasia@bloomberg.net.