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When

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (9 AM - 6 PM)

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Where

EQ Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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9 AM

Welcome Address

9:05 AM

Keynote Address by Guest of Honour

9:20 AM

Outlook Talk

9:50 AM

“Sustainable Investing – The Rise of ESG into the Mainstream”
As opposed to the concept of Corporate Governance, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is a relatively new and misunderstood practice. Is it just a fad or is it here to stay? Our moderator, who founded the Institutional Investors Council, will discuss with his experienced and diverse panel the effects (beneficial or otherwise) of investing through ESG lenses, addressing issues such as why ESG has come to the fore, whether asset owners benefit financially from ESG, what adjustme...
As opposed to the concept of Corporate Governance, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is a relatively new and misunderstood practice. Is it just a fad or is it here to stay? Our moderator, who founded the Institutional Investors Council, will discuss with his experienced and diverse panel the effects (beneficial or otherwise) of investing through ESG lenses, addressing issues such as why ESG has come to the fore, whether asset owners benefit financially from ESG, what adjustments need to be made for ESG investing, whether it affects performance, whether passive ESG investing is possible, and other key issues.

Panel speaker 1: Mr David Smith
Panel speaker 2: Mr Bakhtiar Talhah
Panel speaker 3: Ms Mezhgan Qabool
Panel speaker 4: Mr Ben McCarron
Moderator: Dato' Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad
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11:05 AM

Coffee break & networking

11:20 AM

Active vs Passive Fund Management - "Has news of the death of active investing been exaggerated?"
Passive investing is cheaper, will never underperform and you always get what you pay for. Over the past 10 years, most active funds have in fact underperformed their benchmarks, whereas passive funds have underperformed – always by a smidgeon equivalent to management fees. So does this mean active fund management is dead? Has Alpha ceased to exist, or become too expensive? Our experienced and diverse panel will try to find the answer.Panel speaker 1: Mdm Munirah KhairuddinPanel speaker 2: Mr Av...
Passive investing is cheaper, will never underperform and you always get what you pay for. Over the past 10 years, most active funds have in fact underperformed their benchmarks, whereas passive funds have underperformed – always by a smidgeon equivalent to management fees. So does this mean active fund management is dead? Has Alpha ceased to exist, or become too expensive? Our experienced and diverse panel will try to find the answer.

Panel speaker 1: Mdm Munirah Khairuddin
Panel speaker 2: Mr Avinash Satwalekar
Panel speaker 3: Mr David Quah
Panel speaker 4: Mr Paul Sandhu
Moderator: Mr Gerald Ambrose
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12:35 PM

Sponsored Talk - "Leveraging data to manage liquidity, market transparency and post-trade exception"
It has been claimed that data has outstripped oil as the world’s most valuable resource. Fittingly, capital market firms are in constant search for the “new oil” and the value it brings in an era of post crisis reforms where the need for greater transparency, operational efficiency and market insights have led to a much larger volume of data being captured.This session will discuss how huge volumes of data can be harnessed into meaningful insights – to create actionable information for managing...
It has been claimed that data has outstripped oil as the world’s most valuable resource. Fittingly, capital market firms are in constant search for the “new oil” and the value it brings in an era of post crisis reforms where the need for greater transparency, operational efficiency and market insights have led to a much larger volume of data being captured.

This session will discuss how huge volumes of data can be harnessed into meaningful insights – to create actionable information for managing liquidity, market transparency and post-trade exception.
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1:05 PM

Lunch & networking

2:15 PM

Digitisation – Deus ex Machina (Rise of the Machines) - "Machine Learning in Fund Management"
This session will explore the current scope of Digitisation within the Fund Management Industry and potential AI solutions for improving investment decisions, and their ability to analyse troves of historical data. Are Digital Assets going to be a significant asset class in the future. Will crowd fund proliferate with digitisation? Is machine learning method considered a passive or active strategy. Since the machines are coded by humans is it still considered a ‘human” persona managing the funds...
This session will explore the current scope of Digitisation within the Fund Management Industry and potential AI solutions for improving investment decisions, and their ability to analyse troves of historical data. Are Digital Assets going to be a significant asset class in the future. Will crowd fund proliferate with digitisation? Is machine learning method considered a passive or active strategy. Since the machines are coded by humans is it still considered a ‘human” persona managing the funds and can machinese self learn?

Panel speaker 1: Mr Ben Dunn
Panel speaker 2: Mr Robin Lee
Panel speaker 3: Mdm Rejina Rahim
Panel speaker 4: Mr Hasan Rauf
Moderator: Pn Azrina Azmel
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3:30 PM

Sponsored Talk - "Taiwan's experience of innovative ETFs development"

4 PM

Coffee break & networking

4:15 PM

"The New Dynamics in the Battle of the Asset Classes"
The rising trend of alternative investments intensify the competition among fund management industry. Changes in investors’ behaviour and preference, along with the ease of access to alternative investments are shifting the landscape of fund management industry. This session shares valuable insights of different asset classes, the good and bad, the challenges and emerging trend of each class, by respective industry experts.Panel speaker 1: Mr Michael ChangPanel speaker 2: Mr Shern-Ling KohPanel ...
The rising trend of alternative investments intensify the competition among fund management industry. Changes in investors’ behaviour and preference, along with the ease of access to alternative investments are shifting the landscape of fund management industry. This session shares valuable insights of different asset classes, the good and bad, the challenges and emerging trend of each class, by respective industry experts.

Panel speaker 1: Mr Michael Chang
Panel speaker 2: Mr Shern-Ling Koh
Panel speaker 3: Mr Tek-Khoan Ong
Panel speaker 4: Mr Toby White
Moderator: Mr Kok-Lin Teoh
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5:30 PM

5:35 PM

Closing Address
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