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Market Outlook 2019 – Staying Ahead of The Markets


Tue, 29 Jan
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Light refreshments will be served during the break.
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Members – Complimentary, Public/Non-members – $15



Market Outlook 2019 – Staying Ahead of The Markets

We have invited HSBC, Schroders, Mercer Investment and Singapore Exchange (SGX) to share insights to the investment world in 2019 through various financial instruments.

Join us to have an understanding on the impact from the global events and translating these messages into your investment portfolio.

Topic     : FPAS Market Outlook 2019

Date      : 29 January 2019 (Tuesday)

Time      : 2pm to 4.30pm (Registration starts at 1.15pm)

Cost       : Members – Complimentary, Non-members – $15

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Topics and Synopsis:

Back to Reality by Deepak Khanna, Head of Wealth, HSBC

2018 has been a challenging year for investors, but after the outstanding returns we enjoyed in the Goldilocks environment of 2017, perhaps this was inevitable. Let us review the economic and market performance of major asset classes in 2018 and highlights our outlook for 2019 and the key investment opportunities and risks to look out for.

Navigating 2019: Uncovering (Hidden) Opportunities in Asian Fixed Income by Manu George, Senior Investment Director – Fixed Income, Schroders

Markets have been volatile in a large part of 2018 for risk assets while we slowly but surely departing a low-yield environment. Join Manu George from Schroders as he delves into opportunities in Asian Fixed Income and why fixed income investing continues to remain important for both growth and attractive yields in a portfolio.

Key Highlights of the Singapore Stock Market by Geoff Howie, Market Strategist, Singapore Exchange

Volatility returned to global stock markets in 2018, and is expected to continue into 2019. The presentation will discuss implications for the local stock market in addition to highlighting recent key sector developments and recent investing trends.

Themes and Opportunities 2019 by Simon Coxeter, Growth Markets Director of Strategic Research, Mercer


About The Speakers:

Deepak Khanna, Head of Wealth, HSBC

Mr. Khanna heads Wealth Development for HSBC, Retail Banking and Wealth management in Singapore since 2013. Mr. Khanna has an extensive experience in the Wealth Management industry covering different aspects like Investments, Insurance, treasury, deposits and Investment lending. Prior to joining HSBC, he has held similar roles covering product and advisory for ANZ and ABN AMRO Bank in Singapore. Mr. Khanna is a CFA Charter holder and also completed his MBA.


Manu George, Senior Investment Director – Fixed Income, Schroders

Mr. George has been with Schroders Asian Fixed Income team since 2014. Previously, he held the position of Schroders’ Head of Fixed Income Product Management, EMEA (London) and prior to that, the Fixed Income Product Manager for Schroders London. He was once a CDO Analyst at Solent Capital and prior to 2004, he has taken several roles: Radian Asset Assurance Ltd as an Associate focused on corporate and ABS structured credit transactions; Hymans Robertson Consultants and Actuaries as a Student Actuary; Investec Bank South Africa Ltd (Johannesburg) as a Financial Products Analyst; and Transnet Pension Fund (Johannesburg) as an Investment Analyst.

Mr. George has a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics, King’s College London and 16.5 years of investment experience.

Geoff Howie Market Strategist, Singapore Exchange

Mr. Howie is the Singapore Exchange’s Market Strategist, with 20 years’ of experience in finance and economics.

He is the author of the SGX My Gateway Report which highlights important market developments and has served investors with regular educational extracts since 2012. The Report has one of the largest subscriber bases in the Singapore market. Mr. Howie also writes the weekly column in the Business Times, Inside Insights.

Mr. Howie previously held lead Broking and Market Strategist roles across the Asia Pacific offices of a large international futures broker. He complemented his broking profile with the provision of frequent market reports, seminars and commentary to local and international media. He has also served as the Treasury Adviser to the Leader of the Queensland Liberal Party in Queensland Parliament.

He has received a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Queensland, with his thesis achieving the highest grade for first-mover policy research on the opening of Shanghai’s economy in the early 1990s. Mr. Howie’s other notable achievements include receiving two Hong Kong Securities Institute Outstanding Achievers awards for 2005.

Mr. Howie also serves as on the management committee of the Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS) and is a member of the editorial board of HealthInvestor Asia.


Simon Coxeter Growth Markets Director of Strategic Research, Mercer

Mr. Coxeter is Mercer’s Growth Markets Director of Strategic Research, based in Singapore. He is a member of Mercer’s Global Strategic Research Committee, which has oversight of investment-related intellectual capital and provides sign-off for investment solutions created by the Solutions Group and Client Segment Groups. He is a member of Mercer’s Equity Boutique, and also contributes regularly within the Hedge Fund Boutique. He serves as Chair of Mercer’s Asia Pacific Equities Ratings Review Committee, and is a voting member of Mercer’s Asian Fixed Income Ratings Review Committee and Multi-Asset Ratings Review Committee.

Having first joined Mercer in 2010, Mr. Coxeter rejoined the firm in 2017 after a period away from Mercer as Head of Investment Solutions in Asia for Franklin Templeton Investments. Prior to joining Mercer in 2010, Mr. Coxeter was Managing Director of the Singapore office of a Swiss-headquartered private equity firm. Prior to that, he co-founded AsiaSource Capital, a boutique investment firm based in Singapore and New York, where he managed an Asia-focused fund-of-hedge-funds.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Coxeter worked in Hong Kong as a sell-side Equity Analyst at Cazenove, specializing in regional small & mid cap equities. He began his career as a Global Equity Analyst at Prudential M&G in London, and later transferred to Hong Kong with Prudential as an Investment Manager focused primarily on Asian equities.

Mr. Coxeter graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Oriental Studies, has an MBA from the HKUST Business School, and is a CFA® charterholder.


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Market Outlook 2019 - Staying Ahead of The Markets

Event date: Tue, 29 Jan

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