Affin Hwang Capital Conference Series 2015

Navigating through Turbulent Times

10 February 2015

JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur
08:30 — 17:00

Affin Hwang Capital is proud to present our first Capital Markets conference of 2015. We have assembled a group of eminent speakers, which includes Malaysian policy shapers and makers, and also speakers from venerable institutions including The Economist Intelligence Unit, TEDxKL, and our alliance partner Daiwa Capital Markets. Together with representatives from Affin Hwang Capital, these speakers will explore many contemporary economic issues affecting the Malaysian and regional investment outlook.

8.30 am

Arrival and Registration

9.30 am

Welcome Address
Madam Maimoonah Hussain
Group Managing Director, Affin Hwang Capital

9.40 am

Keynote Speaker
Through the Lens of Tun Daim: Triumph and Turbulence
YABhg. Tun Daim Zainuddin
Former Finance Minister of Malaysia

10.10 am

Trading Upwards: An ASEAN Narrative
Mr. Ross O’Brien
Director, The Economist Corporate Network

10.40 am

Oil & Gas: Who Has The Big Stick?
Mr. Martin Adams
Editor, Energy, The Economist Intelligence Unit

11.10 am

The Asian Compass
Mr. John Hetherington
Regional Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Research, Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong

11.30 am

A Discussion on the Investment Roadmap
Panelists
• Mr. Ong Boon Leong - Head of Research, Affin Hwang Capital
• Mr. John Hetherington - Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Research, Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong
• Mr. Ross O’Brien - Director, The Economist Corporate Network
• Mr. Martin Adams - Editor, Energy, The Economist Intelligence Unit
• Mr. Harry Su - Head of Equities & Research, PT. Bahana Securities

12.15 pm

A Tale of Two Treaties: Malaysia's Competitiveness vis-à-vis Global Trade
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed
Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry

12.45 pm

Special Session supported by TEDxKL

The Venture Capital Opportunity in SEA
Mr. Alexander Jarvis
Founder, 50Folds

1.00 pm

Lunch

1.15 pm

Special Lunch Session supported by TEDxKL

Disruption by Design
Mr. Sam Coleman
Editor-in-Chief, Esquire Malaysia & Singapore

Break Out Sessions

2.00 pm

Breakout Session 1
Economist Intelligence Unit: Asia Business Outlook Survey
Investing into Asia’s Reform Landscape
• Mr. Ross O’Brien, The Economist Corporate Network

Breakout Session 2
Technical Analysis
Charting Your Way: Technical Insights
• YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Nazri Khan, Affin Hwang Capital

Breakout Session 3
Regional Economic & Strategy
Nit-picking, Stock-picking

• Affin Hwang Capital
• PT. Bahana Securities
• Daiwa Capital Markets HK

3.00 pm

Break Out Session 1
Sector: Oil & Gas
Hitting The Bottom: Are We There Yet?
• Mr. Isaac Chow, Affin Hwang Capital
• Mr. Martin Adams, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Break Out Session 2
Sector: Financial Institutions
Money In, Money Out
• RAM Ratings

Break Out Session 3
Regional Economic & Strategy
Nit-picking, Stock-picking
• Affin Hwang Capital
• PT. Bahana Securities
• Daiwa Capital Markets HK

4.00 pm

Break Out Session 1
Sector: Oil & Gas
Hitting The Bottom: Are We There Yet?
• Mr. Isaac Chow, Affin Hwang Capital
• Mr. Martin Adams, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Break Out Session 2
Technical Analysis
Charting Your Way: Technical Insights
• YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Nazri Khan, Affin Hwang Capital

Break Out Session 3
Regional Economic & Strategy
Nit-picking, Stock-picking
• Affin Hwang Capital
• PT. Bahana Securities
• Daiwa Capital Markets HK

5.00 pm

End

Malaysia starts the year against a backdrop of uncertainties caused by external factors such as commodity prices (e.g. oil and crude palm oil), strengthening of the US dollar, and major monetary policy changes.

Brent oil also plunged 50% in half-a-year, and the US dollar is appreciating relentlessly against many currencies. These macroeconomic disruptions have caused swings in currency, commodity and interest rate markets, to such an extent that two-year debts for 11 countries in Europe carry negative yields.

With policy divergence in some of the largest economies globally, Malaysia is not an isolated case. The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are loosening monetary policies aggressively, while the Federal Reserve pauses as it decides whether to tighten or not.

Hurt by falling oil prices, the Malaysian Ringgit had weakened against the US dollar by 10% in just a matter of months. Concerns about Malaysia’s fiscal debt position and current account position also played a role.

Against this unprecedented and challenging environment, ASEAN still exhibits great potential for further growth, fuelled by favourable demographic trends. However, the growth trajectory of ASEAN and the rest of the Asian continent is veiled by uncertainties in the oil & gas sector. A defiant Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that is maintaining production levels and the beleaguered Russian oil & gas industry weighed down by sanctions add to this uncertainty.

Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker

Through the Lens of Tun Daim: Triumph and Turbulence

YABhg. Tun Daim Zainuddin
Former Finance Minister of Malaysia

Tun Daim was credited with steering the country through recession when he was Finance Minister of Malaysia from 1986 to 1991. So great was his impact, he was recalled as Finance Minister in 1999 in the wake of Asian Financial Crisis.

Tun Daim’s business track record should not be overlooked, with notable successes in property development and banking. He was awarded the International Business Leader Award in 2006 for his vision and active investments in Africa.

Tun Daim is now engaged by African governments on economy and planning, while reading and writing on general global issues in his spare time.

Special Presentation
Special Presentation

A Tale of Two Treaties: Malaysia's Competitiveness vis-à-vis Global Trade

YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed
Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry

Dato’ Sri Mustapa has been Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade & Industry (MITI) since 2009 and is also a Member of the Parliament for Jeli, Kelantan and a State Assemblyman for Ayer Lanas, Kelantan.

His distinguished career has seen him helmed various senior governmental posts including as Deputy Finance Minister, Minister for Entrepreneur Development, Finance Minister II, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry.

Dato’ Sri Mustapa graduated with a First Class Honours degree in economics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Masters in Economic Development from Boston University, USA.

Presenter and Panelist
Macro Session

Trading Upwards: An ASEAN Narrative

Mr. Ross O’Brien
Director, The Economist Corporate Network

Ross is Hong Kong Director of The Economist Corporate Network where he provides insight and advice on future of Asia’s economies and what it means for businesses.

Ross has worked extensively in several Asian markets for the past 13 years. He brings over two decades of industry analysis and market entry strategy work to bear, with focal topics like “Asia’s innovation agenda” and “Changing demographic and urbanization trends in China and across Asia”.

Ross has an AB in Asian Studies and Anthropology from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School. He is conversant in Mandarin and Indonesian.

Ross will also be a panelist on "A Discussion on the Investment Roadmap".


Presenter and Panelist

Macro Session

Oil & Gas: Who Has The Big Stick?

Mr. Martin Adams
Editor, Energy, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Martin writes and commissions event-driven analysis for The Economist Intelligence Unit‘s Energy Briefing service.

Prior to that, Martin was a researcher for Financial Times China Confidential in Beijing where he was based for nearly eight years. He also wrote freelance for The Economist, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune and The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Martin gained a BA in English from Leeds University and an MA in International Relations from Waseda University, Tokyo.

Martin will also be a panelist on "A Discussion on the Investment Roadmap".


Presenter and Panelist

Macro Session

The Asian Compass

Mr. John Hetherington
Regional Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Research, Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong

Through the 1990s and early 2000s, John was a ranked equity analyst and Hong Kong research head at Asia Equity and HSBC Securities, covering Hong Kong conglomerates and telcos, and Asian airlines. His best recognition was in 1998 when his team was ranked number one in airlines and number four in conglomerates in the Greenwich survey of US investors on Asian equity research. From 2004, John moved into a product management role for Deutsche Bank, and later BNP Paribas.

In 2010, John joined Daiwa to help build the equity research product in Asia. He is now Regional Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Research.

John will also be a panelist on "A Discussion on the Investment Roadmap".


Panelist

A Discussion on the Investment Roadmap

Mr. Ong Boon Leong
Head of Research, Affin Hwang Capital

Boon Leong has over 18 years’ experience in the investment banking industry.

He was an Associate Director of Research at UOB Kay Hian covering Malaysia, and prior to that, a senior analyst at DBS Vickers Research. He was voted by StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company, the top technology stock picker in 2009 and the top telecommunication stock picker for Malaysia and Singapore in 2007.

Boon Leong is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder since 2003. He has a Bachelor in Business Administration with Economics Option (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Panelist

A Discussion on the Investment Roadmap

Mr. Harry Su
Head of Equities & Research, PT. Bahana Securities

Harry has been with state-owned PT. Bahana Securities, the number one brokerage by market share in Indonesia, for the past seven years and is currently their Head of Research.

Prior to that, he held senior positions at CLSA and BNP Paribas, where he was responsible for carrying out a combination of Indonesian market strategy and coverage of the telecommunication and consumer sectors.

Harry has been working in the Jakarta capital markets since 1993, and he has consistently been rated as an equity analyst in various investors' polls since 1995.

Presenter
Special Session supported by TEDxKL

The Venture Capital Opportunity in SEA

Mr. Alexander Jarvis
Founder, 50Folds

Alexander is founder of 50Folds, an early stage venture builder and venture capitalist. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Jungle Ventures responsible for SEA investments.

A serial entrepreneur, he has helped build 3 billion-dollar companies in Asia - Groupon, Delivery Hero and Lazada, and a number of companies that you will hear about soon.

He was formerly an investment banker at Lazard in London where he specialized in Financial Institutions M&A. In his spare time he is an active mentor and blogger.

Presenter
Special Lunch Session supported by TEDxKL

Disruption by Design

Mr. Sam Coleman
Editor-in-Chief, Esquire Malaysia & Singapore

Sam is the Editor-in-Chief of Esquire Malaysia and Singapore where he covers subjects such as economics and sociology, to lighter topics like style, culture and design.

As a true journeyman of English language media, Sam has been an international editor across continents and countries, delving into lifestyle publications such as Expatriate Lifestyle and indie weeklies like Amsterdam Weekly or Budapest Week, as well as titles like Time Out KL.

Disclaimer: Comments & recommendations highlighted in the seminar rely on the individual opinions of the ones providing the comments & recommendations. These opinions may not fit to your financial status, risk & return preferences & hence an independent evaluation is essential. Investors are advised to independently evaluate particular investments and strategies & to seek independent financial, legal & other advice on the information and/or opinion contained in the seminar before investing & participating in any of the securities or investment strategies & transactions.