INSIDER: CITIC CLSA ASEAN Forum highlights investment prospects in Indonesia and Southeast Asia

20th CITIC CLSA ASEAN Forum: Exploring Investment Opportunities in Southeast Asia

The 20th CITIC CLSA ASEAN Forum kicked off in Jakarta with a bang, drawing in over 600 delegates from 16 countries. This three-day event is a gathering of some of the brightest minds in the business world, including institutional investors, senior executives, and industry experts, all coming together to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the ASEAN region.

One of the key highlights of the Forum is the focus on crucial themes such as technology, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), global equities, and the macro environment. With thought leaders sharing their unique perspectives and leading thought-provoking discussions, attendees are sure to gain valuable insights that can help shape their investment strategies.

Alexander Redman, Chief Equity Strategist at CITIC CLSA, set the tone for the Forum with a presentation on investing in ASEAN and beyond. Other notable speakers include Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut B. Pandjaitan, and Bonnie Y. Chan, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing.

According to Edward Park, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at CITIC CLSA, ASEAN is experiencing solid economic growth driven by digital transformation, urbanization, and a growing middle class. This region is quickly becoming a global powerhouse, with manufacturing shifts and sustainability initiatives creating unprecedented opportunities. The Forum aims to provide investors with the necessary tools and insights to capitalize on Southeast Asia’s rising trajectory.

Shaun Cochran, Head of Research at CLSA, highlighted the significant market opportunities in emerging markets, particularly in ASEAN. With US indices dominating the market for over a decade, now is the time for investors to look towards emerging markets for potential growth and returns.

Overall, the 20th CITIC CLSA ASEAN Forum promises to be an exciting and informative event, offering attendees a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving business landscape of ASEAN.

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