Carl Tannenbaum, Northern Trust
AsianInvestor hosted the 10th Asian Investment Summit on May 20-21 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.
The summit kicked off with a speech by Jame DiBiasio, editorial director at Haymarket Financial Media, who marked 10 years of the event by looking back at milestones in Asia's investment industry over the past decade.
That was followed by a presentation from Carl Tannenbaum, executive vice-president and chief economist at Northern Trust, who discussed engines of growth in the global economy.
A panel discussion moderated by AsianInvestor editor Leigh Powell then analysed the need for a long-term view in investment, and how to overcome short-termism.
After coffee was served, the audience listened to a presentation from Vivek Ahuja, portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Investments, on taking a truly unconstrained approach to investing.
Then Richard Park, head of investment strategy at Korea's Government Employees Pension Service, explained his firm's approach to asset allocation and how it has developed since its formation. This was followed by a presentation on "The folly of forecasting" by David Lloyd, head of institutional portfolio management public debt at M&G Investments.
After lunch, a panel assembled to discuss the evolution of alternative investments, which was moderated by AsianInvestor reporter Oliver Jones.
Mansfield Mok, senior portfolio manager at EFG Asset Management, then outlined how investors can capitalise reform of state-owned enterprises. This was followed by a prediction of the future of emerging markets by Jonathan Mann of BMO Global Asset Management.
Finally the day's discussions concluded with an entertaining look at the state of global geopolitics and how the world is set to change over the next decade by Michael Binyon, contributing editor at The Times newspaper. The guests then retired to a cocktail reception marking the 10th anniversary of the Asian Investment Summit in the Ritz-Carlton's Ozone Sky Bar.
To see our gallery of photos from the event, please click here.
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