Ellecia Saffron, Gulf Sovereign Company
AsianInvestor hosted the 10th Asian Investment Summit on May 20-21 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.
On the second day of the event, a panel of investment experts gathered to discuss the techniques and theories they use when constructing portfolios.
Then Peter Ryan-Kane, head of Asia-Pacific portfolio advisory at consultancy Towers Watson, made a call for a radical restructuring of the investment industry in a controversial and combative speech to the audience.
Joep Huntjens, head of Asian fixed income and lead portfolio manager in Asian debt hard currency at NN Investment Partners, then made the case for Asian hard currency bonds. In his presentation he argued that the asset class could return at least its current portfolio yield of 4.3% over the next 12 months.
Paul Schulte, founder of Schulte-Research, made a persuasive presentation on financial technology trends, arguing that the disruptive force was no longer the future - it was already here.
The summit concluded with economists discussing what the next 10 years held in store for Asia's economies.
To see our gallery of photos from the event, please click here.
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