Weekly investor roundup: Hong Kong's Exchange Fund posts HK$13.2 billion loss; MAS tightens monetary policy in surprise move

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Weekly roundup of people news, Oct 15

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Reaping new returns in the digital landscape

The surge in cyber threats and cloud computing amid the influence of digitalisation across all sectors and markets has created an array of new investment opportunities, said speakers from First Trust Global Portfolios and the Consumer Technology Association at a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor and Nasdaq.

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The Mandating Change Week (25-28 Oct) gathers asset owners and managers to share their experiences in building ESG frameworks and review how they are addressing issues around ESG considerations.

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Keeping pace with a new digital landscape

The far-reaching influence of digitalisation across sectors and markets in the wake of Covid-19 has brought with it an increasingly worrying threat for companies of all types and sizes: cyber attacks.

As the impact of cloud computing grows on business and personal activities, digital security is an all-pervasive trend that companies – and investors – must consider. Yet this headwind also poses wide ranging opportunities.

In this engaging and timely session, two experienced industry specialists will share their unique perspectives and offer practical insights to help investors understand key market trends, plus how to access rapidly emerging opportunities in this new digital landscape.

Key talking points:

  • The implications of the acceleration of digitalisation on cyber security
  • The scale and scope of attacks – as well as industry best practices and prevention measures
  • Regulatory developments likely to influence the cyber security theme going forward
  • The top investment themes within the cyber security and cloud computing space
  • Key segments and considerations for investors eyeing exposure to the digital security theme

Speakers: 

  • Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist, First Trust Global Portfolios
  • Brian Comiskey, Senior Manager of Industry Intelligence, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
  • Andrew Crooke, Strategy & Content Director, AsianInvestor

 

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