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Asian Frontier Markets - The Future Growth Drivers [Complete] Event Code: 191127S-CEX
Date 27-Nov-2019
Time 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Mr. Ruchir Desai, CFA
Co-Fund Manager
AFC Asia Frontier Fund
Fee HKSFA Member(s) at HK$170.0/person
CFA Candidate(s) at HK$170.0/person
Guest(s) and Non-member(s) at HK$340.0/person
This seminar is qualified for 1 CPT hour(s), 1 CE hour(s), 1 RBV CPD hour(s)
Remarks CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible 
# CFA Candidate(s) for Year 2019/2020 only.
- Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.
- Only Visa and Master Card are accepted for online payment.
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HK$50 walk-in surcharge is imposed on all fees listed.
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A lot of attention is paid by investors to the large emerging markets such as China and India but there are a number of other regional markets in Asia which are also displaying strong economic growth and have very favourable demographics while also witnessing political and economic reforms. Asian frontier markets like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are under-researched relative to larger emerging markets in the region which provides investors the ability to take a long term view on these markets. 
In addition to this, Asian frontier markets offer uncorrelated returns relative to developed markets which make them an attractive diversification tool. Furthermore, many Asian frontier economies like Bangladesh and Vietnam are also transforming into manufacturing hubs and the current trade tensions between China and the U.S. is only accelerating this trend.
Learn more about Asian frontier markets with key questions answered:
  • What exactly are Asian frontier markets?
  • Reality v/s Perception in Asian frontier markets?
  • The economic outlook and opportunity in Asian frontier markets?
  • Which Asian frontier markets are benefitting from the trade war and why?
  • Geopolitics in Asian frontier markets
  • Stock market dynamics in Asian frontier markets
  • What to watch out for when investing in Asian frontier markets?

About the Speaker

Mr. Ruchir Desai, CFA
Co-Fund Manager
AFC Asia Frontier Fund
Mr. Ruchir Desai, is the co-fund manager of the AFC Asia Frontier Fund and has been with Asia Frontier Capital since July 2013. He covers Asian frontier markets such as Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Prior to this role, he was based in Mumbai, India and spent two years at HandsOn Ventures LLC which is a private equity firm making investments in business services companies. He holds an MBA in Finance from CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong during which time he spent a semester on exchange at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He is also a CFA® charterholder since September 2015.

About Asia Frontier Capital
Asia Frontier Capital Limited is a fund management company focused exclusively on investing in frontier markets in Asia. The firm was founded in June 2013 by Thomas Hugger who is the CEO of the company. At present it has four funds under management, namely, The AFC Asia Frontier Fund, the AFC Vietnam Fund, the AFC Iraq Fund and the AFC Uzbekistan Fund. 
Asia Frontier Capital is headquartered in Hong Kong and also has a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Asia Frontier Capital Limited’s subsidiary and investment advisor Asia Frontier Investments Limited is licensed and regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for Type 4: Advising on Securities and Type 9: Asset Management.

Rating - General
Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area. 

CFA Societies Global Passport Program

HKSFA has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-HKSFA CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at HKSFA member rates.  Please contact HKSFA at to register.