CFA Society Malaysia Fintech Forum Series Part 3 : Cryptocurrency - At A Point of Inflection?
16 Jun 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MYTRegister
Join our upcoming session as we line up the speakers from all 3 registered digital asset exchange of Malaysia to share their views on Cryptocurrency.
Hosted by CFA Society Malaysia
The rapid ascent of crypto asset globally is evidenced by the exponential growth in the market capitalization of more than 7 folds from last year, to an estimated USD 2.3 trillion as of May 2021. With hundreds of alternative coins in existence attracting attention from investors, Bitcoin and Ethereum are two of the most prominent platforms with the largest market cap among cryptocurrencies. As this industry continues to develop and mature, momentum and interest have also begun to expand beyond these two top cryptocurrencies.
In the session, speakers will share their views on the following areas:
- Indicators of mainstream acceptance of crypto assets in Malaysia as a distinct asset class – both savings and investment.
- The obstacles to getting institutional funds onboard.
- The challenges and outlook faced by the industry.
CFA Institute members can claim PL credit by providing their CFA Institute ID number when registering.
About the Speaker(s)
Jin Yoong Chong, CFA, is director and principal trainer at Ogos Learning and co-founder of StudyLisa.com. Ogos Learning provides education services in the field of banking and finance, and StudyLisa.com is a mobile chat-based e-learning platform that caters to exam takers. Before forming Ogos Learning, he headed the structured products development team in AmBank’s Global Markets division and worked as a licensed fixed-income dealer at OSK Investment Bank. Mr. Chong is actively involved with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) as an examiner, trainer, and curriculum developer for various examination programs. He also has authored and co-authored multiple textbooks in collaboration with AICB and Oxford Fajar, including textbooks for the PKMC licensing exam that is compulsory for all practicing interbank dealers in Malaysia. Mr. Chong obtained the PKMC certification with distinction. He currently serves as treasurer of CFA Society Malaysia.
Aaron is Country Manager for Luno Malaysia, which is the first cryptocurrency exchange to obtain full approval from the Securities Commission of Malaysia. Luno makes it easy for Malaysians to buy, sell, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Aaron began his career in in the Oil and Gas industry, where he spent almost a decade with international companies like PETRONAS and Weatherford International. He also has experience in the Learning & Development and Social Enterprise space. In his free time, he runs a popular blog — which has been featured in publications such as Business Insider, iMoney, SAYS and Malaysia’s #1 Business Radio BFM.
Aaron has an Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.
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