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ARX helps practitioners keep up to date on current and emerging industry topics. Our collection of video webinars, created by CFA Institute and CFA societies in Asia Pacific, covers many topics relevant to investment professionals in the region.

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Fundamental Principles of Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance is a rapidly growing segment of the global financial system with total AUM of USD2.4 trn. The webinar provides an overview of its fundamental principles: prohibition on charging interest, excessive uncertainty, and profit sharing.

26 August 2020 | CFA Society Indonesia, CFA Society Malaysia, CFA Society Pakistan, CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 15 min.

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Covid-19 - A Disconnect between the Stock Market and the Economy?

Has the Covid-19 pandemic caused a disconnect between the real economy and the stock market? What are the real forces that are driving Malaysia's market now?  

20 August 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Woon Khai Jhek, CFA, Jaccob Thomas, CF, Shu Heng Chuan, CFA, Phua Lee Kerk, CFA | Video: 1 hr 15 min.

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Malaysia’s Capital Market 2021 and Beyond

In this Masterclass session, Datuk Zainal Izlan, CFA, Deputy Chief Executive of the Securities Commission Malaysia and Justin Ong, CFA, discuss the outlook on Malaysia's capital market and its economy in 2021 and beyond.

13 August 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, CFA, Justin Ong, CFA | Video: 1 hr 11 min.

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REIT as an Asset Class from the Investor Perspective

REITs generate stable recurring long-term income, which makes them akin to fixed income products and attracts retail investors. But is the current low interest environment benefiting the REIT business model? A webinar in the series "Sector Analysis: A Framework for Investors" presented by CFA Institute and ACCA.

11 August 2020 | Eunice Chu, FCCA, Alan Lok, CFA, Victor S. Yeung, CFA, Luna Fong | Video: 1 hr 16 min.

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Covid-19 and Its Impact on the Investment Management Industry: Presentation to CFA Society Pakistan

CFA Institute surveyed its global membership to analyze the effects of the current economic crisis caused by COVID-19 on the global economy. Mary Leung, CFA, head of advocacy, APAC, CFA Institute presented results of the survey specific to Pakistan.

6 August 2020 | CFA Society Pakistan | Video: 1 hr 7 min.

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ESG in Fixed Income

Webinar Series: ESG in Credit - Part I, presented by CFA Institute and Fitch Ratings

The growth of ESG investing has created a demand for ESG products and services that meet the needs of asset owners and investment managers. Initially focused on equities, investors are nowalso looking at the much bigger fixed income universe, which includes corporate bonds, public finance, project finance, and structured debt. How do ESG factors affect credit risk and how is this reflected in credit ratings?

4 August 2020 | Mervyn Tang, CFA; Mary Leung, CFA | Video: 1 hr 4 min.

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ESG Disclosure Practice and Dialogue

The growing recognition of the impact that material ESG factors have on companies’ long-term prospects has resulted in the strong demand for quality ESG reporting from investors, stock exchanges and regulators. Do companies face any challenges in complying with these reporting standards? What strategic benefits do they see in producing insightful and top-quality reports? Are investors able to articulate the ESG information disclosed?

28 July 2020 | CFA Institute, GRI, Business Environment Council

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Toward Greater Trust: Fees, Disclosures, and Professionalism

What does it take for someone to entrust their savings to someone else to manage? The newest trust survey by CFA Institute shows a decline in client trust in Australia and Singapore. What are the reasons and how should the industry respond?

7 July 2020 | CFA Institute: Mary Leung, CFA; Maria Wilton, CFA; Daryl Liew, CFA; Piotr Zembrowski, CFA | Video: 1 hr 5 min.

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Green Finance Development in China

As China actively pursues ecological and sustainable development, green finance serves a core function in the country’s financial ecosystem. Dr. Ma Jun, director of the Center for Finance and Development at Tsinghua University, chairman of China Green Finance Committee, and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the PBOC, and Rhodri G. Preece, CFA, head of industry research at CFA Institute, discuss green finance development in China.

29 June 2020 | CFA Institute | Video: 52 min.

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Transformation through Purposeful Leadership

A masterclass session with Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Chairman of University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Board of Directors and Chairman of Bursa Malaysia, and Justin Ong, CFA, President of CFA Society Malaysia. A webinar presented by CFA Society Malaysia.

24 June 2020 | Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Justin Ong, CFA | Video: 1 hr 11 min

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Assessing Insurance Companies in Turbulent Times

Tighter regulatory regimes, geopolitical uncertainty, the ongoing digitization of the economy, and the Covid-19 pandemic have caused fundamental changes in the traditional insurance business. How should investors assess insurance companies?

16 June 2020 | Eunice Chu, FCCA; Charles Chui, CFA; Jennifer Law, MD; Mike Goodall; Stratos Pourzitakis, PhD | Video: 1 hr 2 min | 1 PL

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ESG Investing Post-Covid 19

MioTech's co-founder Jason Tu compares shareholder value vs. social value, explains how technology and data readiness improves ESG adoption, and discusses regulatory drivers of sustainable investing in Greater China.

10 June 2020 | Jason Tu, Mary Leung, CFA | Video: 1 hr 9 min

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AI Ethics in the Corporate World

As the applications of artificial intelligence proliferate, will there be a radical shift in how people behave and make critical decisions? Will AI strengthen or weaken the role of ethics? A webinar presented by CFA Institute and Tencent Finance Academy (Hong Kong)

3 June 2020 | Alan Lok, CFA, Dorothy Chau, PhD, Laurel Teo, CFA, Justin Ong, CFA | Video: 1 hr 41 min

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From the Desk of a CIO: Strategizing Long-Term Investments

Mohamad Damshal bin Awang Damit, CFA, Chief Investment Officer at Tabung Haji, and Faridq Ridzuan, CFA, discuss what it takes to be a CIO, and how being a CFA Charterholder can help your career.

1 June 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Mohamad Damshal bin Awang Damit, CFA,  Faridq Ridzuan, CFA | Video: 57 min

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Portfolio Asset Allocation and Performance through the Business Cycle

During the crisis, asset allocation decisions outweigh stock selection decisions as a determinant of portfolio performance. What is the value of asset allocation for portfolio performance over the long term?

1 June 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Yau Sue Meng, CFA | Video: 58 min

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Gearing Up Your Portfolio with Structured Warrants

During market volatility it is important to identify the right strategies and tools to maneuver through the crests and troughs of the market. Learn how you can amplify your portfolio performance with structured warrants.

1 June 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Leong Kah Meng, CFA | Video: 1 hr 13 min

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Has Luck Run Out for Luckin Coffee?

With high volatility in the market, impending recession, unconventional monetary policies, how do you value a company? What can we learn from the failure of the Chinese coffee chain Luckin Coffee?

1 June 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Ryan Tong Yee Chow, CFA, Chong Jin Yoong, CFA | Video: 1 hr 12 min

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Australian Credit Market Outlook and the Macro-economy

Fitch Ratings’ leading sector analysts discuss the implications of the global pandemic on Australia’s economy. The interactive webinar covers sovereigns, financial institutions, structured finance, corporates, infrastructure and ESG.

25 May 2020 | Fitch Ratings: James McCormack, Jeremy Zook | Video: 51 min

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How Green Are Green Bonds?

A review of green bond regulations in ASEAN with a focus on their alignment with global standards and on the progress Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia are making in the development of their green bond markets.

21 May 2020 | Mary Leung, CFA; Yoon Mee Yeong, CFA; Juliette Macresy, CFA; Cedric Rimaud, CFA | Video: 1 hr 8 min

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Is There Cash Left in the Post-Covid-19 World?

The COVID-19 pandemic has left businesses around the world cash-strapped. What are the best practices in working capital management, how do you uncover tell-tale signs of poor cash and working capital management and how can you preserve liquidity? A webinar presented by CFA Society Malaysia and PWC.

19 May 2020 | Pawan Kankanwadi, Ganesh Gunaratnam, Chun Keat Neo, CFA | Video: 1 hr 8 min

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Oil Armageddon: Is Black Gold Turning into Red Ink?

While the outlook for global crude oil remains subdued, the world’s most important commodity is quickly losing its value, as the chronic oversupply overwhelms storage capabilities of crude tanks, pipelines and super-tankers.

19 May 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Deepak Kumar Thakur, CFA, Ahmad Nabil, CFA | Video: 1 hr 5 min

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Bank Negara Malaysia’s Pandemic Relief Measures: A Welcomed Move to the Malaysian Banking Industry?

A discussion of the measures implemented by Bank Negara Malaysia to support the efforts of banking institutions to assist individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations in managing the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. A webinar presented by CFA Society Malaysia.

2 April 2020 | Yue Xiang Teng, Justin Ong, CFA | Video: 1 hr 26 min

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Deep Dive into VIX and Market Volatility

Known as the market's "fear gauge", the VIX index and its related measures covering equity, currency and fixed income markets across the globe, have become go-to measures of uncertainty and turmoil in markets. How does VIX encode meaningful predictions about the future behaviour of the markets? 

12 May 2020 | Tim Edwards, PhD; Franki Chung, CFA | Video: 1 hr 2 min | 1 PL

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Recovery of China's Economic Activities

Fitch's senior analysts discuss the findings on China's domestic credit market conditions and property market activities, the observations on steel and construction sectors, and the views on energy consumption.

29 April 2020 | Fitch Ratings: Ying Wang, Jenny Huang, Adrian Cheng,  Laura Zhai, Penny Chen | Video: 55 min.

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CEO Insights: Communicating in a Crisis or a Crisis of Communication?

Miss Radhika Gupta, CEO of Edelweiss AMC, talks about client communication in times of crisis. The session is moderated by Mr. Rajendra Kalur, CFA.

1 April 2020 | Radhika Gupta, Rajendra Kalur, CFA, CFA Society India | Video: 60 min.

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Corona Financial Crisis: Is This Time Different?

Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, 22nd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India discusses the impact of Covid-19 on India’s economy. The moderator is Dr. Samiran Chakraborty, Managing Director and Chief Economist for India at Citigroup.

13 April 2020 | Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, Dr. Samiran Chakraborty, CFA Society India | Video: 1 hr 18 min.

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Cashless Payment Industry - Sector Analysis

The webinar explores the growth potential and the evolving landscape of the cashless payment industry. It highlights the most important competencies a company needs to thrive in this sector.

29 April 2020 | CFA Institute: Eunice Chu, FCCA; Danny Leong; Alan Lok, CFA; Serhii Karpenko; Rostyslav Dyuk

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Global, APAC Sovereign & Economic Outlook

Fitch Ratings’ experts discuss the firm’s recent rating actions and outlook changes, prospects for fiscal deterioration, and assesses the depth of the 2020 recession and the prospects for post-crisis recovery. 

28 April 2020 | Fitch Ratings: James McCormack, Brian Coulton, Stephen Schwartz

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Artificial Intelligence Applications in Finance

The young demographics of the Philippines is seen as an advantage. But as advancement in artificial intelligence becomes exponential, transforming science fiction into reality, we could see jobs becoming obsolete and machines replacing humans.

8 August 2018 | CFA Society Philippines, Dr. Noah Silverman | Video: 45 min.

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Sales Inducements in Asia Pacific

Based on a report by CFA Institute, the webinar reviews regulatory and industry practices around sales and distribution of mutual funds in Australia, Hong Kong, India and Singapore, with a focus on sales commissions, fees and their effect on mis-selling.

24 April 2020 | CFA Institute: Mary Leung, CFA, Sara Cheng, JD

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Q1 2020 Factor Performance Review for Investors in Asia-Pacific

FTSE Russell’s Philip Lawlor and Marlies van Boven discuss the impact of the Covid-19 correction on factor performance across the globe and how this compares with the 2008 GFC correction.

22 April 2020 | FTSE Russell: Philip Lawlor, Marlies van Boven | Video: 22 min.

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ESG Risks in the Natural Rubber Sector

Natural rubber industry is dominated by smallholders who often are unable to absorb the costs of sustainable practices. The sector to be overlooked by global sustainability initiatives. Negative social and environmental impacts present a risk to downstream companies and investors.

16 April 2020 | CFA Society Singapore, CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Research Exchange | Video: 1 hr 8 min.

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Climate Change Integration in the Investment Process

Climate change presents a range of physical and transition risks for business and the financial industry. Investment professionals need education and tools to analyse and mitigate these risks. CFA Institute's Matt Orsagh presents an overview of the topic, followed by a panel discussion of industry experts in Asia-Pacific. 

9 April 2020 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 11 min.

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Bushfires and Coronavirus: Impact on Australian Credits and Economy

A webinar discusses the aftermath of the Australian bushfires on various sectors and the effect of the global spread of the coronavirus. The combination of the two is one of the worst "black swan" events of our time.

27 March 2020 | Fitch Ratings: Jeremy Zook, Tim Roche, Kanishka de Silva | Video: 35 min.

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Investing through Booms and Busts

In this recorded seminar, Dr. Vikram Mansharamani applies a combination of practitioner experience and academic perspective to help audiences navigate the cross-currents of global economic, financial and political developments.

28 August 2019 | Dr. Vikram Mansharamani, CFA Society Philippines | Video: 1 hr 21 min.

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Coronavirus - Refinancing Risks for Chinese Corporates

This webinar assesses the refinancing risk posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and identifies Chinese corporates that face elevated risk in relation to their capital market debt maturities.

24 February 2020 | Fitch Ratings: Buddhika Piyasena, Matt Jamieson, Kalai Pillay, Ying Wang, Adrian Cheng, Laura Zhai, Kelvin Ho | Video: 46 min.

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Coronavirus Contagion – A Market Assessment

In this webinar, Philip Lawlor, managing director, global markets research discusses the impact of the coronavirus on market returns and gauges its effect on the global economy, the credit cycle and market drivers, such as profits and valuations.

16 March 2020 | FTSE Russell | Video: 26 min.

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Using ESG Data to Simplify the Complex

As the interest in ESG investments continues to grow, data is critical to ESG portfolio construction. It can inform decision making and provide grater transparency. Data scientists explore the practical applications for investors.

4 March 2020 | S&P Dow Jones Indices: Steven Bullock, Jaspreet Duhra, Manjit Jus | Webinar: 58 min.

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Career Insights: Proprietary Desk

Proprietary desk is an emerging area in investment management offering enormous career opportunities for budding professionals. Its mandate is to invest money from a company’s own balance sheet and generate an absolute return from the equity market that should be better than the return from fixed-income instruments

28 November 2019 | Biswarup Mohapatra, CFA, Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 5 min

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Practitioners' Insights: India's NBFC Crisis - Opportunities and Risks

Non-Banking Financial Companies extend credit to the segments of population to which banks are reluctant to lend because of their risky credit profile. India’s NBFC crisis started with the failure of one of the most respected firms in India, IL&FS, followed by struggles at DHFL, Reliance Capital, and the latest, Altico. The crisis is both a driver of the economic slowdown and its result. 

7 November 2019 | Raghuvir Mukherji, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 19 min

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Career Insights: Closing the Skills Gap - How to Transform Yourself into a Work-Ready Professional

Many young finance professionals in India lack technical skills, soft skills, and adequate business awareness. This is a growing problem, leading to frustration for both employers and employees. What do new hires need to hit the ground running and find fulfilment in their careers?

17 October 2019 | Binod Shankar, CFA, Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 9 min

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Practitioners’ Insights: Passive Investing in an Active World

Passive strategies have been attracting a large pool of investors who want to generate market returns at a relatively lower cost. However in India, they have not yet gathered as much momentum. We discuss passive investing approaches that wealth advisers and financial planners could use, and how to use passive strategies to balance an active approach. 

3 October 2019 | Anil Ghelani, CFA, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 9 min

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Career Insights: Making a Career Move — Tips and Techniques

Many professionals make a career switch to move into an area that they are more passionate about, or are forced to do it due to external factors. This webinar covers strategies and provides pointers on how to take better charge of your job search.

23 September 2019 | Luis Moniz, Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 3 min

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Career Insights: Sell-side Research in India

Sell-side research has emerged as a coveted profession in India, riding on the growth and development of the country’s equity market. Amit Khurana, CFA, head of equities at Dolat Capital, discusses the employment outlook and career paths.

23 September 2019 | Amit Khurana, CFA, Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 4 min

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Career Insights: Treasury Management

India offers many opportunities for professionals in treasury management. Jayna Gandhi, Director at Quantmac Capital Solutions, discusses competencies, career paths, roles and entry requirements.

23 September 2019 | Jayna Gandhi, CFA, Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 58 min.

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Practitioners’ Insights: Investing Wisdom from a Library of Mistakes

Learning from the mistakes others have made is a powerful way to build expertise. This webinar covers a range of common investing mistakes: accounting shenanigans, being caught in a bubble vortex, valuation errors, and others.

23 September 2019 | Kuntal Shah, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 2 min

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A Golden Civilization and the Map of Mindfulness

This webinar helps you understand the benefits of incorporating mindfulness practices into work and everyday engagements, and to understand the model for holding group visioning exercises.

23 September 2019 | George Kinder | 1 CE | Video: 53 min

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Practitioners’ Insights: Valuing IPOs

Nitin Bhasin, head of research at India’s Ambit Capital, talks about diligence required when analyzing IPOs, especially on management bandwidth, the business’ ability to scale, end even the need for an IPO.

23 September 2019 | Nitin Bhasin, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM | 1 CE | Video: 1 hr 5 min

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About the Author(s)

ARX Editorial Team

Director: Scott Lee
Content manager, Editor: Piotr Zembrowski, CFA
Coordinator: Natalie Yiu