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Introducing the First Global Voluntary ESG Disclosure Standards
The purpose of the CFA Institute Global ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products is to facilitate fair representation and full disclosure of an investment product’s consideration of ESG issues in its objectives, investment process, or stewardship activities. When investment products’ ESG approaches are fairly represented and fully disclosed, investors, consultants, advisors, and distributors can better understand, evaluate, and compare investment products, and the potential for greenwashing diminishes.
15 December 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 62 min.
AI and Big Data Adoption in APAC Financial Services and Strategies for Talent Development
Financial institutions across major financial centres in APAC are increasingly recognizing the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data. How should financial institutions and finance professionals prepare themselves for what is likely the most significant change they will experience in their career? What is the secret sauce to successfully adopting AI and big data in finance? What type of talents are most in demand?
14 December 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 60 min.
CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing
This info session highlights the latest trends and opportunities in the ESG investment space and demonstrates how the Certificate in ESG Investing provides investment professionals with the expertise and insights needed to integrate ESG factors into investment decisions, preparing you with skills to excel now and in the future.
7 December 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 59 min.
Venture Capital 2022: Brighter Skies or Troubled Waters Ahead?
Venture capital is rapidly evolving, undergoing structural changes, facing new challenges, and addressing new client segments. There are also new models and methods for allocators to access VC, which has traditionally been a closed, opaque and capacity-constrained asset class.
30 November 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 3 min.
Asian Stock Markets — From the Ground Up
Herald van der Linde, CFA, head of equity strategy for Asia Pacific at HSBC presents key findings from his new book, "Asia’s Stock Markets from the Ground Up." The webinar offers a simple but thorough introduction to these fascinating stock markets, examining peaks, troughs, market calamities, juicy scandals, and personal anecdotes from the author's three decades of studying these markets.
25 November 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 12 min.
REIT Landscape in Singapore - Sector Analysis
The Singapore Exchange was informally crowned the APAC REIT hub more than a decade ago. How has the REIT landscape in Singapore evolved since then? Post pandemic, which subsectors within the REIT family are set to emerge strongly? How are REITs coping with the rise of ESG awareness particularly in the green building domain?
11 November 2021 | CFA Institute, CFA Society Singapore, SGX | Video: 1 hr 41 min.
ESG Trends in APAC Markets: Laggards vs. Leaders
Which ESG themes are driving sector improvements? Who are the laggards and leaders in the various markets and what does this rise in ESG Ratings mean to investors? In this webinar we look at positive ESG trends in the APAC region, the most improved high risk ESG sectors, and the opportunities to turn an ESG laggard into a leader
26 October 2021 | CFA Institute, MSCI | Video: 1 hr 2 min.
Ethical and Sustainable Business Models in the Banking, Insurance and REIT Industry
Capital market experts discuss whether the ethical business model still holds importance among listed companies in the banking, insurance, and REIT industries. If so, why? And how do we as investors analyze whether top management are fully committed to their ESG and CSR goals?
20 October 2021 | CFA Institute, ACCA | Video: 1 hr 33 min.
The Emerging Asia Pacific Capital Markets - Asian Frontier Markets
CFA Institute Research Foundation presents the results of its overview of emerging markets in Asia Pacific. This webinar, the fourth in a series, covers Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
5 October 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 35 min.
T-Shaped Teams - The Roadmap for AI and Big Data Adoption in Investments
Incorporating artificial intelligence and big data techniques in the investment process is critical for the success of the future investment firms and investment professionals alike. And yet, many are struggling to find out where to begin and what to do to prepare themselves for the inevitable change. We discuss how investment organizations build T-shaped teams to connect the investment and technology functions for success.
15 September 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 7 min.
The Case for Asian Fixed Income - Conscious and Intelligent Investing
A panel discussion looking at current opportunities and challenges in Asian fixed income investments from a sustainability and return perspective.
14 September 2021 | CFA Institute, CFA Society Singapore | Video: 59 min.
Priming the NextGen for a Sustainable Future
These leaders share how their organizations adapt and build teams with skillsets that cater to the future. A future that requires resilience while ensuring sustainability from an environmental, social or governance perspective.
28 August 2021 | CFA Society Malaysia | Video: 1 hr 8 min.
The Battle of Elon Musk vs Masayoshi Son vs Jamie Dimon - The Lure of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
An entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, and an employee-entrepreneur-VC analyst share first-hand experience in digital startups, and how the CFA® Program helped them thrive in their careers.
24 August 2021 | CFA Society Malaysia | Video: 59 min.
Evolution of Banking in a Digital Revolution
A deep-dive into digital transformation, potential career opportunities and skillsets required in the future of the banking industry. Learn how a to navigate this changing environment.
26 August 2021 | CFA Society Malaysia | Video: 51 min.
Data Science - The Game Changer of the Industries
This forum discussed the strategic aspect of data analytics, real world examples related to governance of data science, and how it is becoming more important for one's career development.
25 August 2021 | CFA Society Malaysia | Video: 58 min.
Overview of "ESG Integration Framework" for Investment Analysis
CFA Institute partnered with The Securities and Exchange Commission Thailand to conduct a webinar to help enhance the knowledge of ESG investing for local practitioners. The webinar is targeting local intermediaries, with aims to equip them with fundamental understanding and knowledge in providing ESG-related services to investors.
7 September 2021 | CFA Institute, SEC Thailand, CFA Society Thailand | Video: 1 hr 32 min.
The Emerging Asia Pacific Capital Markets - ASEAN
CFA Institute Research Foundation presents the results of its overview of emerging markets in Asia Pacific. This webinar, the third in a series, covers Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
7 September 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 3 min.
Making Innovation Accessible
Explore strategies and practices for identifying, selecting, and delivering innovation and disruptive technologies with Kim D. Arthur, Ben McMillan, Bruce P. DeLaurentis, and Benjamin M. Lavine.
1 July 2021 | S&P Dow Jones Indices | Video: 40 min.
Assessment of the Asset Management Industry in the Philippines - The Mutual Fund Sector
Results of a research study on the asset management industry in the Philippines, conducted by CFA Society Philippines in partnership with Asian Institute of Management, and Fund Managers Association of the Philippines.
13 August 2021 | CFA Society Philippines | Video: 1 hr 43 min.
Responsible Investing - The ESG-Efficient Frontier
The question of whether ESG improves risk-adjusted returns continues to be debated. The investor's problem can be reduced to a trade-off between ESG and Sharpe ratio, and under this framework equilibrium asset prices satisfy an ESG-adjusted capital asset pricing model, showing when ESG increases or lowers the required return.
17 August 2021 | CFA Societies Australia, CFA Society Singapore | Video: 1 hr
The Emerging Asia Pacific Capital Markets - Pakistan
Following liberalization measures in the 1990s, Pakistan’s stock market has modernized its operational architecture. The country offers attractive valuations relative to other emerging markets and an economy driven by strong domestic consumption.
5 August 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 4 min.
CFA Society Malaysia FinTech Forum 2021
CFA Society Malaysia presents the inaugural FinTech Forum 2021 - a three-part series of webinars, which spotlight leading finance and investment industry speakers and practitioners.
2-16 June 2021 | CFA Society Malaysia
The Emerging Asia Pacific Capital Markets - India
After a massive capital markets transformation, India has two of the largest stock markets in the world and an expanding asset management industry. But further improvements will be needed for India’s markets and economy to achieve their potential.
8 July 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 4 min.
SRI Integration into Investment Decision Making
This webinar is the second in the series on sustainable and responsible investment organized in partnership with World Bank Group and CFA Society Malaysia. It focuses on the framework of integrating SRI in various aspects of the investment decision-making process. It presents real-life case studies to help investors better understand how leading investment practitioners are integrating SRI factors into their analysis and the investment process.
28 June 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 37 min.
Invest in Your Career to Reach the Top
CFA Society Philippines presents a series of pre-recorded webinars in which experienced financial professionals talk about opportunities and challenges of pursuing a career in their respective areas.
8 July 2021 | CFA Society Phlippines
ESG and Sustainability - International Policies and Reporting Frameworks
As ESG and sustainable investing become centre stage, concerns that the inconsistency and variation in ESG-related disclosures, terminology, and investment approaches may give rise to confusion and misunderstanding has also risen. A slew of new regulations and standards globally are being implemented to tackle the issue of greenwashing, raise transparency and disclosure for the benefit of investor protection and product development.
9 June 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 15 min.
Social and Sustainable Sukuk (Part 4 of the Islamic Finance Webinar Series)
With the global issuance of sustainable bonds reaching a record US$100 billion in the second quarter of 2020, and Shari’ah principles supporting profit-based initiatives with socio-economic impact, it should come as no surprise that social impact Sukuk are fast becoming a popular financing instrument.
3 June 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 39 min.
Financial Performance of Impact Investments (Part 2 of the Impact Investing webinar series)
Impact investing aims to generate measurable environmental or social outcomes alongside financial return. Impact objectives must be considered together with financial objectives, risk, liquidity and resource capacity. When making investment decisions, impact investors seek to balance these factors, and optimize the way in which they deploy capital, in order to maximize their desired outcomes.
27 May 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 3 min.
ESG Integration in Sovereign Bonds (Part 4 of the webinar series "ESG in Credit")
As appetite for ESG investments has grown, so has the question of if and how ESG factors may affect the analysis of sovereign debt issues. Risks from climate change, including the associated policy responses, have been under particular focus. For example, countries that are major fossil fuel exporters are most exposed to climate change transition risk, giving rise to stranded assets and significant uncertainties, with knock-on implications for debt servicing and repayment capabilities.
25 May 2021 | CFA Institute, Fitch Ratings | Video: 1 hr 18 min.
Japan Reinventing Itself as a Global Financial Hub: Challenges and Policy Choices
Despite its many advantages, Japan trails other financial centres, especially with regards to attracting foreign talent and playing a regional role. This webinar, organized by CFA Society Japan and FSA explores how Japan can revitalize its financial sector and expand its role as an international financial hub.
26 April 2021 | CFA Society Japan, Financial Services Agency | Video: 1 hr 5 min.
ESG Financing Requirements in Tropical Forestry
Although the forestry industry is an important contributor to the activities of countless sectors, it contributes to unsustainable pressure on the world’s forests, particularly in tropical regions. What kind of sustainability requirements do financial institutions place on forestry sector companies to address ESG risk and how do they follow up on compliance and progress?
21 April 2021 | FA Institute, CFA Society Singapore, ZSL SPOTT | Video: 1 hr 5 min.
Economic and Market Impacts of Climate Change
A presentation of the CFA Institute report “Climate Change Analysis in the Investment Process”, followed by a discussion of economic and market implications of climate change, carbon pricing, and recent developments in carbon markets.
2 February 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 59 min.
Big Data for ESG Investing
Haishan Wu, vice general manager of AI department at Webank, shares insights on how Webank leverages AI to generate proprietary real-time data for ESG investing from a variety of sources, including satellite images, media reporting, and social media sentiment.
15 April 2021 | CFA Institute, Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia | Video: 1 hr 17 min.
Challenging the Investment Industry
An International Women's Day webinar presented by CFA Society Malaysia. Distinguished female leaders in Malaysia's financial industry speak about their roles as leaders in their respective organizations, the challenges they encountered in their careers, and what habits are needed for a successful career.
14 April 2021 | CFA Society Malaysia | Video: 1 hr 12 min.
Venture Capital: What Does It Hold for the Global Capital Market of Tomorrow?
Venture Capital (VC) has been an important part the modern capital markets. The success or failure of a growing private company has often been gauged by the size of their round B or C funding. Has the traditional route of private company relying on organic growth and bank loans disappeared?
13 April 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 60 min.
Future of Investing in Disruptive Innovation - Leadership Dialogue
The extraordinary AUM growth and outperformance of ARK Invest in recent times has created a huge following in Asia. Catherine Wood, Founder CEO and CIO of ARK Invest, joins Ms. Yimei Li, CFA, member of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and CEO of China Asset Management Co. Ltd., a top asset manager in China, for a conversation about disruptive innovation.
25 March 2021 | CFA Institute, MSCI, Wind | Video: 59 min.
Future of Sustainability in Investment Management - War for ESG Talents?
In late 2020, CFA Institute published a report titled “Future of Sustainability in Investment Management” in which we explored the influences and drivers fuelling the sustainability trend and set out enablers and actions for investment firms, including the need to better integrate sustainability data and to develop sustainability expertise to meet client expectations with innovative products. Rhodri Preece, CFA, senior head of industry research at CFA Institute, shares key highlights and takeaways from the study.
23 March 2021 | CFA Institute, Hong Kong Green Finance Association | Video: 61 min.
Index ETFs, Options, and Futures - Myths vs. Facts
As technology becomes an integral part of more and more aspects of our lives, our understanding of what constitutes a "technology company" is continuing to broaden and evolve. In this webinar, we talk about the formation and features of the Hang Seng TECH Index, the differences between active and passive investing strategies and how specific theme ETFs would possibly outperform active funds.
28 January 2021 | CFA Institute, CFA Society Hong Kong | Video: 59 min.
Building the FinTech Workforce of the Future
As Covid-19 forces governments and the industry to focus on workforce skills, the future is shaped by the convergence of technology and traditional finance. The panel discusses its implications for education, training, future job opportunities, and how this is being addressed at a macro (governmental) and micro (companies and individuals) level.
3 March 2021 | Pete Bentley, Brian Lam, Warwick Pearmund, Larry Cao, CFA, Clare Witts | Video: 1 hr 3 min.
Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds
The third webinar in the series "ESG in Credit", presented by CFA Institute and Fitch Ratings, addresses the market outlook for the green, social, and sustainability bonds, the opportunities and challenges for investors, how best to avoid “greenwashing”, how to balance credit risk and impact considerations, and regulatory developments.
2 March 2021 | Mary Leung, CFA, Mervyn Tang, CFA, Kenneth Hui, Giorgio Valente, Sean Kidney | Video: 1 hr 31 min.
ESG Performance and Impact in the Tropical Forestry Sector
Sustainable finance is needed more than ever to help address issues such as climate change, deforestation, or human rights violations. This webinar presents case studies from Robeco, an asset manager, and New Forests, a sustainable real assets investment manager, to support informed analysis and meaningful dialogue between financial institutions and tropical forestry sector companies.
26 February 2021 | Clara Melot, Adam Ng, PhD, Justin Mercer, Laura Bosch | Video: 1 hr 4 min.
The Future Trends of Impact Investing in Asia
The goal of impact investing is to generate financial returns alongside measurable and positive social and environmental impact. Such investments provide capital funding to address the world’s most pressing challenges in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and affordable and accessible basic services, including housing, healthcare, and education.
22 February 2021 | Maud Savary-Mornet, Ronie Mak, Dina Pons, Pierrick Balmain, CFA, Piotr Zembrowski, CFA | Video: 1 hr 17 min.
Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Experts from World Bank Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia, MSCI, EPF, CFA Society Malaysia, and CFA Institute discuss industry trends, opportunities and challenges focusing on sustainable and responsible investment practices with a focus on Malaysia's ambition as a sustainability-first nation.
4 February 2021 | Justin Ong, CFA; Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar; Firas Raad, PhD; Mary Leung, CFA; Chitra Hepburn, Mohamed Rozani Osman, Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin, Rohaya Mohammad Yusof | Video: 1 hr 45 min.
Sustainable Finance and Tropical Forestry
Sustainable finance is crucial in helping to address issues such as climate change, deforestation, or human rights violations, and to rise to the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals. Tropical timber and pulp products are everywhere and their production carries ESG risks, but the tropical forestry sector and its supply chains have been under-scrutinized.
27 January 2021 | CFA Institute, ZSL SPOTT, CFA Society Singapore | Video: 1 hr 3 min.
The Impact of Covid-19 on Pensions
Industry experts discuss the changes to the 2020 Mercer CFA Institute Global Pensions Index and the diverse efforts by governments across the world to support their communities’ health and finances.
19 January 2021 | CFA Institute | Video: 1 hr 7 min.
Navigating 2021 - Market Outlook Forum
With COVID-19 being one of the biggest determinants of financial markets over the past year and as we move into 2021, CFA Society Malaysia proudly welcomes you to our panel forum on the market outlook for global and local markets for 2021.
15 January 2021 | CFA Society Malaysia: Faridq Ridzuan, CFA, Woon Khai Jhek, CFA, Yeoh Keat Seng, CFA, Teng Yue Xiang, CFA | Video: 1 hr 39 min.
Practices and Opportunities in Islamic Capital Markets
Capital market practitioners and Islamic finance experts discuss the fundamental principles of Shariah law governing capital markets, opportunities for companies to issue sukuk for funding projects, and more. Part 3 of the Islamic finance webinar series.
15 December 2020 | CFA Institute, CFA Society Indonesia, CFA Society Malaysia, CFA Society Pakistan | Video: 1 hr 32 min.
The Rise of Decentralized Finance: Disruption or Opportunity?
Decentralized finance (DeFi) – financial products and services based on the blockchain technology – has seen a surge of interest and new developments in 2020. New applications in areas such as lending, insurance, derivatives, and exchanges, expand our understanding of what services DeFi can support. Experts from BCG Platinion and Crypto.com discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities in decentralized finance.
8 December 2020 | CFA Institute, BCG Platinion, Crypto.com | Video: 1 hr 14 min.
The Battle for Business Ethics
To celebrate the Global Ethics Day 2020, ACCA and CFA Institute collaborated for the first time to launch an Ethics Essay Competition for our members and student population. The competition endeavored to promote ethics and integrity in finance and investment management.
3 December 2020 | CFA Institute, ACCA | Video: 1 hr
ESG Integration in Fixed Income in Practice
In this webinar, second in the series on ESG in credit, we have invited investment managers and asset owners to provide real life examples of how ESG is integrated into fixed income in practice, such as ESG evaluation methods, performance measurements, reporting practices and the design of ESG investment products.
17 November 2020 | CFA Institute ARX | Video: 1 hr 11 min.
Employee, Shareholder, and Banking Email Fraud
Kevin Bowers, partner at Bowers, a Hong Kong law firm, speaks about fraud in shareholder disputes, employee fraud, how to recover money lost in email bank fraud, and how to insure yourself against IT fraud.
28 August 2020 | CFA Society Hong Kong, Kevin Bowers | Video: 1 hr 13 min.
Invest in Your Career to Reach the Top: Equity Research
Equity research analysts work at a variety of companies, such as asset managers, investment banks, insurance, hedge funds, pension funds, and brokerages, which need to crunch data to spot trends or to decide on a valuation.
11 November 2020 | CFA Society Philippines: Charles William Ang, CFA | Video: 1 hr 2 min.
Digitising for A More Agile Capital Market
Chin Wei Min, Executive Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation at Securities Commission Malaysia, and Justin Ong, CFA, President of CFA Society Malaysia, discuss the digital and innovation agenda for the Malaysian capital market, and the road ahead to foster greater innovation in the industry through the use of technology.
5 November 2020 | CFA Society Malaysia: Chin Wei Min, Justin Ong, CFA | Video: 1 hr 4 min.
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