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Webinar presented by CFA Institute ARX

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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.


  • Herald van der Linde, CFA, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia Pacific, HSBC
  • Deshan Pushparajah, CFA, Managing Director, Global Markets & Investment Banking, CAL

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Duration: 1 hr 12 min.

Recorded: 25 November 2021.


Herald van der Linde
Herald van der Linde CFA

Herald van der Linde is HSBC’s Head of Equity Strategy, Asia Pacific. He joined the bank in 2005 and came to HSBC with 20 years of experience in various roles, including stock analyst, equity strategist and head of research in Indonesia, South Africa and Taiwan. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), speaks seven languages and has an MSc in Economics for which he wrote a thesis at Indonesia’s central bank in Jakarta in 1993. Herald is also an Associate of the Institute of Wine and Spirits and is a certified lecturer for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). He sits on the advisory committee for the China Studies programmes at Hong Kong’s Baptist University and is the author of “Jakarta: History of a Misunderstood City” published in 2020.

Deshan Pushparajah
Deshan Pushparajah CFA

Deshan is the Managing Director – Global Markets & Investment Banking at CAL. In his current role, he oversees the Investment Banking, Stockbrokering & Research functions of CAL and is responsible for strategy and execution across these business areas as well as the overall CAL group.

Deshan’s background over 15 years is in private & public capital markets and in Buy-side & sell-side M&A. During this period he has been involved in some of the largest land-mark transactions in Sri Lanka, including the largest post-war IPO (People’s Leasing & Finance PLC) and the largest M&A transaction in a locally owned listed company (Sale of Janashakthi General Insurance Limited to Allianz SA).

He has spearheaded the CAL team through Sri Lanka’s post-conflict economic landscape towards market leadership in equity capital and debt capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and equity research. CAL’s stockbrokering arm is also one of the largest brokers of foreign funds into Sri Lanka

Mr. Pushparajah is a CFA Charterholder (USA) and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) as well as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).