Stock markets can move fast and the first half of 2019 proved no exception, with big developments to upside and downside
risks. This seminar will discuss the change in tone and implications of the US Federal Reserve considering interest rate cuts for
the first time since December 2008.
Trade tensions have also become increasingly technology driven, and entwined with the global 5G race and as summed up by
President Trump in the first question at his recent G20 press conference, a great meeting did not mean there is going to be a
deal. All the while, commodity price and US Dollar cross currents have significantly impacted the region, in many cases
supporting the foundation of active portfolio management.
This event is complimentary for IRPAS members and only S$30 for non-members. Register early to secure your place!
Chairs Opening Remarks
Mr. Harold Woo - President, IRPAS
Recent Highlights of the Singapore Stock Market
Mr. Geoff Howie - SGX Market Strategist, Equity, SGX
|17.30||Post-Event Networking Drinks|
About the Speaker
Mr. Howie is the Singapore Exchanges Market Strategist, with more than 20 years of experience in financial markets and economics. He is the creator and author of the SGX My Gateway Report which highlights local market highlights and developments, serving investors since 2012. The report maintains one of the largest subscriber bases within the Singapore financial markets. Mr Howie has led numerous content campaigns for SGX and is a leading market communicator to the investing public. He also pens the weekly Inside Insights column in the Business Times, in addition to speaking fortnightly with Malaysias BFM - The Business Radio Station, Money FM 89.3 and Channel News Asias First Look Asia. Mr. Howie was also awarded a LinkedIn Power Profile in 2018, recognising his profile as one of the most viewed financial professionals in Singapore.
Prior to his role at SGX, Mr. Howie held lead Broking and Market Strategist roles across the Asia Pacific offices of the worlds largest Futures and Options broker. He complemented his dealer profile with the provision of frequent market reports, seminars and commentary to international media. He has also served as the Treasury Adviser to the Leader of the Queensland Liberal Party in Queensland Parliament. After attending KGV High School in Hong Kong, he received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Economics at the University of Queensland, with his thesis achieving the highest grade for first-mover policy research on the opening of Shanghais economy in the early 1990s. Mr. Howies other notable merits include receiving two Hong Kong Securities Institute Outstanding Achievers awards for the 2005 year.
Mr. Howie also serves as the Vice President of the Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS).
Mr. Harold Woo is ex-Senior Advisor for Investor & Partner Relations in CapitaLand Limited. He joined CapitaLand in 2003 and relinquished his position as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations in June 2015. Post retirement from CapitaLand in May 2017, he assumed a senior advisory role at WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd, a boutique investor relations, corporate strategy and media communications company, from September 2017 till October 2018. He has almost 20 years of stockbroking experience in institutional sales, securities trading and investment research. From 1990 to 1999, he was with Vickers Ballas & Co Pte Ltd, progressing from Director of Institutional Sales to Global Head of Institutional Sales. Prior to 1990, he was Associate Director at James Capel Far East Limited, an international stockbroker. From 1981 to 1985, he was research manager at Ong & Co Pte Ltd. Harold garnered the Best IRO award in IR Magazine South East Asia Awards in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011. In 2012, he was named as one of 25 Best IROs of last 25 years by IR Magazine. In December 2015, he was bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award by IR Magazine. He is on the judging panels for IR Magazine Awards 2017 and 2018 - South East Asia and Greater China self-nomination categories. He served as the Honorary Secretary of the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) from 2015 - 2017. Harold is on the faculty for the Listed Entity Director Programme conducted by the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). He received his Master of Science in Management Science from Imperial College, University of London.
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