UOBAM 2020 Investment Outlook – The Year Ahead

Looking Ahead to 2020

Stepping back from the brink of recession and peeking into 2020
By Anthony Raza
Senior Director and Head of Multi-Asset Strategy,
UOB Asset Management


As we begin a new decade, our Investment Outlook Seminar at the beginning of this year took on a future-forward tone with several topics focusing on issues that look set to disrupt the asset management industry. Chief among them is the impact of technology where we looked at how digital disruption has shaken up the banking industry and we can similarly draw parallels in asset management. At a post-seminar masterclass, we also took an in-depth look at the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science, and how they can be applied to investment management. A deep dive into blockchain and cryptocurrency showed how it is democratising finance, tying in with our exploration of Impact Investing where we looked at how as investors, we can help to shape the world for the better. The bricks and mortar topic on global property was also discussed. Turning back to bread-and-butter issues, I took investors through our assessment of the current economic and market conditions and where we see opportunities as we embark on a new year.


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UOBAM 2020 Investment Outlook
16 January 2020, 9 am to 4 pm
Raffles Hotel Singapore

Time Programme
8.30 am Registration and Breakfast
9.00 am Welcome Address

Mr Thio Boon Kiat
Chief Executive Officer,
UOB Asset Management
9.10 am 2020 Investment Outlook

Mr Anthony Raza
Senior Director and Head of Multi-Asset Strategy,
UOB Asset Management
10.00 am Doing Well by Doing Good – Sustainable Investing

Mr Victor Wong
Senior Director and Head of Asia ex Japan ESG,
UOB Asset Management
10.45 am Coffee Break
11.00 am

Finding Opportunity in Global Property

Ms Sara Ogiony Carpi
Managing Director and Global Industry Analyst,
Wellington Management

11.45 am Digital Disruption: Connecting the Dots

Dr Dennis Khoo
Managing Director and Group Head,
TMRW Digital Group,
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Mr Johnson Poh
Executive Director and Head of Group Enterprise AI,
Data Management Office,
3.00 pm Blockchain and Crypto-Currency

Dr David Lee
Singapore University of Social Sciences and
Council Member of the British Blockchain Association
4.00 pm End


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Visual Identity


Orange Paradise – by Aaron Gan, 2015 UOB Painting of the Year Gold Award Winner (Established Artist)

As the bird of joy gazes upon its find of rich pickings, it casts a glance backwards with gratitude at those who have aided it on its journey here.

At UOB Asset anagement, we reflect and draw insights from an eventful year, to chart a course for your investments to take flight.