28th Annual CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum opens today

Hong Kong


Hong Kong, 13 September 2021: The 28th CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum, Asia’s best-known and longest-running annual investment conference, opens today. The Forum gathers over 500 listed and private companies and over 2,500 institutional investors representing more than 560 buyside institutions from around the world. Spanning five days, this year’s virtual event comprises more than 10,000 unique corporate access interactions, across thousands of one-on-one and group meetings. More than 50 webinars feature distinguished industry experts, high-profile thought leaders and global personalities, top management of leading companies from APAC and beyond as well as our own highly-rated CLSA/CITICS research analysts, strategists and economists.

This year’s Forum is divided into five key market-driving themes: Macro and trade; Sustainable society; Dominators and disruptors; Peak performance; and Cryptophication. Over these five themed days, the Forum offers in-depth views on the most important trends driving markets to help inform investment decisions and optimise returns.

Shaun Cochran, Head of Research at CLSA, comments: “This year’s thematic focus is set among a backdrop of persistent global pressure impacting the investment landscape today.  We are seeing the familiar rivalry between economic powers heighten opposing market narratives, which can impact the risk-reward for investors. Amid continued global disruption due to Covid-19, the Forum showcases world-class content from CLSA analysts, corporates and industry experts to help investors navigate pathways to success in an increasingly uncertain world.”

Keynote speakers include the cofounder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, who comments on the shifting social contract between dominant technology platforms, users and society on our Dominators and disruptors day. Wozniak also reveals what it takes to start the world’s most valuable brand, and how innovation and creativity played a role in its global success.

International tennis legend Andre Agassi gives a keynote address on Peak performance, unpacking what it takes for individuals, teams, institutions and enterprises to land a powerful serve and reach the top of their game. Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Xiaomi Corporation Alain Lam provides compelling industry insights and business updates on the company’s smartphone, IoT and lifestyle products.

On Macro and trade day, our trade and policy panel brings together in-depth perspectives from east and west with London School of Economics Professor Keyu Jin and former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Philip Hammond.

Leading environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev delivers a timely discussion on climate-change mitigation on our Sustainable society day, commenting on the micropolicy that can transform today’s corporations to deliver tomorrow’s green and equitable permanence economy.

The theme of Cryptophication wraps up the Forum with thought leaders, including founding codirector of the Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center Michael Sung, who dives deep into the potential disruption facing the financial industry. Closing with a deep analysis of this emerging megatrend, speakers discuss real-time industry adoption and the potential of institutional-grade solutions.

Edward Park, CEO of Institutional Equities, comments: “The CITIC CLSA Investors’ Forum delivers consistently high-quality content and a comprehensive understanding of what is happening on-the-ground around the world.  CLSA is the international arm of China’s largest investment bank and provides unmatched access to Asia’s capital markets.  As its capital markets continue to open, Chinese corporates are increasingly seeking outbound investment opportunities. CLSA is uniquely positioned to help Chinese companies go global and bring international capital to China.”

Remarking on the relevance of the Investors’ Forum in the age of Covid, Kai Kaufmann, Head of Corporate Access and Client Strategy says: “With the global business community buffeted by the pandemic, the need for an engaging, informed and innovative platform to connect and exchange ideas has never been so important.  At CLSA, we are proud of our heritage and delighted to once again deliver Asia’s best-in-class virtual Investors’ Forum this year, and look forward to finally welcoming delegates in person again next year.”

CITIC CLSA’s 29th Annual Flagship Investors’ Forum will be held at Rosewood Hong Kong from 13 to 16 September 2022.


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Award-winning research, an extensive Asia footprint, direct links to China and highly experienced finance professionals differentiate our innovative products and services in asset management, corporate finance, equity and debt capital markets, securities and wealth management.

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