CLSA to host World Champion Swimmer, Michael Phelps

Hong Kong


Hong Kong – Thursday, 10 August 2017: CLSA Limited (CLSA), Asia’s leading capital markets and investment group, is honored to host Michael Phelps, one of the world’s greatest athletes, at the 24th CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong from 11-15 September 2017.

Over the course of his illustrious swimming career, Phelps captured a total of 28 medals including a record-setting 23 gold medals. He competed in five summer Olympic Games beginning with the 2000 Sydney Games where, as the youngest-ever male athlete to be selected to a US Olympic Team, he reached the finals of the 200m butterfly and concluded with the 2016 Rio Games where he reached his fifth consecutive 200m butterfly finals, becoming the only swimmer to ever appear in five finals of the same event.

At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Phelps won eight gold medals while breaking seven world records, and for which he received a performance bonus. He used the money to establish the Michael Phelps Foundation with the aim to grow the sport of swimming and address the issue of water-safety. The Foundation’s signature program, im, is run through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics International.

Phelps has published two autobiographies, No Limits: The Will to Succeed and Beneath the Surface, both New York Times and USA Today best sellers, and a children’s book, How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals. The most decorated swimmer in World Championships history, Phelps launched his own competitive swimwear brand, MP, in partnership with Aqua Sphere in 2014.

Over conversation at the 24th CLSA Investors’ Forum, Phelps will share the trials and tribulations of his career while providing insights into how he has sustained the resilience that has made him one of the most successful athletes on the planet.

Alongside Phelps more than 45 keynote speakers and industry specialists will present at the 24th CLSA Investors’ Forum. They include:

Lord Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England
Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece
William White, OECD economist
Siddhartha Mukherjee oncologist and bestselling author of The gene: An intimate history
Jonathan Tepperman author of The Fix: How Countries Use Crises to Solve the World’s Worst Problems
Pedro Domingos, AI and machine learning expert and author of The Master Algorithm
Susan David renowned coach and author of Emotional Agility
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Sean Gourley, James Shinn and Alexander Nix on big data analytics
Shiraz Maher on radicalization and the history of an idea
David Rennie of The Economist; John Authers and Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times

The CLSA Investors’ Forum is an invitation-only event for clients of CLSA. It is attended by more than 1,500 institutional investors from 30 countries and more than 300 senior executives from 200 Asia- and US-listed companies.

Please note that Michael Phelps is not available for media interviews and that his keynote presentation at the Forum is closed to media.
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Notes to Media regarding 24th CLSA Investors’ Forum 2017

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