Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Goldberg, Robert J. Gordon, David Agus,
Yuval Noah Harari, David Eagleman & Drew Barrymore
join global investors at the 23rd CLSA Investors’ Forum

Hong Kong


Hong Kong – Monday 19 September, 2016: CLSA Limited (CLSA), Asia’s leading and longest-running brokerage and investment group hosts more than 60 inspiring global thought-leaders, authors, innovators and scientists alongside more than 1,400 global fund managers and 660 corporate executives from leading public companies at the 23rd CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong this week.

The renowned, five-day CLSA Investors’ Forum provides a platform for high-level debate on issues that impact global markets and investment returns, from geopolitics to foreign policy, currencies, finance, investing, reform, governance, the environment, innovation, science and health.

Growth optimism. Against the current backdrop of political uncertainty in the US and Europe, low interest rates and a potential bond bubble, CLSA Chairman and CEO Jonathan Slone says there is room for optimism: “Brexit has so far proven a less severe shock for the world economy (and markets) than feared and weak US growth has not had the negative effects we expected on global commodity prices.”

“We forecast that commodity-exporting emerging markets will emerge from recession in 1H17 accelerating world trade growth from around the middle of next year. As well, US employment growth remains strong suggesting that, when the US oil-price-driven investment pause comes to an end, growth will quickly return above trend,” Slone said.

Unrivalled content and actionable ideas. CLSA’s award-winning equity research analysts, strategists and economists present an extensive range of new research at the 23rd CLSA Investors’ Forum. CLSA Global Head of Research, Edmund Bradley, comments: “The depth and breadth of ideas and insights from CLSA analysts, coupled with presentations from leading global thinkers, provides delegates an unrivalled content platform, unlike any other in the asset management industry.”

CLSA research presented this week includes analysis of:

  • Asia’s corporate governance practices across markets and companies
  • China’s shadow banking and non-performing loans
  • Singapore’s opportunity for corporate sector transformation through technology innovation
  • Asean’s e-commerce explosion in Indonesia and Thailand
  • Indonesia’s infrastructure construction boom
  • Korea as Asia’s arms-exporting powerhouse
  • Australia’s impending property bubble
  • How the Cloud is driving growth for datacentre equipment makers
  • How advanced driver assistance systems (Adas) are accelerating automakers returns
  • Value investing through risk screening for robust returns

Global thought leaders and innovators. In addition to more than 40 CLSA analyst presentations, the CLSA Investors’ Forum offers an unparalleled, multi-track content platform of more than 60 keynote and specialist speakers presenting on geo-politics, economics, finance, trade, demographics, health, science, technology, energy and the environment.

Among the big-picture thinkers CLSA hosts Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize laureate and global economist; Robert Gordon, distinguished economist, scholar and author; Jeffrey Goldberg, leading commentator on US foreign policy, national security and the Middle East; Yuval Noah Harari, professor and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind; Daniela Rus, leading authority on advanced robotics and artificial intelligence; Frank Luntz, US pollster and commentator on what he describes as the ‘worst US election in history’; and acclaimed medical professors and behavioral scientists David Agus, David Eagleman, Tali Sharot and Eldar Shafir.

The business of Hollywood. In conversation over lunch on Wednesday, 21st September, the engaging Drew Barrymore, who stole movie-goers hearts at the age of six in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, will discuss her astounding 35-year career as an actor, producer, director, philanthropist and businesswoman.

The 23rd CLSA Investors’ Forum is an invitation-only event for CLSA clients and runs from Monday, 19th – Friday, 23rd September 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

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About CLSA Limited
CLSA Limited is Asia’s leading and longest running brokerage and investment group. The company provides equity broking and execution services, capital markets & corporate finance and asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA has over 1,500 dedicated professionals situated in 25 offices across Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and the USA. CLSA’s parent company is CITIC Securities, China’s leading investment bank. Additional information is available at

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