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Asia's Economic Geography: 30 Years of Stock Market Development

Herald van der Linde
Thursday, 20 Jan 2022
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
The event is free of charge for members. For guests or non members, the registration fee is $50. Please click https://www.rgshk.org.hk/payment-for-herald-van-der-linde-s-talk-on-thu-20-january. This link for this webtalk is going to be sent at 12.30 pm on Thursday, 20 January.

In this talk, Herald discusses how Asia’s economies have been transformed through the prism of stock markets’ growth in each country.  He explains how the stock markets in Asia have grown from Japan and “the rest of Asia” 30 years’ ago, to a continent of vibrant markets. 

He provides an understanding of how these numerous markets work, how they differ from each other in size and depth, what unique features each stock market has and what drives all the different sectors in these markets.  He relates these to the development of the economies concerned – sometimes economic development led to markets, in other cases functioning markets spurred growth.  He looks at different sectors, such as consumer products, the internet, banks and technology, to look at their different effects.  He also adds some personal anecdotes drawn from his years in the world of Asian markets.

Herald van der Linde is from the Netherlands and is Chief Asia Equity Strategist at HSBC Hong Kong.  He was previously Head of Research at UBS Taiwan.  He previously resided in South Africa and a long period in Jakarta.  He holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Groningen and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  Herald speaks eight languages, is a Certified Wine Educator for WSET and a half marathon runner.  He is also the author of three books: "A Very Good Year - to Learn About Wine", “Jakarta: History of a Misunderstood City” and “Asia’s Stock Markets”.

The opinions expressed in this talk are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect those of the Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong.       


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