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The 2018/2019 Global Investor Week

When a person reaches 30, he or she often faces a mid-life crisis. When a company reaches 30, it usually brags about it. On the other hand, when Capital Dynamics reaches 30, it organises socially responsible events like our 2-day 2018/2019 Global Investor Week, which is a not-for-profit event. This highly innovative occasion comprises many parts, catering to different types of people. You would need to attend all of it to appreciate its full brilliance.

DAY 1 - Saturday, 13th April, Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang

9.00am - 4.00pm

Malaysia's future

What is Malaysia’s future in terms of politics, economics and markets? Has she reached a point of no return? Given the current state of the new Malaysian government and the fluid state of the global economy, Malaysia is at a critical stage. Why?

Besides Tan Teng Boo sharing his honest assessment of Malaysia’s long-term economic prospects, YB Nurul Izzah will share her personal views on Malaysia’s long- term political future. We will gain invaluable insights on the ever-nagging question: where is Malaysia really heading ?

Investment Outlook

Capital Dynamics will sketch its assessment of the economies of China, the United States, the EU and Malaysia from a shorter-term perspective. The stock markets of China and the US have been volatile, amidst a confusing macro-economic and geopolitical backdrop. Hence, what will also be included is Capital Dynamics’ latest assessment of the stock markets of China, NYSE/NASDAQ and KLSE.

New Value Investing?

With low inflation, low interest rates and constant disruption of all kinds, how will value investing fit into such a new landscape ? Is it business as usual ? For the first time, Tan Teng Boo will share his insights on the “New Value Investing”. A short but certainly important session for the value investing aficionado.

Prospects of icapital.biz Berhad

The talk will then move onto an equally important session on the long-term prospects of icapital.biz Berhad. For investors who have been burnt by the stock carnage on the KLSE in the last few years, this would be an excellent time to seriously mull and re-assess your investment approach. Many investors have lost a bundle. An investor who bought Signature International at say RM1.00 in 2016 would nearly have a heart attack in seeing it plunge to a low of RM0.30 in 2019. This would be a loss of 70%. On the other hand, an investor who bought icapital.biz Berhad at say RM2.25 in 2016 would have made a gain, albeit a small one, of RM0.15 by 2019. What is not appreciated is that the person who invested in icapital.biz Berhad would now be 8 times richer than the person who invested in Signature International. In 2016, it was only 2.25 times.

The 2019 Budding Value Investor Award

With two judges from Singapore, one from Hong Kong and two from Malaysia, this truly global investment research competition will reach its climax where 5 teams will present their research. The teams were tasked with researching any company that icapital.biz Berhad holds in its portfolio. Will it be the submissions from the universities in Hong Kong ? Or will they be from Australia ? Or perhaps this year’s champions will hail from the UK or China ? Why not attend the 2019 Budding Value Award finals and see for yourself ?

Appreciation Concert by Capital Dynamics - “Malaysia back in the Sixties – A Civil Society”

Capital Dynamics invites all its existing clients to attend the Appreciation Concert by Capital Dynamics on Saturday, 13th April.

A momentous occasion to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Capital Dynamics, the Appreciation Concert by Capital Dynamics will be themed “Malaysia back in the Sixties – A Civil Society”. For those who knew what Malaysia as a nation and society was like then, it will be a night of poignant recollection. For those too young or too innocent to know, allow us to share with you the good old days and judge for yourself in a light hearted manner of the “Old” and the “New” Malaysia, in terms of her culture, diversity and way of life.

DAY 2 - Sunday, 14th April, KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

9.00am - 5.00pm

We were confident that the topics on that day would go down well with the Malaysian community, but believe it or not, our expectations were exceeded: a single Bursa-listed company is sending seventeen of its senior managers to attend the event. 17! As part of Capital Dynamics’ 30th anniversary, we must ensure that our 2018/2019 Global Investor Week is a top quality event - guess the folks in this public company know excellence when they see it. We were awestruck by the sheer volume of registration. It is truly a record for us. What is more, the high commissioner and deputy high commissioner of South Africa, a member of BRICS, are attending. The Austrian ambassador and his attaché are also attending while the US embassy is sending its economic officer; the list of corporate and public leaders goes on.

The talks on Day 2 will explore one vitally important theme: “China – a country the world needs versus a country that needs the world” with prominent speakers from China, the United States, Kenya, Britain, the World Bank and Malaysia’s own Tan Teng Boo.

Most of us know China’s successful transformation as a world economic super power, but this brings challenges as well opportunities with it. Despite being the country with the world’s largest population, China’s success does not just come from within. China has always understood the importance of co-operating with countries through symbiotic relationships, but the Western politicians and media have portrayed China’s outreach as a concern. Take the portrayal of China’s Belt Road Initiative or Made In China 2025 for example. Are these a boon or a bane to the rest of the world ?

China’s economic strength versus her political strength

With a bi-polar global structure, Victor Gao will share his insights on the importance of China’s economic strength compared with her political strength in global affairs. He will speak on this complex but vital subject. Given the current state of affairs between China and the US, his talk would greatly aid us in understanding President Xi’s message to the world.

Victor Gao Zhikai was English interpreter to Deng Xiaoping in the Eighties at a time when China was in the throes of opening up and reforming. Speaking fluent English, Victor Gao boasts a J.D. from Yale Law School, an MA in International Relations from Yale Graduate School, an MA in English Language and Literature from the Beijing University of Foreign Studies, and a BA in English from Suzhou University. Among his many domestic and international positions, he is vice president of the Centre for China Globalization, based in Beijing. Victor Gao Zhikai comes with a unique mix of domestic and global experiences and expertise from both the public and private sectors including CNOOC, CICC, Morgan Stanley, etc.

The United States and China - illusions and truths

For an American perspective, come and listen to James Bradley, author of 4 best-selling books. “The China Mirage” tells the fascinating story about the undisclosed history of American disasters in Asia, especially with regards to China. The premise of this best- selling book by James Bradley is how the United States has failed to understand the Asian nations, which has led to disastrous policy decisions from the US government. To help the participants understand the tension between America and China, James Bradley will speak in person about the illusions and truths surrounding the world’s two largest economies.

How does Africa perceive China ?

How often do we think about Africa? Maybe never; China does all the time. Why? In the next 30 to 40 years, Africa will add more than 1.2 bln people, the equivalent of India. But how does Africa view China?

Africa is the second largest continent in the world and yet, despite being one of the most important international relationships, the China-Africa relationship is often overlooked. For instance, China’s Belt Road Initiative opens a big window of opportunity for Africa to spur her economic growth and unleash her immense potential. In view of the importance of China-Africa relationship, we have invited Professor Peter Kagwanja to enlighten our participants on the African perspective. A Kenyan intellectual and an expert on security and strategic issues, Professor Peter is the chief executive of the Africa Policy Institute, based in Nairobi. Professor Peter holds a PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This is the first time that an important talk of this kind has been organised in Malaysia.

Huawei – Is it a threat to the world ?

There has been much adverse media coverage of Huawei, led largely by the United States who has accused the Chinese global technology company of many wrong doings and as a threat to the world. However, if one understands the company, the reality is very different. In the book titled “Huawei: Leadership, Culture, and Connectivity”, the 3 authors have shared the many factors that led to the success of the company, including its customer-first attitude, employee dedication and management’s long-term thinking. Given his insights of Huawei, especially being a co-author of the book, Professor David de Cremer from NUS Business School and Cambridge Judge Business School, will speak on : “Huawei – Is it a threat to the world? Get an objective and insightful view of this timely issue, stripped of geopolitics and faked news.

The implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative for the participating countries

Truly a remarkable lady, Dr. Goh ChorChing is certainly one of the best people to accurately explain the implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative for the 60 plus participating countries. With her incredibly profound knowledge of China and her rich experience, it is high time that Malaysians seize the unique chance to learn about the Belt and Road Initiative, stripped of geopolitics, rubbish and hidden agendas. Dr Goh’s impressive academic achievements include a BA and MA from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard University, all in economics. Her almost 20 years working at the World Bank will prove most beneficial to the participants of the 2018/2019 Global Investor Week. A Malaysian who is fluent in English, Chinese, French, Japanese and more, she has deep and broad experience with China and a wide array of developing countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Mongolia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland, Armenia and many more.

China - Understanding a country the world needs versus one that needs the world

In this exciting talk, Tan Teng Boo will present his deep and original insights on the transformation of China and explain how this multi-faceted and complex development will impact the rest of the world. He seeks to overturn popular misconceptions on the important relationships currently prevailing in the world and how investors and businesses can benefit from them.

Tan Teng Boo, founder and managing director of Capital Dynamics, is licensed as a fund manager in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia and manages local and global funds under Capital Dynamics. Although he has been dubbed as “Asia’s Warren Buffett”; he firmly reiterates that he is only Tan Teng Boo. He holds an honours degree in social sciences, majoring in economics.

Who Should Attend?

So should you let your children learn Mandarin, just like Jim Rogers does, or even attend Chinese universities ? Should you worry about China’s Belt Road Initiative and how it will impact your country, and your business ? Or should you worry about missing the many opportunities coming your way ? Should you worry about World War 3 between the world’s two super powers ? Should you start to explore business and investment opportunities in Africa, just as China has been doing ? Will China use her economic muscle or political strength, and what does president Xi Jinping’s message to the world truly mean ? In her dealings with China, is the United States making the same mistakes she did many decades ago ? The questions run infinite.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to uncover thrilling and crucial details on the biggest stories ever told in global economics - China’s transformation and how the world needs China in her future development.

If such strategic issues concern you, your career, your business or your investment, come learn from our multi-disciplinary speakers, and handsomely benefit from the learned perspectives from China, the United States, Africa, Britain, the World Bank and Malaysia.

Register now to attend the 2018/2019 Global Investor Week !


2017 Global Investor Week

4th and 5th November are two very important dates to remember. It is when Capital Dynamics will hold Day 1 and Day 2 of the 2017 Global Investor Week. Revamped from the previously known “Investor Day”, this year we bring you the 2017 Global Investor Week, to be held at KLCC. As previously announced, Asia’s most innovative investment week is split from the AGM of icapital.biz Berhad.

A key objective of the 2017 Global Investor Week is to allow the participants to critically re-examine and discuss fundamental truths and assumptions about life, economics, and investments, and to arrive at new findings and conclusions. The many talks delivered by a good array of speakers on Saturday and Sunday, 4th and 5th November, will advise participants on how and what can be done for one to benefit from these new discoveries, which have been arrived at based on careful and thorough research and analysis.

Day 1, 4th November

We all talk with admiration about China’s marvellous growth and development; many worry about China’s banking system, property sector and surplus capacity. In all these, we make, either implicitly or explicitly, a critical assumption about China’s political stability. Can we ? Should we ? China’s stupendous growth and development over the last 4 decades have been built upon China’s no less remarkable political stability. Over the last 4 decades, China has seen smooth and easy changes in political leadership; over the last 4 decades, China has seen good and effective leaders being selected again and again. How does China do it ?

In Day 1 of the 2017 Global Investor Week, Daniel A Bell, Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University and professor at Tsinghua University, will share his fascinating insights on how the Communist Party of China selects good leaders. A rare talk on a very important topic.

Why is Professor Bell’s talk so vitally important for you as an investor, a senior manager or a businessman ? Tan Teng Boo is convinced that president Xi Jinping is as brilliant as Chairman Mao and Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping is the right leader for China at the right time. If the Communist Party of China is not able to continuously select good leaders, China’s growth and development will sputter and this will lead to extremely nasty consequences for all of us. Professor Bell’s talk will enable you to discover new truths and critically re-examine your assumptions about China and the global economy and these will allow you to form more accurate expectations about China and the world in the coming years.

Tan Teng Boo will also be talking on Day 1 at the KLCC and will present one of the most original research findings on China’s 5,000 year history and what this means for the future, in terms of China’s economy, her stock market and the global economy. Tan Teng Boo will share with you why China’s growth and development will continue for many more decades to come and he will share with you how you can handsomely benefit from this spectacular “Once-in-a-millennium transformation”. Tan Teng Boo will overturn many of the long-held, conventional assumptions about China’s history, economic growth and stock market. Come with your minds really open.

4th November, Day 1 of the 2017 Global Investor Week will also see another breath-taking talk – Dr Aubrey de Grey will talk on anti-ageing. Dr Aubrey de Grey is a world renowned gerontologist, that is, a scientist who studies the ways people grows old and why this happens. He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University. Dr de Grey argues that ageing is merely a disease and is actually a curable one. He says human beings age in seven basic ways, all of which can be averted as he discovered plenty of evidence to show that ageing is caused by what he has termed as the seven deadly things. To be very clear, Dr de Grey is not talking about living long in an unhealthy manner, like with a wheelchair or taking high blood pressure pills every day. He is talking about living very long but healthily. Come, listen to him, re-examine your notion about life and death, revisit your assumptions about savings or investing for your retirement, and allow him to scientifically and objectively question “fundamental truths” for you.

As Tan Teng Boo has said many times, the real excitement and life-changing impact from China’s transformation is not in the past 68 years, the real excitement is in the next 68 years and beyond. Find out from Tan Teng Boo why China has always been the “Master of infrastructure investment”, why China has for a very long time been a peace-cherishing nation, why China’s transformation will give rise to a more peaceful and better world. As Teng Boo chips in with his economic interpretation of China’s journey, Day 1 will also see Professor Bell chipping in on the political aspects of China’s journey.

In short, 4th November, Day 1 of The 2017 Global Investor Week will simply be like no other investment event.

Day 2, 5th November

Day 2 of the 2017 Global Investor Week will be packed with talks focusing on Malaysia, ASEAN and of course on value investing.

Tan Teng Boo will deliver a 60-minute candid assessment of the economic and political challenges facing Malaysia. Looking beyond just the Ringgit, the KLSE, and the next 12 months, he will discuss what the impact will be from the multi-dimensional threats posed by the many disruptive technologies, the worsening fluidity in Malaysian politics and a global community that has seen Trump Donald, Brexit, AfD, and more.

There will also be a highly fascinating 2-hour Roundtable discussion focusing on the ASEAN economies and their stock markets. The heads of research from leading stockbroking firms in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam will share with the participants their views of their respective countries. Conducted in English, the ASEAN Roundtable discussion will be moderated by the CEO of Capital Dynamics and this session is expected to be highly interactive.

Besides ASEAN, there will be an update on the current condition of the major economies and stock markets. What does the present monetary tightening by the US Federal Reserve mean for financial markets and your investments ?

One of the key attractions of Day 2 will be the never ending insightful talk on icapital.biz Berhad and the power of compounding via value investing. When Dr de Grey is right and when you live for another 125 years (a conservative estimate), your investment of RM10,000 now will be worth RM402,295 at a 3% annual compound return, RM14.562 million at a 6% compound rate and a whopping RM14.198 billion compounding at 12% (the NAV of icapital.biz Berhad has been compounding around 12% per annum).


About Investor Day, the most innovative investment event in Asia

At icapital.biz Berhad, we firmly believe that everyone should have access to quality investment education. This forms the fundamental basis of our annual, non-profit investment education event - the Investor Day of icapital.biz Berhad.

Held since 2010, the objective of Investor Day extends beyond providing informative, interactive and interesting sessions to the public. It is part of Tan Teng Boo’s mission to make the world a better place in his own little way - by empowering people with the right attitude in business, investment and life, be they students, budding value investors, parents, or retirees.

If you want something you've never had, you have to do something that you've never done.

So what’s stopping You?

Come with your family, friends, colleagues, and staff, and join us on Saturday, 24th September and Sunday, 25th September 2016. Find out what it takes to succeed as an investor, to build a global firm, to dream big and soar high while appreciating the simple joys in life. Most important of all, find out how to do all this while staying true to your values.