Hong Leong Bank customers benefit from yearly gathering
Hong Leong Bank (HLB) once again brought in experts from around the world to share with the investing public the latest investment trends and their viewsof the market. More than 1000 customers and guests attended this annual gathering dubbed Hong Leong Investment Focus 2008.
The forum, an annual initiative by Hong Leong Bank, aims to further educate the public on investing. Given today's uncertain markets, forums like these putcustomers in a better position to be able to translate the current market volatility into investment opportunities.
"We are pleased to receive such overwhelming response from the public. As before, we hope that this seminar will provide investors valuable insights intothe latest investment strategies and with that, they will be able to identify and capitalize on investment opportunities," said Ms Yvonne Chia, GroupManaging Director, HLB, in her welcome address.
"Investors are cautious of the adverse effects stemming from the United States but I believe that opportunities abound even in the face of adversity. Infact, even in Chinese, the character for ‘crisis' has the character of '‘Opportunity' nestled in it. It is, therefore, worthy to note that as a result oftoday's fluctuating and uncertain markets, many stocks are now trading lower than its real value thus they can potentially be considered as value buys byinvestors", added Ms Chia.
Among some of the topics covered in the event were 'Making Investments in Changing Times Amidst Changing Trends: Today and Beyond', 'Using StructuredProduct in an Investment Portfolio' and 'What's Next for Greater China?'
Participating partners comprised of Schroders Investment Management, Citigroup Global Markets, HLG Asset Management, Henderson Global Investors, DeutscheAsset Management (Asia), UOB-OSK Asset Management, Prudential Fund Management Services, Am Investment Services, ING Funds Malaysia and Hwang-DBS InvestmentManagement .
The investment forum is one of Hong Leong Bank's many initiatives to give back to the public as a community bank. Customers of Hong Leong Bank not onlylistened but got to engage the top investment experts in the region getting from them valuable tips and investing advice at no charge at all!
Also, from now till 30 June 2008, Hong Leong Bank offers 0% sales charge on investments into selected equity funds (terms and conditions apply). Customersenjoy an even lower sales charge if they also sign-up for any Hong Leong Savings Multiplier Plans. For more details, visit any of the 186 branches, call1-800-38-8888 or log on to www.hlb.com.my
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Press Release - 26/04/2008