The Outlook Ahead -Beyond

Year 2021: The Great Reset

As investors prepare for the new year ahead, they are understandably eager to put the worst of 2020 behind them. The uncertainties from COVID-19 will not dissipate with the end of the calendar year. For investors, 2021 offers a welcome change in the narrative and an opportunity for 'The Great Reset'. 

What will the post-crisis playbook look like, as we emerge from the worst shock to the global economy since the Great Depression? How will innovation and new emerging technologies re-shape the way we invest for the future? What will the strengthening global policy response to climate change mean for investors?

Our flagship conference, 'Beyond 2021: The Great Reset' sought to address these questions as our expert speakers shared insights on their outlook for the global economies and what the future has in store as these megatrends play out before us.


Welcome Address

Bahren Shaari
Former Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Singapore


Keynote Address: Globalisation 2.0

The Covid-19 pandemic has turbo-charged many of the key trends of the past decades including the role of technology, China’s emergence, growing inequality and the increasing need for monetary and fiscal stimulus to support growth. Join us to hear Dr Rajan discuss the impact of the pandemic, the rise of technology, sustainability, green investment and the outlook for India, China and emerging markets over the next decade.

Dr Raghuram Rajan
Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth, Former Chief Economist and Director of Research, International Monetary Fund & 23rd Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Moderated by Yvonne Chan, Host & Former CNA Presenter



2021 Outlook – The Great Reset

As we leave the worst of 2020 behind us, the path to a vaccine-catalysed recovery in 2021 is becoming increasingly clear, despite new waves of Covid-19 infections aggravated by the emergence of a more contagious virus strain. Hear Bank of Singapore’s top investment views and insights to guide you on the journey to a new normal in 2021.

Jean Chia
Chief Investment Officer &
Head of Portfolio Management & Research Office
Bank of Singapore

Eli Lee
Head of Investment Strategy
Bank of Singapore

Todd Schubert
Head of Fixed Income Research
Bank of Singapore



The Economic Playbook for 2021

2021 is set to be the year of recovery for the global economy. Join our deep-dive discussion on the outlook for the US, Europe and Asia, how the Federal Reserve and other central banks will support the economic rebound and what important changes the incoming Biden administration will bring for financial markets.

Dr Adam Posen
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Mansoor Mohi-uddin
Chief Economist
Bank of Singapore


The Future is Now – Disrupt or Be Disrupted

The odds are stacked against companies trying to make a big leap. In this session, we bring together some of the most revolutionary minds in exclusive one-on-one interviews to share their transformative approach to making it work. Hear directly from these disruptors who have reshaped conventional industries and leverage cutting-edge technologies and innovations to take their companies into the future.

Chatri Sityodtong
Founder & CEO
ONE Championship

Florian Reuter
Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Attenborough
Commercial Director
Virgin Galatic

Moderated by Yvonne Chan, Host & Former CNA Presenter


Launches at 5:45pm

(1) Opportunities in Credit – Public vs Private Markets 

Where are the opportunities in credit today – in public or private markets? What are the key risks? Hear our industry experts share their insights on finding opportunities that reward the risk manager, and how to achieve the correct balance of risk and reward for credit investors.

Dwight Scott
Global Head of Credit
Blackstone Credit

Michael McEachern
Co-head of Public Markets
Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Tactical Credit
Muzinich & Co

Moderated by Gareth Nicholson, Head of Fixed Income (DPM), Bank of Singapore

(2) ESG – Greening the Recovery 

As the global economy recovers from the worst of Covid-19, world leaders are renewing efforts to address the still-urgent, existential threat of climate change. These efforts will progressively reshape economic activity across the world as businesses adjust to evolving regulations, policy incentives and consumer preferences. Going forward, how can businesses accelerate the integration of sustainability practices into their businesses, and align them to the wide spectrum of ESG philosophies adopted by individuals today

Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited (CDL)

Chitra Hepburn
Head of ESG, APAC

Moderated by Yvonne Chan, Host & Former CNA Presenter


(3) Mission Possible - Innovating Our Way Back to Growth

The scale of the economic challenge created by the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way businesses operated and engaged with their customers. And yet, many have thrived in the wake of the pandemic – pivoting at speed, demonstrating resilience, and discovering new ways of working that could prove to be the blueprint for a new future. Our panel brings together these trailblazers in our midst as they share their experiences, offering valuable lessons on surviving one of the most challenging periods in recent history.

Ng Choon Peng
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Spencer McLeod
Partner and Head of Research
G Squared

Steve Sy
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Great Deals E-Commerce Corp

Moderated by Dr Nathan Furr, Associate Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Event date:
20 January 2021

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