CT CLSA Asia Frontier Forum 2019
The fourth two-day CT CLSA Asia Frontier Forum (June 10 & 11) concluded in Colombo enlightening foreign and local institutional investors with the latest assessment of macroeconomic fundamentals, Government policy and corporate earnings outlook.
Despite challenges and travel advisories, FII delegates from Africa, Asia and Europe joined over 20 institutional fund managers from Sri Lanka to access 19 top tier Sri Lankan corporates and six leading corporates from Bangladesh and Pakistan at the forum this year.
In addition, the main track included keynote presentations and panel discussions featuring central bankers, key politicians, multilateral lenders and independent economists. FIIs attending the forum this year have been long-term investors in Sri Lanka, with some of them invested for nearly 20 years. Alfalah CLSA, Pakistan is a partner of the 2019 forum.
Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy inaugurated the opening day and delivered his assessment as well as outlook. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne spoke to the participants on Day two and outlined the Government’s vision and plans.
A pioneer in organising corporate access forums for institutional investors, its highly successful annual Sri Lanka Investor Forum has been held continuously since 2010. Setting a benchmark in 2016 by hosting the first-ever South Asian Frontier Forum in Sri Lanka with corporates from Bangladesh and Pakistan, CT CLSA ventured further in 2017 by including corporates from Vietnam to host the first-ever CT CLSA Asia Frontier Forum.