CLSA Investor's Forum 2019, Hong Kong.

From September 9th to 12th Hagai participated in the 26th CLSA Investor’s Forum in Hong Kong,

Run for over a quarter of a century by CLSA, Asia’s leading capital markets and investment group, the Forum each year brings together over 2,000 delegates from more than 40 countries, including over 1,500 global institutional investors and many hundreds of corporate executives.

Hagai gave one of the main-stage keynote addresses to the conference - on the topic of the Iran-Saudi / Sunni-Shia conflict driving political, strategic and economic events in the Middle-East and beyond - as well as hosting a number of meetings and briefings for key attendees/delegates.

Other keynote speakers at the Forum included John Kerry, former US Secretary of State, and Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia.

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Briefing to the boards of Mordril Properties, KC Maritime + Chellsea

While in Hong Kong Hagai delivered a briefing to a joint breakfast gathering of board members of the Mordril Properties, Mordril Investments, KC Maritime and Chellsea companies.

Entitled ‘Contextualising Geopolitics - Trends, Patterns, Impacts, Assessment Tools’, Hagai provided a detailed analysis of current developments and trends in global politics, their economic impacts and implications, and the impacts of them on the businesses in attendance.

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Financial Advice New Zealand annual conference

On August 22nd Hagai gave the opening keynote address in Auckland to the annual conference of Financial Advice New Zealand, the body representing the New Zealand financial advisor community, committed to ‘helping Kiwis thrive’.

The theme of the 2019 conference was ‘Be Brave, Be Bold’.

Hagai’s keynote, that gave a global context to the wide-ranging issues the conference was to address, was entitled ‘Being Brave And Bold In An Uncertain World’.

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TXF Global Commodity Finance conference, Amsterdam

On May 23rd Hagai gave the opening keynote address to the TXF Global Commodity Conference in Amsterdam.

Each year the event brings together around 500 senior commodity finance professionals from across the world.

Hagai’s keynote on current geopolitical issues and their impacts was praised by the event organisers as “a fantastic keynote speech delivered perfectly by Hagai. A lot of our delegates have mentioned how much they enjoyed it and how interesting and useful it was”.

Citywire UK + Italy conferences

In October and November Hagai gave keynote addresses to two Citywire conferences, one in the UK and one in Italy.

In October he addressed the Citywire Wealth Manager Retreat near London and, in November,  the Citywire Italy 2017 event in Florence.

Both presentations looked at the impact of geopolitics on key economy factors and how investors can become more literate of geopolitical risk and thus bettter anticipate its impacts.

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Photos -  ©  Mallinsons

Photos - © Mallinsons

Institutional Investor conferences, Milan + Paris

In October and November Hagai gave keynote addresses to two Institutional Investor conferences for senior investment audiences.

In October he addressed their European Institute's Chief Executive Officer Roundtable in Milan,  and in November their European Alternative Investment Institute's Senior Delegates Research Summit in Paris.

Both presentations looked at the impact of geopolitics, in an ever more uncertain world, on the global economy and the investment climate.

Hagai was thanked by the Paris organisers for doing an "excellent job setting the scene for the discussions that followed... Quite a few of the audience commented on how they really felt they learned something new and how useful it was".



Standard Chartered Bank Investor Conclave, Vietnam

In September Hagai participated in the Standard Chartered Bank Investor Conclave in Hanoi, Vietnam, an event attended by investment firm CEOs from across Asia.

Hagai presented on geopolitical risk and cyber threats, and their implications for the investment environment and the global economy.

Forrest Hayes, Managing Director, Global Accounts, Investors & Insurance at Standard Chartered Bank commented that "Hagai's deep knowledge of both political risk and cyber security brought tremendous insights to our senior clients".

Hagai also joined a delegation that met with the Vietnamese Prime Minister, and visited a Liverpool FC Community Engagement event - that Standard Chartered support through its Goal programme and as Liverpool sponsor - that together aim to combine sports with life-skills training to empower girls with confidence, knowledge and skills that can help them be future leaders in their communities.

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YPO Gold Greater Sydney

On Thursday June 15th 2017 Hagai spoke in Sydney, Australia for the YPO Gold Greater Sydney Chapter, a local branch of the world's premier leadership organisation of Chief Executives.

Under the theme 'Imagine' - the Chapter's education theme for the year - Hagai addressed the topic 'Imagine if... we had a clearer insight into geopolitics'.

The Chapter's Education Chair wrote to the members after the event that Hagai's "knowledge, experience and sheer understanding of how the pieces fit together is simply astonishing... A fascinating insight by an outstanding communicator!".

Annual lecture for the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals

On Thursday 17th March 2016 Hagai delivered the prestigious Annual Lecture for the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, at the RAF Club in Piccadilly.

The Master of another Worshipful Company who attended (Chris Allen, Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers & Tobacco Blenders) posted on his blog that it was "an incredible tour de force by the lecturer Hagai Segal... who spoke entertainingly for 45 minutes without notes. We struggle to understand the complex politics of this region and the tragic consequences of terrorism in our own countries and Hagai Segal succeeded in shedding considerable light on these difficult issues."

Master, Wardens, Hagai Segal and Clerk.   © Gerald Sharp Photography

Master, Wardens, Hagai Segal and Clerk. 
© Gerald Sharp Photography

Master, Wardens, Clerk, Hagai Segal and Sponsors from QCIC  © Gerald Sharp Photography

Master, Wardens, Clerk, Hagai Segal and Sponsors from QCIC
© Gerald Sharp Photography