Join Our Global Network Market Outlook Seminar
Attended by over 3,500 people across multiple cities in Asia Pacific, the Credit Suisse Market Outlook Seminar is held twice a year and provides clients with a comprehensive outlook on global financial markets and the economy in Asia Pacific.
Access Actionable Insights
At the Market Outlook Seminar, clients gain meaningful and actionable insights into key investment themes directly from top Credit Suisse experts. Key topics in the upcoming Market Outlook Seminar include:
- Global economy and financial markets outlook – could the dip be a blip?
- Supertrends – long term investment opportunities in Asia’s new consumer evolution and rise of the machines: helping you work, rest and play.
- The growth outlook for Asian economies amid lingering trade concerns.
- Risks and opportunities in Asian equities, currencies and bonds.
Advice from Our Top Experts
Top Credit Suisse experts help clients navigate the evolving economy to make sound and successful investment strategies. Key speakers in the Market Outlook Seminar include*:
Mr. John Woods is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Private Banking Asia Pacific Division, based in Hong Kong. As the Chief Investment Officer, he is responsible for developing regional discretionary and advisory investment strategies across asset classes and within asset classes for private and institutional clients in Asia Pacific. Mr. Woods serves as a voting member of the Global Investment Committee based in Zurich, and chairs the Regional Investment Committee, APAC.
Before joining Credit Suisse in September 2015, Mr. Woods was Head of Fixed Income at Citi Investment Management and Citi Private Bank's Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he worked at HSBC for 11 years and held senior positions in the Investment Bank including Global Head of Credit Research and Strategy, and Head of Absolute Return Proprietary Trading.
Mr. Woods brings to Credit Suisse 25 years of professional experience in Asia Pacific's equity, fixed income and currency markets, with special focus on asset allocation and asset management.
Mr. Woods holds a Masters degree in Asia Pacific Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.
Ray Farris is a Managing Director, the Chief Economist for APAC, and the Head of the APAC Economics team in the Investment Solutions and Products department of the International Wealth Management division.
Prior to this, Ray was at various times the Head of Fixed Income Research and Economics, Asia Pacific Division, Head of Asia Macro Strategy, Head of the Global Emerging Markets Strategy team, Head of the Asia-Pacific Macro Product Research team, Head of Fixed Income Strategy for the Asia Pacific region, and Head of Global Foreign Exchange Strategy (based out of London during 2007-11). He joined Credit Suisse in February 1998 from BZW Asia, where he was Head of Asian Economics in the equity division.
Ray holds a degree in Economics with highest honours from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Master's degree in Finance with distinction from London Business School.
*These are closed-door exclusive sessions available only to invited guests. Speaker line-ups differ across locations. Please refer to your Credit Suisse Relationship Manager for more information.
Remark: 2018 data, except where noted otherwise.