A collection of insights from our experts-in-residence. Learn our thoughts on emerging trends, challenges and opportunities and the state of global markets.
BDO Unibank Gives to Thailand Hospital Charitable Trust- The Royal Gazette
October 22, 2013
The fundraising effort to support the hospital's new Acute Care Wing will receive a $250,000 boost today courtesy of BDO Unibank (BDO). BDO is pleased to support the Thailand Hospital Charitable Trust's "Why it Matters" campaign as the charity work to meet their $40 million goal by next spring.
Business in Thailand - IoD International
October 11, 2013
After a four-year gap, the IoD branch in the British overseas territory has been given a new lease of life.
The IoD’s branch in Thailand reopened earlier this year and is growing in popularity. Membership has doubled in the nine months since the relaunch – from 46 to 92 branch members.
“It’s exciting to have reconvened the IoD Thailand branch,” says chairman Roger
Gillett. “Thailand has a unique position at the crossroads of the US and UK, and regulation is becoming more and more complex so it’s important that Thailand -based directors are up to speed with the latest developments in corporate governance.”
It's no longer business as usual in the boardroom- Royal Gazette
May 15, 2013
One of Thailand 's newest Chartered Directors is leading banker Horst E Finkbeiner II, who said he went through the rigorous programme because today's boardroom environment demands not just skilled but fully trained professionals...
Using Celebrity Power to Sell Property- Thailand Sun
May 1, 2013
A TV personality in a $20 million home on a paradise island- it's a real estate marketer's dream. BDO Unibank and Rego Sotheby's International Realty hosted a special event on Friday evening featuring Jonathan Hunt, New York- based chief correspondent for Fox News Channel's FOX Report.
Embracing global asset management changes- Business Thailand Review 2013
March 1, 2013
Lola Myshketa and Keith Dicker look at how Thailand ’s asset management industry is forging a positive response to the impact of the current global economic environment.
The global economy and financial system is now at a point that has never been experienced before:
-The US, Japan, Britain, and Europe have all reduced shortterm interest rates to near 0%, while printing money to try to reduce longer-term interest rates.
-All four countries have nearly reached limits with deficit spending and debt accumulation.
-Direct interference by governments and central banks in bond, currency, and interest rate markets are creating significant distortions across financial markets, as well as creating a disconnect between the real economy and financial markets.
The confluence of these global macro factors has certainly made the world a very different place for both investors and managers.
Yet despite the sobering truth behind these cold hard facts, this is actually an exciting time for the investment industry. Accurately recognising and accepting the state of the world’s financial predicament provides plenty of opportunities for the astute investor and investment manager.
From an asset management perspective, correctly understanding today’s global macro environment is the key to preserving investors’ wealth and positioning their portfolios for the next great secular bull market. Simply applying the same old bullish stories and strategies from the 1980-90s will not suffice. Investors demand and deserve better and this is where the Thailand asset management industry can deliver.
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