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​​​​​​​​​​​​​In line with our mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence, we provide many continuing education opportunities to our members. These include educational events that are offered in a variety of formats to suit the needs of these busy professionals.​​​


To register, follow this link: http://bit.ly/apafsfew2019

To know more about Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies, click here.

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Talk with the "Father of Behavioral Finance" on how Investors and Markets Behave
(in partnerships with Asia-Pacific Research Exchange, Asian Institute of Management, Junior Chamber International - Manila, Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines, Fund Managers Association of the Philippines and Shareholders of the Philippines.)
28 August 2019 | Asian Institute of Management | 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Dr. Meir Statman
Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance
Santa Clara University

We often hear that behavioral finance is nothing more than a collection of stories about investors swayed by cognitive errors and misleading emotions; that its lacks the solid structure of standard finance. Yet today's standard finance is no longer solid, as wide cracks have opened between its theory and the evidence. This session offers an outline of behavioral finance as a solid structure that incorporates parts of standards finance, replaces others, and includes bridges between theory, evidence, and practice. Learn how behavioral finance expands the domain of finance beyond portfolios, asset pricing, and market efficiency and is set to continue that expansion while adhering to the scientific rigor introduced by standard finance.

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Investing Through Booms & Busts: An Unconventional Approach
(in partnerships with Asia-Pacific Research Exchange, Asian Institute of Management and Fund Managers Association of the Philippines)
28 August 2019 | Asian Institute of Management | 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Dr. Vikram Mansharamani
Lecturer
Harvard University

Dr. Vikram Masharamani applies a unique combination of practitioner experience and academic perspective to help audiences navigate the seemingly unending cross-currents of global economic, financial and political developments. Given today's widespread nationalism, increasing protectionism, and unconventional monetary policies, the risks associated with boom and bust cycles are rising. He draws on entertaining and engaging examples from art markets, architecture, and populat culture - as well as economics and politics - and powerfully demonstrates that it is possible to anticipate the future.

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Investing in the New Economy: A New Alpha Playbook
(in partnership Valens Securities)
21 May 2019 | Caylum Trading Institute | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Mr. Jeff Maden
Portfolio Manager
IronBridge - A Division of RMB Capital

Evaluating and Valuing Intangibles in DCF Models, Performance and Valuation Frameworks, and in Corporate Life Cycles.

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Fintech meets Blockchain
(in partnership with ​IE Business School)
22 May 2019 | Makati Shangri-la | 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Mr. Jean-Marc Bonnefous
Founder & Managing Partner 
Tellurian Capital

In this masterclass we will discuss the core primitives of blockchain tech (distribution, encryption, consensus, privacy) and review how the financial institutions can benefit from these innovations in the field of settlements & payments, securities services, post-trade management and trade finance through the use of distributed ledgers & blockchain. The ultimate end-game could be the advent fully digital financial institutions using algorithms and ‘smart contracts’ instead of offices and staff. Discuss the incoming disruptions before they happen.​

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Financial Modeling and Valuation 2019
18-21 March 2019 | Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria | 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Mr. Hamilton Lin, CFA
Founder and CEO
Wall Street Training and Advisory, Inc.


A four day workshop include, Basic Financial Modeling, Advanced Financial Modeling, Corporate Valuation and M&A Deal Structuring.

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Dual-Class Shares: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
13 March 2019 | Bondi & Bourke | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Ms. Mary Leung, CFA
​Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific
​CFA Institute


Dual-Class Shares (DCS) provide some owners with superior voting rights giving them voting control over a company that is disproportionate to their equity shareholding. Commonly they are found in founder-led companies allowing founders to maintain control while giving investors an opportunity to participate in the company's growth.

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Beat the Market Masterclass: As Real as it Gets
(in partnership with ​Valens Research)
25-26 January and 1-2 February 2019 | Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria | 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Professor Joel Litman
President and CEO, Chief Investment Strategist
Valens Research


This special 4-day investing workshop spread over a Friday/Saturday-Friday/Saturday format is an intensive deep dive into the world of stock valuation and stock market investing from an “extremely practical” perspective. 

The entire four-day program is taught with an interactive seminar-and-workshop format with real-time analysis, real-time data, and real investment situations -- as close to being immersed inside a fund manager’s idea generation and stock analysis process as possible.

​The program provides participants with unique databases, performance and valuation metrics, and frameworks used in some of the world’s largest and most successful fund managers. 

This includes the Uniform Accounting Financial Reporting Standards (UAFRS) database of over 7000+ companies for the duration of the program. The database, which is not generally available to the public, provides a valuable glimpse into how some of the world’s greatest investors research and invest in stocks. ​
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Forecast Dinner 2019
30 January 2019 | Society Lounge, Makati | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mr. Rafael Gachitorena
Chief Strategist and co-Head of Research
Deutsche Regis Partens, Inc.

Mr. Emilo Neri, Jr.
Vice President and Lead Economist
Bank of the Philippine Islands

Mr. Angelo Taningco
Assistant Secretary, Office of the Secretary
Department of Trade and Industry

Ms. Jidgette Velasco
Vice President and Head of Research
SB Equities, Inc.

Experts share views on the Philippine Economy.
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Building Effective Verbal and Professional Communication Skills
(in partnership with ​Twogie)
07 November 2018 | Romulo Cafe, Makati | 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Mr. Jhun del Ponso
Senior Director of Talent Management
RingCentral Manila


Building effective verbal and professional communication skills to include techniques on how to structure your ideas and honing the ability to communicate with clarity, brevity and impact.