Jakarta, 5 March 2019 – UBS hosted its annual Indonesia Conference in Jakarta on 4 to 5 March 2019 bringing together over 200 international institutional investors, regulators and top Indonesian listed corporates.

This flagship investment conference attracted influential guest speakers such as Thomas Lembong, Chairman Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board; Mirza Adityaswara, Senior Deputy Governor Bank Indonesia; Rudiantara, ICT Minister Republic of Indonesia.

Edmund Koh, President UBS Asia Pacific said, “Asean is a dynamic market and it is an exciting time to be in Indonesia. The market here is emerging at a rapid pace and we see great potential in the economy, in its infrastructure, consumer and technology sectors here – big areas of transformation which the world is also seeing today. We have enjoyed a long history in Indonesia, and have had the privilege to play a key role in increasing foreign direct investment to Indonesia over the years. This is why I am proud to launch our flagship Indonesia investment conference for the 12th year. Our Indonesian conference is like a bridge connecting Indonesia to the rest of the world, as it has been instrumental in bringing top international investors and our Indonesian listed companies to interact and explore investment opportunities.”

Joshua Tanja, Country Head UBS Indonesia, added, “This year’s UBS Indonesia Investment Conference focuses on the debates and emerging trends within the key areas of the economy – namely – infrastructure, consumer and the digital economy. Indonesia is a key investment destination and this is why we assembled a stellar cast of international and local experts to provide our clients with the latest insights. The conference drew over 55 top Indonesian corporates and more than 170 institutional investors across the globe, reflecting strong international interest in Indonesia's economy. Since 2007, this landmark conference has been one of the most highly anticipated and prestigious forums for investors and corporate managers to exchange insights on investment trends and developments in Indonesia.”

Agung Prabowo, Head of Corporate Clients Solutions, UBS Indonesia said, "With the rise of e-commerce in Indonesia, UBS has been active in fundraising for new technology companies to complement the rising internet economy. In addition, with the improvement in Indonesia’s country rating to investment grade and many improvements in investment-critical policies in Indonesia, we have received more inquiries for direct investment into the Indonesian economy. We have witnessed increased confidence amongst investors on Indonesia, as we are working on a number of M&A deals where investors would invest capital into various sectors and projects in this country. For UBS, we are fortunate to be an important bridge between investors and Indonesian companies as they benefit from tremendous access to capital but also technology, technical know-how, markets and the world’s best practices in governance. We are very proud to be part of another critical momentum in Indonesia.” 

Edward Teather, Senior ASEAN Economist, UBS Investment Bank said, "UBS is positive on Indonesia’s economy growth in 2019. We project 5% real GDP growth in 2019, a consistency that we see in the stabilizing economy. We think that Indonesia should be less impacted by the trade tensions than its more open ASEAN peers. We expect the current account deficit to narrow to 2.6% of GDP in 2019 from 3% in 2018. This means Indonesia to be less sensitive to the tightening of the global financial market conditions and help support the currency and reduce bond yields in 2019. Our projection of higher CPI inflation in 2020 reflects our assumption of higher oil prices in 2019, but moderate activity growth and the recovery in the IDR reduce our concerns of a worrying acceleration in core inflation. We do not expect USDIDR to make new highs in 2019”. 

UBS in Indonesia

UBS has had a long history in Indonesia, having first advised the Government of Indonesia in 1974. UBS Indonesia offers services in the areas of corporate finance, research, sales, trading and settlement.

UBS is the leading equity house in Indonesia as one of the top three brokers in the country in terms of trading value market share in IDX in the past five years. The UBS Indonesia Conference, which has been held annually since 2007, is the leading conference for international institutions investing in Indonesia debt and equity securities. It is also a leading Mergers & Acquisitions and advisory house.

In 1996, UBS became a fully licensed broker regulated by Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) and the Indonesia Stock Exchange with full underwriting and international / domestic broking capabilities.

UBS is a trusted M&A advisor for multi-national corporates seeking cross-border M&A opportunities.

We have been a leading equity capital markets house in Indonesia for more than 10 years.

UBS has been collaborating with top foreign and local institutional clients, making a significant contribution in encouraging greater foreign direct investment and attracting tier one international investors to Indonesia.

Since 2013, UBS has been the top bookrunner across IPOs, re-IPOs, and equity-linked offerings. UBS is the leading equity house in Indonesia and has shaped some of the most successful landmark equity capital raising transactions in the last decade

UBS supports the development of financial literacy in Indonesia through active seminars / coaching of students with our community affairs partners. Since 2005, UBS Indonesia has been partnered with Yayasan Emmanuel, a dynamic young community organization empowering underprivileged  children and youth in Bogor and Jakarta and and with Yayasan Karya Salemba Empat – a leading community organisation focussing on providing scholarship to university students in need.

About UBS

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