The next big thing

Year Ahead 2021

While we expected the 2020s to be a decade of transformation, we did not expect our prediction to be turbo-charged by a global pandemic. What can we expect in 2021?

A Year of Renewal with renewed growth and, perhaps, renewed optimism in society's ability to constantly adapt and innovate. We saw with our own eyes the exciting technologies that seem to have unraveled from nowhere. How should you invest for the future?

Watch the various sessions as UBS CIOs and our expert speakers share what they see as #UBSNextBigThing.

The next big thing story

Event highlights


The next big thing conference sessions

To view the various sessions & interviews, please click the tabs below.

7 January

Opening address

August Hatecke, Group Managing Director & Co-Head Asia Pacific, UBS AG

CIO Year Ahead 2021: A year of renewal

Mark Haefele & Tan Min Lan, Group Managing Director, UBS AG 

What does a Biden presidency mean for U.S. foreign relations?

Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard University & Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense

China the bubble that never pops

Tom Orlik, Chief Economist, Bloomberg

The hunt for yield

Daniel Ivascyn, Group Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO

Closing summary

Tommy Leung, Managing Director & Michelle Chua, Associate Director,
UBS AG 

8 January

Investing for the next stage of growth in China

Zhang Lei, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hillhouse Capital

Finding alternative income

Jonathan Gray, President & Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone

How does Sustainable Investing benefit investors?

Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman, BlackRock

Invest in the next big thing

Paul Scanlan, Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Technologies

The next big thing & Chinese internet

Sundeep Gantori, Executive Director, UBS AG

Opinions

Jonathan Gray

President and Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone

Geraldine Buckingham

Head of APAC, BlackRock

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Capital Group


Agenda

Please click on the agenda for details.

Investing in Asia 2021


 

Event Host

August Hatecke

Group Managing Director
Country Head Singapore
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 70 KB)

UBS speakers and moderators (In order of appearance)

 

Mark Haefele

Group Managing Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 69 KB)

Tan Min Lan

Group Managing Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 68 KB)

Kelvin Tay

Managing Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 70 KB)

Solita Marcelli

Managing Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 83 KB)

Edmund Koh

Member of the UBS Group Executive Board

President UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 1 MB)

Andrew Lee

Managing Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 80 KB)

Geoffrey Wong

Managing Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 72 KB)

Sundeep Gantori

Executive Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 83 KB)

Guest Speakers (In order of appearance)

Graham Allison

Douglas Dillon Professor of Government
Harvard University

Biography (PDF, 123 KB)

Tom Orlik

Chief Economist
Bloomberg

Biography (PDF, 89 KB)

Daniel J. Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer
PIMCO

Biography (PDF, 129 KB)

Zhang Lei

Founder and CEO
Hillhouse Capital Management

Biography (PDF, 91 KB)

Jonathan Gray

President and Chief Operating Officer
Blackstone

Biography (PDF, 99 KB)

Philipp Hildebrand

Vice Chairman
BlackRock

Biography (PDF, 95 KB)

Paul Scanlan

Chief Technology Officer
Huawei Technologies

Biography (PDF, 124 KB)

Master of Ceremony

Tommy Leung

Managing Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 76 KB)

Michelle Chua

Associate Director
UBS AG

Biography (PDF, 67 KB)