As technology becomes an integral part of more and more aspects of our lives, our understanding of what constitutes a ‘technology company’ is continuing to broaden and evolve. Since 2017, there has been a significant rise in interest in this sector among investors, with the technology segment accounting for a growing share of the Hong Kong market’s traded value and market capitalisation.
This change in the tech landscape is due in significant part to targeted market reforms. HKEX revamped its listing regime in 2018 so as to attract more companies from innovative and ‘new economy’ industry sectors to list in Hong Kong. With this fast-growing interest in technology sector, Hang Seng Indexes Company debuted its 3rd flagship product - Hang Seng TECH Index in July last year. The Index aims to reflect the performance of sizeable technology companies and to facilitate the development of various index-linked products, including derivatives and ETFs.
In this webinar, our speakers will first share about the formation and features of the Hang Seng TECH Index. Given a general perception among investors is that index funds are mainly broad based market indices, we will explore the differences between active and passive investing strategies and how specific theme ETFs would possibly outperform active fund
Date: 28 January 2021, Thursday
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 (GMT+8)
Professional learning credit: 1 (CFA members please login to your PL tracker to record PL credit)
Host: Alan Lok, Director, Ethics Education and Professional Standards, CFA Institute