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DATE
Saturday, 6 march 2021
Title Deep Dive into Investment Opportunities in Next Generation Connectivity
Moderator Ng Shin Seong

Head, Investment
Strategy and Advisory
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia

Speaker(s) Yan Taw (YT) Boon

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
and Director of Research (Asia)
Neuberger Berman

Key Takeaways As economy reopens and US plans to pass the latest US 1.9trn stimulus, US 10 Year government bond yields jumped 0.6% to 1.5% in February. Investors took profits from technology related shares while buying into stocks that are related to re-opening of the economy.

                      
We caught up with YT Boon, the target portfolio manager of Principal Next G Connectivity to find out what he thinks the current market volatility means for the portfolio. You may view the replay video at the bottom of this page.

                         
Here are some of the key takeaways:
                

1. The portfolio manager has been disciplined and not chasing stocks with excessive valuation but instead have kept cash buffer for deployment into high convictions names. The recent correction has created a good buying opportunity as valuations have become more attractive.
                   

2. The next generation connectivity investment theme is a multi-year phenomenal and only in early stages as countries speed up their 5G connectivity rollout. Malaysia for example, have just recently announced the MyDigital initiative to progressively roll out 5G in the country.
                   

3. From network infrastructure to Internet-of-Things to applications and services, the fund seeks to invest in companies with leading positions in their fields and growth prospect in the coming years.
                        

87% of survey respondents during the live webinar expressed interest to seize opportunities presented to buy into the dip, which coincides with the optimism that YT sees amongst investors in Taiwan and Japan.
                       

You can now subscribe to Principal Next G Connectivity in multiple currencies on SmartDirect, 24/7 on your SC Mobile App.

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