Southeast Asia Investment Forum

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Drew Brahos
Bank of the West

Chairs: Andy Chong, CFA & Anthony Mak, CFA

Asian Pacific Community of Interest Event

Southeast Asia, including the countries of Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia have experienced phenomenal growth in recent years despite the global economic downturn plaguing the US and Europe. With rising wages in manufacturing powerhouse China and the gradual appreciation of the Yuan, a few Southeast Asian countries are set to enjoy a greater economic competitive edge. Yet many investors are slow to capture the rich potential of these fertile opportunities out of unfamiliarity of the region or concern about stability.

To help us navigate the tricky waters of Southeast Asia and uncover hidden opportunities, market strategist and senior portfolio manager Mr. Brahos will be leading a discussion among a panel of government representatives and experts. Topics discussed will include the business environment in the region, macroeconomic trends, industries on the rise, and government policies on investments. The session aims to help portfolio managers learn the facts on the ground from experts on the field to get a better understanding and make sound investment decisions.


Drew Brahos
Bank of the West
Vice President & Market Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager


Meena Chandra
International Enterprise Singapore
Center Director

Louie Nguyen
Soledad Investment Management
President and Chief Investment Officer

Stella Poon
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Speaker Bio:
Drew Brahos
serves as Vice President and Market Strategist/Senior Portfolio Manager with Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for providing intellectual leadership related to changes and trends in the economy and the impact on the team’s portfolio allocation strategies. Mr. Brahos will also provide analysis from which decisions can be made to enhance the investment portfolios of our clientele.

Mr. Brahos has 28 years of experience. Prior to joining Bank of the West, he managed the Value Stock Fund and Growth Stock Fund Common Trust Funds as well as accounts for high net worth families and various foundations as Senior Portfolio Manager at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Prior to this, he served as Senior Economist with Bank of America focusing on international equity strategy, asset allocation, and fixed income strategy after spending several years teaching at the university level.

Mr. Brahos earned an MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s degree in teaching mathematics from Duke University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Butler University.

Mr. Brahos is an active member of Butler University’s Board of Visitors as well as being a member of the Ventura County Community Foundation’s investment committee.

Agenda:    5:30m – 6:30pm presentation

                  6:30pm – 7:30pm  cocktail networking reception

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the
CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies
for 1 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for
your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

Registration Links
CFALA Members: $20.00 (place cursor on amount for link)
Student Discount: $25.00
Non-members: $35.00 (place cursor on amount for link)

Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles  
                  Bernards Room
                  506 South Grand Avenue
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607

Parking: Hotel Valet Parking: $20.00
                Self-Parking at AT&T Center (611 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 -
                Driveway just South of Hilton's Checkers Hotel): $9.35

Dress Code: Business Casual

Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.

*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.


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