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Stock markets in COVID-19 times and technology equities to be discussed during medirectalk


MeDirect Bank is organising a third medirectalk investment webinar for 2020 which will be providing an expert overview of the stock markets in view of COVID-19, as well as an analysis of technology equities.

The event will take place online, on 19th November 2020 at 18.00hrs and is free of charge. It follows on the highly successful September’s webinar which focussed on investment opportunities in infrastructure assets and the creation of sustainable income. medirectalk is a series of seminars and webinars organised by MeDirect, featuring several financial experts and asset managers sharing their views on market and investment opportunities.

The upcoming medirectalk is organised by MeDirect Bank Malta, together with Blue Whale Growth Fund. The webinar will start with an overview of the stock markets within the current pandemic crisis and will be followed by the keynote speech of Stephen Yiu, Chief Investment Officer at Blue Whale Capital and Lead Manager of the Blue Whale Growth Fund. Yiu will be giving his views on technology stocks and an overview of Blue Whale’s approach to stock valuation.

Stephen Yiu, co-founded Blue Whale Capital in 2016, with Peter Hargreaves who is a co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown. Yiu started his career at Hargreaves Lansdown before working with Tim Steer as a co-manager at New Star Asset Management (now Janus Henderson) and Artemis Investment Management. Most recently, Yiu worked under Martin Taylor and Nick Barnes at Nevsky Capital, a global long-short equity hedge fund.

Born in Hong Kong, Yiu grew up in Singapore before completing his education in the UK. A fluent speaker of English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Yiu is truly a global citizen, and with his 15 years of investment experience, is well equipped to manage portfolios in the new global economy.

The Blue Whale Growth Fund is a global equity fund, focussing on large-cap stocks in developed markets. The Fund was launched in September 2017 and since inception it is the best performing fund out of 300 in the IA Global sector. The five-member investment team, led by Yiu, embraces a high conviction, valuation-driven approach to stock selection. At any given point, the fund will be invested into the best 25 to 35 stocks.

The session is an interactive one, and participants will be invited to ask their questions during a 30-minute Q&A session with Stephen Yiu. Questions can be submitted via the online platform during the event or sent in advance to registrations@medirect.com.mt.

In order to register for the medirectalk, as well as to view past events, you may visit here

The information given during this seminar is being provided by Blue Whale Growth Fund. The information contained in this talk is for general information purposes only and is neither intended to provide legal or other professional advice nor does it commit MeDirect Bank (Malta) plc to any obligation whatsoever. The information available during the seminar is not intended to be a suggestion, recommendation or solicitation to buy, hold or sell, any securities and is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness. The financial instruments discussed may not be suitable for all investors and investors must make their own informed decisions and seek their own advice regarding the appropriateness of investing in financial instruments or implementing strategies discussed herein.

The financial instruments discussed in this seminar may not be suitable for all investors and investors must make their own informed decisions and seek their own advice regarding the appropriateness of investing in financial instruments or implementing strategies discussed herein.

If you invest in any of the products discussed you may lose some or all of the money you invest. The value of your investment may go down as well as up. A commission or sales fee may be charged at the time of the initial purchase for an investment and may be deducted from the invested amount therefore lowering the size of your investment. Any income you get from this investment may go down as well as up. This product may be affected by changes in currency exchange rate movements thereby affecting your investment return therefrom. The performance figures quoted refer to the past and past performance is not a guarantee of future performance or a reliable guide to future performance. Any decision to invest in a mutual fund should always be based upon the details contained in the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document (KIID), which may be obtained from MeDirect Bank (Malta) plc.

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