Opportunities in the Time of COVID-19

The French Chamber, in partnership with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and La Camara hosted the Opportunities in the Time of COVID-19 webinar last April 15, 2020.

Also in partnership with Patron member BDO Unibank, the webinar was headed by BDO First VP and Chief Market Strategist Mr. Jonathan Ravelas, attendees were provided insights on the Philippine economy, current and projected market trends, as well as implications for investments.

About the Speaker:

He provides analysis on financial markets and macroeconomic developments in local and foreign markets. He held the same position at Equitable PCI Bank’s Treasury Department from 1998 to 2002. His prior experience includes working as strategist, analyst, equities dealer and portfolio manager in both money management and institutional equity brokerage with DBS Securities and ACE Securities.

Jonas has been educating investors in trading strategies & corporate governance, having worked in financial markets for more than 20 years. He has delivered numerous lectures in the field of forecasting, investments and corporate governance here and abroad and regularly provides economic commentaries in the Asian Wall Street Journal and is a regular commentator on economic and financial markets on ANC, Bloomberg, and CNN Philippines. Recently, FocusEconomics ranked him as the #1 Forex Forecaster for the Philippines for 2018. In 2016, FocusEconomics ranked him as the #1 Current Account forecaster for the Philippines for 2015. He is also a lecturer of Ateneo BAP’s treasury certification program.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Management of Financial Institutions from the De La Salle University (1992). In 1996, he finished the Asian Securities Executive Program at the Asian Institute of Management (Manila).

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