BTECH COMPANIES BAHRAIN


Julius Bertillo, shares a live video of the the first BTECH Majlis, an event that provides ICT business opportunities and introduces member companies to Bahrain and GCC Gulf Coordinating Countries. BTECH Bahrain Technology Companies Society organizes this event.
BTECH is a non profit entity that was established in 2012, with the aim of contributing to the ICT industry in Bahrain through various programs, plans and partnerships.
As part of the country’s vision to improve its economic efficiency, we strive to fully elevate the statuesque of the sector, and bring ICT companies in Bahrain to a competing level with their regional and international competitors.

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Investing: 10 Golden Rules


Understanding these rules makes it easier to invest with confidence – not being daunted by market uncertainty nor being tempted to seek safety in the herd behavior of other investors.
None of us can predict what stock markets will do next, but by being informed and then investing for the right reasons, we can move the odds further in our favor.

Rule #1: Pay close attention to the treatment of minority shareholders.
– An independent board of directors is one of the key elements to ensure fair treatment of minority shareholders.
– Conflicts of interest is not limited to Asia and Emerging Markets.
– Investors need to do their homework and to understand the background and track record of a company.
Rule #2: Companies are about people not assets
– Is the management team competent, objective and trustworthy?
– Does the CEO hold too much power?
– Does the company value its staff and promote good company culture?
Rule #3: Balance sheet strength is critical
– Does a company’s balance sheet fully reflect its financial health?
– Is the business model and structure too complicated?
– Has the company spent its cash flow effectively?

Rule #4: Understand what you are buying
– Before investing, one should understand the company fundamentals and operation model.
– Try to resist being over-confident and keep investment boom in perspective.
– Simple business and companies with natural monopolies are usually the most preferred.
Rule #5: Be wary of over-ambition
– Local successful story does not necessarily translate to overseas.
– Companies who are overambitious in expansion may end up with operations failure.
– Firms that focus on their core business are worth for investing.
Rule #6: Think long term
– Investors should establish a long-term investment thinking and avoid short-term speculation.
– Short-term volatility are mostly irrational.
– It’s important to assess a company’s long-term outlook.
Rule #7: Benchmarks are measuring devices
– The biggest risk in investment is following the herd.
– Benchmark cannot fully reflect a holistic market prospects and opportunities.
– Investors have to adjust their strategies from time to time and develop their own investment philosophy.
Rule #8: Take advantage of irrational behavior
– Take advantage of others’ seeming irrationality.
– Riding with the tides and follow others blindly are the most dangerous investment behavior.
– Investors should stay calm and be rational at all time.
Rule #9: Do your own research
– Be accountable for own investment decisions based on research.
– Never allow blind faith to replace thorough research into a potential investment.
– Long term performance can only be achieved when investors are willing to do things differently, and on their own terms.
Rule #10: Focus on industries in which it is possible to have a sustainable competitive advantage
– A higher set up cost is one of the competitive advantages for business to remain sustainable.
– A trustworthy brand is more resilient to competitor’s challenge.
– Make sure your investment targets embrace competitive edge in their industries and markets.

(Source: Aberdeen Asset Management)
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FINANCIAL ANALYSTS SHARE CAREER SUCCESS (9/16/2015) - Following the 2008 global financial crisis, many people have been questioning whether pursuing a career in Finance is a wise decision.
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Learn from his two decades experience as financial analyst and business owner. Andrew has created a simple, easy to understand, comprehensive way to get any management team focused on the financial measures that matter. Andrew Stotz, CFA has lived in Thailand since 1992 and has been a university lecturer and equity analyst since 1993. He graduated with a BS. in finance and an MBA from California State University. Andrew was a strategist for Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) and previously was the head of research at CLSA Thailand. As a stock market analyst since 1993 Andrew has written thousands of pages of equity strategy and company research. He has spent the last six years managing research teams in Thailand and has written strategy regularly during that time. He was voted #1 analyst in Thailand in the Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2009 and 2008 and also was voted #1 analyst in Thailand in the 2009 Institutional Investor Magazine All-Asia Research Team Report. Meanwhile his research team at CLSA Thailand was voted number one in both of the above surveys and also in the 2009 Greenwich client survey. Andrew has been a part time lecturer in finance for 19 years at various universities in Thailand. Additionally he is vice president of the CFA Society of Thailand. Andrew is the finance director and co-owner of CoffeeWorks Co. Ltd., Thailand’s leading specialty coffee roaster since 1995. Make My company financially world class (8/15/2016) - If you want to Make Your Company Financially World Class, attend The Society Events' seminar by Mr. Andrew Stotz, Ph.D, CFA CEO, September 28-29, 2016 l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
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GUERRERO: We Have an Interesting President


Video interview with seasoned local investor Kit Guerrero on January 13, 2017 by Rom Cumagun via facebook messenger and aired live over facebook. Kit has been a diligent student of stocks investing ever since he took over his father’s dwindling funds and turned around its fortunes. He has been combining reading books, interviewing experienced investors and actual online stocks investing. Because of his persistent efforts, he is now able to diversify his investments into real estate.

“Stocks investing is not for the fearful,” he warned before he shared his thoughts on stocks investing 2017, “because it is money that you have saved and don’t want to lose. 2017 can be a make or break year for the Philippines. You might get a shock in 2017.

Despite the warning I still encourage first time investors to invest in Philippine equities. I encourage them because they are buying a business; they become part owners no matter how tiny.

The Philippines is economically and politically positioned to go up in the next several years. We have an interesting president who has moved in so many areas within three or four months — accomplishments equal to 1.5 years of work.

Let us continue to pray for Pres. Duterte… that he brings us to the right decisions: international alliances, trade partnerships, keeping the incumbent head of the Banko Sentral… ”

Kit so generously promised that he will be constantly available to guide followers of this blog in the learning process of stocks investing.

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cfa head shares financial wellness (9/14/2015) - April Tan, Chartered Financial Analysts PHILIPPINES President from the COL Financial Group, Inc. shared tips on how to become and remain financially fit. Q&A session moderated by Rose Fres Fausto
CFA: GLOBAL PASSPORT TO FINANCE INDUSTRY (9/15/2015) - Robert Ramos, CFA PHILIPPINES VP for Continuing Education, Asset manager Unionbank of the Philippines shared his journey in obtaining his CFA charter and the benefits he derived from having one
CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYSTS TALK R & R (9/15/2015) - Marvin Fausto from the COL Financial Group, Inc., Michaelangelo Oyson, CFA from BPI Securities and Mr. Fernand Tansingco, CFA from Metrobank talked about the return potential and the risks in these different financial products at the 2nd Philippine Junior Finance and Investment Summit.
COMPOUND INTEREST 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD (9/19/2015) - Neil Grover, CFA Institute Asia Pacific Head of Education quotes Albert Einstein in setting the tone of the 2nd Philippine Junior Finance and Investment Summit: "Compound interest is the eight wonder of the world. Those who understand it earn it; those who don't pay it."
FINANCIAL ANALYST CLARIFIES CLARITAS (9/14/2015) - Richard McGillivray, Director of Institutional Partnership of the CFA Institute Asia Pacific discussed the Claritas program ‬
FINANCIAL ANALYSTS SHARE CAREER SUCCESS (9/16/2015) - Following the 2008 global financial crisis, many people have been questioning whether pursuing a career in Finance is a wise decision.
IS RP ECONOMY ENTERING ITS GOLDEN AGE? (9/15/2015) - Expert discusses why our economy is experiencing significant advancement and how government is ensuring sustainable development.
Learn from his two decades experience as financial analyst and business owner. Andrew has created a simple, easy to understand, comprehensive way to get any management team focused on the financial measures that matter. Andrew Stotz, CFA has lived in Thailand since 1992 and has been a university lecturer and equity analyst since 1993. He graduated with a BS. in finance and an MBA from California State University. Andrew was a strategist for Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) and previously was the head of research at CLSA Thailand. As a stock market analyst since 1993 Andrew has written thousands of pages of equity strategy and company research. He has spent the last six years managing research teams in Thailand and has written strategy regularly during that time. He was voted #1 analyst in Thailand in the Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2009 and 2008 and also was voted #1 analyst in Thailand in the 2009 Institutional Investor Magazine All-Asia Research Team Report. Meanwhile his research team at CLSA Thailand was voted number one in both of the above surveys and also in the 2009 Greenwich client survey. Andrew has been a part time lecturer in finance for 19 years at various universities in Thailand. Additionally he is vice president of the CFA Society of Thailand. Andrew is the finance director and co-owner of CoffeeWorks Co. Ltd., Thailand’s leading specialty coffee roaster since 1995. Make My company financially world class (8/15/2016) - If you want to Make Your Company Financially World Class, attend The Society Events' seminar by Mr. Andrew Stotz, Ph.D, CFA CEO, September 28-29, 2016 l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
Got questions about the stock market, trends, or stock picks? Join COL Financial Group, Inc.LIVE TWEET SESSION WITH head of research April Lee Tan August 31, 2016 3:30 to 4:30 pm Wednesday questions: stock Market, trends, picks? (8/27/2016) - Join COL Financial Group, Inc. LIVE TWEET SESSION WITH head of research April Lee Tan
STANDOUT IN THE FINANCE JOB MARKET (9/14/2015) - It is extremely difficult to get a job which fits one’s skill set today. Hence, it is very important to be able to be noticeable in the current competitive finance job market. Mr. Yung Mi Chin from Viventis Search Asia shared tips on how to do just that. ‪