Mandiri Investment Forum
KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. PT Bank Mandiri Tbk on Wednesday (30/1) held the Mandiri Investment Forum (MIF) 2019 with the theme “Indonesia: Invest Now!”. The international investment forum was attended by more than 600 investors both from within and outside the country. Also attending the occasion were around 200 Bank Mandiri corporate customers.
MIF 2019 is the eighth MIF held by Bank Mandiri. MIF 2019 was held with the aim of encouraging the entry of foreign investment into the country to boost national economic growth. This time Bank Mandiri collaborated with Jefferies, a global investment bank company from the United States.
Deputy President Director of Bank Mandiri Sulaiman Arif Arianto said that at MIF 2019 investors will get exposure related to updates on the latest policies and regulations from a number of stakeholders, including Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Rini Soemarno, Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) Perry Warjiyo, and Head of the Ministry of Finance’s Fiscal Policy Agency Suahasil Nazara.
Also present were former Minister of Finance who currently serves as the Chairman of Mandiri Institute’s Advisory Board M Chatib Basri, and Jefferies Chief Strategist, Sean Darby.
“MIF 2019 focuses on strategic solutions for decision makers and private investors in navigating business, along with the shadow of the global monetary tightening trend and the ongoing political years in Indonesia,” Sulaiman said when opening MIF 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta.
Furthermore, Sulaiman explained that the banking sector as one of the sectors that support investment growth in the country today can be said to be in excellent performance. The banking sector continues to grow with an annual credit growth ratio of around 12% and a ratio of bad loans or Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) which are stable below 3% until November 2018.
Then Sulaiman also believes that the national banking sector can continue to grow amidst the onslaught of the influence of the industrial revolution 4.0. “We are confident that the banking sector will continue to contribute optimally and become a motor of economic growth because it is supported by maintained asset quality, strong capital ratios and operational cost efficiency due to innovation in digital banking and financial instruments and strong domestic consumption,” he said.
He said that through the latest research, the Mandiri Group team of economists projected the national economy would grow by 5.22% in 2019, compared to the growth of 2018 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 5.16%.
Therefore, Indonesia is expected to be able to encourage the development of the manufacturing sector to pursue a more stable economic growth and be able to absorb a larger workforce that is evenly distributed throughout Indonesia.
Just so you know, the potential for a large number of national labor force in Indonesia is still not absorbed optimally due to the limited number of human resources (HR) with the ability and expertise in the field of information technology (IT).
On the same occasion, President Director of Mandiri Sekuritas Silvano Rumantir said that MIF 2019 is expected to provide a lot of strategic information to investors, both domestic and foreign, regarding investment opportunities that can be done in Indonesia.
“Mandiri Sekuritas is optimistic that the investment climate, including capital market growth, will be more positive this year in line with Indonesia’s economic growth,” he said.
As a series of MIF 2019 activities, Bank Mandiri and Mandiri Sekuritas had previously invited a number of investors to visit various potential locations for investment in the country that had used digital and microeconomy on 28-29 January 2019.
Then, on Thursday, January 31, 2019 a number of investors also conducted one on one meeting as well as group meetings with stakeholders and business actors including issuers who took the floor on the stock exchange.