NH Investment & Securities held a web seminar through YouTube in February. Courtesy of NH Investment & Securities

Brokerage will offer information to investors along with Mirae Asset

NH Investment & Securities announced on March 30 that the outfit will host a YouTube seminar to offer information about China’s cloud and electric vehicle industries.

The Seoul-based brokerage arranged the event in time with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has sickened almost 10,000 people in South Korea alone.

NH held a similar online seminar late last month about potential-laden industries.

Up to 2,840 applied for the session, more than 65 percent of them actually took part in it, according to the company.

An NH official said that the company will host a similar event every month down the road through collaboration with Mirae Asset Global Investments.

Those who want to participate in the seminar can apply through the brokerage house’s mobile system or web page of Mirae Asset.

Experts point out that companies should try to hold as many events through online as possible to avoid the virus threats.

“COVID-19 continues to weigh on the economy. In this climate, online events might be the best option for companies, which try to communicate with their current or potential clients,” a Seoul economist said.

“In the sense, other players would be able to benchmark the YouTube event of NH Securities.”

NH Securities was launched in 2006 when Sejong Securities was incorporated into the National Agricultural Cooperate Federation, otherwise known as Nonghyup.

Currently, CEO Jeong Young-chae heads the outfit, whose largest shareholder is NH Financial Group. Its stake is 76.09 percent.