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10:30 - 11:10

Morning Coffee & Networking Break

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12:45 - 14:00
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Networking Lunch, Audience with a Keynote and Boutique/ Emerging Manager Selection Workshops & Showcases

Lunchtime Programme on the Data & Next Gen Leadership Stage

13.00-13.30 An Audience With... FundForum's 2019 Distinguished Keynote

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy MIT, Professor, MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

How can you stay relevant and respond to the datafication of everything? With the global digital battleground for accountability and consumer trust raging, how can enlightened leaders pivot strategy from control to competitive-edge innovation?  What business structures and mindsets do they need to succeed? How do you shift strategy from compliance to innovation, creating a new competitive edge – and then building the structural and mindset requirements to get you there.


13.30-13.55 Quickfire Boutique Fund Showcase with Live Investor Feedback

Antony John, CEO, ILEX & panel of fund buyer judges 

Back for it's 7th successive year, 8 boutique funds will give a 90 second pitch about what gives their fund its unique edge. The fund buyer  judge will then comment on the pitch and give marks for clarity of proposition and charisma of delivery. The winner will receive glory and a bottle of champagne. 

The pitch is open to boutique asset manager delegates and a call for participants will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the event.


  • Presenter Erik Brynjolfsson - Co-Founder & Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School
  • Moderator Antony John - Principal, Ilex Associates
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16:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

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18:00 - 20:00
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FundForum International Day 1 Drinks Reception at The Tree House ( on site at the Bella Centre)

Hosted by J.P.Morgan 

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07:45 - 08:20 35 mins
CEO Invitation Only
Asset Manager CEO Breakfast: In a low return/high volatility environment, where will organic growth come from and who will be the winners?”
  • Moderator Professor Amin Rajan - Founder, Create Research
07:45 - 08:20 35 mins
Asset Allocator Only
Fund Buyer Academy – Digital Fund Selection
  • Moderator Oren Kaplan - Co-Founder, SharingAlpha
  • Speaker Ilan Sadoun - Co Founder, Chairman, Caspa Family Office & Wealth Management
  • Speaker Madalena Antolin Teixeira - Senior Portfolio Manager, ASK Wealth Management
  • Speaker Bart Van Der Ven - Manager and Fund Selector, Accuro Wealth Advisors
  • Adam Jordan - Director of Investment Research & Management, Paul R. Ried Financial Group
  • Brad Prosper - Investment Analyst, Xperia Investment Advisors
07:45 - 08:20 35 mins
Distribution
Distribution Early Bird Breakfast 1: Service Provider Only - How to position yourself to find and qualify the right prospects.
  • Baldwin Berges - Managing Director, Clarity
08:00 - 08:25 25 mins
For Everyone
Registration & Welcome Coffee
08:25 - 08:30 5 mins
Global Megatrends
Welcome from FundForum International 2019
08:30 - 08:40 10 mins
Global Megatrends
Chairman's Welcome
  • Tom Brown - Global Head of Asset Management, KPMG
08:40 - 09:10 30 mins
Info
Global Megatrends
Data is the new capital, but does technology have to trump humanity? From the #1 global expert on leadership in the digital economy and the datification of everything
  • Erik Brynjolfsson - Co-Founder & Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School

  With the global digital battleground for accountability and consumer trust raging, how can leaders pivot strategy from control to innovation?  

Spotting the  key trends in networks, datafication and ideas where they are working and the consequences who's left behind: Networks data and ideas working better than thought to create churn but not within countries - leaving cities behind - need to address this


How can you stay relevant and respond to the datafication of everything? 

Managing the datafication of everything. With the global digital battleground for accountability and consumer trust raging, how can leaders pivot strategy from control to innovation?  Strategies for responding to the datification of everything

Leaders, Facebook, regulation and internet governance.

  • We are moving into a world where the first scaler, rather than the first mover, has the advantage. Internet’s basic architecture may already be past the point of no return dominated by BAATFANGsThe
  • Battle for Ethics very different in US, Asia and Europe
  • European regulation and the road to greater accountability and customer trust – but how do you innovate in this controlled environment?
  • many of the most interesting areas for the use of tech are in heavily regulated sectors, such as healthcare, education, energy and transport. If Europe can develop a mutually beneficial relationship between public sector innovators, entrepreneurs and regulators, that fosters innovation while protecting citizens, it may be in with a shout.

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy MIT, Professor, MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Co-Author with Andrew McAfee

“Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future” And

“The Second Machine Age - Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies”


09:10 - 09:45 35 mins
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Global Megatrends
Technology revolutions, inequality and a new role for asset management to address global challenges of funding health and wealth wellbeing
  • Presenter Michael Gruener - Head of Retail EMEA, BlackRock
  • Speaker Michael O'Sullivan - Author, "The Levelling"
  • Speaker Rose St Louis - Head of strategic partnerships, Zurich UK
  • Speaker Andy Cox - CEO EMEA Retirement & Financial Management, Chair of Global Investment Consulting, Aon

As the world ages, retirement and healthcare will become critical issues that only asset management + data can solve. Gen Z looms large 

 “These are the large meta trends that are now crashing into governments. There is now no such thing as policy without technology”

Who are the new builders bringing public sector innovation and new asset intelligence together? Using AI, data and neuroscience to solve customer problems across health and wealth

10 minutes Michael Gruener Keynote

25 Minutes Panel Discussion 

09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
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Global Megatrends
What impact will the digitalisation and tokenisation of assets have on the future shape of investment management? Three different perspectives on the new opportunities and challenges for incumbent and emerging businesses across the value chain. With Sli.do Survey
  • Moderator Joe Saliba - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CACEIS
  • Speaker Neil Ward - CEO, KNEIP
  • Speaker Laura Bailey - Founder, Qadre
  • Speaker Olinga Ta'eed - Council Member & Expert Advisor, China Ministry of Commerce, E-Commerce Committee

How far are we from unleashing industry transformation, democratisation, competitiveness & liquidity?

10:15 - 10:30 15 mins
Global Megatrends
The Asset Manager Interview - How to approach the implementation of the “datafication of everything” – what does the new asset innovation mean in practice for asset managers?
  • Speaker Robert McKillop - Global Head of Product and Client Solutions, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Moderator Sanjiv Sawhney - Global Head Custody and Funds Services, Citi
10:30 - 11:10 40 mins
Morning Coffee & Networking Break
11:10 - 11:15 5 mins
Distribution
Introduction Distribution
  • Moderator Lena Lundholm-Micko, - Head of Nordic Region, Blackrock
11:10 - 11:15 5 mins
Investment
Introducing FundBuyer solutions: content-rich fund showcases on the best new opportunities and high conviction themes. PMs present in-front of an exclusively fundbuyer and asset owner audience and top-table panel of buyers
  • Moderator Maria Simon - VP, Client Success, eVestment
11:10 - 11:15 5 mins
Smart Market Intelligence
Introducing Smart Markets Intelligence: thought-leadership, insight, innovation in the next evolution of global markets
11:10 - 11:15 5 mins
Operations
Introducing FundForum Ops
11:10 - 11:15 5 mins
Data and Building Next Gen Asset Management
Introducing Data Capital & Next Gen Asset Management
11:15 - 11:35 20 mins
Distribution
The Global Macro Perspective 2019
  • Michael Hasenstab - Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments
11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
Info
Investment
FundBuyer Solutions 1
  • Presenter Mark Baribeau, CFA - Managing Director,, Jennison Associates
  • Presenter Sonia Fasolo - Head of SRI/ SRI Fund Manager, La Financiere de l'Echiquier ( LFDE)
  • Presenter Thor Olsson - Member of Global Growth investment team, Clearbridge

Portfolio Managers have a total of 10 minutes to present their fund in front of the fund buyer audience, this is then followed by moderated Q&A from talented top table of buyers and opened up to the room at large. This guarantees the best quality engagement and questions to create a memorable session. 

Fund Buyer Solution 1: Driving Growth through Disruptive Innovation
Mark B. Baribeau, CFA, MD, Head of Global Equity, JENNISON ASSOCIATES

Fund Buyer Solution 2: Sustainability and UN SDGs
Sonia Fasolo, Head of SRI / SRI Fund Manager, LA FINANCIÈRE DE L'ECHIQUIER (LFDE)

Fund Buyer Solution 3: Global, Alpha, ESG
Thor Olsson, Member of  Global Growth investment fund, CLEARBRIDGE INVESTMENTS



11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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Smart Market Intelligence
Smart Markets Intelligence – Audience with a global expert 1: Alternative reserves and fiat currencies: Is now the time to go into alternative assets and precious metals? If so which ones, why and for how long?
  • Presenter Mark O'Byrne - Founder & Research Director, Goldcore

Is now the time to go into alternative assets and precious metals? If so which ones, why and for how long?

11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Operations
Leaders Panel - Enabling an agile front to back operating model: technology, infrastructure and culture
  • Moderator Ed Gouldstone - Chief Operating Officer - Asset Management, Linedata
  • Terry Yodaiken - Acting Head of Operations - EMEA, First State Investments
  • Fabrice Silberzan - Chief Operating Officer, BNP Paribas Asset Management
11:15 - 12:15 60 mins
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Data and Building Next Gen Asset Management
Welcome to the race for data implementation: how to partner the most sophisticated distributors with stronger brands, smarter APIs and more relevant products
  • Moderator Stephanie Griffiths - CMO, ffyn.co
  • Speaker Niall Bellabarba - Director International,, Elinvar
  • Speaker Anne Choktsang - Head of Change & Innovation, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Speaker Rémi Cuinat - Head of unit-linked assets monitoring and middle-office - Investment division, Generali
  • Speaker Johannes Schubert - COO, Minveo

from building stronger brands to developing more relevant products and super APIs,  asset management finally enters the 21st century to partner the most sophisticated distributors

Tomorrow most global asset managers will have a chief digital officer.
Discover top tips from our panel of distributors and innovators to succeed in implementing-
•       investor segmentation,
•       improving the customer experience,
•       building stronger brand,
•       developing more relevant products x 2
•       facilitate distribution

So what are the top tips from our panel to win the  implementation race? Each panellist give tips on one key topic

Additional questions to panel of distributors and innovators - 

Strategy: new business models powered by digital or blockchain? 

Tools: How do they implement the changes?  Which tools? How do they work faster?

Culture: How do they embed delivery culture? For startups how do they convince traditional financial players to collaborate

digital implementation is maximising efficiency and reducing cost between partnerships (1) as well creating new business opportunities for investors (2)

new digital context and players such as Neobanks are pushing traditional players like Generali to implement digital transformation faster ex development of new APIs


11:35 - 11:45 10 mins
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Distribution
Winds of change – sentiment shifts after a decade of plenty
  • Presenter Will Mayne - Senior Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Understanding the direction of travel as regulatory and market pressures dislocate asset management business models. Assessing the latest retail and institutional data to identify future opportunities in the new world of distribution.

11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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Distribution
Spotlight on European Institutional asset owners: Comparing approaches to different investment themes and how to access best solutions - outsourced CIOs, direct fund selection, mandates or via consultants? With Sli.do Survey
  • Moderator Dr Oliver Roll - Founding Partner, 4AlphaDrivers
  • Speaker Olivier Rousseau - Executive director, FRR (The French pension reserve fund)
  • Speaker Inger Huus-Pedersen - Chief Portfolio Manager, PKA
  • Speaker Charlotte Mark - Chief Financial Officer, LD Pensions ( Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond )

Hear top European Investors discuss how they deal with geopolitical risk, and the impact of new objectives in asset allocation and fund selection.

11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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Smart Market Intelligence
Smart Markets Intelligence – Audience with a global expert 2: "The Levelling - What's Next After Globalization? " A call for a revival of democracies under siege in UK, USA and elsewhere, critical for the stable, productive, and peaceful world we all seek
  • Presenter Michael O'Sullivan - Author, "The Levelling"

Join us to discuss what may become of the world as the liberal, globalized world order disintegrates, and what novel ideas can we propose that may lay the basis for what comes next. 

Smart Market Intelligence  The Levelling - What's Next After Globalization? A call for a revival of democracies under siege in UK, USA and elsewhere, critical for the stable, productive, and peaceful world we all seek

Michael O’Sullivan, former CIO, CREDIT SUISSE kicks starts a discussion on his new book

"Michael O'Sullivan chronicles a 'world turned upside down' in this fascinating new book detailing the twenty-first century's seismic shifts in technology, the global economy, and the balance of power. His call for a revival of democracies under siege in Britain, the US, and elsewhere is critical for the stable, productive, and peaceful world we all seek."—Nicholas Burns, professor, Harvard University, and former US Under Secretary of State

11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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Operations
Outsourcing 3.0: Overcoming the top 3 obstacles to forming effective strategic partnerships – scale, expertise, alignment
  • Moderator Rupert Bull - CEO & Co-Founder, The Disruption House
  • Greg Thornton - Chief Operating Officer, PGI Europe & Managing Director, Global Funds Governance, Principal Global Investors
  • Karen Zachary - COO, CRUX Asset Management
  • Pervaiz Panjwani - Managing Director, EMEA Head of Custody & Fund Services, Citi
  • Deciding which functions should be outsourced
  • Choosing your partners/solutions
  • Mitigating risk
  • Enabling flexibility for future development
12:00 - 12:45 45 mins
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Investment
Fund Buyer Solutions 2
  • Speaker Giles Money - Global Equities Portfolio Manager, J Safra Sarasin
  • Speaker Jeremy Cunningham - investment director for fixed income, Capital Group
  • Speaker Mark Phelps - CIO for Concentrated Global Growth, Alliance Bernstein

Fund Buyer Solution 4:
Giles Money, Global Equities Portfolio Manager, J SAFRA SARASIN 

Fund Buyer Solution 5: Delivering consistent high income for 20 years
Jeremy Cunningham, investment director for fixed income, CAPITAL GROUP 

Fund Buyer Solution 6: Real world ESG integration
Mark Phelps, CIO Concentrated Global Growth, ALLIANCE BERNSTEIN

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Distribution
Identifying the strategies and solutions where active asset managers can deliver tangible value as we move towards more passive funds and zero fees
  • Moderator Hortense Bioy - Director of Passive Strategies and Sustainability Research, Europe, Morningstar
  • Speaker Jamie Hammond - CEO, AllianceBernstein Ltd (UK)
  • Speaker David Wright - EMEA Head of Product Strategy for Systematic Active Equity (SAE) business, Blackrock
  • Speaker Nick Lyster - Global Head of Wealth Advisory Services, Principal Global Investors
  • Speaker Bryon Lake - Managing Director, Head of International ETF, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Speaker Stuart Parker - President & CEO, PGIM Investments
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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Smart Market Intelligence
Smart Markets Intelligence – Audience with a global expert 3: The strategic implications of what Alibaba’s Jack Ma’s China E-Commerce Committee means to the market forces when China controls 70% of the market:

Smart Market Intelligence 3 –The strategic implications of what Alibaba’s Jack Ma’s China E-Commerce Committee means to the market forces when China controls 70% of the market: How regional powers from China to the Middle East are using blockchain for strategic intent – promoting hard and soft influence both internally and externally to the world.

how China considers blockchain an essential part of their One Belt One Road strategy. Showing the world the soft and hard value they bring in a measured, transparent and deliverable way.  

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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Operations
Best in Class Innovation Showcase: Brand new outsourcing solutions
  • Rowan Gillespie - Vice President – Global Foreign Exchange Sales, Northern Trust
  • Darren Johnson - Chief Operating Officer - Listed Equities, Impax Asset Management

FX Trading: NORTHERN TRUST

Cloud Resilience: IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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Data and Building Next Gen Asset Management
How do different industries apply data as a differentiator?: Board level discussion on how to embrace data, algorithms and computing power to drive the AI +HI future transformed business - How to design an AI strategy to maximise profitability
  • Howard Mannion - Partner, Financial Services, EY

In the future leaders must scan the world for signals of change, and be able to react instantaneously. To do this they need to embrace data capital - how this will enable new platform to drive  transformation

(1) What is the 3rd wave of AI and what do Boards need to know about AI maturity

(2) building preconditions for strategic AI: data, algorithms and computing power.

(3) mindsets and talent for AI strategy;  Next gen leadership for the AI +HI future transformed business

12:45 - 14:00 75 mins
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Networking Lunch, Audience with a Keynote and Boutique/ Emerging Manager Selection Workshops & Showcases
  • Presenter Erik Brynjolfsson - Co-Founder & Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School
  • Moderator Antony John - Principal, Ilex Associates

Lunchtime Programme on the Data & Next Gen Leadership Stage

13.00-13.30 An Audience With... FundForum's 2019 Distinguished Keynote

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy MIT, Professor, MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

How can you stay relevant and respond to the datafication of everything? With the global digital battleground for accountability and consumer trust raging, how can enlightened leaders pivot strategy from control to competitive-edge innovation?  What business structures and mindsets do they need to succeed? How do you shift strategy from compliance to innovation, creating a new competitive edge – and then building the structural and mindset requirements to get you there.


13.30-13.55 Quickfire Boutique Fund Showcase with Live Investor Feedback

Antony John, CEO, ILEX & panel of fund buyer judges 

Back for it's 7th successive year, 8 boutique funds will give a 90 second pitch about what gives their fund its unique edge. The fund buyer  judge will then comment on the pitch and give marks for clarity of proposition and charisma of delivery. The winner will receive glory and a bottle of champagne. 

The pitch is open to boutique asset manager delegates and a call for participants will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the event.


14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Distribution
Changes in front end distribution models and the battle for asset allocation: Post Mifid 2 the world is moving fast towards discretionary and model portfolios, what are the new business models, distribution dynamics and partnership opportunities for third party funds? Plus Sli.do Survey
  • Moderator Diana Mackay - Managing Director, Global Distribution Solutions, Broadridge
  • Speaker Hans Georgeson - Chief Executive Officer, Axa Architas
  • Speaker Pierre Adrien Domon - Member of the Management Committee, Fund Channel
  • Speaker Andrew Summers - Head of Collectives & Fund Research , INVESTEC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • Speaker Adina Grigoriu - Actuary, Active Asset Allocation expert, Lady of FinTech 2017, Active Asset Allocation
  • Speaker Jeffrey Bloom - Global Partnerships, UBS Wealth Management

Hear from white label organisations delivering engaging interface and asset allocation models for asset managers, distributors, institutions using sophisticated quant techniques - to others changing their business models eg 

  • The shift towards discretionary and its impact on sales flows – making markets much more volatile and holding periods much less sticky.
  • The rise of model portfolios – another aspect of the same trend but one that makes the distributor into the asset manager and potential competitor of asset managers, particularly if the portfolios are reliant on passive funds.
  • Asset managers becoming distributors – Fidelity is already there but Schroders recently announced a D2C initiative with Lloyds, and there are other examples.
  • Disrupters – particularly evident in some Asian markets.


Investec - Investec have launched Click & Invest service – model portfolios with active management

UBS - a perspective from a big universal bank on their changing thinking 

AXA Architas - Multi- manager and perspectives on Asia 



14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Investment
New asset allocation in the great market reset: what are the new asset classes and new asset allocation tools in a period of volatility
  • Moderator Professor Amin Rajan - Founder, Create Research
  • Speaker Wei Li, CFA - Head of EMEA Investment Strategy for BlackRock ETF & Index Investments, BlackRock
  • Speaker Théodore Economou - CIO, Multi-Asset, Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) SA
  • Speaker Justin Onuekwusi - Fund Manager, Head of Retail Multi-Assets Team, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Speaker Florian Ielpo - Head of Macroeconomic Research, Cross Asset Solutions, Unigestion

CIOs and PMs


14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
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Smart Market Intelligence
New Green Deal? Tapping the huge US$100 trillion pool of patient private capital in ESG investing in green instruments and bonds for mutual funds
  • Moderator Allan Walker - Head of Project Finance, Institutional Investment and Infrastructure Team,, DIT
  • Speaker Vasiliki Pachatouridi - Head of EMEA iShares Fixed Income Product Strategy, Blackrock
  • Speaker Graham Smith - Director, Sustainable Finance Unit, HSBC
  • Speaker Karl Smith - Managing Director (MIRA), Green Investment Group, Green Investment Group, Macquarie
  • Speaker David Harris - Head of Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell, Group Head of Sustainable Business,, London Stock Exchange

Challenges, progress and investment opportunities in scaling climate finance and green issuance globally

14.00 – 14.10 Overview of the growth and opportunity potential of green finance: The government role in enabling green finance - how can public and private sector work together globally?

Introduced & Moderated by Allan Walker, Head of Project Finance, Institutional Investment and Infrastructure Team, DIT

14.10 – 14.40 Snapshot profiles and discussion: What are the most relevant green investment instruments for the mutual fund market? What are they financing and how?

14.40 – 15.00 Open discussion and green finance survey

14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
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Data and Building Next Gen Asset Management
Building the next gen investment process and making it relevant: New leaders in behavioural quantimental & machine learning in wealth management
  • Presenter Clare Flynn Levy - CEO and Founder, Essentia Analytics
  • Moderator Ms Justina Deveikyte - Associate Director, Cerulli Associates (Europe)
  • Speaker Dan Kemp - Chief Investment Officer, Morningstar Investment Management Europe Ltd
  • Speaker Sandrine Ungari - Head of cross-asset quantitative research, Société Générale
  • Speaker Alex Gioulekas - Prognosis Machines Fund, Coeli AB
  • Speaker Matthew Killeya - co-CIO at Cantab, GAM Systematic
  • Speaker Stephen J. Barnett - CEO & Founder, Util

New leaders in behavioural quantimental & machine learning in wealth management - How machine learning is being used in alternative risk premia. How AI/ML can assist portfolio managers with regard to crowding or factor timing? Can AI/ML tools improve execution and signal robustness?

Portfolio managers can also use ML algorithms to select and rate investment opportunities that have attractive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. The panel could also explore how ML tools are increasingly being used to incorporate ESG criteria into the quantitative investments process. Could this application unearth new alpha sources?

14.00-14.10 Research Briefing

14.10-14.40 Panel Discussion

14.40-15.00 Open Q&A

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Distribution
What will the private bank of the future look like?
  • Moderator Yuri Bender - Editor-in-Chief, Professional Wealth Management, Financial Times
  • Speaker James Bevan - Chief Investment Officer , CCLA Investment Management
  • Speaker Dr Ylva Baeckstrom, PhD - Lecturer in Finance, King's College Business School
  • Speaker Philip Watson - Head of the Global Investment Lab and Chief Innovation Officer, CITI Private Bank
  • Speaker Stephen Wall - Co-founder, The Wealth Mosaic
  • Speaker Luc Leclere - International Europe Market Manager, Head of Key Clients - Member of the Executive Committee, BNP Paribas Wealth Management


A discussion with representatives of many different strands of thought in the wealth management world. They will each present their vision for what the private bank of the future will look like:


Providers of market intelligence and efficient investment strategies: The traditionalist: James Bevan, Head of Investments, CCLA (Confirmed)


The human and machine combination:

Philip Watson, Chief Innovation Officer, Citi Private Bank (Confirmed)

 

The Machine:

Stephen Wall, Co-Founder, The Wealth Mosaic (Confirmed)

 

The family and business network:

Luc Leclere, International Europe Market Manager, BNP Paribas Wealth Management (Confirmed)

 

Private Bank as therapist and life coach:

Ylva Baeckstrom, Lecturer in Banking & Finance, Kings College London 

 

14:30 - 15:30 60 mins
Investment
Where to find consistent returns with active alpha: how to blend stock-pickers and growth – what are going to be the high conviction investment themes are set to deliver stellar returns in the next decade -
  • Moderator Professor Amin Rajan - Founder, Create Research
  • Speaker Nick Wood - Head of Fund Research, Quilter Cheviot
  • Speaker Javier Rodriguez-Alarcon - Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies EMEA, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Speaker Thor Olsson - Member of Global Growth investment team, Clearbridge
  • Speaker Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen - CIO, NN Investment Partners
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Operations
How to be smart about Intelligent Automation: Calculating the impact on ROI
  • Presenter Reema Kotecha - Director, EY Wealth and Asset Management Advisory, EY

Case studies in how to best deploy intelligent automation in innovative ways and achieve a multiplier effect across other processes. Quickly improve efficiencies, create a swift ROI and free up resources and capacity to embark on strategic programmes

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Distribution
Are pension investors losing out on returns from private and illiquid markets? How can we create access to public markets for retail investors through intermediaries?
  • Moderator Ric van Weelden - Senior Partner, INDEFI
  • Speaker Tara Gillespie - Senior Vice President, Private Assets, Redington
  • Speaker Ingo Heinen - Head of BlackRock Alternatives Specialists Team, EMEA, Blackrock
  • Speaker Julian Temes - Head of Investment Management, Strategic Implementation, Zurich Group
  • Speaker Johnny El-Hachem - CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity
  • Speaker Olivier Fines - Head of Advocacy, EMEA, CFA Institute

The shift from public markets to private markets by institutional investors could have “profound implications” for retail investors, said the CFA Institute.The organisation found investors were seeing fewer IPO investment opportunities and “could miss out on the returns provided by rapidly growing new businesses whilst they are kept in private hands”.In a report, ‘Capital Formation: The Evolving Role of Public and Private Markets’, CFA Institute said it was estimated that the median time to IPO for US companies has risen from 3.1 years in 1996, to 7.7 years in 2016.The increasing ability of entrepreneurs to access private capital has encouraged a shift from public market capital-raising, and by the time firms do IPO, “much of the value [was] already extracted”.CFA Institute’s paper makes some policy recommendations including making access to private market investments for pension savers through professional intermediaries.The organisation also called for better disclosure and transparency standards in private markets, where the large amount of capital waiting to be invested – known as 'dry powder' – has increased in recent years and there is a growing perception that valuations are high with no discount for the illiquidity of the underlying investments. Sviatoslav Rosov, director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, said: “Individuals are being told to save for their retirements by investing in the public markets at a time when companies are increasingly preferring to avoid or defer a public listing.“This may deprive savers of the ability to participate in high-growth business models and further promote the sense that markets are being operated for the benefit of ‘insiders’.”

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Smart Market Intelligence
ESG in Illiquid infrastructure investing blending public and private markets: Best practice Scandinavian active stewardship in aligning the investment value chain into the portfolio - how to manage investors innate short-termism
  • Moderator Jesper Kirstein - CEO, Kirstein AG
  • Speaker Anders Schelde - CIO, MP Pension
  • Speaker Rasmus Juhl Pedersen - Head of ESG, Paedagogernes Pension (PBU) and chairman of Dansif
  • Speaker Peter Køhler Lindegaard - CIO, Industriens Pension
  • Speaker Henrik Nøhr Poulsen - CIO, PFA ASSET MANAGEMENT
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Operations
Innovations in platform-based solutions for finding efficiencies, increasing transparency, cutting costs and improving client experience
  • Moderator Gillian Hepburn - Intermediary Solutions Director, Schroders
  • John Plansky - Chief Executive Officer, Charles River Development
  • Aaron Overy - Head of Client and Manager Development, The Asset Management Exchange (AMX)
  • Wava Bodin - Founder & CEO, Fundrella AB
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Info
Data and Building Next Gen Asset Management
Quant and the new AI-gorithmic trading: How the arrival of data is transforming trading at warp speed and what this means for your business - and wider market stability
  • Moderator Alexandru Agachi - Co Founder, COO, Empiric Capital
  • Presenter Andrew Mann - Doctoral Candidate, University College London, Coinstrats
  • Speaker Niklas Hojman - CO, Century AI
  • Speaker Guillaume Vidal - CEO & Co-Founder, Walnut Algorithms
  • Speaker Mads Ingvar - Director, Data Scientist, Ph.D., Founder, Kvasir Technologies, Leap Beyond Analytics

Are quants responsible for the latest market volatility?

15.00-15.10 New Research Briefing: machine learning and signal processing within algorithmic trading

Drew D Mann, Doctoral Candidate, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, COINSTRATS

15.10-15.40 Panel Discussion

15.40-16.00 Open Q&A

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Distribution
Institutional sub-advisory mandates: Development of partnerships and discretionary subadvisory
  • Moderator Andreas Pfunder - Founder and CEO, instiHub Analytics
  • Speaker Stéphane Corsaletti - CEO, ABN AMRO Investment Solutions
  • Speaker Paolo Biamino - Director, Head of Fund Selection, Euromobiliare A.M.
  • Speaker Tom Beal - Deputy Chief Investment Officer, St James's Place Wealth Management
  • Speaker Rob Johnson - Head of Investments, Nedgroup Investments
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Investment
Innovation in unit-linked insurance solutions: A revolution in markets where insurance has been the primary savings vehicle - France, Germany and Italy
  • Moderator Agnès Lossi - Partner, Indefi
  • Speaker Denis Cohen-Bengio - Director, Financial Solutions, Groupama Gran Vie
  • Speaker Betti Candia - CIO, Zurich Investments Life, Italy
  • Speaker Hubert Zeller - Head Third Party Fund Structuring, UBS Asset Management
  • Speaker Moritz Gribat - Head of Structuring and Asset Manager Selection, Generali
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Info
Smart Market Intelligence
From ESG & SRI to Impact Investing, from liquid to non-liquid investments - a snap shot of what leading family offices across Europe really want!
  • Moderator Markus Hill - Independent, Asset Management Consultant
  • Speaker Christoph Kind - CEO, head of asset allocation, Marcard, Stein & Co
  • Speaker Marcel Müller - Partner , HQ Trust
  • Speaker Frédéric Guibaud - Analyst, AlphaBet Asset Management SA (AlphaBet
  • Speaker Florian Schmitt - CIO, Schmitt Unternehmensgruppe, Fulda



Marcus Hill


15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Operations
Blockchain and Transparency: Myth or Reality?
  • Stephan Pouyat - Global Head of Capital Markets, and Funds and ETF Services, Euroclear
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Info
Distribution
Client Experience - the last battleground. Delivering clients ‘service alpha’
  • Moderator Roland Meerdter - Co-Founder, Door
  • Speaker Midhat Syed - Portfolio and Performance Analyst, Skagen Funds
  • Speaker Ian Crispo - Head of Fund Selection, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
  • Speaker Cristina de Benavides - Investment Solutions Director, Allfunds Bank
  • Speaker Will Nott - CEO, SYZ Asset Management & President of EFAMA
  • Speaker Richard Garland - Managing Director, Global Advisor, Investec Asset Management
  • Speaker Colin Fitzgerald - Head of EMEA Distribution, Invesco

With shrinking buy lists, shrinking margins and growing allocations to passive, asset managers are required to broaden the ways that they demonstrate value to sophisticated investors. In turn, fund investors require more information and support from their asset managers. What’s in store for the future of engagement between asset managers and fund investors?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Investment
IBOR and investment strategy
  • Presenter Marieke van Eenennaam - Associate Partner, Wealth & Asset Management, EY
16:30 - 17:30 60 mins
Smart Market Intelligence
Impact investment evolution- Building metrics, scale and pipeline in impact to maximise distribution
  • Moderator Evita Zanuso - Senior Director, Big Society Capital
  • Speaker Paul Miller - CEO, Bethnal Green Ventures
  • Speaker Michelle O'Keeffe - Governance and Sustainability Analyst, Positive Change Fund, Baillie Gifford
  • Speaker João Ferrão dos Santos - Impact Investing Principal - decoding impact, Maze
  • Speaker Malene Bason - Founder, FutureImpact
  • Speaker Anders Lier - Chairman, Katpult/ Nordic Impact
16:30 - 17:30 60 mins
Operations
Deloitte Survey: Future Asset Management strategy across distribution, product development, regulation – and what are the asset servicing requirements to meet strategic objectives?
16:30 - 17:25 55 mins
Info
Data and Building Next Gen Asset Management
Next generation digital assets and blockchain innovations for asset management: Trading and linking the customer-driven meta-system together - plus Sli.do Survey
  • Moderator Sebastian Vos - Co-Chair of Public Policy practice, Covington’s and Co-Chair of Legal and Regulatory Group, Global Blockchain Council
  • Speaker Kate Webber - MD, Head of Product Development, Calastone
  • Speaker Yuri Lobyntsev - CTO & Co-Founder, Cindicator
  • Speaker Philip Fortio - CEO & Founder, TokenBlocks
  • Speaker Alexander Chekanov - Chief Architect, National Settlement Depository of Russia
  • Speaker Nick Williamson - CEO & Founder, Qadre

In the future smart contracts combined with AI will eliminate the role of the trader -and to some extent the role of Asset Managers, but will be able to draw the dotted lines that connect the meta-system together for trading, payments, insurance and some investments.

In this session learn and discuss with a wide variety of the most successful innovators in the field - 

          Understanding difference between utility and security tokens – what is the regulatory view about which ones are likely to be used?

•              Role of tokenisation on asset classes on the economy 

•              Tokenisation of the economy and the future of fiat money – future of finance –

•              View of different regulators around the world - if a large central bank such as China is believing it then we need to take it seriously even if European regulators are more wary

•              User cases from real estate to impact investing

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Info
Distribution
The evolving manager selection process – a new way forward from sophisticated investors and consultants
  • Moderator Jeremy Lee - Director of Institutional Business – EMEA, eVestment

How are sophisticated investors adopting a new approach to manager selection? Hear from a panel of institutional investors on the process, the pitfalls and the outcomes.

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Info
Investment
Smart Beta/ Factor Investor Asset Allocation: New tools for managing liquidity and volatility
  • Anthony Kruger - EMEA Head of iShares Smart Beta, Blackrock

Best practice asset allocation tool

17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
Info
Global Megatrends
Day 1 Closing Keynote: From the global giants of technology VC to next gen digital leaders, what is going to be the most significant technological development of benefit to humanity in the next five years? Tech innovation letters from Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & London
  • Moderator Olivia Vinden - Director, Head of Fintech & Innovation, Alpha AMC
  • Presenter Marily Nika - Product Manager, FDM Woman In Tech Award 2018; Teaching Fellow, Harvard Business School, Google
  • Presenter Murtaza Ahmed - Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund

How leaps in AI and machine learning are improving the lives of people: next gen leadership on some of the world’s most cutting-edge innovations transforming the world

17.30-17.35 Letter from Silicon Valley - Marily Nika Ph.D, Product Manager, Voice Recognition, GOOGLE, President, Geekettes, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, WOMAN IN TECH AWARD 2018

17.35-17.40 Letter from London - Murtaza Ahmed, Partner,  SOFTBANK INVESTMENT ADVISORS  

17.40-17.45 Letter from Tel Aviv - Dov Moran, Managing Director, GROVE VENTURES 

17.45-18.00 In discussion with Olivia Vinden, Head of Fintech and Innovation, ALPHA AMC 

18:00 - 20:00 120 mins
Info
FundForum International Day 1 Drinks Reception at The Tree House ( on site at the Bella Centre)

Hosted by J.P.Morgan