International Fund Management 2017

International fund management

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Agenda Overview

Keynote Sessions

EUROPEAN COMMISSION KEYNOTE ADDRESS

A Regulatory update and overview of policies at a European level

MARKET VOLATILITY AND EVENTS

Reviewing the impact of market volatility and events for efficient running of the business and future business decisions

GLOBALISATION OF THE INDUSTRY

Reviewing the increasing globalisation of the industry and leveraging resources and opportunities across regions and regulators

TECHNOLOGY AND DATA

Technology and data: Gaining competitive advantage in an increasing technologically driven era

SYSTEMIC RISK

Systemic risk and asset management industry: Current and forthcoming regulatory developments

FCA REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE

A regulator’s perspective: Fund management

STREAM ONE:
Regulatory Change and Business Impact

Regulatory landscape
Regulatory reporting
Execution Risk
PRIIPS and AIFMD
Conduct Risk
Behavioural Analytics

STREAM TWO:
Liquidity Risk Measurement and Management

Systemic Risk
Collateral Management
Liquid and Illiquid Assets
Market Conditions and QE
Stress Testing
Central Clearing

STREAM THREE:
Product Innovation and Client Solutions

Investment Strategies
Scenario review
Investment Environment
Multi Asset Investing
Alternative Investment
Creative Products

Hear from Senior Professionals from Leading Asset Management Companies Including:

Ugo Bassi

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Director


European Commission, DG FISMA (Financial Services DG)

Robert Taylor

Rob Taylor

Head of Investment Management


Financial Conduct Authority

Thomas Albert

Thomas Albert

Chief Executive Officer


Oppenheim Asset Management

Philip Best

Philip Best

Chief Risk Officer


Barclays Wealth and Investment Management

Charles Goodman

Charles Goodman

Chief Executive Officer


Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (UK)

Neil Donnelly

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Global Head of Compliance


Pioneer Investments

Stéphane Janin

Stephane

Head of Global Regulatory Development


AXA Investment Managers

Christian Pittard

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Group Head of Product Opportunities


Aberdeen Asset Management

Furio Pietribiasi

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Chief Executive Officer


Mediolanum Asset Management

Robert Baur

Robert Baur

Chief Global Economist


Principal Global Investors

Andrew Crain

Andrew Crain

MD, Global Head, Regulatory Engagement and Development


BlackRock

Cora Gibbons

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Global Head Product Development


Barings

Day One | 8th March

08:00 Morning registration & coffee

08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

09:00 KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION
Reviewing the impact of market volatility and events for efficient running of the business and understanding implications on future business decisions

  • BREXIT
    • Effect on conducting business
    • Effect on UK fund manager’s operation across Europe
  • Anticipating future cash flows and revenues
  • Effect on buy-side
  • Operating under low to negative interest rates
  • Overcoming interest rate divergence between regions
  • Impact on financial markets and risk management

Philip Best, Chief Risk Officer, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management
Charles Goodman, Chief Executive Officer, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management UK
Chrystelle Charles-Barral, Head of Risk, Neuberger Berman EMEA
Robert Baur, Chief Global Economist, Principal Global Investors

09:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Systemic risk and asset management industry: current and forthcoming regulatory developments

  • Political and regulatory levels: potential constraints ahead
  • FSB and IOSCO focus on non-bank systemic risk
  • Macroprudential policy
  • Siloed vs. holistic regulatory approach
  • Following market activities

Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers

10:25 FCA KEYNOTE ADDRESS
A regulator’s perspective: Fund management

  • An industry overview
  • What is next
  • Mapping changes and preparing for the future

Robert Taylor, Head of Asset Management Global Strategy, Financial Conduct Authority

11:00 Morning refreshment break & networking

Stream One:
Regulatory Change and Business Impact
Stream Two:
Liquidity Risk Measurement and Management
Stream Three:
Product Innovation and Client Solutions

PANEL DISCUSSION
REGULATORY LANDSCAPE
11:30 Reviewing the broader regulatory landscape for better management, understanding and compliance

  • Keeping track of developments
  • Reviewing changes at an early stage
  • Analysing effect on business
  • Implementation plan
  • Impact of wider regulatory changes on clients
  • Global rules on distribution

Vikramaaditya, Global Head of Business & Regulatory Programmes, HSBC Global Asset Management
Roi Lustik-Cohen, Chief Technical Officer, Arkk Solutions
Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers
Neil Donnelly, Chief Compliance Officer, M&G

PANEL DISCUSSION
11:30 Assessing the detrimental impact of market events on fund structures and underlying assets and a look towards the future

  • Effects of BREXIT as a trigger: Funds inability to facilitate liquidity requirements
  • Reviewing fund structure under stress
  • Fair competition for certain products
  • Market volatility effect on structure

Elinor Murray, Head of Investment Management Compliance, Henderson Global Investors
Lu Li, Head of Investment Risk – Illiquid Assets, Aviva Investors
Mark Cernicky, Managing Director, Global Portfolio Management, Principal Global Investors

PANEL DISCUSSION
ACTIVE VERSUS PASSIVE
11:30 The industry debate: Blurring the lines of active vs. passive and operating under breakout delineations

  • Impact on new product design
  • Navigating through the different options
  • Case studies and examples
  • How investors look at options
  • How fund houses respond
    • Escaping capabilities
  • Co-habitation of active vs. passive

Christian Pittard, Group Head of Product Opportunities, Aberdeen Asset Management
Andrew Parry, Head of Equities, Hermes Investment Management
Marco Corsi, Director, Blackrock

REGULATORY REPORTING
12:20 Meeting the ever increasing challenges of risk and regulatory reporting

  • The regulatory reporting landscape for asset managers
  • The increasing cost of compliance
  • How are regulators making use of all this data
  • Operational challenges: Data aggregation, data quality and calculation challenges
  • How managers and administrators are responding to the challenges faced
  • Business benefits from streamlined risk and regulatory reporting
  • RegTech: What role new technologies will play in the asset management industry over the next 10 years

Darren Burrows, Managing Director, Funds-Axis

MEASURING LIQUIDITY
12:20 Understanding methods to measure liquidity to better determine degree of liquidity in portfolios

  • Macroeconomic factor around rise in fixed income investment for mutual funds/collective investment schemes
  • Regulatory factors contributing to decreased liquidity in secondary market
  • Fragility of liquidity conditions
  • Liquidity in fixed income vs equity – OTC vs exchange traded
  • Fixed income trading microstructure
  • BREXIT case study
  • Back testing results of liquidity models

Sahil Kapoor, Vice President, Regulatory and Industry Standard Risk Solutions, State Street

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12:20 An overview of smart beta and ensuring client demands and expectations are met

  • Product innovation
  • Active equity managers competition with smart beta
  • Manufacturing at single digit basis points
  • Delivering promises to clients

Marco Corsi, Director, Blackrock

13:00 Lunch break, networking & roundtable discussions

MiFID II
14:00 Understanding the breadth of change within MiFID II and assessing the overall impact on business activity in Europe and other jurisdictions

  • Lack of clarity of rules: Implementing all under national law
  • Capacity of market participants, regulators and national authorities
  • Assumption aligned with PRIIPS
  • Effect on profitability
  • Compliance: Record keeping, execution, reporting and transparency

Gail le Coz, Head of Regulatory Development, M&G

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14:00 To clear or not to clear – the challenges of funding and financing for the buy-side

  • Capital market regulation: Practical implications for the buy-side from a collateral and cash management point of view
  • Capital & Capacity: Why the sell-side are forced to manage financing differently now
  • Funding & Financing: Deutsche Börse Group services for the buy-side

Frank Odendall, Senior Vice President, Global Funding & Financing (GFF) Sales, Deutsche Börse Group
Richard Glen, Senior Vice President, Global Funding & Financing (GFF) Sales, Deutsche Börse Group

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14:00 The rise of low cost investing

  • The growth story of ETFs and passive investing

  • Comparing Index ETFs and Index Funds

  • Success drivers of ETFs

  • Focus on low cost

  • A forward look

Axel Lomholt, Head of Product, International, Vanguard Investments

14:40 Reviewing the requirements for investor protection & product criteria to distributors under MiFID II

  • Cost disclosure and what this means for investors
    • Systemised and standardized data inputs
    • Including performance risk and quality of service
  • Implications of selling outside target markets
  • Identifying useful information without overwhelming
  • Product governance

Kyra Brown, Senior Regulatory Change – MiFID II and EMIR Specialist, Standard Life Investments

14:40 14:40 Reviewing broader regulation of corporate liquidity of the fund management industry: Crossover with banking regulation – Corporate Liquidity in the Liquidity Equilibrium

  • Corporate Liquidity – Current Regulation and Appropriateness for fund industry
  • Equilibrium across client money rules, fund, bank and corporate liquidity
  • Case Study
  • The future

Anne Lanc, Director, International Treasury, BlackRock

14:40 Delivering alpha to clients in volatile market conditions and balancing quality, value and growth

  • Type of alpha delivered
  • Idiosyncratic alpha
  • Pre defined quality vs. pre defined growth
  • Value of alpha in low return environment

Andrew Parry, Head of Equities, Hermes Investment Management

15:20 Afternoon refreshment break & networking

EXTENDED SESSION
15:50 Effective communications and surveillance: Sound behavioural analytics to ensure compliance

  • Market abuse
  • Regulatory expectations
  • Lexicons vs behavioural analytics
  • Effective surveillance techniques
  • Establishing patterns and effective management

Elinor Murray, Head of Investment Management Compliance, Henderson Global Investors
Ghislaine Couvillat, Head of Regulatory Oversight, Legal & General Investment Management

15:50 Effective management of fund portfolios and concentration to mitigate the risk of capital returns

  • Concentration risk management
  • Change in institutional client investment trends
  • Anticipating liquidity constraints in certain asset classes
  • Customised vehicles as a management approach
  • Governance

15:50 Scenario review: Understanding the impact of a repeat in both negative equity and bond returns on clients

  • Cash alternatives to protect portfolios
  • Reviewing products not affected by decrease
  • Historical outcome and future impacts

Daniel Philipson, EVP, Head of Product Management, PIMCO

EXTENDED SESSION CONTINUED
16:30 Effective communications and surveillance: Sound behavioural analytics to ensure compliance

  • Market abuse
  • Regulatory expectations
  • Lexicons vs Behavioural analytics
  • Effective surveillance techniques
  • Establishing patterns and effective management

Elinor Murray, Head of Investment Management Compliance, Henderson Global Investors
Ghislaine Couvillat, Head of Regulatory Oversight, Legal & General Investment Management

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16:30 Assessment and management of investment risks for illiquid assets

  • Investors’ expectations on portfolio liquidity
  • How to assess and monitor investment risks for illiquid assets
  • Building an effective investment risk framework for your portfolio
  • Regulatory requirements and challenges ahead

Lu Li, Head of Investment Risk – Illiquid Assets, Aviva Investors

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16:30 Defining a product strategy in the industry today

  • Client requirements, regulatory demands, market environment challenges
  • Fostering a culture of innovation, new idea generation
  • A look to other industries
  • Key hurdles to innovation and product development
  • Owning the Product Lifecycle – focus on rationalisation
  • Target market identification and client testing

Cora Gibbons, Global Head of Product Development, Barings

17:10 Chairs closing remarks

17:20 End of day one & evening cocktail drinks reception

Day Two | 9th March

08:00 Morning registration & coffee

08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

09:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Reviewing the increasing globalisation of the industry and leveraging resources and opportunities across regions and regulators

  • Best practice globally
  • Leveraging across regions
  • Managing investors
  • Regulatory differences

Thomas Albert, Chief Executive Officer, Oppenheim Asset Management

09:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Technology and data: Gaining competitive advantage in an increasing technologically driven era

  • Investment requirements to stay up to date
  • Managing customer expectations
  • FINTECH: Threats and opportunities
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Same day, instant settlement and pricing
  • Data constraints

Furio Pietribiasi, Chief Executive Officer, Mediolanum Asset Management

10:20 EUROPEAN COMMISSION KEYNOTE ADDRESS
A Regulatory update and overview of policies at a European Level

  • Capital Markets Union – where we are
  • Regulatory developments relevant for asset managers
    • MIFID implementation
    • Money Markets Funds Regulation
    • PRIIPs
    • Work on facilitate cross-border fund business
    • Upcoming reviews on AIFMD and UCITS
  • Next steps

Ugo Bassi, Director, European Commission, DG FISMA (Financial Services DG)

10:50 Morning refreshment break & networking

Stream One:
Regulatory Change and Business Impact
Stream Two:
Liquidity Risk Measurement and Management
Stream Three:
Product Innovation and Client Solutions

PANEL DISCUSSION
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
11:20 Discussing the potential unintended consequences of regulation in the fund management industry and the impact on clients returns

  • Short term cash on the balance sheet
    • Impact on leverage and credit worthiness
  • Assessment of capital under Basel III
  • Cash off balance sheet: Impact on cash flow around the system
  • Measures of interbank lending
  • Changes in money market funds
    • Distortion on bond and treasury markets

Andrew Crain, Managing Director, Global Head, Regulatory Engagement and Development, BlackRock
Dan Hedley, Public Policy Director, Fidelity International

PANEL DISCUSSION
MARKET CONDITIONS
11:20 Reviewing market conditions and potential structural imbalances in a volatile environment

  • Underlying liquidity in markets
    • Bond markets
    • Equity markets
  • Effect of negative interest rates and quantitative easing programmes on liquidity
  • Managing liquidity assets in different market conditions
  • Trends looking towards the future

Mark Cernicky, Managing Director, Global Portfolio Management, Principal Global Investors

PANEL DISCUSSION
INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT
11:20 Assessing the investment environment and product market in an uncertain climate of low interest rates and yields

  • Time horizon of assessment changes
  • High distortion after market fluctuations
  • Falling bond yields
  • Product market with yields beyond management fees
  • Investment environment
  • Low interest rate effect on client returns
  • Poor quality of liquidity

Christian Pittard, Group Head of Product Opportunities, Aberdeen Asset Management
John O’Toole, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management Pioneer Investments
Karoline Keane, Director, Product Structuring and Management, Man Group

EXECUTION RISK
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Executing risk: Ensuring sufficient resources to action regulatory changes with minimal disruption and cost

  • Changes to business model
  • Cost of doing business
  • Making money when costs rise
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Restrictions on certain business areas
  • Opportunities

Andrew Crain, Managing Director, Global Head, Regulatory Engagement and Development, BlackRock

STRESS TESTING
12:10 Incorporating a level of liquidity in stress testing for a broader overview of cash flow beyond P&L

  • Stressing liquidity not just expected loss and P&L
  • Assessing impact of limited liquidity on funds
  • Forecasting from investment perspective
  • Modelling challenges around capital flows
    • Obtaining data

Antonello Russo, Director, Risk and Quantitative Analysis, BlackRock

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12:10 Investing in an uncertain environment of low yields and high risks

  • The role of unconstrained fixed income
  • Credit: An under-utilised risk premium
  • The importance of an unconstrained approach
  • The sweet spot in credit markets
  • Diversifying credit risk
  • Investing opportunistically to drive returns

Adam Smears, Head of Fixed Income Research, Russell Investments

12:50 Lunch break & networking

13:50 DOUBLE SESSION: PRIIPS
Assessing the application of PRIIPS implementation and gaining clarity on requirements: Policy and practicalities

  • Implementation timelines
  • Clarity on requirements
    • Calculation layout
  • Granularity of information required
  • Sheer scale of change
  • Post-implementation challenges
  • Industry concerns

Dan Hedley, Public Policy Director, Fidelity International
Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Consultant, FE Kii Hub

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13:50 Assessing the principles for establishing a liquidity oversight and policy

  • Core principles
  • Impact from regulations: SEC, AIFM
  • Samples of solutions
  • Open ended funds

Chrystelle Charles-Barral, Head of Risk, Neuberger Berman EMEA

MULTI ASSET INVESTING
13:50 The future of multi asset investing and understanding the potential benefits of diversification

  • Types of multi assets investing
  • Short or long term trend/longevity
  • Asset solutions for clients
  • Traditional balance funds
  • Selling funds to end clients

John O’Toole, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, Pioneer Investments

DOUBLE SESSION CONTINUED
14:30 Assessing the application of PRIIPS implementation and gaining clarity on requirements: Policy and practicalities

  • Implementation timelines
  • Clarity on requirements and legislative uncertainty
  • Calculation layout
  • Granularity of information required
  • Sheer scale of change
  • Data transmission
  • A look at 2019 and beyond

Dan Hedley, Public Policy Director, Fidelity International
Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Consultant, FE Kii Hub

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14:30 Assessing central clearing and asset segregation models and their adequacy for the fund management industry

  • Access to central clearing
  • Dependency on banks acting as potential clearing brokers
  • Direct clearing models
  • Collateral requirements and processes

Jan Grunow, Executive Director, Head of Risk, Operations and Controlling, Swiss Life Asset Managers

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ESG next level risk analysis

Trevor Allen, Product Specialist, BNP Paribas Securities Services

CONDUCT RISK
15:10 Embedding conduct risk into the first line of defence within asset management companies

  • Demonstrating first line of defence has its own controls
  • Business culture
  • Controls in place
  • Appropriate conduct

Ruth Walsh, EMEA Head of Regulatory Engagement and Development, BlackRock

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15:10 Understanding the impact of the changing U.S. and global economic environment on liquidity and returns in asset markets

  • How has today’s economic environment come about?
  • Bumping against economic constraints?
  • Central bank policy in a changing world
  • Liquidity and returns in asset markets

Robert Baur, Chief Global Economist, Principal Global Investors

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15:10 The importance of liquid alternatives in a portfolio context

  • Global hedge fund landscape
  • Demand for alternatives
  • Reasons for allocating
  • Common misconceptions
  • Diversification benefits
  • UCITS vs offshore

Chris Dawe, Product Manager, Schroder GAIA

15:50 Chair’s closing remarks

16:00 End of International Fund Management 2017

Thomas Albert

Thomas Albert, Chief Executive Officer, Oppenheim Asset Management

Thomas Albert has joined Oppenheim Asset Management on September 1, 2011 as Managing Director. In 2014 he became the CEO.
He is in charge of the expansion strategy of the White Label business globally and the development of growth oportunities with external clients as well as within Deutsche Bank’s Asset & Wealth Management division.

Prior he has worked as a Managing Drector at Credit Suisse Asset Management as Head of Retail Distribution in charge of Europe (ex Switzerland and Italy) and Latin America and as a member of the Operating Committee for Germany and Central Europe.

Until 2006 he was Head of Product Management at Credit Suisse Asset Management Germany, leading the product development and product management in Germany and Eastern Europe, while as a member of the European Product Development team he coordinated the pan-European marketing of new products as well as the development of individual product solutions. In addition, he has acted as a member of the European Management Team and led the European Product Innovation Group.

Up until 1999, Thomas Albert worked for Fleming Asset Management (now JP Morgan) and was responsible for the distribution of mutual funds in Germany, a function that also saw him active in various support areas in Luxembourg and London.

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Trevor Allen, Product Manager, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Trevor Allen is a product manager in the risk and performance division for BNP Paribas. He has over 8 years of experience working for BNP Paribas in the US, the UK and France, where he has worked with new and existing clients to tailor risk and performance reporting products to their needs and help them to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of their investments. Trevor has been dedicated to researching Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting and Liability Driven Investment reporting, to understand how best clients can communicate how these investments are driving the performance of their portfolios. He holds degrees in finance and an MBA from Arcadia University in the US.

Mikkel Bates

Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Consultant, FE Kii Hub

In 2010, Mikkel helped lay the foundations for FE Kii Hub to be the complete outsourced solution for UCITS KIIDs and returned in 2014 to expand the offering into PRIIPs KIDs for a broader part of the industry.

Mikkel has many years’ experience in asset management, at Société Générale, Prolific (now Aberdeen), Prudential and Fidelity, in marketing and technical roles. He was also the founding Head of Marketing at the innovative residential property investment and mortgage company, Castle Trust.

Mikkel holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Bath.

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Ugo Bassi, Director, European Commission, DG FISMA (Financial Services DG)

Ugo Bassi is Director of Financial Markets, in the European Commission’s DG FISMA (Financial services). Among other high priority files; he manages Capital Markets Union (CMU), a key priority and catalyst for further financial integration in Europe. In addition, he deals with specific financial markets legislation including MifiD/R (Directive and Regulation on Financial Instruments); EMIR (Regulation on Derivatives); CCPs (recovery and resolution); MAD/R (Market Abuse Directive and Regulation); Asset Management including AIFMD, UCITS and EUVECA.

From 2012 onwards, Ugo Bassi worked as Director, in charge of coordination of legal matters and economic analysis within DG FISMA. He also managed specific topics such as the Accounting Directive and related issues, Company Reporting, Audit and Credit rating agencies. Moreover, he has worked to eliminate barriers to capital flows as well as enforcement of all financial services legislation.

Between 2006 and 2012, he has held various management positions and was involved in negotiations on some key files in response to the financial crisis, prior to which he worked in public procurement, including the successful adoption of the Defence Procurement Directive.

A lawyer by profession, Ugo Bassi worked as “referendaire “in the Court of Justice before joining the European Commission and he has worked in private sector law firms before taking up service within the European Institutions.

Robert Baur

Robert Baur, Chief Global Economist, Principal Global Investors

Bob is the managing director and chief global economist for Principal Global Investors, and is a vice president for the Principal Financial Group®.

In these capacities, he establishes and directs global economic policy and strategy, oversees and conducts macroeconomic and quantitative research, forecasts economic trends and anticipates market movements, and advises the investment staff in making economically sound investment decisions. Bob also directs macro-economic research for Principal Portfolio Strategies, an asset allocation boutique of Principal Global Investors.

He joined The Principal in 1995, and prior to his current role he was global head of trading for Principal Global Investors.

Bob received a Ph.D. in economics and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Iowa State University. He also completed post-doctoral study in finance and economics at the University of Minnesota.

Bob has numerous speaking engagements in the U.S. and around the world. He is frequently quoted by the financial news media and appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.

Philip Best

Philip Best, Chief Risk Officer, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management

Philip is Wealth CRO for Barclays. He joined Barclays in June 2015. Philip worked in the financial markets since 1985 and has held a number of positions in risk management. Prior to joining Barclays, he was Chief Risk Officer for Columbia Threadneedle and prior to which he Head of Risk at Tokai London. Philip published one of the first books on VAR: Implementing Value at Risk, Wiley, 1998.

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Kyra Brown, Senior Regulatory Change – MiFID II and EMIR specialist, Standard Life Investments

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Illustration, Kyra has a wealth of experience having worked at Scottish Widows, Walter Scott Investment Management and Blackrock since joining financial services in 1999. Since joining Standard Life Investments (SLI) in 2012 working in advisory and regulatory change, she is focused particularly on MiFID II and Global Derivatives Regulation in the last few years. Kyra’s work involves assessing how regulation will impact SLI both directly and in its relationship with counterparties and the impact to clients and focuses on trying to navigate compliance and regulatory strategy.

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Darren Burrows, Managing Director, Funds-Axis

Darren is the founder of Funds-Axis and has delivered the vision for the company’s industry-leading technology solutions for integrated investment compliance, regulatory reporting and risk. He has 20 years financial services and fund management experience, including with the big 4 accountancy firms and with leading depositary banks. His specialist focus is UCITS and AIFMD regulation, specifically as regards investment compliance and risk management.

Mark Cernicky

Mark Cernicky, MD, Global Portfolio Management, Principal Global Investors

Mark Cernicky, CFA – Managing Director, Global Portfolio Management Mark leads the product specialist team within Principal Global Fixed Income and is primarily responsible for creating and conveying custom investment solutions to clients globally; building a robust product platform including a suite of opportunistic credit strategies, liability-driven bond offerings, and stable value fixed income; and communicating with investors through thought capital and research publications. Mark has over 15 years of investment-related experience managing portfolios, designing complex strategies for clients, and developing business initiatives. Mark joined the firm in 2011 as Managing Director – Global Fixed Income. Before joining The Principal, Mark was a portfolio manager responsible for alternative credit strategies, Head of North American Product Development and responsible for RIA channel development for Aviva Investors. Prior to Aviva, Mark worked as a portfolio manager for DKR Varick, a credit hedge fund and as a derivatives structurer for Goldman Sachs. Mark graduated with MBA high honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, has a BA from Washington University (St. Louis) and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Chrystelle Charles-Barral

Chrystelle Charles-Barral, Head of Risk, Neuberger Berman EMEA

Chrystelle Charles-Barral, FRM, Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 2005. Chrystelle currently heads the European Portfolio Analysis & Risk team based in London. Prior to her current role, she managed the Equity Analysis & Risk team (2007-2011) and prior to that she built up the European manager selection platform based in London before transferring in 2007 to New York. Previously, she spent six years at Fortis Investment Management (Luxembourg) as a fund of funds analyst and manager. Chrystelle received a Master’s Degree in Business and Finance from Reims Management School (France). She has been awarded the Financial Risk Management designation.

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Marco Corsi, Director, Blackrock

Marco Corsi is Head of the iShares Product Research and Innovation team in EMEA. Marco joined Blackrock in November 2014 from Decura, a Mayfair-based asset management start-up, where he conducted research on algorithmic investment strategies. Prior to that he was a Director at Barclays Capital in the Index Portfolio and Risk Solutions team where he spent nearly 7 years focusing on research and responsible for the design and implementation of systematic index strategies in equities, commodities and multi-asset. Previously he was an Associate in the Equity Derivative Strategy Research team at Merrill Lynch and élève chercheur at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST) in Paris.

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Gail le Coz, Head of Regulatory Development, M&G

Gail joined M&G in 2012 to help ensure that there is a clear understanding of the potential impact of new regulations coming out of the EU, UK and US, as well as assist with their implementation throughout the firm. To date, she has worked extensively on new legislation involving alternative investment funds, derivatives and other financial markets issues. She is currently involved with the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study and forthcoming Senior Managers Regime, as well as considering the impact of regulation on both business and Compliance strategy.

Prior to taking on this role, Gail was the Chief Executive of IMMFA, a trade association which represents the European triple-A rated money market funds industry. Before joining IMMFA in 2009, she worked on policy issues affecting the asset management industry as Head of Industry Affairs at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Her varied career includes positions in investment banking at Salomon Brothers in New York and both corporate banking and asset management at BNP Paribas in Paris.

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Ghislaine Couvillat, Head of Regulatory Oversight, Legal & General Investment Management

Ghislaine’s experience in the Financial Services industry was gained at hedge funds and medium to large investment management firms. She joined LGIM in October 2013 from Capula Investment Management and prior to this worked at BlackRock supporting Alternatives businesses, and was Compliance Manager for The Children’s Investment Fund, a large activist hedge fund. At LGIM, Ghislaine has overall responsibility for the Compliance Monitoring and Surveillance Programmes (delivered by the LGIM Monitoring team), and also the activities of the Central Compliance team. Ghislaine holds both the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate and the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.

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Andrew Crain, MD, Global Head, Regulatory Engagement and Development, BlackRock

Andrew Crain, Managing Director, Global Head – Regulatory Engagement and Development, a member of the firms’ Legal and Compliance Senior Leadership and the EMEA Operating and Enterprise Risk Management Committees. Mr Crain’s team is responsible for maintaining positive and constructive relationships with regulators around the globe and identifying, assessing and communicating the implications and requirements of regulatory change within BlackRock. Mr Crain joined BlackRock in 2011 as Head of International Compliance and was responsible for a major restructuring of the Compliance function. During his tenure he has also served on various risk, controls and project delivery Committees. Prior to joining Blackrock, Mr Crain was with the UK Financial Services Authority with responsibility for the regulatory oversight of Independent and Alternative investment managers. Mr Crain’s international regulatory roles include Spain as Senior Advisor to the Public Interest Oversight Board and his native Australia as Director of International Relations with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Before becoming a regulator, Mr Crain traded interest rate and derivative markets for BNP Paribas and Citibank. Mr Crain earned a Masters Degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University in 2000.

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Julien Cuisinier, Head of Investment Analytics, Henderson Global Investors

Julien joined Henderson Global Investors in 2012 as a Senior Risk Analyst to develop the investment risk framework around the multi asset team before moving as a co-head of the investment risk team towrd end. In July 2016, Julien moved to the front office as a Head of Investment Analytics responsible for developing trading analytics to support the portfolio manager. Before joining Henderson he held various positions in as quantitative analyst and risk analyst at major asset management firms, including Blackrock before joining Henderson. Prior to joining the asset management industry, Julien held analytical positions at custodian organisations in Belgium and Luxembourg. Julien is a CFA charter holder and has completed the CQF certification.

Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe, Product Manager, Schroders GAIA

Chris is a product manager for Schroders’ liquid alternative GAIA platform. He is involved in manager selection, product development and global sales and marketing of the Schroder GAIA ranges. Prior to this, Chris was responsible for product development for all Schroders’ Luxembourg domiciled fund ranges.

Chris joined Schroders in 2011 from Henderson Global Investors where he worked in product development on Henderson’s UK, Irish and Luxembourg fund ranges.

Before joining Henderson, Chris worked in fund accounting for Bank of New York and started his career in investment operations at Skandia Life. Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics for Finance and Management from the University of Portsmouth.

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Neil Donnelly, Chief Compliance Officer, M&G

Neil Donnelly was recently appointed Chief Compliance Officer for M&G. He was previously at Pioneer Investments as Global Head of Compliance from June 2013. Formerly Neil was Global Co-ordinator for Legal & Compliance at Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. and from 2002 until 2010 Neil was Head of Legal & Compliance with Pioneer Alternative Investments.

Prior to joining Pioneer Investments in 2002, Neil was Company Lawyer with Baring Asset Management in London. Prior to this he worked, from 1997 to 2000, for International Law Firm Norton Rose in London and from 1994 to 1997 as a tax adviser with KPMG in Dublin.

Neil studied law and holds a BCL Degree from University College Dublin. Following this he studied at Kings Inns in Dublin, obtaining a Barrister at law degree and was called to the Irish Bar in 1994.

Neil was a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Alternative Investments in 2006 and the Commission’s Working Group on Private Placement of Investment Funds in 2008.

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Richard Glen, Senior Vice-President, Global Funding and Financing (GFF) Sales, Deutsche Börse Group

Richard Glen is a senior vice-president within the Global Funding & Financing (GFF) sales team at the Deutsche Boerse Group and is leading the Collateral Efficiency sales initiative. This initiative focuses on providing clients with collateral management solutions that help them to meet their OTC and CCP margining requirements effectively as well as optimize collateral mobility across all securities financing products and venues. Richard has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets and joined the Deutsche Boerse Group in 2005 as a sales and relationship manager at Clearstream. He has previously held roles at BGC Partners in London as well as Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt.

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Cora Gibbons, Global Head of Product Development, Barings

Cora is responsible for Baring’s product development globally. Cora has a depth of technical experience in product management, product development and strategy particularly in Europe and Asia and joined Barings as Head of Product Development in February 2013. Prior to joining Barings, Cora worked in senior Product Strategy and Development roles with several large global asset managers including Invesco and Allianz Global Investors in Frankfurt. Cora began her career in asset management with Bank of Ireland Asset Management where she worked in business development and client services, in Dublin and Frankfurt, followed by Consultant Relations Management at Fortis Investments in Paris. Cora graduated in Law and German from Trinity College Dublin and achieved an Executive MBA from ESSEC and Mannheim Business School.

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Charles Goodman, Chief Executive Officer, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (UK)

Charles Goodman has been the CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (UK) since 2012. He joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in 1994, initially as an international bond fund manager, then as a relationship manager specialising in advising pension funds and other institutional investors on risk management issues, and most recently as Head of Institutional Sales in the Geneva office. Prior to that, he was an account executive in Geneva and Chicago for the FFM Group, a Swiss fund manager and derivatives specialist. Charles is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Edmond de Rothschild Group is an independent, family-owned group that specialises in asset management and private banking. With six investment hubs (France, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and the UK), the Asset Management business of the Group had over €54bn under management at the end of 2015. Its recognised areas of expertise include overlay management, infrastructure debt, European and global equities, corporate debt, quantitative and discretionary multi-manager solutions and asset allocation.

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Jan Grunow, Executive Director, Head of Risk, Operations and Controlling, Swiss Life Asset Managers

Jan Grunow is Head Risk, Operations & Controlling at Swiss Life Asset Managers Switzerland. Swiss Life Asset Managers manages more than CHF 150 bn of assets for the group owned insurance companies as well as for third party institutional clients and Funds in Luxembourg and in Switzerland. In his position Jan is responsible for investment- and risk-controlling, securities accounting and investment operations. Prior to joining Swiss Life Asset Managers, he worked in for a large Swiss bank, a large Swiss re-insurance company and for a fund promoter of UCITS funds.

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Dan Hedley, Public Policy Director, Fidelity International

After spending six years as a lecturer at the Universities of Oxford and Exeter, Dan moved into financial services via the FSA where he occupied a number of roles across complaints, financial promotions, retail themes and Treating Customers Fairly (“TCF”). He then moved to Barclays Global Investors as Europe Head of Regulatory Policy and Training and later took additional responsibility as Europe Head of iShares Compliance. After a short spell as Europe Head of Regulatory Policy at Macquarie Group he joined Fidelity Worldwide Investment in September 2010. Dan maintains academic interest across a range of subjects including regulatory and financial policy.

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Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers

Stéphane Janin is currently Head of Global Regulatory Development at AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS.

Stéphane was previously Head of the International Affairs division at the AFG, the French Asset Management Association, responsible for international regulatory strategy and promotion.

Prior to that, Stéphane was Advisor to the Managing Director, in charge of Strategy and Risks, at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).

At EU level, Stéphane was a Seconded National Expert at the European Commission from 2000 to 2004, and is currently chairing the EFAMA Working Group on European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) as well as the ICMA Asset Management and Investor Council Working Group on fund liquidity.

At international level, Stéphane is a member of the stakeholders’ panel of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was a Member of the Board at the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) from 2012 to 2014.

He graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Paris, with a major in Economics. He is married and has three children.

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Sahil Kapoor, Vice President, Regulatory and Industry Standard Risk Solutions, State Street

Mr. Kapoor is currently leading the liquidity product development team within SSGX. Sahil has developed risk solutions and provided advisory services spanning liquidity risk, market risk, and stress testing. Prior to his current role at State Street, Mr. Kapoor was most recently the Senior Manager of Liquidity modelling and Stress Testing at the Bank of Montreal.

Mr. Kapoor holds an undergraduate and a graduate degree in Mathematics from the City University of New York and a Masters of Mathematical Finance degree from the University of Toronto.

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Karoline Keane, Director, Product Structuring and Management, Man Group

Karoline Keane is a Director in Product Structuring for Man Group with responsibility for product design, development and implementation in both regulated and alternative investment funds across a global asset base. Karoline joined Man Group in 2013 as Head of Client Operations looking after operational relationships and servicing. Prior to joining Man, Karoline worked as Vice President in Citibank Europe plc in the hedge fund administration.

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Anne Lanc, Director of International Treasury, BlackRock

Anne is the Director of International Treasury for BlackRock, responsible for all the firm’s Corporate Treasury activities in all entities outside The Americas. Prior to BlackRock, Anne spent most of her career in banking, initially the merchant banking arm of what became HSBC, then RBS and latterly HBoS which became LBG following the merger in the wake of the banking crash.

In this time Anne developed a wide range of experience spanning twenty years in leading and delivering strategic change in UK and international Financial Services. This includes: (1) setting the strategy for, and coordinating delivery of, critical liquidity remedial action for 34 countries comprising Lloyds Banking Group’s Wealth & International division, after the 2007 Banking Crash; (2) designing and leading delivery of the migration of the NatWest Bank retail product portfolio following the RBS takeover; and (3) directing the set-up of Finance functions in the start-up businesses of a Canadian Corporate bank and German on-line deposit taker.

Anne is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and fluent in French and Spanish.

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Lu Li, Head of Investment Risk – Illiquid Assets, Aviva Investors

Lu is responsible for leading the Investment Risk team to develop, embed and manage an effective framework and drive strategy and best practice to ensure robust control of investment risks across illiquid assets including Real Estate, Infrastructure, Structured Finance, and Private Corporate Debt etc. Lu provides independent and constructive oversight and challenge to investment decision making, and provides support to the portfolio management team to resolve investment risk issues.

Lu has 11 years experience in the industry. Prior current role Lu worked in the Investment Strategy and Research team to perform investment underwriting, conduct portfolio review and create business plans for a wide range of Real Estate mandates. Lu also has broad experience in investment strategy, financial control and business planning.

Lu holds an MSc in Risk Management and the IPF Property Investment Diploma. Lu is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Investment Property Forum.

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Roi Lustik-Cohen, Chief Technical Officer, Arkk Solutions

As the CTO of Arkk Solutions, Roi Lustik Cohen is responsible for the delivery of our financial reporting tools. From vision and concept through to development cycles and product launch, Roi works with his team to ensure that Arkk Solutions’ clients have the best solution for their regulatory and statutory reporting needs. To date he has orchestrated the development of our AIFMD, Form PF, CRD IV, iXBRL and Solvency II reporting tools. His background in data architecture, security and software consulting are vital to Arkk Solutions’ continued success.

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Axel Lomholt, Head of Product, International, Vanguard Investments

Axel Lomholt is Head of Product, Global ex US at Vanguard Investments. He joined Vanguard in January 2013 and is responsible for product strategy, product development and product management across all asset classes. Mr. Lomholt is a member of the Vanguard International Leadership Team and chairman of the Vanguard (Ireland) Ltd. board. Before joining Vanguard, Mr. Lomholt spent six years with BlackRock where he was Head of Product for iShares, EMEA. Prior to joining BlackRock he helped establish the index business as Head of Global Indexing at HSBC Global Asset Management in London.

Mr. Lomholt holds a BSc in finance from Cass Business School and an MSc in finance from Reading University.

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Elinor Murray, Head of Investment Management Compliance, Henderson Global Investors

Ellie Murray is a senior compliance professional with 16 years industry experience at top-tier financial institutions including BlackRock and Big 4 consultancies. Ellie has had extensive engagement with FCA as consultant and within wealth and asset management firms; she leads the Investment Compliance function at Henderson Global Investors and has specialist expertise in developing trade surveillance frameworks. Prior to joining Henderson, Ellie led the Risk & Control function at BlackRock and before that was a Director in Ernst & Young’s Regulatory Practice.

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Frank Odendall, Senior Vice-President, Global Funding and Financing (Sales), Deutsche Börse Group

Frank is leading the distribution of the Select Finance – ISA Direct for repo product within Deutsche Börse’ Global Funding & Financing (GFF) sales team. Select Finance enables Buyside entities for a first time to enter the highly liquid CCP-cleared interbank repo market and trade with 150+ entities under one legal framework facing Eurex Clearing AG (CCP) and invest or raise EUR, GBP, USD or CHF cash against up to 25,000 ISINs of collateral. Prior to his current assignment, Frank had various roles within Eurex Exchange’s listed derivatives product development in Singapore and London. Before working at Deutsche Börse Group, Frank lead the corporate and public sector derivatives solutions group for German, Austrian & Swiss clients at JPMorgan Securities in London.

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John O’Toole, Head of Multi-Asset Portoflio Management, Pioneer Investments

John O’Toole is Head of Multi-Asset Fund Solutions at Pioneer Investments, based in the Dublin office.
John directs the macro risk allocation across a broad range of multi-asset portfolios, leading a team of 25 Portfolios Managers and Analysts.
Prior to joining Pioneer Investments, John was Senior Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee member at IKANO Advisory Management, a specialist multi-manager fund based in Luxembourg. Previous roles included Multi-Manager Portfolio Manager at Coutts Bank, London where he was also a member of the Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to this, John was a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Legal & General Investment Management. Previously, he worked as Group Treasury Dealer – Capital Markets with Legal & General Group. John has worked in the investment industry since 1995, starting his career in Barclays Global Treasury in London.
John holds MA in Economics and Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin. He is a qualified treasurer holding the MCT (Dip), Association of Corporate Treasurers, UK, and is a CFA® charterholder.

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Andrew Parry, Head of Equities, Hermes Investment Management

Andrew Parry joined Hermes Sourcecap (now Hermes European Equities) in December 2006 and as chief executive officer had specific responsibility for the day-to-day management of the company and the development of the business. In August 2014, Andrew was appointed Head of Equities for the Hermes group. Prior to joining Hermes European Equities, Andrew established Pembroke Capital Management in January 2003 and successfully launched the Magenta Fund, a global equity non-directional fund in March of that year. Before establishing Pembroke, Andrew worked at Northern Trust Global Investments (Europe) Ltd as Chief Investment Officer of International Equities and was responsible for the management of global, international and regional portfolios. Prior to Northern Trust, Andrew held a variety of senior investment roles including Head of International Equities at Julius Baer Investments, Chief Investment Officer at Lazard Brothers Asset Management, and Head of UK Equities at Baring Asset Management. He has over 31 years of investment management and business-building experience and holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of St Andrews. Outside of his role as Head of Equities for the Hermes group, Andrew is a member of the Investment Committee of the Trafalgar House Pension Trust and a non-equity director of Aerion Fund Managers, and was formerly an independent investment advisor to the Investment Sub-Committee of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme.

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Daniel Philipson, EVP, Head of Product Management, PIMCO

Mr. Phillipson is an executive vice president in the Munich office and head of product management in EMEA. He is responsible for asset allocation strategies in Europe. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2002, he worked in strategy consulting, where he was active primarily in the private equity sector. He has 16 years of investment experience and holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business (Canada). He also completed an exchange program in the Master of International Management program at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

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Furio Pietribiasi, Chief Executive Officer, Mediolanum Asset Management

Furio Pietribiasi is responsible for Mediolanum’s business operations in Ireland and Luxembourg. He is Managing Director of Mediolanum Asset Management and Mediolanum International Funds, a Member of the Board of Mediolanum International Life and Chairman of Gamax Management AG.

Having initially trained in a professional service practice in Italy his career in financial services has spanned over 20 years covering roles as Financial Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Head of Investments as well as having Group responsibility for Mediolanum’s international product development before assuming his current position.

He is also an active member of the broader financial services industry, acting as former Chairman of the Irish Association of Investment Managers, Member of the Board of Financial Services Ireland and he is chairing its Fintech Taskforce group. He has also been a member of different advisory groups at the Taoiseach Department in Ireland for the Asset management and Fund industry.

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Christian Pittard, Group Head of Product Opportunities, Aberdeen Asset Management

Christian Pittard is Group Head of Product Opportunities which focuses on product strategy globally. He was previously Head of North American Funds for Aberdeen based in the US and originally joined Aberdeen in 1999. Christian is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a fellow of The Securities Institute by Diploma. He has experience in launching and servicing both closed and open ended funds in Europe and the US. Christian graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Economics from Southampton University.

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Antonello Russo, Director, Risk and Quantitative Analysis, BlackRock

Antonello Russo is a Director within BlackRock’s Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group.
Mr Russo is responsible for investment risk management of Beta Strategies across the EMEA region. These include institutional segregated accounts and commingled funds, as well as the iShares ETF range.

Before joining BlackRock, Mr Russo was Head of Risk for the investment management arm of Beazley plc, a Lloyds of London insurer. Earlier on, he worked for Deutsche Bank, where he was a Director on the collateralized equity financing and prime brokerage sales desk, and previously a Risk Manager for the fixed income area.

Mr Russo holds an honour degree from Bocconi University in Milan, where he graduated in 1995 in Monetary and Financial Economics.

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Adam Smears, Head of Fixed Income Research, Russell Investments

Adam Smears is Head of Fixed Income Research at Russell Investments. Adam is the lead PM of the firm’s unconstrained fixed income strategies. Before joining Russell Investments, Adam spent 9 years at Skandia Investment Group where his most recent duties included running the investment research group as head of investment research, covering all asset classes.

From 2004 onward Adam was responsible for the fixed income research team and was also the lead PM for the strongly-performing Skandia Strategic Bond Fund, which was ranked Bronze by Morningstar/OBSR. Adam also worked at Fidelity and RBC Dominion Securities.

Adam studied Classics and History at McGill University in Montreal, and became a CFA in 2001

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Robert Taylor, Head of Asset Management Global Strategy, Financial Conduct Authority

Rob Taylor is the Head of Investment Management Department at the Financial Conduct Authority. He has also worked in venture capital and is former chief executive of Kleinwort Benson Bank, the London-based merchant and private-client banking group. He is currently Chair of the University for Creative Arts in Kent and Surrey, Chair of the Whitechapel Gallery and a non-executive director of Trumans Brewery and of the East London NHS Foundation Trust.

He began his career working in American politics and as a financial journalist in New York. He is a public speaker at financial services conferences and is an outspoken supporter of LGBT career opportunities in the City as well.

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Ruth Walsh, EMEA Head of Regulatory Engagement & Development, BlackRock

Ruth and her team are responsible for maintaining and fostering proactive relationships with regulators within EMEA and identifying, assessing and communicating regulatory reform within BlackRock. Ruth is part of the senior leadership of Legal and Compliance and is the chair of the EMEA Regulatory Oversight Committee responsible for the oversight of regulatory reform in BlackRock. Ruth is a senior compliance professional with over 15 years industry experience and has worked across a broad range of topics including ICAAP, Risk Management Frameworks, compliance advisory for Institutional Clients, Transition Management, hedge funds and Life company, Financial Crime and personal conflicts.

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Vikramaaditya, Global Head of Business & Regulatory Programmes, HSBC Global Asset Management

Vikramaaditya is Global Head of Business & Regulatory Programmes for HSBC’s Global Asset Management business with responsibility for leading the global portfolio of transformation programmes including all global infrastructure, operating model, conduct and regulatory change initiatives.

Vikram has over two decades of experience in the financial services sector across diverse businesses with over 18 years with the HSBC Group in UK and India. Prior to his current role, Vikram was responsible for global business strategy for HSBC’s Global Asset Management business and was earlier CEO for HSBC’s Asset Management business in India. Vikram has also led HSBC’s Securities Services business in India.

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To clear or not to clear – the challenges of funding and financing for the buy-side

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How RegTech can address the Regulatory Reporting Challenges facing Asset Managers

30th January 2017
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Asset managers: Time to cut the cost of selling funds

26th January 2017
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Reviewing the impact of market volatility and events for efficient running of the business

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Reaction to Commission’s 12-month delay to PRIIPs

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Reviewing the requirements for investor protection & product criteria to distributors under MiFID II

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Return-seeking strategies in fixed income: adopting the right approach for your portfolio?

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Shining a spotlight on independent research under MiFID II

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Unconstrained fixed income in the asset and fund management industry

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Systemic risk and asset management industry: current and forthcoming regulatory developments

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Increasing globalisation of the industry and leveraging resources and opportunities across regions and regulators

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Andrew Parry

Delivering alpha to clients in volatile market conditions and balancing quality, value and growth

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The Fund Management industry: Reviewing the regulatory landscape and scope of regulatory change

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Blurred Lines Between Active and Passive Investing

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Brexit: What does it mean for asset managers?

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Incorporating a level of liquidity in stress testing for a broader overview of cash flow beyond P&L

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Chris Dawe

The importance of liquid alternatives in a portfolio context

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As a market-leading provider of regulatory reporting software and services, Arkk Solutions help firms comply with regulations, and strive to make financial reporting simple. Our clients include multi-nationals, fund administrators, and a range of leading Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms. We have developed a solid reputation for working with integrity, and customer satisfaction is at the core of everything we do.
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BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with 34 offices around the world covering just under 100 markets. This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.

As of 30 September 2016, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 9.577 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2.174 trillion in assets under administration, 10,381 funds administered and over 9,530 employees.

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Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital – markets on which professional traders buy and sell equities, derivatives and other financial instruments according to clear rules and under strict supervision. Deutsche Börse Group, with its services and systems, ensures the functioning of these markets and a level playing field for all participants – worldwide.

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Funds-Axis is a Regulatory Technology (RegTECH) company, with a unique combination of regulatory expertise and best of breed technology. Our focus is on the challenges facing global investment managers in the areas of investment compliance, risk and regulatory reporting. Our clients are leading asset managers, fund administrators and depositary banks in the U.K., Europe and North America. Our technology solutions support clients to comply with UCITS and 1940 Act regulations, AIFMD and Form PF reporting requirements, and shareholder disclosures. The solutions can be implemented quickly and cost effectively due to our data integrations with 20+ Fund Administrators, Custodians and Prime Brokers, cloud based hosting and fully managed outsourced service.

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Elite Connect


ELITE Connect offers a network for professional investors, companies and intermediaries to connect in an efficient, cost effective and secured environment. We support 3,000+ companies both within the London Stock Exchange network and other exchanges globally, by providing a gateway for parties to communicate and manage relationships on a unique digital platform.

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SIX Financial Information is a leading global provider of data and value-added services for the wealth and asset management industry. Aggregated directly and in real-time from 1500 worldwide sources – covering all the major trading venues – SIX’s database includes reference and market data, corporate actions, regulatory data and pricing information for over 23 million instruments. With offices in 23 countries, SIX combines the advantages of local expertise with global reach to offer financial specialists comprehensive data services for Asset Servicing and Administration, Middle Office, Investment Advisory, Portfolio and Fund Management.

Financial Information is one of four business areas of SIX which offers global premium services in securities trading, clearing and settlement, payment transactions, and financial information.

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  • Enjoy a physical presence at the event, in the form of an exhibition stand.
  • Network with our attendees during each of the many networking breaks taking place throughout the day.
  • Directly deliver white papers, reports, promotional material small gifts and other any other items of thought-leadership you may have.
Bespoke Opportunities
  • Breakfast Briefing; A very exclusive and bespoke opportunity to put forward a thought-leadership presentation, or case study.
  • Research Report; A great opportunity to work with us and our network of financial risk professionals to deliver an exclusive new research report at the event.
  • Sponsor the Coffee!
  • Give us an idea; we are very open to hearing your suggestions and if you have an idea of how we can work together we will try to accommodate where possible.
Exposure, Branding and Awareness

You will enjoy prominent branding relating to your status as a valued supporter of our event. This will include:

  • A dedicated email campaign via our extensive database and those of all our Media/PR Partners.
  • Logo prominently visible and placed on the event brochure and website
  • Logo placed on the event homepage.
  • Logo and Company profile on the event page.
  • Onsite logo placement throughout the event, including stage presence, signage and delegate packs.
  • Feature your content on our Risk Insights page

Media Publications

We are happy to support publications, associations and organisations at this event. From a simple company listing with your logo to taking advantage of some of our sponsor benefits listed above. To discuss this further please email jesse.hopkins@cfp-events.com or call +44 (0)20 7164 6582

Media Partners

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ATMonitor
Banking tech
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The European
Financial-IT
Fintech Finance 180x110
Fintech Weekly
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Risk and Insurance
SLT
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The Wealth


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International Fund Management
8-9 March
£999*
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Complimentary Passes

We are currently allowing a limited number of investors and pension fund managers to attend the Summit for free. Please contact jesse.hopkins@cefpro.com to apply for a pass.

Group Bookings:

Group rates are available for 2 or more attendees from the same organisation, when registering at the same time. The current rate allows every third colleague to come along for half price!

Should you have any questions regarding registering, please contact the Center for Financial Professionals, please contact us on +1 888 677 7007 (US) or +44 (0)20 7164 6582, or email info@cfp-events.com

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Co-Sponsors

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