Inspiring speakers and expert workshops at FundsEvent 2016
On Thursday, Warren will hold its first event of the year: FundsEvent. The topic of the 2016 edition, “Investments in 2030: what does the future hold?”, will gather hundreds of funds and finance specialists around the topic of the changing environment of the funds industry.
The day will start with the Opening Words by Edouard Bokuetenge, President of Fund Platform Group. Then, Philippe Waechter, Chief Economist of Natixis will deliver what promises to be an inspiring speech.
Sébastien Cordoliani (Asset Manager, EWUB), Charles Nollet (CIO, Credit Agricole), Lionel Balle (Head of Fixed Income, Kredietrust Luxembourg) will exchange on thematic investments during a panel discussion which will be moderated by Sasho Bogoevski (Managing Director, Multi Asset Solutions, AB).
On a macroeconomic level, where professionals see significant investment in Asia, in Africa, or others may think strategically according to economic growth, clean energy, the rising issues of water etc. What are the ideal long term investment strategies?
Technology & customer centricity
Is the digital transformation impacting your sector and how? How to better follow up on client needs? Can we use Big Data in the fund industry and how? The risk of replacing human resources by robot advisors. This topic will notably be addressed by Alexey Yeremenko (Head of Fixed Income, EWUB), Manuel Arrivé (Senior Director, Fund and Asset Manager Group at Fitch Ratings) and Maxime Aert (COO of Fundsquare). The panel will be moderated by Carlo Duprel (Director, Deloitte Luxembourg).
The afternoon sessions will start after a keynote speech of Etienne De Callatäy, Chief Economist, Université de Namur and UCL (Belgium) entitled “The European gap. Economic and policy challenges for 2016”.
Through their presentations, Daniel Lacalle (CIO of Tressis Gestion and Economist, fund manager, author of Life In The Financial Markets and The Energy World Is Flat) and Wilfrid Galand (Head of Investment Advisory at Neuflize OBC) will address the topic of Geopolitical context & macroeconomic challenges. Their speeches will be followed by a Q&A Session moderated by Hans Bevers, Chief Economist, Bank Degroof Petercam
Game changing regulations: MIFID II
Daniel Lacalle (CIO of Tressis Gestion and Economist, fund manager, author of Life In The Financial Markets and The Energy World Is Flat) and Christophe Girondel (Global Head of Distribution, Asset Management, Nordea) will talk about the new regulations impacting the funds industry and more specifically MIFID II.
Many professionals have a desire to raise the debate regarding new regulations (notably MIFID 2). These new regulations have had a substantial effect on the fund industry and many are not quite equipped to adapt yet.
Experts workshops to be held all day long
During the day, participants will also have the opportunity to attend specific workshops held by recognized stakeholders of the sector such as AXA IM, AB, CPR AM, Henderson Global Investors, Capital Group, Degroof Petercam Asset Management, Credit Suisse, T. Rowe Price International.
A B2Match session to exchange and share best practices
This year, we have allocated a space where members can meet with clients. This session will be organised in advance of the event by the Warren team. If this scheme interests you, please contact Amélie Horseau (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss who you wish to meet.
Event is free of charge for Funds selection profiles (CIO, wealth managers, directors of family office, related functions). For more information and to register, www.fundsevent.com/register-now with the code NLFE35.
As the first community to gather the largest number of « end-users », Warren limits the number of consultants entries to 25 % of the total of participants. In order to offer our sponsors an added value and increase their exposure, access to FundsEvent 2016 for fund promoters and asset managers will be rendered exclusive to our sponsors.