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Preliminary Agenda 
16-17 November 2020

Chair Introduction

Welcome Address
Michalis P. Michael, Chairman, Invest Cyprus

Keynote Presentations

The State of the Cyprus Economy
Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Finance, Cyprus*

2021 Economic and Capital Markets Outook
Robert Parker, Chair, International Capital Markets Association (ICMA)

Session 1: The Regulatory Landscape

The Future of Fund Regulation
Kyra Brown, Regulatory Development Manager, Aviva Investors, UK

The International Regulatory Landscape
Regulators around the globe will discuss the latest regulatory issues, priorities and changes they anticipate and whatthey expect from the future.
•Vasiliki Lazarakou, Chair, HCMC, Greece
•Demetra Kalogerou, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission, Cyprus

Insights on the Cyprus Funds Industry

Virtual Networking Break

Session 2: Funds Distribution Models across the Globe

• Trends in International Funds Distribution
• Trends in International Funds Distribution
• Identifying New Distribution Models
• Integration of Sustainability Factors in Fund Distribution Rules
• Distributors Take Centre Stage

Panelists will include fund professionals from the leading boards of International Funds Associations and experienced Fund Distribution Managers from around the globe such as Cyprus, Israel, India, France, UAE, etc.

Session 3: Asset Management

•Asset Management - the Next Decade
•Asset Allocation & Portfolio Management
•Alternative Investments: Identifying New Asset Classes
•The ETF Revolution
•Pan European Pension Product

•Rachel Turner, EMEA Head of Investment Managers & Insurance, BNY Mellon
•Edward Glyn, Managing Director, Head of Global Markets, Calastone
•Giles Swan, Director of Global Funds Policy at ICI Global, ICI Global
•Pasquale Capasso, Head of ETF Capital Markets, Southern Europe & LatAm, Invesco, UK
•Mussie Kidane, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Fund & Manager Selection, Pictet Group

Session 4: Sustainable / Ethical Investing; From Theory to Practice

•ESG and the Sustainability of Competitive Advantage
•ESG and Diversity in Asset Management
•Integrating and Building Robust ESG Capabilities
•The importance of communication between asset owners and managers to provide ESG related products and reporting
•The Imperative for Impact

•Sasja Beslik, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, JSS Asset Management, Switzerland
•Rachel Whittaker, Sustainable Investing Strategist, UBS, Switzerland
•Nicolas Deschamps, Chief Distribution Officer, Head of ESG, Architas, UK
•Laurent Babikian, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary General, CDP Europe, Germany
•David Zahn, Portfolio Manager and Head of European Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton, UK
•Daniel Farchy, Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank, Luxemburg
•Karen Wilson, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary General, OECD – OCDE, Switzerland

Virtual Networking Break

Session 5: the Shift towards Technology: What’s Next for the Funds Industry

•Opportunities in Blockchain and AI
•Digitalizing your Assets
•How Technology Will Transform the Work of Humans
•FinTech and Artificial Intelligence
•How the digital world can help asset managers face new challengesThe Compliance Transformation

•Lex Sokolin, CMO & Globak Fintech Co-Head, ConsenSys, USA


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