PRELIMINARY SESSIONS, 1-2 November 2021
Andreas Yiasemides, President, Cyprus Investment Funds Association
George Campanellas, CEO, Invest Cyprus
José Manuel Campa, Chairperson, European Banking Authority, France
Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus*
SESSION 1: Asset Management - The Investment Vehicles and Asset Classes that Lead the Market
The Asset Management industry is on an ever-changing path of growth. This session will discuss the current key trends that impact the market and will explore the best options for fund managers that want to stay above the curve.
James Bevan, CIO, CCLA Investment Management, UK
Niall McDonnel, CFA, Senior Investment Management/President, Architas/ CFA Society Ireland, Ireland
Rania Azmi, Founder and Member, Alexandrite Decisions and Wharton’s Executive Advisory Boards, Kuwait
SESSION 2: Asset Management - Financial Stability and Liquidity
Financial Institutions find themselves needing the right level of liquidity to achieve financial stability. This session will explore how different asset classes can impact liquidity and in extend financial stability while also addressing current market concerns and potential solutions.
Bridget Farrell, Senior Counsel, Investment Company Institute, UK
James Athey, Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments, UK
John Romeo, Managing Partner, Oliver Wyman, UK
Samantha Watson, Senior Sales Executive, Morningstar, UK*
SESSION 3: Fintech & Regtech – Game Changers in Investment and Fund Management
Technology has certainly taken the front of the stage this past year and has been proven as a game changer to asset manager, wealth managers and service providers. However, has the industry fully integrated technology to its operating practices? This session will explore how efficiency can be improved, will highlight the importance of Fintech in shaping current technologies such as machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence while examining the role of Regtech.
Siri G, Børsum, VP Finance Vertical Global Partnerships & Eco-Development, Huawei Technologies, Norway
Andreas Andreades, Executive Chairman, Temenos, Switzerland*
SESSION 4: Cross-Border Distribution
Global distribution is one of the practices that is heavily desired by fund managers internationally. Hence, the fund industry has seen an exponential growth of cross-border fund registrations. Has covid-19 affected these practices and/or has it led fund professionals to rethink distribution models?
Axel Lomholt, Head of Product and Master Program Management, Vanguard Asia at Vanguard, UK
Stéphan Pouyat, Global Head of Capital Markets, Funds, ETFs and ESG services, Euroclear, Brussels
Steward Aldcroft, Chairman, Cititrust Limited, Hong Kong
SESSION 5: Demystifying the Nouveau Depositary Model
The digitization in the financial services industry, the rapid growth of digital assets and the evolution in the regulatory frameworks of fund managers have all led Depositaries rethink about their operating models and how to position themselves to accommodate these trends and emerging fund manager needs going forward. The conventional model of a Depositary is being challenged and new models have already started to emerge. Join us in a discussion with our experts in demystifying the trends and challenges of this “Nouveau Depositary model”.
Makram Halabi, Senior Vice President - Head of Dubai Office, Clearstream, UAE
SESSION 6: Sustainable Investing
While many saw it as a trend at first, sustainability is definitely here to stay and has become an integral concept for financial institution organizations. This session will discuss the steps the industry has taken in integrating sustainability concerns, what’s next and how regulation can help with successful practices.
Jasmine Z Yu, Head of Global Manager Research, BNY Mellon
Markus Lange, Partner, PwC Germany, Germany
Sarah Teacher, Executive Director, Impact Investing Institute, UK
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Dates and programme are preliminary and are subject to change by the organizers