Middle East Investment Summit Day 2

STRATEGY AND INNOVATION

Paulo Sironi
09:00

Keynote: Alpha generation with the help of A.I

  •     With an ever developing technological world, explore how A.I is evolving to surpass the human brain
  •     Considering today’s technology as the 4th industrial revolution and predicted effects on the investment world
  •     Implications on the industry as a result of the technology breakthrough  
  •     Existing experiments    
Holger Knauer
09:30

Keynote: Investing time to understand Big Data

  •     Using big data to search for new and progressive investment strategies
  •     Interpreting big data to view a real-time gauge of the global economy
  •     Assessing how far big data’s capabilities will impact, reshape and benefit world economies 
Humayun Shahryar
10:00

Keynote: Behavioural finance – studying human behaviour to help us make better investment decisions

  •     What are the most common behavioural mistakes made by investors
  •    How do difference asset classes get impacted by investor behaviour in the context of major global economic drivers like interest rates, debt levels, demographics and technology.
  •     How can you capture alpha in private and public markets by capitalising on the inefficiencies created by behavioural biases?
Humayun Shahryar, Partner, The Abraaj Group
10:40

Morning tea and networking break

11:20 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION

MACRO TRENDS II

11:20

Panel: The demise of 60/40 and modern portfolio theory?

  • Where has modern portfolio theory got it wrong? 
  • Evaluating new asset allocation models like evidence based investing  
  • Investing in new tools and talent to ensure success in challenging and demanding environments
Omair Rana, Head of Direct Investments and International Real Estate, AWJ Holding Company
11:20

Panel: The future prospects of Europe and a ‘hard BREXIT’

  • Identifying directions of long term growth and trends
  • Responding to the depreciation of the pound and evaluating currency pressures
  • Anticipating next moves
Chris Hulatt, Co-Founder, Octopus Investments
11:50

How endowment models manage diversification to achieve results

  • Exploring the overall model and how alternative strategies are selected
  • Evaluating methods of diversification
  • Measuring performance and keeping the profile intact
11:50

Using factor investing to build a diversified portfolio

  • Why old diversification models no longer work
  • What is driving the investor trends into factor based investing? 
  • How factor based investing is being revolutionized by technology 
12:10

Seeking alternative correlations in modern portfolio theory

  • Creating a less correlated portfolio
  • Discovering and determining assets with negative correlation
  • Reducing the impact of market volatility to portfolios
12:10

Examining new relationship models for hedge funds managers and investors

  • Selecting the right alternatives manager for your portfolio
  • How have fee structures changed?
  • How are hedge funds adapting to provide increased transparency?
12:30

Roundtables

ETF investing and best practice

Kevin Murphy, Chief Investment Officer, Kanoo Group

Benefits to making seed stage tech investments a larger part of overall VC portfolios

Big data - where to start

Healthcare and biotech as portfolio diversification methods

The angel investor and strategies for success

13:10

Networking lunch

MANAGER SELECTION

EMERGING MARKETS

14:20

Reforming performance and management fees

  • Key transparency concerns
  • How to deal with underperforming managers 
  • What fee models are we seeing the alternatives industry trends towards?
14:20

China – understanding the challenges and investment potential

  • Are China’s corporate debt levels unsustainably high? 
  • Assessing results of the ‘debt for equity’ programme
  • Passive vs active exposure to China
  • Moving forward – what might the world expect?
14:40

Evaluating active manager skill

  • How do you determine luck vs skill 
  • The science of due diligence
  • Do big or small managers have a market advantage? 
Gaurav Aggarwal, Managing Director, Metis Capital Management Ltd.
14:40

Choosing the right investment fund

  • Strategies for emerging managers
  • The offshore advantage

ALTERNATIVES BATTLE

15:00

Which alternative strategies have lived up to expectations?

  • Examining the comparative performance of hedge funds, private equity and real estate 
  • Finding value in a congested market
  • Identifying unique investment opportunities
15:00

The proposition and prospects for MENA

  • How to tap into the GCC diversification strategy?
  • Geopolitical challenges throughout MENA
Eyad Kassar, Head, Global Founder Capital Middle East

PITCH OFF HOUR

15:20

Start-up VC pitch-off

A series of innovative, early-stage regional companies will come head-to-head on stage. They will deliver a short pitch and try to convince our industry experts that their business model, technology or platform is going to be a game changer set to revolutionise their industry.
40 minutes of presentations and 1 winner
With 8 start-ups, 4 judges, 60 minutes of presentations and 1 winner
16:20

End of conference day two

last published: 21/May/17 06:35 GMT