Middle East Investment Summit Day 2

BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

Mr 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   
 
Mr 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
 
Mr Holger Knauer
10:00

Keynote: In the hot seat: Using data analytics to access the future

•    Looking to the future in the form of analytics and user generated data
•    Addressing the reliability of computer and online generated data
•    Making sound investment decisions by using this cutting edge technology
•    What is next for data analytics? 
10:20

Networking break

10:40

Morning tea

11.20 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION

EMERGING MARKETS

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
11:20

Panel: 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?
11:40

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
11:40

The proposition and prospects for MENA

  • How to tap into the GCC diversification strategy?
  • Geopolitical challenges throughout MENA
  • The Iranian prospect
12:00

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
Mr Teodor Naoumov, Head of Quantitative Portfolio Management, U.B.I. Pramerica S.G.R.
12:00

With challenges in developed markets – has the emerging market prospect improved?

  • Is it time to buy emerging markets? 
  • Earnings growth and valuation gaps – where are the best prospects? 
  • Surveying political, economic and regulatory risk
BVI Finance
12:20

Roundtables

12:20

Roundtables

ETF investing and best practice

Cybersecurity: protection in vulnerable investing environments

Differentiating portfolios - considering global bonds

Big data - where to start

Alexandru Agachi, COO, Empiric Capital

The angel investor and strategies for success

Alexandru Agachi, COO, Empiric Capital

Family office focus

Benefiting from cross border investments: Middle East and Europe

Generating revenue in African markets

13:00

Networking lunch

MANAGER SELECTION

MACRO TRENDS II

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

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
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? 
14:40

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 

Reserved for gold sponsor

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

Evaluating the key macro-economic risks facing investors?

  • What macro trends should investors worry about? 
  • What impact should it have on your asset allocation strategy? 
  • Macroeconomic risk modelling

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: 27/Mar/17 11:45 GMT