2019 conference agenda

 

Dubai, 23 - 24 April 2019

Schedule

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Apr 2309:00
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Keynote: Economic (in)stability, protectionist politics and sustainable growth: strategising for collaboration and expansion

Keynotes
  • Adapting to a truly globalised economy, shifting protectionist policies and evaluating impact of global nationalistic tendencies
  • Assessing the effect of market growth on asset allocation strategy and the overall return outlook
  • Offsetting the threat of protectionism, populism and a flatting yield curve
  • Responding to steady growth and subdued inflation: taking positive risks while preparing for shocks and muted returns
  • Balancing portfolios along with consequences of politically driven surprises and positive changes to the dynamic of globalisation
Apr 2309:20
Conference pass

Keynote: Trade talks and tail risks: tension and transition in mercurial markets

Keynotes
  • Navigating contagious trade tension and cross-border collaboration
  • Reacting to Brexit repercussions, Eurozone fragmentation and the Trump take over
  • Looking to investor strategies for disruptive global trade orders
  • Preparing for dissolved trade agreements. What does this mean for regional and international institutional investors?
  • Protecting portfolios, reviewing strategies and reacting to a worst case, ‘full trade war’ scenario
  • Framing expectations for 2020
Apr 2309:40
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Keynote: Inflation and expansive monetary policy: opportunistic outlooks or troubling parallels?

Keynotes
  • Embracing strong earnings growth and exploring outperforming strategies
  • Facing macro uncertainty and tightening market conditions: anchoring inflation expectations
  • Balancing risk/reward in uncertain markets and nuanced sector preferences
  • Transitioning out of QE and reaching gradual normalisation: where do the opportunities lie?
  • Navigating constrictive monetary conditions and preparing for predicated market downturn
Apr 2310:00
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Keynote: Long term clarity: identifying strategies for the future economy

Keynotes
  • Planning for sustained success, making sound decisions and avoiding capital misallocation
  • Creating a globally balanced portfolio responsive to the uncertain political and economic landscape
  • Reviewing opportunities and challenges in a digitalised economy: exploring new areas for maximum returns
  • Reaping the benefits of expanded global recovery and globalisationReserved for platinum sponsor
Apr 2311:17
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PRIVATE EQUITY

Stream 2
Host: David Gibson-Moore, President, Gulf AnalyticaUnited Arab Emirates
Apr 2311:20
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Panel Powerful profitability returns from EMs: the return of the ‘BRICS’

Stream 1
Catherine Shiang, Managing Director, Asia Capital AdvisorHong Kong
Apr 2311:20
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Panel New frontiers, expansion and evolution: bearing the weight of its own success

Stream 2
  • Adopting alternative private equity as a form of alpha
  • Weighing ‘conventional’ equity with alternative approaches o private debto infrastructureo real estateo green resourceso tech sectors
  • Integrating multi-strategy and multi-national approaches for long term gain
  • Adapting to the growth and versatility of the asset class to achieve maximum returns
  • Addressing concerns across dry powder and overcrowded, saturated surroundings
Apr 2311:20
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Panel Alternative real estate assets: moving to the mainstream?

Stream 3
  • Utilising long term yield opportunities and growth prospects for capital deployment outside uncertain market cycles
  • Deploying capital to emerging alternative real estate
  • co working offices
  • senior care facilities
  • data centres
  • laboratories
  • self-storage
  • build to rent
  • Identifying niche alternatives for maximum returns and accessing the latest, ‘non-mainstream’ sectors
  • Weighing the benefits and risks of alternative opportunities
Biswajit Dasgupta, Chief Investment Officer, Emirates Investment Bank pjscUnited Arab Emirates
Apr 2311:40
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Emerging market equities: consumer is king

Stream 1
  • Entering emerging markets during their transitions from industrial machines to conscious consumers
  • Mitigating reluctances posed by tightening of the fed and trade concerns
  • Exploring the fundamentals for success in these markets: individual companies and consumer goods
  • Benefitting from high levels of volatility in these regions
  • Penetrating markets with strong balance sheets: Thailand and Russia
Apr 2311:40
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Secondary markets: value and volume

Stream 2
  • Building diverse portfolios, providing liquidity Taking riskier bets and rebalancing flexibility with secondary market investments
  • Finding success in competitive and elusive deal environment with the asset class
  • Exploring and accessing the current market opportunities for secondaries
  • Collecting and analysis data from secondary transactions for sound decision making
Eric Munson, Director, PSP VenturesUnited States
Apr 2311:40
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REITS: seeking alpha in a rebounding sector

Stream 3
  • Diversifying portfolios with a previously ‘overlooked and undervalued sector’
  • Accessing the benefits of real estate investment with the benefits of investing in publicly traded stock
  • Avoiding overcrowding and searching for undervalued vehicles
  • Operating successfully in the new sweet spot for investors and maintaining strong occupancy for maximum returns
  • Adopting and REIT strategy to secure dividend-based income, transparency, liquidity and inflation protection
  • What can investors expect from REITs for 2019?
Shridhar Narayan, Group Director And Chief Investments And Strategy Officer, Hiranandani Group of CompaniesIndia
Apr 2312:00
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Rethinking China: a powerhouse on the global stage

Stream 1
  • Evaluating China’s expansionary monetary policy and impact for investors
  • Tapping into the ‘miracle growth market’
  • Opportunities for trade: who are the winners in China?
  • Reviewing regional disparities, aging population, property bubbles, environment pollution
  • What is next for Chinese markets? Deflationary bust or revolutionary boom?
Apr 2312:00
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Deploying capital: dry powder and deal making

Stream 2
  • Addressing structural challenges: dealing with capital abundance
  • Reviewing the shift in deal making with diversified strategies: generating attractive returns
  • Evaluating dry powder: risks and rewards
  • Entering global maturing private equity environment: large deals, new geos and emerging strategies
  • Preparing for market upside potential and avoiding failures with effective manager/investor relationship
Abhishek Sharma, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Foundation HoldingsUnited Arab Emirates
Apr 2312:00
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Alternative markets: real estate opportunities in dynamic and maturing economies

Stream 3
  • Understanding macro and economic factors impacting emerging market alternative real estate
  • global economic expansion
  • rising middle classes
  • increasing and aging populations
  • Driving economic growth with alternative real estate vehicles
  • Securing better returns with diversified alternative real estate strategies: emerging sectors in established markets or established sectors in emerging markets
Apr 2312:10
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Nigeria’s nascent landscape: regional insights, trends and emerging opportunities

Stream 1
  • Which sectors and asset classes are showing the most promise in the country?
  • Discussing how far international investors can most readily and effectively access these spaces?
  • Addressing the levels of anticipated returns
  • Looking to local tourism, business, infrastructure as asset classesReserved for sponsor
Apr 2312:10
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A dynamic shift: the LP/GP relationship of 2019 and beyond

Stream 2
  • Calculating the shifting balance of power between investors and managers
  • Reviewing the positioning of LPs in the asset allocation process
  • Introducing new operating models for successful relationships
  • Working collaboratively to achieve results and maximum ROI
  • What will this relationship look like in the future?Reserved for sponsor
Apr 2312:10
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‘Healthy’ returns for Middle East healthcare

Stream 3
  • Understanding the opportunities of the healthcare sector in the Middle East and beyond
  • Entering the healthcare market and capitalising on the levels of underlying sectorial demand
  • Reviewing hospitals, clinics, healthcare facilities as outperforming sectors
  • Establishing strategic partnerships for deploying capital, implementing strategy and generation ‘healthy’ returnsReserved for sponsor
Apr 2312:20
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Roundtables

Keynotes
1. Investing in philanthropy: positive change for positive returns
10. The real estate and infrastructure convergence: managing and balancing portfolios
2. Luxury markets: an undervalued opportunity?
3. The space race: launching in the space travel market
4. Quant funds: algorithms for appealing to new generation talent
5. Mixing gender diversity thematic allocations: impact on portfolios
6. Bracing portfolios for the impacts of climate change
7. Improving investment experience with fintech
8. Gold: a liquid instrument or ticking timebomb?
9. India: land of opportunity
Shridhar Narayan, Group Director And Chief Investments And Strategy Officer, Hiranandani Group of CompaniesIndia
Apr 2314:20
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Panel: Funding for the future: creating a sustainable cross-asset portfolio

Stream 1
  • Establishing environmental and corporate responsibility as key investment priorities
  • Modernising portfolios with SRI and ESG
  • Replacing existing, ethically challenged assets with responsible, renewable instruments
  • Adopting an environmental and social activism engagement strategy and accessing ESG assets
  • Reviewing the impact of increased ESG vehicles on portfolios
Apr 2314:20
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Panel Identifying best-in-class players: the unicorns evolving for future economies

Stream 2
  • Analysing the outperforming and emerging opportunities in the global VC landscape
  • Focusing on cultural and gender diversity: looking beyond western markets to developing countries
  • Identifying emerging tech asset classes: automation, self-driving cars, education, green energy
  • Using gathered data to make informed decisions and weigh up the risks and opportunities
Christopher Rogers, Partner, Lumia CapitalUnited States
Suneel Gokhale, Founding Partner, VentureSouqUnited Arab Emirates
Apr 2314:20
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Panel Rethinking real estate: moving away from cycles of uncertainty

Stream 3
  • Navigating structural, technological and demographic factors driving investor and consumer demand
  • Dealing with abundant capital and where to allocate within the asset class
  • Adapting to the predicted interest rate normalisation and effect of new tax laws
  • Capitalising on the value-shift from traditional passive to dynamic strategies
  • Considering debt strategies to enter the securely enter the sector
Apr 2314:40
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Propelling returns: powering portfolios with green energy

Stream 1
  • Searching and accessing truly sustainable investment opportunities
  • Reviewing long term investment potential in renewables
  • Considering the future of renewable energy markets and becoming sustainably profitable
  • Discovering where the specific vehicles are for investing in wind, wave, solar and geothermal power
  • What are the long-term value propositions?
Apr 2314:40
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Venturing beyond ‘traditional’ deals: accelerating the MENA startup ecosystem

Stream 2
  • Identifying regional VC hotspots and notable opportunities
  • Evaluating MENA VC deals by quality, volume and size
  • Looking beyond the ‘traditional’ to smaller funds and fuelling MENA start up growth
  • Discussing what MENA investors have learned from VC investing in 2019
  • Remaining creative with effective exit strategies
Neil Flemming, Founder, MENA Angel InvestorUnited Arab Emirates
Apr 2314:40
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Portfolios of global metropolises: cosmopolitan entrepots and capital cities

Stream 3
  • Adapting to the rapid rate of expansion in global cities and capitals
  • Reacting to global urbanisation with greater real estate exposure
  • Capitalising on strong growth prospects with real estate
  • Embedding large scale property to overall portfolios for maximum returns and long-term positioning
  • Focusing on high quality assets in the world’s strongest markets
Apr 2315:00
Conference pass

Environment and finance: conflict or cooperation?

Stream 1
  • Evaluating the correlation between the environment verticals and returns
  • Recognising the evolving factors/disruptors in ESG asset classes
  • Balancing values with financial returns
  • managing the impact of liquid and illiquid ESG strategies
  • Supplementing existing investment processes alongside personal bias
  • Considering the potential material risks to security valuation and understanding the financial impact
Catherine Shiang, Managing Director, Asia Capital AdvisorHong Kong
Apr 2315:00
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SMEs: opportunities, growth and returns

Stream 2
  • Uncovering the potential SME investment: where to look for potential large enterprises and global players
  • Taking risks to achieve higher target returns
  • Analysing the growth of regional SMEs and the impact for large scale, long term, retail and institutional investors
  • Balancing the risks and rewards of early stage, small cap and initial investment
Mo Bississo, Director And Principal, Kasamar HoldingsUnited Arab Emirates
Apr 2315:00
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Reshaping the future of real estate: retail, logistics and e-commerce

Stream 3
  • Adapting to disruptive sector change across retail and logistics real estate sectors
  • Evaluating opportunities in disruption and increasing urbanisation
  • Maintaining cautious but positive approaches to low return markets and long-term disruptive forces: technology, data, warehouses and distribution
  • Staying relevant in the sector to determine stable cash flow
Apr 2315:10
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Collaboration for impact: sharing values and generating returns

Stream 1
  • Making a global impact and securing positive returns: sourcing ESG assets
  • Building ESG assets effectively into portfolios
  • Going beyond sharing values of ESG companies and working together to meet SRI and ESG goals
  • Examining the benefits for long-term, large scale investorsReserved for sponsor
Apr 2315:10
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Comparing and competing: deal flow and making a VC investment

Stream 2
  • Deploying and raising capital for VC funds
  • Employing the proved outperforming strategies of 2019
  • Capitalising on growth of new strategies: crowdfunding, angel investing, early stage, seed funding
  • Reaching the optimal position for maximum returns and scalable growth
  • Going global with VC international potentialReserved for sponsor
Apr 2315:10
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Commercial property sectors: bubble or bust?

Stream 3
  • Finding suitable opportunities for capital deployment in commercial real estate sectors
  • Building robustness to portfolios with commercial strategies
  • Dealing with high, pre-crisis level prices and inflating interest rates
  • Maintaining a balanced real estate portfolio with emerging strategiesReserved for sponsor
Apr 2315:20
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Panel Saudi Arabia: a diversified land of potential

Stream 1
  • Understanding regional nuances and emerging opportunities in Saudi Arabia
  • Generating upside returns in a new Saudi Arabia
  • Dissecting the risks, challenges and opportunities of a radical, evolving emerging market
  • Assessing the KSA contemporary economic landscape and space for foreign direct investment: infrastructure, tourism, technology
Nabil Nazer, Cio, Al Sulaiman GroupSaudi Arabia
Apr 2315:20
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Panel Alphabet, Apple and Amazon: a digitalisation of the global economy

Stream 2
  • Investing in disruptive tech: long term play and sizeable returns
  • Regulating risks of changing business models
  • Proritising tech in diversified portfolios
  • Analysing the risks and opportunities offered by the tech giants, discussing pricing concerns and
  • Where does alpha exist in digitalised economy? How can institutional investors access it?
Paul Kenny, Managing Director, AYM CommerceUnited Arab Emirates
Apr 2315:20
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Panel Contemporary infrastructure models: keeping up with the pace of change

Stream 3
  • Exploring the opportunities in infrastructure as a standalone asset class
  • Highlighting the advantages for investors – increasing demand inside and outside the developed markets
  • Building bridges for equity pools and capitalising on rising levels of industrialisation
  • Accessing the infrastructure funds of the future
Catherine Shiang, Managing Director, Asia Capital AdvisorHong Kong
Apr 2315:40
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Macro trends driving regional fluctuating markets: super trend equities

Stream 1
  • Evaluating macro structure and regulatory changes in the Middle East
  • Examining the equities most impacted by MENA’s fluctuating markets
  • Dealing with intensified threats to free trade
  • Considering GCC politics update: MENA economics and common ground and effect on portfolios, exposure and asset classes
  • What opportunities can be realised in the region
Apr 2315:40
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Blockchain and cryptos: a double-edged sword

Stream 2
  • Embedding digital and disruptive assets to investor portfolios
  • Preparing for worldwide regulation and transition to crypto-based economies
  • Evaluating the controversial decentralised currencies: volatility, uncertainty and ambiguity
  • ‘Shorting’ the crypto market and integrating the blockchain
Apr 2315:40
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Sustainable, physical assets: infrastructure and the low carbon economy

Stream 3
  • Capturing underlying value with sustainable infrastructure vehicles
  • Blending real asset impact investments to overall portfolios
  • Creating long-term value and resilience with sustainable projects: smart cities, clean energy, renewables
  • Offsetting carbon emissions and achieving ROI as a result
  • Highlighting the shifts driving investor appetite for sustainable infrastructure: long term capital gains, predictable cash flow
Apr 2316:00
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GCC credit: sovereign debt issuance attraction and appeal

Stream 1
  • Addressing the headwinds impacting debt performance:
  • higher US interest rates
  • weaker local currencies
  • uncertain free trade agreements
  • Facilitating the continuation of high paced debt issuance and avoiding economic depletion with robust fundamentals and vehicles
  • Entering a compelling risk/reward dynamic in GCC markets
  • Examining the effect of multi-tranche sovereign bond transaction: Saudi Arabia
  • Measuring the longevity of the trend
Apr 2316:00
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Data collection and disruption: the new age of investment technology

Stream 2
  • Using new data collection for organic alpha growth
  • Revolutionising the investment landscape with disruptive technologies and trends
  • Understanding the opportunities and challenges with embedded technology
  • Leveraging technological innovation: quantitative, analytic techniques, alternative data sources, AI to establish sustainable growth and maximum returns
Apr 2316:00
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PPP for risk adverse, infrastructure investors: bridging the gap

Stream 3
  • Discovering the viability of public-private partnerships and embarking on PPP collaboration
  • Defining public private partnerships and requirements for success
  • Reviewing the challenges of long term financing for PPP projects
  • Adjusting lending strategies for PPP projects in established and emerging markets
Apr 2316:10
Conference pass

Seize the UAE opportunity: exploring regional assets

Stream 1
  • Where are the sectors and asset classes showing the most promise in the region?
  • Considering recovering oil prices and increased government spending
  • Examining the growing opportunities: the GCC stock market, tourism, renewables
  • Supporting national and international investors to take on new approaches:
  • Allowing accessibility for both regional and international investors
  • Evaluating level of anticipated returns in UAE marketsReserved for sponsor
Apr 2316:10
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An AI hybrid: complementing the ‘human touch’ for smart investing

Stream 2
  • Transforming alpha generation with machine learning and AI
  • Using machine learning to generate fast and accurate landscape insights
  • Utilising AI for transactions, allowing human experts to outperform the market
  • Making real life interaction successful with a vehicle mix to meet individual goalsReserved for sponsor
Apr 2316:10
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Building infrastructure asset into portfolios

Stream 3
  • Aligning infrastructure investment with overall strategic aims and long-term visions
  • Navigating an environment where stagflation remains a concern
  • Deciding if the asset class will retain its diversification credentials compared to more liquid asset classes?
  • What percentage of portfolios should be made up of infrastructure investment?Reserved for sponsor
Apr 2317:00
Conference pass

Keynote: Disruptive, divisive and digital: shaping an investable, innovative future

Keynotes
  • Foreseeing the impact of digital economies: building exposure to innovative technology to portfolios
  • Preempting the technological revolution and examining what ‘digital’ really means for investors
  • Exploring the effects of digitalisation disruption and enablement on investments, trade and ROI
  • Capturing opportunities in innovative funds and technologies
  • Diversifying into tech sectors for robust structural growth: o Telecommunication o AI o Social media
Apr 2317:20
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Keynote: The 4.0 world: pursuing innovation as effective investment strategies

Keynotes
  • Using innovation for greater portfolio resilience: regulating digital processes
  • Accessing highest growth rate potential with technological tools
  • Utilising AI, machine learning and data and analytics to construct and monitor investments
  • Delivering sustainable growth outcomes for investors with technology and innovation
  • Separating hype from reality and fostering trust in technology: benefits and risks to investorsReserved for sponsor

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Apr 2409:00
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Keynote Clash of the competing forces: navigating fractured markets

Keynotes
  • Geopolitics: governance, growth and global capital flows in a new ecosystem
  • Succeeding in political and economic reforms and the 2019 election
  • Reviewing the asset classes expected to outperform in the ‘new economy’ and shifting regimes
  • Assembling winning portfolios and deploying capital in competitive and fractured markets: interpreting trends to make the best decisions
  • Adapting to a dynamic investment environment and changing market cycles
  • Finding returns and exploiting value and self-sustaining growth in EMs and the Eurozone rebound: investing nuances
  • What can institutional investors expect from emerging buoyant equity in a new economy and where can returns be generated
Apr 2409:20
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Keynote Emerging and frontier economies: strengths and setbacks on a global scale

Keynotes
  • Reacting to and developing resilience to a stronger dollar
  • Revealing the negative correlation between the dollar, emerging markets and commodities
  • Participating in record equity FDI flows: where are the markets with the most promise?
  • Preempting the derailment on EM fundamentals: noting the areas of highest risk
  • Generating uncorrelated returns across the unbalanced US and global markets
  • Altering strategies to navigate uncertain landscapes: what changes can the investment world expect?
Apr 2409:40
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Keynote Investing for a dominant generation: millennials and the Next Generation

Keynotes
  • Positioning millennials as a major driving force reshaping the investing landscape: defining characteristics for investors
  • Understanding millennial appetite, views and approaches to uncertainty in markets and collective responsibility
  • Meeting demands of millennials and capturing spending habits: what are the prioritised asset classes for the new generation? o energy efficiency and electrified vehicles o constant connectivity and technology o innovative technology, blockchain and ICOs o sustainable consumables
  • Driving new trends and ideas for digital, connected, influential global millennial forces: values of this generation becoming the norm
  • Evaluating how the investment landscape changing as a result?
Apr 2410:00
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Keynote Preparing and protecting portfolios: resilience to market shocks and new cycles

Keynotes
  • Assembling a winning portfolio for the paradigm shifts now destabilising the world
  • Adjusting to new economic realities and threats of regulation by litigation
  • Discovering the outperforming strategies and the opportunities in international markets and post crisis environments
  • Resetting expectations and securing returns in uncertain marketsReserved for platinum sponsor
Apr 2411:20
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Panel Alternatives thriving in volatile markets: a core asset class

Stream 1
  • Looking being traditional markets and allocating to alternative assets for upside growth
  • Expanding conventional boundaries with alternative asset classes: infrastructure, technology, autonomous vehicles, alternative data
  • Taking a long-term view of the bigger risk picture of alternatives: expectations and future directions
  • Adopting complex assets while traditional asset classes converge
Apr 2411:20
Conference pass

Panel Reinvention and evolution: complementing portfolios with renewed view of hedge funds

Stream 2
  • Exploring alternative and outperforming hedge fund strategies old and new
  • Looking to the outperformers:
  • quant
  • reinsurance
  • long/short
  • Treating hedge funds as a separate asset class: capitalising on low equity correlation and fixed income markets
  • Analysing the growth of global hedge fund distribution
  • How are institutional investors using hedge funds in 2019? Discussing the sweet spots and new strategies to exploit these markets
Apr 2411:20
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Panel Adding value with broad diversification

Stream 3
  • Reviewing fundamental portfolio structure in 2018, 2019 and beyond
  • Identifying diverse market opportunities and vehicles
  • Is 60/40 still relevant to institutional investors?
  • Avoiding disorganised portfolio construction and below target returns with alternative assets and diversification strategies
  • Designing strategic allocation for maximum returns
Apr 2411:40
Conference pass

The future alternative and the hunt for diversification

Stream 1
  • Leaving behind mainstream assets: finding the alternatives generating the highest returns
  • Diversifying fixed income portfolios with alternative allocations
  • Matching return potential of traditional asset classes with alternatives
  • Using emerging strategies for opportunistic yields and maximum returns
  • venture capital
  • natural resources to
  • private debt
  • illiquid credit
Apr 2411:40
Conference pass

Hedge funds on the rebound: the return of returns

Stream 2
  • Boosting hedge fund allocation during stabilising flows and correcting markets
  • Adopting systematic and equity market neutral strategies for success in a positive environment for the asset class
  • Evaluating the hedge fund performance in 2019 and discussing what can investors expect going forward
  • How far are funds exceeding expectations?
Apr 2411:40
Conference pass

Direct vs co investment: taking on scalic challenges

Stream 3
  • Contrasting co investing with direct strategies: reducing cost and allocating capital
  • Structuring and financing collaborative deals
  • Developing strategic partnerships and organising at scale
  • Adapting governance model and risk tolerance for success
  • Reviewing to the most successful co investment deals and transactions
Apr 2412:00
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Low cost, nontraditional funds: a deviation of allocation

Stream 1
  • Devising an alternative fund strategy in line with impending market correction
  • Reducing exposure to equities and increased alternative assets and mutual funds
  • Adapting to the micro and macro-economic factors shaping the landscape for mutual funds and reaching alpha
  • Will the 2019 elections force investors to alter alternative alternative strategies?
Apr 2412:00
Conference pass

Learning from the ‘endowment model’: moving beyond an asset class

Stream 2
  • Discussing the ‘endowment’ approach to hedge fund allocation
  • Assessing the market exposure and risk profile of individual hedge fund strategies
  • Evaluating the potential for hedge funds to outperform in overall allocation strategies
  • Reaching long-term positive results with equities, fixed income and uncorrelated strategies
Apr 2412:00
Conference pass

Embedding liquidity: a steady evolution fuelling the financial markets

Stream 3
  • Achieving optimum levels of portfolio liquidity across public and private markets
  • Predicting liquidity trends and projected impact and outcomes on portfolios
  • Confirming the advantages of liquidity, where are the assets with the highest premium?
  • Incorporating the necessary due diligence when adding liquidity to portfolios
Apr 2412:10
Conference pass

Alternatives: challenges, support and success

Stream 1
  • Fulfilling long term investment goals with allocated alternatives
  • Integrating long-term illiquidity: assessing risk and managing portfolios
  • Examining benefits of a multi-strategy alternative
  • Finding low correlation managers and high diversified, large-cap equities
  • Comparing the overall risks and performance with traditional asset classesReserved for sponsor
Apr 2412:10
Conference pass

Algorithmic trading & quants: challenges, drivers and trends

Stream 2
  • Examining the trends and identifying the outperforming strategies in
  • Accessing the market landscape and its growth prospects
  • Analysing growth prospects in the algorithmic trading market
  • Utilising electronic trading to modernise portfolio and achieve goalsReserved for sponsor
Apr 2412:10
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Managing a well-governed illiquid asset strategy: opportunities and risk

Stream 3
  • Examining the value of illiquidity for large scale investors
  • Exploiting the investment opportunities lying in illiquid areas
  • Harvesting the illiquidity premium with a cross-asset approach
  • Generating bespoke and diversified portfolios with overall illiquidity exposureReserved for sponsor
Apr 2412:20
Conference pass

Roundtables

Keynotes
1. The high cost of bias: measuring industry-wide equality and diversity
10. Clean transport: driving the future
2. The power of the crowd: crowd funding for large scale, long term investors
3. ICOs: what, where and how?
4. Buyouts: a changing dynamic across investors and managers
5. Examining exit strategies: when is the right time
6. Public or private equity? Attractive returns and smart fundraising activities
7. Turkey: investing on the short end
8. Making a positive impact: changing responses to impact investing
9. Accelerating ‘ag’investing: flourishing opportunities across agriculture
Apr 2414:20
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Panel Demographic megatrends: predictable and irreversible

Stream 1
  • Considering the demographic trends shaping the investment world
  • Analysing population growth, middle class expansion, increased life expectancy and their effect on overall portfolios and sentiment
  • Ensuring optimum positioning to capture long term growth opportunities
  • Understanding outperforming strategies based on demographic shifts and macroeconomic cycles: appreciating the wider picture
  • Predicating the economic opportunities and consumption patterns of tomorrow
Apr 2414:20
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Panel Navigating uncertainty, instability and fragility: surviving in volatile environments

Stream 2
  • Producing enhanced and repeatable risk-adjusted returns
  • Taking a holistic view of the financial landscape
  • Controlling downside risk before large losses occur
  • Enhancing due diligence and security of risk management requirements
  • Outlining the new opportunities, challenges and threats for investors for 2020
Apr 2414:20
Conference pass

Panel $100 oil: outlook and consequences

Stream 3
  • Investor sentiment to keep oil elevated
  • Keeping an upward pressure on oil
  • Considering global trade and new sanctions
  • More or less diversified with oil stocks in portfolios
  • Limiting exposure to oil in portfolios: what should it be replaced with?
Apr 2414:40
Conference pass

The aging population: generational growth and economic expansion

Stream 1
  • Rebalancing allocations and strategies to complement population trends
  • Constructing portfolios considering the aging population and global search for yield
  • Preparing for the results of social and economic disruption: lower financial returns, lower interest rates and increased urbanisation
  • How can investors capitalise on demographic headwinds?
Apr 2414:40
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The ‘end of easy’: operational risk management and reacting to global risk

Stream 2
  • Accommodating central bank policy, low volatility, strong equity returns and declining interest rates
  • Optimising process for risk allocation: strategies, managers and geographies
  • Staying disciplined and understanding market risks
  • Minimising contagion and limiting risk
  • Where will the next shock come from?
  • Reviewing best practice for institutional investors
Apr 2414:40
Conference pass

The rise and rise of private debt: entering funds and constructing portfolios

Stream 3
  • Considering the global macro outlook and implications for private debt funds
  • Going beyond credit markets with private debt exposure
  • Exploring effective, risk rewarding strategies and benchmarking the performance for private debt funds
  • Using global liquidity as an advantage and avoiding the mainstream
Apr 2415:00
Conference pass

Investing for impact: value driven decisions

Stream 1
  • Aligning investments with individual values and beliefs
  • Navigating the impact investing boom
  • Setting out to address societal changes with impact investment strategies
  • Blurring financially driven decisions with philanthropy and individual goals
  • Measuring impact: reviewing the key trends and challenges in the asset class
Apr 2415:00
Conference pass

Achieving the impossible: perfect market timing

Stream 2
  • Mapping the complexities involved in asset allocation: market timing and risk management in fixed income
  • Finding attractive sources of income at the opportune time for ROI
  • Capturing market opportunities at the right time with active management strategies
  • Using data and analytics to understand impact of market scenario on portfolios
Apr 2415:00
Conference pass

Distressed debt cycles and high-yield debt: beware of ‘total wipeout’

Stream 3
  • Evaluating key trends shaping the current debt environment
  • Reviewing investor challenges in distressed debt and credit markets
  • Looking to opportunities in debt funds and distressed and private debt
  • When will the cycle change again?
Apr 2415:10
Conference pass

Diversity: reaching beyond ‘tradition’ to today’s greatest opportunities

Stream 1
  • Exploiting the underinvestment gender-diverse and multicultural funds
  • Understanding the opportunities in the vehicle and those who
  • Overcoming institutional and global barriers and achieving returns
  • Reaching untapped, growing markets, and generating real returns with diversity as a strategyReserved for sponsor
Apr 2415:10
Conference pass

Technology for risk management and improved performance

Stream 2
  • Keeping pace with technology and innovative processes
  • Measuring risk with data and analytics
  • Using automation to make better decisions
  • Defining the regulatory outlook and ensuring compliance
  • Reviewing the benefits of technological adoption for institutional and retail investorsReserved for sponsor
Apr 2415:10
Conference pass

Corporate bonds and the credit bubble: aggressive explosion or steady deflation

Stream 3
  • Satisfying demand for higher-yielding debt and lower risk premium in low interest rate
  • Achieving the optimum level of credit and bond exposure
  • Will the reliance on debt trigger the worsening of economic conditions?
  • Reviewing the opportunities for investors in bond market volatilityReserved for sponsor
Apr 2415:20
Conference pass

Panel Transformation through transactions: recycling and reinvesting capital

Stream 1
  • Tapping into viable long-term trends to reinvest capital
  • Demonstrating high profitability and rising leverage with innovative portfolio construction and resilience
  • Smoothing out volatility without sacrificing returns
  • Adapting to regulatory reform and capital competition
Apr 2415:20
Conference pass

Panel Global macro: strategic and tactical asset allocation

Stream 2
  • Drawing together opportunities in global macro perspective
  • Combining degrees of top down allocation
  • Deploying capital in new markets
  • Using cross-border and intra-asset allocation strategies. Reviewing the themes and implications for securing returns
Apr 2415:20
Conference pass

Panel Active vs passive strategies: the ultimate debate continues

Stream 3
  • Balancing active vs passive approaches: combining the best of both
  • Meeting growth objectives and generating alpha over benchmarks
  • Capturing market inefficiencies with active management
  • Testing index as a passive strategy – does it really work?
  • Exploring the long-term effects of both passive and active investing regionally and internationally
Apr 2415:40
Conference pass

Rise of thematic investing: generating alpha at scale

Stream 1
  • Adopting an innovative, top down thematic approach
  • Adapting to long term structural trends and medium-term cyclicality
  • Yielding the benefits of thematic-based investing
  • Identifying and prioritising invest-able themes
  • Analysing hotspots for capital deployment
Apr 2415:40
Conference pass

Search for real assets: generating returns long term returns

Stream 2
  • Buying real assets to diversify underlying economy and the areas showing growth potential
  • Increasing real asset allocation and exposure to investor portfolios
  • Searching for opportunities beyond economic correlation
  • Locating tangible and physical assets: where are the outperformers?
Apr 2415:40
Conference pass

The ‘next generation’ ETF: innovative equity

Stream 3
  • Forming a systematic allocation strategy in the emerging, innovative ETF market
  • Utilising smart alpha strategies in ETF exposure – how ‘smart’ is smart alpha?
  • Combining quantitative analysis with disciplined management to achieve results
  • Discovering the locations of emerging innovations set to outperform in the ETF market
Apr 2416:00
Conference pass

The evolution of factor: is it all just hype?

Stream 1
  • Manifesting factor-based investing as an investment innovation trend
  • Providing diversifying benefits and risk adjusted returns with strategic allocation
  • Reviewing the risk premia driving returns within the framework: liquidity
  • Utilising smart beta as an alternative notion for factor investing
Apr 2416:00
Conference pass

The fixed income bonds ‘rainbow’: re-leveraging the corporate balance sheet

Stream 2
  • Integrating bond investment to portfolios in bear markets
  • Establishing active and targeted strategies
  • Reacting to the normalising federal and monetary policy and deteriorating credit fundamentals
  • Successful investing in bonds with fixed or floating, duration, credit risk strategies
  • Reacting to unwinding QE and effect on bond markets and strategies
Apr 2416:00
Conference pass

Planning an efficient strategy: bull or bear?

Stream 3
  • Surviving changes in market structure and changing nature of liquidity
  • Securing exposure to 'efficient' stock markets
  • Exploring low cost index funds as a safer bet
  • Inflating bubbles: following fashion and moving to the elevating stocks
  • Noting why are active investors more active than ever before?
Apr 2416:10
Conference pass

Multi-manager funds: approaches and comingled investment

Stream 1
  • Driving returns in a multi-asset portfolio
  • Adjusting asset mixes and allocation in multi-managed funds
  • Meeting the needs of individual investor goals in an outcome-driven world
  • Yielding superior results with multimanager approaches
  • Selecting ‘best in class’ managers based on style, expertise and capacityReserved for sponsor
Apr 2416:10
Conference pass

Managing a late cycle, multi-asset portfolio

Stream 2
  • Strategies to secure returns:
  • shorter maturity bonds
  • gold
  • EM currencies
  • alternative risk
  • Avoiding the risk of standing still: generating alpha with a multi-asset approach
  • Demanding careful risk management strategies with multiple assets and
  • Protected assets by deploying consistent, prudent and reinforced management of portfolio riskReserved for sponsor
Apr 2416:10
Conference pass

Innovations in electronic and digital trading

Stream 3
  • Using trading innovation to make decision based on data collection
  • Integrating mobile trading apps to equity strategies
  • Reviewing how unconventional ETF allocations can absorb risks and maintain long term focus
  • Exploring the innovative investment tools available to discover profitable opportunitiesReserved for sponsor
last published: 17/Mar/19 13:45 GMT

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