Robert Jenkins | Global Head Of Research
Thomson Reuters

Robert Jenkins, Global Head Of Research, Thomson Reuters

Bob has over 25 years experience in the Financial Services and Asset Management industries having served in numerous executive and investment management roles at Fidelity Investments in addition to time spent as a strategy consultant in the Asset Management/FIG practice of McKinsey & Company. As the Global Head of Research and Mutual Funds at Thomson Reuters, Bob oversees the global collective fund business propositions and investment research functions. Bob also serves on the Investment Committee of Thomson Reuters overseeing the firm’s global defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.

Bob earned an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Over his career he has held FINRA Series 4, 7, 8, 9/10, 24 and 63 General Securities licenses and has served as a General Securities Principal and as a Senior Registered Options Principal. In addition to numerous speaking events and financial media appearances, he has authored several white papers on topics such as Retirement Investing, Investment Policy and Portfolio Manager Selection.


Quant World Canada @ 09:20

The next frontier for asset management – how are industry titans surviving disruptive innovation?

  • D’s of disruption – how are the overarching trends of democratization, decentralization, disintermediation and digitization shaping the future for asset management?
  • Consolidation – how have recent historic levels of merger and acquisition activity in recent years altered the dynamics and competitive landscape of the investment industry?
  • Digital innovation roadmap – potential applications and use cases for robo-advisors, blockchain/distributed ledger technology, machine learning/AI and big data technologies
  • When the dust settles – what will business models of the future look like in investment management? What are the potential implications for managers, intermediaries, asset owners and their beneficiaries?
  • Growth of passive investing – have robo-advisors, smart beta funds and other FinTech/InvestTech innovations already sounded the death knell for traditional forms of active management? Or, are falling correlations between assets an early indicator of an imminent passive investing bubble bursting?
last published: 18/Dec/18 18:15 GMT

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