UBS AM’s Kevin Barker considers China at Copenhagen Roundtable

Kevin Barker, senior equity specialist at UBS Asset Management is set to discuss the outlook for China when he takes part in the upcoming Copenhagen Roundtable 2018, hosted by InvestmentEurope in the Danish capital on 30 October.

Under the heading China – Is the year of the Dog a bad or a good omen?, Barker will consider how equities investors should approach the story of the world’s second biggest economy.

Barker is head of the Equity Specialist team on a global basis, and has worked as an investment professional in equities for over 30 years as portfolio manager, analyst and specialist.

He initially joined UBS Asset Management as a trainee fund manager in 1983. He managed UK equity portfolios and was the Building and Engineering analyst. Barker left UBS Asset Management at the end of 1994, taking a position as head of UK equities at Foreign & Colonial. He developed and implemented a value based UK equity process, leading a team of around 20 portfolio managers and analysts. He then re-joined UBS Asset Management in 1998, taking on a senior portfolio management role and also acting as client director on a number of large funds, becoming deputy head of UK equities.

In 2007, he moved to an Equity Specialist role, initially focusing on UK equities, and broadening his responsibilities to Europe, before being promoted in 2010 to lead the Equity Specialist team globally.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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