InvestmentEurope’s first ESG Froum took place on 12 April at the Bar au Lac in Zurich.
The event, which attracted about 30 European selectors was sponsored by Hermes Investment Management, UBS Asset Management, Liontrust and RobecoSAM.
Key themes of the event include active, unconstrained approaches to ESG, combining sustainable investing and passives, ESG and European equities as well as incorporating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into investment strategies.Read more
Six asset management companies presented at the Frabelux Forum 2018 that occurred at the Hotel Ritz Paris on 22 March 2018. This included Candriam, First Trust Global Portfolios, Finisterre Capital (a boutique of Principal Global Investors), T. Rowe Price, Pyrford International (a boutique of BMO Global Asset Management) and Twenty Four Asset Management (a boutique of Vontobel).
Among topics covered were emerging market debt, Japanese equities, currencies and global sovereign bonds.
The event gathered fund selectors from France, Belgium and Luxembourg.Read more
The InvestmentEurope Nordic Summit Stockholm 2018 was held 12-13 March at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, bringing together some 40 fund selectors from around the region to meet 12 asset management groups over two days of presentations and networking.
Groups participating included Candriam Investors Group, Eaton Vance Investment Managers, Eurizon Capital, First Trust Global Portfolios, GAM, J O Hambro Capital Management, Jupiter Asset Management, La Française, OppenheimerFunds, RobecoSAM, Unigestion and Vontobel.
Topics included climate change, sustainable water objectives, impact investing, ESG considerations in global equities, emerging market equities and both hard and local currency debt, alternative risk premia, value and growth opportunities in the eurozone and dividends from Japan.
A special keynote address to delegates came from Nicklas Bergman, serial tech entrepreneur and deep tech investor and futurist, who outlined his view of the sorts of technologies that will come to affect asset managers and fund buyers in the future, through areas such as robotics and artificial intelligence.Read more
Investment Europe’s Milan Forum 2018 took place on 8 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, where some 60 delegates attended presentations from BMO Global Asset Management, Eurizon Capital, Old Mutual Global Investors, Manulife Asset Management, Unigestion and Vontobel Asset Management.Read more
InvestmentEurope hosted the Frankfurt Roundtable 2018 on 22 February at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof.
Themed around fixed income, the Roundtable provided an opportunity to evaluate investment opportunities, meet fund managers and network with peers.
The InvestmentEurope Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2017/18 were held 30 November at The Andaz Hotel in the City.
Designed to recognise the best cross-border funds available in key European markets, the Awards involve a quantitative and qualitative methodology supported by Thomson Reuters Lipper and SharingAlpha. They also recognise key fund selectors across Europe for their work in the industry.
The Tel Aviv Forum 2017 took place 6 December at the Hilton Tel Aviv for some 25 fund selectors working in the local Israeli market.
Groups participating included Aegon Asset Management/Kames Capital, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, janus Henderson Investors and Schroders, with topics covering pan-Asian and Chinese equities, European asset backed securities, and UK commercial and residential property.Read more
InvestmentEurope’s London Forum 2017 took place 30 November at The Andaz Hotel in the City, for locally base fund selectors serving Continental and UK clients.
The event features presentations from Alliance Bernstein, First Trust Global Portfolios, Lord Abbett, New Capital – EFG Asset Management and Nordea Asset Management. In a broad spread of topics, presentations covered areas including: using a private equity approach to European public equity, North American high yield, the currency carry trade via ETF structures, climate change and the environment, and growth prospects in the eurozone and opportunities for investors.Read more
InvestmentEurope‘s Stockholm Forum 2017 took place at The Grand Hotel, Stockholm, on the morning of the 28 November for some 25 locally based fund selectors.
Groups participating included Artisan Partners, Fisch Fund Services, JO Hambro Capital Management Group, Jupiter Asset Management, Liontrust and Mirabaud Asset Management. Collectively, they covered areas including global high yield, global equities, emerging market equities, global long/short equities and sustainable investments.Read more
Investment Europe’s Milan Forum 2017 took place on 23 November at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, where some 50 delegates attended presentations from Aviva Investors, Eurizon Capital, Investec Asset Management, Janus Henderson Investors, Old Mutual Global Investors, and Sycomore Asset Management on a range of asset classes and strategies including multi-strategies fixed income, emerging bonds, emerging market debt, smart beta strategies and long/short equities.Read more
Investment Europe’s Madrid Forum 2017 took place on 16 November at The Westin Palace (Madrid) where some 25 delegates attended presentations from Liontrust Asset Management, Nordea Asset Management, First Trust Global Portfolios and DNB Asset Management on a range of asset classes and strategies including European equities and covered bonds, as well as digital disruption and actively managed ETFs.
The Pensionskassenforum Zurich 2017 took place on 14 November at the Hotel Bau au Lac in the Swiss city, offering insights into institutional investor needs and ongoing changes to the local Swiss pensions market.
Individual speaker presentations were put by John M. Malloy, RWC Partners, Brian McDonnell, Macquarie Asset Management, and Urs Beck, EFG Asset Management, on areas including investments in Vietnam, US core fixed income, and Swiss equity. Additional views were put by Stefano Mach, fund manager at Azimut, on corporate hybrid bonds.
Panel debates considered particular aspects of the Swiss pension system, including the need for flexibility in ability to provide individualised solutions.Read more