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
The Brussels Roundtable 2017 took place 7 November at the Hotel Sofitel in Brussels, and featured presentations from three groups – BNY Mellon, Nuveen and Principal Global Investors – and interactive presentations on areas including: prospects for dividend growth; thematic approaches to flexible fixed income; and the role and opportunities in preferred securities.Read more
The InvestmentEurope Copenhagen Forum 2017 took place 24 October at the Hotel D’Angleterre in the Danish capital, featuring presentations from Axa Investment Managers, Fisch Fund Services, Gam, J O Hambro Capital Management and Vontobel.
Some 25 fund selector delegates heard presentations covering topics including: the direction of inflation ‘normalisation’ and what this means for products such as inflation linked bonds; global high yield and the space between investment grade and HY; alternative risk premia and their use in diversification; finding value in European large cap stocks; and how to find quality growth investmentRead more
InvestmentEurope‘s Autumn Pan-European Summit Hamburg 2017 was held 11-13 October at the Hotel Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall, and saw over 70 fund selector delegates hear ideas presented by 16 asset management groups.
Those participating included Alliance Bernstein, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Acadian, Amundi Asset Management, CPR Asset Management, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Danske Invest, Eurizon Asset Management, Invesco, Janus Henderson Investors, J O Hambro Capital Management, Liontrust, Nordea Asset Management, Old Mutual Global Investors, RWC Partners and Tokio Marine Asset Management.
Delegates were treated to a keynote address on the morning of the second day of the event, from Ulrich Walter, the German former astronaut who discussed his experiences going up in the Space Shuttle, and who outlined the way risk is handled by organisations and individuals.
A gala dinner saw delegates taken to Hamburg’s Maritime Museum, while networking continued at the event venue across coffee breaks and lunches.Read more
InvestmentEurope‘s Lisbon Forum 2017 took place 28 September at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, which saw some 31 fund selectors attend boardroom sessions for latest thoughts from leading asset management groups.
Presentations came from Kames Capital on overcoming the income challenge; First Trust Global Portfolios on yield divergence and the currency risk premium; and T. Rowe Price on perspectives for Europe and the opportunities ahead.Read more
The InvestmentEurope Reykjavik Roundtable 2017 took place at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica on the morning of 5 September, with four groups presenting ideas around global equities, emerging and frontier markets opportunities, and the consideration of ESG risk factors, to an audience of some 20 local fund selectors.
Groups taking part included Franklin Templeton Investments, T. Rowe Price, Deutsche Asset Management and Evli, while the event was reported on in real time by InvestmentEurope‘s editorial team via Twitter at #IEREYKJAVIK.Read more