Uhlenbruch conference discusses investment challenges

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The 18th annual Uhlenbruch Portfolio Management Conference held in Frankfurt on 9 and 10 June attracted more than 200 delegates to discuss key challenges for the German asset management industry.

The two day event, which is largely held in German, covered key debates including the macroeconomic outlook, prospects of a Greek default, high frequency trading, smart beta and emerging markets investing.

The event was opened by ifo president Hans-Werner Sinn, who warned of the long term consequences of the current low interest environment. While a poll among the audience suggested that only 23% of participants believed Greece was likely to default, Sinn advocated in favour of introducing a parallel currency in Greece in order to restructure its debts.

Other speakers include Canadian economist Campbell Harvey, who analysed the risks of historical backtests. German artists and computer scientist Jürgen Schmidhuber, co director of the Instiute for Artificial Intelligence discussed the prospects of using artificial intelligence in investment decisions.

Josef Lakonishok, CEO and CIO at LSV Asset Management presented the pitfalls of smart beta strategies, arguing that there was a big gap between outperformance on paper and real live returns.

An extensive report of key discussions will be featured in the next issue of InvestmentEurope.

Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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