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20-22 October 2021
The Grimaldi ForumMonaco

GEOPOLITICS AND INVESTMENT SPECIAL FOCUS AT FUNDFORUM INTERNATIONAL 2017

European, Asian and Global insights delivered by some of the world's most influential experts

Designed By Fund Buyers For Fund Buyers

The events of 2016 showed that geopolitics rather than macro-economics is now driving investment. As a result, our Fund Buyer Advisory Board asked us to cover geopolitics in more depth. See below for what we offer for FundForum International 2017.

SUNDAY 11th June 2017: FUNDFORUM INTERNATIONAL WELCOME

18.30 - 20.30

VIP Geopolitics Workshop

Geopolitics & Investment Wargame

Back by popular demand for the third year running, a geopolitical scenario planning event for investment management CEOs, CIOs and fund buyers. Lead or participate in one of the six teams or just observe. Theme to be determined May 2017.

Led by Dr John Hulsman, GEOPOLITICIAN AND WARGAMES DESIGNER

Find out more about John here.

MONDAY 12th June 2017: CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Mainstage — 9.00 - 10.30

Geopolitics And Investment: Managing Risk

Politics And The Future Of Globalisation: What Is Still Incorrectly Priced In The Market?

Listen to one of the few geopoliticians who correctly called Brexit and Trump, Dr Pippa Malmgren, President, DRPM GROUP; Director, H ROBOTICS and best-selling Author, “SIGNALS”.

Find out more about Pippa here.

Finding yield among the investment shockwaves

Bringing together some of the world’s leading asset allocators from the leading private banks and distribution networks with influential CEOs from active and passive management.

You will hear from:

Michael O’Sullivan, CIO, CREDIT SUISSE INTERNATIONAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Björn Jesch, MD, CIO, UNION INVESTMENT PRIVATFONDS GMBH

Jim McCaughan, CEO, PRINCIPAL GLOBAL INVESTORS

Rethinking how to predict risk in unpredictable times

A case study in correctly capturing social sentiment from the only pollster to predict Trump. 

Using complex algorithms that can interpret social sentiment rather than literal interpretation, Jean-Pierre Kloppers and his team were sure that Trump would win. In this case study, a European first for BrandsEye, this methodology and how the result revealed itself is dramatically explained. 

Jean-Pierre Kloppers, CEO, BRANDSEYE, Endeavour Entrepreneur

TUESDAY 13th June 2017: CONFERENCE DAY TWO

Mainstage — 9.00 - 10.30

The State of Europe and the Euro

Insights from one of Europe’s most notable politicians and controversial thought leaders.

Yanis Varoufakis, Former Minister of Finance, Greece, Professor of Economics, Co-founder,  DiEM25 

Q&A with guest commentator Megan Greene, Managing Director and Chief Economist, MANULIFE ASSET MANAGEMENT

The policy maker interview on US prospects for security in Europe

Russia, NATO, Turkey & the refugees of the failing states of the Middle East

Anthony Gardner, OUTGOING US AMBASSADOR TO THE EU

Interviewed by:

Samir Pandiri,  CEO, Asset Servicing, Executive Vice President, BNY MELLON

With Q&A from Guest Commentator:

CAPITAL GROUP

What Now For European Investment?

Investment leaders on the implications for Europe of unprecedented geo-political uncertainty

What now for European investment in the light of such political change and volatility? Hear from some of the most respected investment strategists in this top-tier discussion.

Moderator: Andrea Cicione, Head of Strategy, LOMBARD STREET RESEARCH

Mike O’Brien, CIO, EMEA, JP MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Jaime Martinez, Global Head of Asset Allocation, Wealth Management, BBVA ASSET MANAGEMENT 

Martin Lueck, Chief Investment Strategist for Germany, Austria & Eastern Europe, BLACKROCK

WEDNESDAY 14th June 2017: CONFERENCE DAY THREE

Mainstage — 9.00 - 10.30

Investment leaders on the state of Asia

How the East will respond to the latest political changes and new global challenges to trade, growth and stability?

Hear from some of the most influential Asian based asset managers on how they will respond to global, regional and national economic and political issues facing the region.

Moderator: Mike Wittich, Global Head, Strategic Initiatives, Investor Coverage, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

Panellists:

Miller Guo, CEO, GF INTERNATIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

Yang Du, Partner, Managing Director, YAOZHI ASSET MANAGEMENT CIFM

Asian innovation in financial services

How Alibaba, Tencent, and Asian innovation in financial services is transforming customer relationships and expectations

Chinese business transformation from the Former Alibaba VP and early associate of Jack Ma. Asian financial innovation is rocking the world of financial services in its digital and customer engagement strategies. If you want to have a glimpse into how the most forward thinking players are directing their businesses, check this out and get planning.

Porter Erisman, Author “Alibaba’s World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business”

ARE YOU A FUND BUYER WANTING TO JOIN US AT FUNDFORUM?

If you are a fund buyer and want to know how you can join FundForum International, please contact Sharifa Marshall.