AIMSE Europe Consultants Conference

June 2020 | Venue to be Confirmed


Venue: TBC

Timings: Starting at 12 noon with registration and lunch

We have been monitoring the evolving situation of the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) closely. The AIMSE Europe board have taken the early decision to postpone the AIMSE Europe Consultants Conference which had been due to take place on 26th March. This event will now take place in June 2020 and we will relaunch the registration page once the date is confirmed.
Further details of the event will be communicated over the next few weeks and we do hope you will be able to attend what we promise to be an interesting and informative conference and superb networking opportunity.

20/20 Vision: Insights and Outlook for a New Decade
Join us for AIMSE Europe’s 2020 Consultant Conference where we bring together a cross section of leading authorities and senior decision makers from the U.K.’s investment consulting community to examine the latest opportunities, challenges and projections for the new decade.

The Agenda:

12.00 – 13.00 – Registration and Lunch – Lunch is kindly sponsored by The IC Research Institute.

13.00 – 13.10 – Welcome and Organisational Update by AIMSE Europe Chair, Chris Yiannakou.

13.10 – 14.00 – Key Industry Trends
The conference will open with the findings of our Annual Key Industry Trends interviews with the top 15 Global and UK investment consultants. These one to one interviews seek to uncover unique insights on the institutional investment trends that are likely to shape the direction of asset class and manager selection for years to come. We will conclude with a Q&A panel session with senior representatives from three investment consultants covering a cross section of the UK institutional market.

Confirmed Panel:
Matt Tickle, Partner at Barnett Waddingham
Ajeet Manjrekar, Co-Head of River and Mercantile Solutions
Panellist 3 – To be confirmed

Lisa O’Connor, Head of Consultant Relations at Lazard Asset Management Limited

NEW FOR 2020! Breakout Session – Choose your Preferred Session

Breakout A:
14.00-15.00 – Beyond Pensions
In this segment we look beyond the pensions world and focus our attention on opportunities within the insurance, family office and charity segments of the institutional market with two leading experts.

Confirmed Speakers:
Gareth Mee, Partner, EY Global Investment Advisory
Jonathan Bell, Chief Investment Officer at Stanhope Capital

Lara Campbell, Global Consultant Relations, Amundi Asset Management

Breakout B:
14.00 – 15.00 – Private Markets 2.0
In this session we delve into current trends in private markets and look at the meaningful role they play in providing matching characteristics and enhancing returns for investors. Douglas Crawshaw will discuss Secure Income Assets, and a second speaker will discuss Private Debt.

Confirmed Speakers:
Douglas Crawshaw, Head of EMEA Real Estate Manager Research at Willis Towers Watson
Private Debt Speaker – To be confirmed

Catriona Buckley, CFA, Institutional Business Development Director, Gresham House

15.00 – 15.30 – Networking Break

15.30 – 15.45 – Guest Speaker – Investment20/20

Accelerating Grassroots Inclusion in Investment Management
The Investment20/20 mission is to bring more diverse talent into all aspects of investment management. Investment20/20 was set up in 2013, to challenge conventional wisdom on recruitment and open its doors to school and college leavers and university graduates from all backgrounds. It’s difficult for individual firms to tackle diversity on their own but Investment20/20 allows the industry to work collectively to everyone’s benefit. AIMSE Europe is delighted to do our bit to support Investment 20/20 by providing free access to AIMSE academy events for Investment 20/20 trainees.

Confirmed Speakers:
Jenny Barber, Director of Careers and Talent, Investment 20/20

Jignasa Patel, Head of Client Relations, AMX

15.45 – 16.30 – Keynote Address – Carbon Tracker

Risks and opportunities for investors on the path to a low-carbon future
Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels. Its team of financial market, energy and legal experts apply ground-breaking research using leading industry databases to map both risk and opportunity for investors on the path to a low-carbon future. It has cemented the terms “carbon bubble”, “unburnable carbon” and “stranded assets” into the financial and environmental lexicon.

Kingsmill Bond has written about the impact of the energy transition on financial markets, domestic politics and geopolitics, and authored a series of reports on the myths of the energy transition, looking at the many arguments made by incumbents to deny the reality of change.

Confirmed Speaker:
Kingsmill Bond, CFA, Energy Strategist, Institutional Investor Outreach (EMEA)

Confirmed Panel:
Tim Manuel, Head of Responsible Investment at Aon
Sarita Gosrani, Investment Consultant, Head of ESG Research at XPS Pensions Group

Peter Walsh, Head of UK, Robeco

16.30 – 17.15 Hot tabling session
Your opportunity to speak directly to consultant ‘hot-table’ hosts about the issues discussed in earlier sessions, to quiz and challenge on views.

18:15 – 20:00 Networking Drinks
Join us to be part of the conversation at this interactive event which will offer plenty of networking and discussion opportunities.

AIMSE Europe is kindly sponsored by:-

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