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SAVE THE DATE for the number 1 event dedicated to the funds selection industry!

When? February 4th, 2016
New Conference Center Kirchberg

300 key decision makers from within the financial sector are expected for this 6th edition. Over 75% of the target audience is composed of professionals directly or indirectly involved in the selection of financial products: family offices directors, private bankers, and life insurers, decision-makers in the funds of funds or pension funds fields…


  • 8:55
    Welcome Words by AB
  • 9:05
    Investment strategies: what fund selectors should care about

    Manuel Arrive, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings’ Fund and Asset Manager rating group

  • 9:25
    Panel 1

    Manuel Arrive, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings’ Fund and Asset Manager rating group
    Jacques Bossuyt, Member of the Investment Committee, Novacap
    Marco Paolucci, CIO, SEB
    Wim Aurousseau, CIO, AXA Belgium
    Laurence Terryn, Head of Candriam Multi-Managers

  • 9:45
    1 minute to convince (Workshops Row 1)
  • 9:50
    (30′ each)

    Less is More – The Case for Concentrated Portfolio Strategies (A Success Story since 1975)
    Ton Wijsman, Senior Portfolio Manager- Concentrated US and Concentrated Global Equity Services, AB

    A long-term growth trend
    Vafa Ahmadi, CIIA, Head of Thematic Equities Management, CPR Asset Management

    Europe: following in the footsteps of Japan?
    Martyn Hole, Senior Vice President, Capital Group

  • 10:20
    Coffee Break
  • 10:40
    Implications of Intermarket Parallels & Contrasts with 2008

    Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist, City Index / FX Solutions, founder of Intermarket Strategy Ltd. and author of « Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis »

  • 11:00
    1 minute to convince (Workshops Row 2)
  • 11:05
    (30′ each)

    Navigating between equities and bonds : how to deliver total return in all seasons ?
    Maarten Geedink, Fund Manager, Petercam

    Can we find returns in the credit market?
    Stephen Thariyan, Global Head of Credit, Henderson Global Investors 

    US equities: Investing in long-term growth stories today
    Helen Ford, US equities portfolio specialist, T. Rowe Price

  • 11:35
    Multi-Managers Insights

    What Investment Strategies would be good for a long term Private Individual Investor?
    by Charles Nollet, CIO, Crédit Agricole

    How to improve the fund selection process?
    Wim AUROUSSEAU, CIO, Axa Belgium

    Managing Clients’ Portfolios in a World of Zero-Interest Rates
    Jean Philippe Vanderborght, Head of macroeconomic research and analysis, Pure Capital

  • 12:05
  • 14:10
    Facing crisis : playing with risks, chance and talents

    Daniel Piette, Chairman of LVMH Investment Funds

  • 14:30
    Panel 2

    Lieven Jacobs,Head of Institutional Portfolio Management & Head of Fixed Income, KBL European Private Bankers
    Maarten Geerdink, Fund Manager, Petercam
    Olivier Müller, Director and Senior Investment Strategist, Credit Suisse
    Baldwin Berges, Founder, BD Insider

  • 14:50
    1 minute to convince (Workshops row 3 & 4)
  • 14:55
    (30′ each)

    Euro Govies : creating performance through an active management
    Isabelle Vic Philippe, Fixed Income– Head of Rates & Inflation, Amundi Asset Management

    Commodities, Victim or Culprit of Low Global Growth
    Jean Médecin, CFA, Member of the Investment Committee, Carmignac

    Real Estate development finance, you said Banks? Not exactly
    Nesto BOCCOVI, Senior Investment Adviser, Capital Markets & Fund Distribution, M&A Capital Fund

    Jean-François REGNAULD Managing Director & Partner

  • 15:25
    Coffee Break
  • 15:45
    (30′ each)

    The Small Cap Gap
    Catherine Soulier, Investment specialist, AXA Rosenberg

    Dash for Cash: Month-End Liquidity Needs and the Predictability of Stock Returns
    Kalle Rinne, Researcher, Luxembourg School of Finance 

  • 16:15
    An evaluation of smart equity indices

    Maurizio Luisi, Market specialist, Bloomberg

  • 16:35
    Speed networking session (40′)

    Targeted networking 

  • 17:15
    Closing Cocktail