8:30 Doors opening
9:05

Welcome Words

by Nicholas Davidson, Senior Portfolio Manager – Equities, AllianceBernstein 

9:15

The crisis is over, up to the next one? Macroeconomic Perspectives on the Global Economy

by Jan Van Hove, Chief Economist, KBC Group NV

9:30

Fund Regulation : what to expect in 2018

by Jean-Pierre Gomez, Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs Luxembourg, Société Générale Securities Services

9:45

Startup insight

Introducing ume – know your fund distributors, kyd and due diligence by Laurent Denayer, CEO, ume

10:00

“Investing in the New Economy : Robotics, Automation, ArtificiaI Intelligence and Digital Economy “

by Stephane Lago, Senior Thematic Investment Specialist, AXA IM  

10:20 Coffee Break

10:40

"AB European Equities: Bringing a Private Equity Mindset to the Public Equity Markets”

by  Nicholas Davidson, Senior Portfolio Manager – Equities, AllianceBernstein 

11:00

Startup insight

Introducing HighWave Capital- a Robo-Advisor that uses Behavioural Finance principles to enhance performance of both the end-investor’s risk assessment and asset allocation by David Furcajg, President & Co-founder, Behavioral Finance specialist – HighWave Capital

 

11:15

"Why Small Caps Will Drive Chinese Equity Returns Over the Next Decade"

by Tiffany Hsiao, Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia

11:35

Round table

Leveraging technology to improve clients’ services in the funds industry 

- Alexander Hoffmann, Director, AllianceBernstein
- Alex Panican, Head of Partnerships and Ecosystem, ​The ​LHoFT
- Alexandre Pirlet, Head of Fund Administration and Distribution Solutions, BNP Paribas Securities Services
- Olivier Taille, Responsable projets, veille opérationnelle et Blockchain, Natixis Asset Management – Direction de la Transformation

12:10 Networking Lunch