8:30 Doors opening
9:05

Welcome Words

Nicholas Davidson, Senior Portfolio Manager – Equities, AllianceBernstein

9:15

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

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

Performance insight - Investing in the New Economy: Robotics, Automation, ArtificiaI Intelligence and Digital Economy

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

Nicholas Davidson, Senior Portfolio Manager – Equities, AllianceBernstein

11:00

Startup insight - Introducing HighWave Capital

David Furcajg, President and Trader – HighWave Capital

11:15

Performance insight - Why Small Caps Will Drive Chinese Equity Returns Over the Next Decade

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, Digital transformation & Blockchain, Natixis Asset Management

12:10 Networking Lunch