Chief Economist, KBC Group NV (1/9/2016 to date) Director of the Group Economics and Markets department Professor of International Economics, University of Leuven (1/10/2005 to date) Faculty member, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Economics Research Director, Leuven Centre for Irish Studies Senior Researcher, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies Financial director, Observa BVBA Chairman, Economic Council of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (VBO-FEB) (1/4/2017 to date) Honorary Chair, International Network for Economic Research (INFER)
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Nicholas Davidson joined AB in 2005 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. He works with clients across a range of AB’s global and regional equity services, and comanages the Global Equity Income Portfolio. Davidson was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the telecommunications and media industries and in the public sector. Prior to that, he worked as a civil servant on trade and telecommunications policy in the UK’s Department of Trade & Industry and in the British Embassy in Washington, DC. Davidson holds an MA in history from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Georgetown University. Location: London
Stephane is the Investment Specialist of the EUR 3bn Robotech and Digital Economy strategies within Framlington Equities, the active long term stock picking expertise of AXA Investment Managers. He is also responsible for the thematic equity product range covering a global client base. Stephane joined AXA IM in Paris in 2009 before relocating to the London office in 2010. He holds a MSc specialised in Finance from Queensland University of Technology (Australia).
Tiffany Hsiao is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia, and manages the firm’s China Small Companies Strategy. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, she was a Vice President and Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in Hong Kong and Tokyo from 2007 to 2013. She was responsible for researching Asia Pacific investments, with an emphasis on equities in China. Previously, she spent six years at Franklin Templeton Investments, where she managed the firm’s global communications fund. Tiffany earned her Masters of Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese, and conversational in Cantonese.
Jean Pierre Gomez is Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs at Société Générale Securities Services in Luxembourg.
In this role, he is responsible for developing the business strategy and the visibility of SGSS in Luxembourg. He has 25 years of experience in the investment funds industry. Prior to joining SGSS in 2009, Jean Pierre held several senior positions in collective investment, custody and fund administration, worked as consultant for 3 years and served as director for a number of fund management companies and funds. He has substantial and extensive client management experience covering a broad range of fund administration services (including the core services of custody, fund accounting and transfer agency), compliance and funds corporate services. Jean-Pierre contributes actively to ALFI and LPEA working groups, the Luxembourg funds industry trade associations aiming at promoting Luxembourg as main European Centre for investment funds. He is also a lecturer at the Luxembourg Institute for Training in Banking (IFBL). He is a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences and was involved in MiFID II workshops organized by Markus FERBER at the European Parliament in 2015 and in 2016.
Alex Panican is the Head of Partnerships and Ecosystem at the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology Foundation – The LHoFT
The LHoFT aims to drive digitalization and innovation in the Luxembourg financial industry and build a collaborative ecosystem of innovators across all sectors of the domestic and international community, including traditional financial services firms, government, regulators, universities, investors and, of course, startups. Alex is an entrepreneur and a professor in Business Strategy and Marketing. He holds an MBA in Strategy from the University of Montreal, Canada. Image Credit goes to Gaël Lesure
Alexandre Pirlet is Head of Fund Administration and Distribution Solutions at BNP Paribas Securities Services. In this role, he is in charge of the global product strategy for Fund Administration, Transfer Agency and Fund platforms in the Bank.
Alexandre has about 20 years of experience in the Luxembourg funds industry. His past experience includes global relationship management of institutional clients as well as operational management. For five years, Alexandre has been in charge of the Securities Services Global Operating model for Fund Administration and Middle Office outsourcing. Prior to overseeing product development, Alexandre was the Global Head of Fund Administration at BNP Paribas Securities Services. Alexandre holds a Master’s Degree in Business Engineering from the Solvay Business School Brussels – Belgium. He is fluent in French, Dutch, German and English.
Laurent has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Laurent started his career in 1995 as fund manager, then risk manager at Fortis in Belgium, Netherlands and Japan. He then moved in 2001 to Luxembourg at EY, where he became partner (2008). He led the services related to risk and regulatory advisory (FS Risk leader). Laurent was responsible at EMEIA level for services related to risk and strategy on UCITS IV.
Laurent became the EY Global Fund Distribution Leader and coordinate the efforts of EY globally on fund distribution services. He set up an innovative web services on market and regulatory intelligence on 30 jurisdictions as well as a business intelligence / data analytics on fund flows and AuM covering more than 80 countries (EY GFD). Laurent is the co-Chairman of the ALFI Digital Distribution working group and has been active in the fund distribution working group at EFAMA.
HighWave Capital is a Robo-Advisor that uses Behavioural Finance principles to enhance performance of both the end-investor’s risk assessment and asset allocation.
HighWave Capital offers all the value chain available in a Robo-Advisor such as a MiFid compliant on-boarding questionnaire, asset allocation and re-allocation, portfolio simulation, bank aggregator, and comes with aconversational agent / BOT.
Our targets are banks, insurance companies, asset managers that are willing to digitize their offer and that need to implement a costless and fast solution to their offer.
We tailor-made HighWave Capital from back-end to front-end whatever their specifications: our application is fully modular. HighWave Capital solves the Robo-Advising implementation problems that many financial institutions may struggle with.
Olivier is project manager and Blockchain officer at Natixis Asset management, a leading affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management. Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers and offers its clients (institutional investors, companies, private and banks, I) tailored, innovative and efficient solutions organized into 6 expertises: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and clients’ solutions, Structured and volatility, Global emerging and Responsible investment.
Olivier has an experience of 15 years in asset management as sales, deputy head of client support department and project manager. Responsible for regulatory watch and changes in operating models, he is member of various working groups of the French asset management Association (AFG), Paris Euroclear and Euroclear.