1,200 Senior Fund Management Participants joined us from across the world
FundForum International attracts more delegates than any other fund management conference in the world. This guarantees the best networking opportunities with some of the most senior and powerful CEOs, asset managers and fund selectors in the industry. All at one place, one time.
225+ Fund Selectors & Distributors from Retail, Private Banks, & PWM, Insurance, Fund of Funds, Multi-Manager & IFAs
Fund Selectors and distributors at FundForum International included:
240+ Speakers, Including Rarely-Seen Industry Figureheads and Out of Industry Thoughtleaders From Across The Globe
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A Fabulous Mix Of Attendees Brings The Best Networking Opportunities Found Anywhere
FundForum International offered the very best in targetted, involved and valuable networking to our global community of fund management players.
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The Biggest Topics In Investment Management – FundForum International 2013 covered the questions that you wanted answering
Just some of the topics covered at FundForum International 2013 included:
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Rocker & Eloquent Empassioned Activist, Sir Bob Geldof wowed and cowed with his Big Ideas Address on Africa
A packed, gigantic auditorium was stunned into silence by the sheer power and straightforward thinking of one the most influential voices of our era. Boomtown Rats frontman, Bandaid founder, G8 influencer Sir Bob Geldof. Almost uniquely able to gather together rockstars and politicians alike with his groundbreaking views of Africa, he has moved away from aid and towards the power of direct investment to drive sustainable economic development with his 8 Miles Private Equity Fund.
NEW - The FundForum State Of The Industry Address 2013: Robert S. Kapito, President, BLACKROCK
As the President of the world’s largest asset manager famous for being a leading provider in both active and passive funds, who decided to talk on ” What The Fund Management Industry Needs To Do To Secure Its Future And Stay Relevant To The Customer” you can bet that the industry was sitting up and taking note!
NEW – Investment Strategy & Products Focus: Economist, CIO & Fund Selector-led on new investment strategies in the age of transparency.
In 2013 we got cutting edge insights & solutions. After keynote economist and global risk expert Thierry Malleret, we heard top economists from three continents: SOCIETE GENERALE, BRADESCO and EASTSPRING comparing global prospects. We heard five leading CIOs from ABERDEEN, LOMBARD ODIER, HENDERSON, AMUNDI and UBS on multi-asset allocation & outcome investing, as well as risk in the portfolio with LDI experts from PRUDENTIAL and ARCHITAS. We ended on an artistic highlight: what have behavioural finance and anxiety related returns got to do with the latest opera set in an experimental market? Greg B Davies from BARCLAYS WEALTH told and played all about it with his magnificent experimental opera, "OPEN OUTCRY".
NEW – The Alphascope: A Showcase Of Top Performing Investment Funds
Daily, expanded range of Fund Selector sessions and lunches showcasing the most compelling new niche Funds.
NEW - FundForum Future Leader Address: Nilofer Merchant, THE EXPERT ON HOW TO CREATE VALUE IN THE SOCIAL ERA gave the Opening Keynote
The Social Strategist & TED 2013 Speaker: Nilofer Merchant, Bestselling Author, 11 RULES FOR CREATING VALUE IN THE #SOCIALERA. The Industrial Era and the Information Age are over and their governing rules are passé - even in fund managment!. We learned that coming from a traditional, old economy industry, requires a leadership prepared to rethink what can be. As an expert in creating value in the new era of innovation and social media, Merchant has worked for major companies like Apple, where she worked alongside Steve Jobs.
NEW - The Selector-Insider: Regional Strategy & Practice Roundtables from leading fund selectors from around the world
In addition to the 20+ fund selectors speaking in the Global Distribution Summit, delegates had the opportunity to get daily Regional Selector Insider strategy & practice sessions. They heard five large scale Fund Of Funds & Multi-Managers In Germany such as ALLIANZ, UNION and RCM; plus five more Boutique -Seeking Family Offices & PWM; Major UK IFA’s & DFMs such as TOWRY & CARRINGTON WEALTH, plus five world leading investors from the Nordic Region – such as AP2, SEB WEALTH, SKANDIA AB & DANSKE BANK all from our exceptional 200+ strong Global Fund Selector Community.
NEW - The Digital Customer & FundTech Showcases: Digital Strategies For D2C – Buy, Build or Partner?
Explore how the customer is going digital in wealth management? How do you leverage drivers of customer decision making to develop better products? What’s the latest best practice on using mobile/tablet to improve collaboration between customers and advisors? Plus in our new FinTech Showcases; What are newest technologies transforming businesses at the customer interface?
The Global Distribution Summit, Monday 24th June: Strategies For An Increasingly Non-Advised World …
ffi13 focussed on how to get selected? We heard about brand new collaborative projects between selectors and producers plus new research and insights from 20 major fund selectors and independent research houses with the tough data. We heard the new European selector on guided architecture, select lists & fund consolidation; global platform growth in Asia & Europe; new Private Banking & PWM business models; Multi-Manager Challenges; building out global distribution. Plus it was standing room only for our latest collaboration with the New York School Of Film on Rebranding Mutual Funds for Generation Y.
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The Global Growth Summit, Monday 24th June: New Frontier & Emerging Market Opportunities
The global growth landscape and its prospects through the eyes of the most successful and insightful funds, allocators, macro-economic experts, entrepreneurs & thought-leaders from Pan-Asia, Latam, Africa and Emerging Europe.
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The 4th Annual Product Leaders Innovation Summit: Monday 24th June: Coping with Economic Uncertainty
How does the asset management industry create a product-pipeline in times of economic uncertainty? What can asset management learn from other industries? In his 4th acclaimed annual Think-Tank, join Dr Amin Rajan & 10 top heads of NPD explored the latest thinking and best-practice.
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NEW - Big Ideas Think-Tank: New Economies, New Cutting-Edge Thinking In Asset Management
Bringing cutting-edge thinking in asset management into the mainstream. From sustainable investing to the impact of the digital economy, we met the innovators & serial-entrepreneurs and even artists, changing the future shape of fund management from the outside in.
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