This is just a snapshot of the 240 speakers at FundForum International 2014 - view list of speakers confirmed to date here
Edward Bonham Carter was appointed Group Chief Executive of the Company in June 2007. Edward Bonham Carter joined Jupiter in 1994 as a UK fund manager after working at both Schroders (1982-1986) and Electra Investment Trust (1986-1994). Edward was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 1999 and Joint Group Chief Executive of Jupiter Investment Management Group Limited in May 2000. Edward relinquished his role as Chief Investment Officer in February 2010.
Michael is also a member of SSgA’s Executive Management Group, Chairman of the Board for SSgA Limited (UK) and is a member of the board for multiple SSgA operating entities and fund companies throughout Europe. Prior to this appointment and since 2009, Michael was Head of Investments for EMEA as well as Head of UK, Middle East and Ireland. Michael moved to London in 1999 and has also had previous management positions in operations, product development and our Global Cash Investment group.
François joined Old Mutual Global Investors (previously Skandia investment Group ) as a portfolio Manager in October 2007 from Insight Investment, where he was Director of Fund Manager Selection. Prior to joining Insight, François worked at UBS for two and a half years ending as Head of the UK fund and manager research. Previously, he was an analyst and fund manager at AIG Global Investments.
Maxime Carmignac joined Carmignac Gestion in 2006 as an analyst before becoming a fund manager. She has been a Member of the Group’s Board of Directors since 2008. Before that, she worked for various management companies in New York and London. She was also a consultant for the consultancy firm McKinsey and a financial analyst at Lazard Frères and Morgan Stanley. Maxime is now also a member of the Carmignac Group's Strategic Development Committee.
Mussie’s team at Pictet is responsible for selecting best-in-breed managers across all asset classes and caters to Pictet Wealth Management divisions globally. The team is also responsible for selecting managers for sub-advisory agreements on the behalf of Pictet funds. In addition, Mussie manages a US$420 million absolute return fund-of-fund. Prior to joining Pictet in 2006, Mussie was an analyst & portfolio manager within the fund selection and multimanagement team at LODH & Cie.
As Head of Fund Research, Andrew is responsible for the team that covers collectives research, incorporating the firm’s UK and international businesses. He is also involved in asset allocation and portfolio management for a number of Investec Wealth & Investment’s business units. He joined Investec in 2006 as a product specialist before becoming Head of Fund Research in 2007. Previously he was with Goldman Sachs, latterly in the firm’s offshore fund product development team.
Christian joined AXA Multimanager in 2007 as Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining AXA Multimanager, he occupied various roles at dit Allianz Global Investors for seven years. He worked in the fund of funds management since 2002. Before joining dit-Allianz Global Investors in 1999 he worked at Dresdner Bank.
Katie works with Jim O’Neill on developing and communicating, among other things, GSAM’s Growth Market strategy. She also serves on GSAM’s Client Engagement Group. Previously, she was Head of the Fundamental Equity Client Portfolio Management team in Europe, Middle East and Africa, a position she held for two years. Prior to that, she was a client portfolio manager with specific responsibility for emerging market equity strategies.
Mr Blanqué began his career in institutional and private asset management at Paribas. He joined Crédit Agricole where he was appointed head of Economic Research. He was appointed Global Chief Investment Officer at Crédit Agricole Asset Management and is a member of Crédit Agricole Asset Management’s Executive Committee. Pascal Blanqué has also been Chairman of the Board of CPR AM.
Guy joined Eastspring Investmnets (then Prudential Asset Management) in 2007 as Regional Head of Investment Management in Asia and in 2009 was named Deputy Chief Executive sharing responsibility for driving the strategic agenda of the firm, Most recently, in May 2012, he was named CEO of our Singapore and Hong Kong businesses. He is also a member of the Board of
Prudential Corporation Asia. Mr. Strapp has held previous senior investment management positions with JP Morgan Investment Management, Citigroup Asset Management and BT Financial Group in Australia.
Joaquim joined the IMF in 1992 and was Visiting Economist ECB 1999 - 2000. In 2000, he became Deputy Secretary, Economic Policy, Brazilian Finance Ministry then Chief Economist, Brazilian Ministry Planning, Budget & Management in 2001. In 2003, he became Secretary, National Treasury followed by EVP Finance & Administration, IDB in 2006. In 2007, he became Secretary, Finance, State of Rio de Janeiro, leaving after Rio succeeded becoming the host for the 2016 Olympics and achieving Investment Grade credit rating.
The BBVA Asset Management business unit has local presence in Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Perú and Argentina and is responsible for the management of mutual funds, pension funds (both individual and corporate pension plans) and mandates for institutional clients. BBVA AM is also responsible of BBVA’s fund platform “Quality Funds”, carrying due diligence, analysis and selection of third party funds. Formerly and since September 2009, Paloma was CEO of BBVA Asset Management SGIIC in Spain and responsible for the asset management business in Europe.
Bernard Aybran joined Invesco in 2008. He had previously launched a multi management subsidiary for Edmond de Rothschild, both for private wealth management and institutional clients. Up until 1999, Bernard was with Societe Generale Asset Management, where he took part in the setting up of a multimanager range. He started his career in 1994 with EuroPerformance, as head of databases and studies.
Furio is responsible for Irish Operations of Mediolanum in Ireland and he is also the Chairman of Gamax Management AG and member of the Board of Mediolanum Specialities SICAV SIF in Luxembourg. Furio was previously responsible for product development of funds and insurance products, distributed in Italy, Germany and Spain and he also oversaw the selection and the relationships with the external investment advisors. He is also currently Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Irish Association of Investment Managers and member of the Council of IFSC Ireland.
Jan has recently been appointed to his current role. Prior to this, he was Global CIO for ING. Before joining ING in 2008, he was CEO/CIO of Pear-Axial Investments in London. Prior to that, he held various positions in the field of asset management and pensions, including CIO Capital Markets of ABP Asset Management in the Netherlands. During his tenure with ABP t was selected as ‘best European pension plan’, three years in a row.
The award winning Global Multi Manager, Fund Management Team at Santander Asset Management has in excess of €8bn* under management, with portfolios across a range of regulatory and regional jurisdictions. Tom has overall department responsibility and co-manages all portfolios. He is also a Member of the Santander Global Asset Allocation Committee, Investment Committee and UK Management Committee. Previously, Tom was at LV=Asset Management for three years where he established the Standard & Poor’s ‘A’ rated Multi Manager Department and helped spearhead the Group’s move into retail asset management. He was also the Head of Multi Manager and Fund Selection.
Anne is Chief Investment Officer ( CIO), Head of Alternative Investment Strategies and a Member of Aberdeen’s Group Management Board. Anne was Chief Investment Officer and Joint Managing Director of Edinburgh Fund Managers, which was purchased by Aberdeen in 2003. Prior to joining EFM, Anne worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers where she was responsible for the UK alpha team.
A pioneer in emerging markets investing, Dr Mobius has spent more than 40 years working in emerging and frontier markets worldwide. He joined the firm in 1987 and currently leads the Templeton Emerging Markets group which consists of over 52 investment professionals across 18 offices. Dr Mobius earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.
Jim also serves as president of global asset management for the Principal Financial Group. In this capacity, Jim oversees investment activities across asset classes and market regions, with primary responsibility for the strategic development of Principal’s asset management business globally. Prior to joining Principal Global Investors in 2002, Jim served as Chief Executive Officer, Americas, with Credit Suisse Asset Management, New York.