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. He 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.
Dr. Jerome Booth is a well-known economist and commentator on emerging markets and global economic events. Through his private office, New Sparta, Jerome manages a number of his investments. He is also currently a visiting Professor at Cass Business School, and a Governor of Anglia Ruskin University and has previously been a lecturer in economics at the Oxford University. His forthcoming book (Wiley) is entitled:“Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World, Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment.” Dr. Jerome Booth was part of the MBO establishing Ashmore in 1999, and retired from Ashmore in May 2013. With previous postings at ANZ Grindlays, Her Majesty’s Department of Trade and Industry, Inter-American Development Bank, Dr. Booth has also worked as an independent consultant advising firms on aid issues as well as how to win aid-finance businesses.
David J. Blumer, Senior Managing Director, is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock Mr Blumer joined BlackRock in 2013. In addition to heading BlackRock's EMEA business, he is a member of both the Global Executive Committee and the Global Operating Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr Blumer was Chief Investment Officer at Swiss Reinsurance Co. Ltd and has also held a number of roles at Credit Suisse.
Martin is also Adjunct Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School and a member of the Scottish Government’s Financial Services Advisory Board, the EFAMA President’s Advisory Council and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He divides his time between Aberdeen, where the business has always been headquartered, and London, as well as overseeing the international operations of the Group.
Alex became the Chief Executive Officer of BlueBay on 1 January 2014. Prior to this, he was the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Alex joined BlueBay in June 2004 as Head of Structured Products before taking up the role of Chief Operating Officer in October 2005. Prior to BlueBay, he spent his
Euan was appointed CEO of Aviva Investors in January 2014. Prior to that he ran Standard Life Insurance's fixed income and multi-asset management operations and was a member of its board. Mr Munro joined SLI in 1995 and was responsible for managing almost $200bn (£131bn) of client funds.
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.
Katie is the Head of Global Portfolio Solutions (GPS) International and a member of the GPS Investment Committee. She is a member of the GSAM European Management Committee and was listed in the Financial News “40 under 40 in Asset Management” for each of the last three years.
Hendrik is the founder and CEO of Investec Asset Management. Under his stewardship, Investec Asset Management has grown from an African start-up in 1991 to a global firm entrusted with more than USD100 billion of client assets. In 2013 Hendrik was presented with a special recognition award by Funds Europe, marking his achievements as CEO and in 2012, he was named European Asset Management CE of the Year by Financial News.
Campbell Fleming is Chief Executive Officer at Threadneedle Investments. He joined Threadneedle as Head of Distribution in November 2009 and became CEO in March 2013. Mr Fleming is an IMA Board member and Pensions Policy Institute Governor, was previously Managing Director of JP Morgan Asset Management’s UK business, having joined Robert Fleming 12 years prior, in 1997, following a strong regulatory and legal background.
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.
Liqun is head of long-only multi-management at Rothschild & Cie in Paris. Prior to this she was with BNP Paribas Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst, for European and Emerging markets funds analysis and selection. She has a Diploma in Economics and Finance, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Master of Literature and a DEA in Economics and International Marketing, Institute of Foreign Languages in Beijing.
Roderick has been Robeco’s CEO since 2009. Prior to this, he was a member of the management board and chief investment officer of APG All Pensions Group. Previous roles include member of the main board (Investments) of PGGM and a range of positions at NV Interpolis, including that of portfolio manager.
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.
Allan Polack is also a member of the Executive Management Group. The Savings and Asset Management arm of Nordea operates in all the Nordic countries and has a solid representation in Frankfurt, New York, London, Luxembourg and in Poland. With close to 90.000 Meur under management, Nordea Savings & Asset Management is the largest asset manager in the Nordic area.
Gavin Rankin re-joined Citi Private Bank as Head of Advisory Services, EMEA in 2011, with responsibility for setting up the Investment Advisory offering in Europe and the Middle East, taking full responsibility for Managed Investments in 2012. In his current role he is responsible for the delivery of traditional investments, discretionary and advisory portfolios, private equity, real estate and hedge funds in EMEA. He is also responsible for Citi Private Bank’s custody offering in EMEA
Architas is an independent multi manager business wholly owned by the AXA group. Caspar is responsible for directing the company’s investment activity and overseeing the structure, responsibilities and control of the investment function. Caspar’s role also includes the recommendation of appropriate investment strategies to other areas of the AXA business. In addition Caspar runs Architas’ six actively managed fund of funds. Prior to his current role, Caspar headed up the multimanager business at AXA Framlington.
Mussie Kidane is the Head of Fund Selection at Banque Pictet & Cie SA. The team is responsible for selecting best-in-breed fund managers across all asset classes for Pictet Wealth Management unit globally. Mr. Kidane and his team partake an active role in the portfolio construction of the bank’s fund-based discretionary mandates. Mr. Kidane is also the portfolio manager of a US$2.2billion absolute return fund-of-fund run for Pictet Wealth Management clients since the product’s inception in 2007. He joined Pictet & Cie in 2006 as senior analyst and portfolio manager. Previously Mr. Kidane was analyst & portfolio manager within the fund selection and multimanagement team at LODH & Cie.
Andy is responsible for the Prudential range of funds, making decisions on what funds go into the Prudential products across the UK and Europe. For the last five years he has also been responsible for fund development within the Prudential products range for funds such as the Dynamic Portfolios.
Stéphane started as a broker at BNP Paribas Equities (Corporate and Investment Banking) in 2001 where he was covering institutional clients. He then moved to BNP Paribas Inspection Générale in 2005, where he was responsible for several international posts mainly in Corporate & Investment Banking and Asset Management. He has actively participated in the 2009 Fortis Investment Management and BNP Paribas Investment Partners merger and joined FundQuest at the end of the year as Head of Strategic Development. Stéphane was then nominated in 2010 as the Delegated Director of FundQuest France and was appointed in 2012 as FundQuest Advisor's Global CEO.
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.
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 Investments (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.
Anaïs Gfeller is a Senior Analyst in the Investment Research division at Allfunds Bank since July 2012, and is responsible for Emerging Markets and Japan equity strategies. Prior to joining Allfunds, Ms. Gfeller worked for Swiss private bank Lombard Odier for seven years, holding several roles in the asset management group before developing her career as a Fund Analyst in the Open Architecture team.
James is a fund manager in the Henderson Multi-Asset team, which manages around £6bn across a range of absolute return, multi-asset, risk-targeted and diversified growth strategies. James joined Henderson from multi-asset boutique, Armstrong Investment Managers. At AIM he helped run a number of multi-asset strategies focussing on generating real returns above inflation within clearly defined risk budgets. Prior to joining Armstrong, James spent five years at Insight Investment as part of a multi-asset team that launched the first retail multi-asset fund in the UK and had £1.5bn AUM.
Per Lindgren is Head of Manager Selection at Skandia Life. The team provides manager research advice to the Skandia companies Life, Link and Fonder. In aggregate Skandia manages about SEK 400 billion in assets. Prior to Skandia Life, Per was Chief Analyst for the SkandiaLink Investment Research team. Per joined Skandia in 1999.
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.
Anne is Chief Investment Officer, 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.
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.
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.