The 2014 European Investment Conference, brought to you by CFA Institute and CFA Society of the United Kingdom, invites investment professionals to tackle the thought-provoking theme A Fresh Perspective: Checking Assumptions, Challenging Mindsets.
The European Investment Conference will bring into sharp focus the challenges still facing the financial services industry in Europe and explore the notion that if we truly want to see change in our industry, then processes, practices, and mindsets must change first.
Through interactive sessions with renowned international experts, participants will have the opportunity to re-assess common industry practices, reevaluate and challenge perceptions, and identify opportunities for investment innovation.
Day 1 will provide a holistic view of macro-economic issues for senior professionals, while Day 2 offers delegates the chance to attend specialist workshops led by respected practitioners, gaining practical tools and insights to take back to the office.
The conference will consider the validity of investor assumptions, challenge perceptions of economic groupings, and help attendees adopt a fresh perspective on investment innovation opportunities in the global marketplace.
Tarun Ramadorai, professor of finance economics at the Saïd Business School, argues that currencies are increasingly seen as a standalone asset class for investors to consider as they build their portfolios. Read More
Steven Major, CFA, global head of fixed-income research at HSBC, explained that a year ago his team was criticised for predicting long term government yields 1% lower than market consensus. He wished he had been wrong, but today, the term premium on long-end US bonds is negative. Read More
Geopolitical conflicts are connected to economic pressures, said Philippa Malmgren, president and founder of DRPM Group, at the 2014 European Investment Conference. However, Malmgren argued, financial analysts are largely unable to analyse this connection and financial markets fail to respond. Read More
Elroy Dimson, co-director for the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, shares how John Maynard Keynes, widely regarded as a great economist, was also a very successful investor. Read More
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