It is a difficult time for Europe’s financial markets and the professionals who work in them. The region’s halting steps toward an economic recovery are made more difficult by a challenging global environment, while central banks continue to look for new methods to set a course through uncharted waters. Investors are left wondering which unconventional measures pursued by government and economic policymakers will become part of the new normal.
This fall, CFA Institute is holding its annual European Investment Conference to serve as a forum where members of the financial industry can discuss the best ways of finding new investment opportunities and examining new challenges in the investment landscape along with the persistent market forces that have remained constant over time.
Now in its sixth year, the European Investment Conference is CFA Institute’s flagship event in the region; past conferences have been held in Copenhagen, Paris, and Prague. In November, investment professionals will gather in London, which was recently described by the Economist Intelligence Unit as Europe’s most competitive city and leading financial center, to hear the latest industry developments, learn about emerging opportunities, and discuss key issues of regional and global importance.
At this year’s conference, delegates will hear presentations from government officials, central bankers, business leaders, and accomplished academics, including the following:
- Sir Winfried Bischoff, chairman of Lloyds Banking Group PLC;
- Yves Mersch, member of the executive board of the European Central Bank; and
- Gillian Tett, associate editor of the Financial Times, who will chair the first day of the program.
The range of topics discussed will include macroeconomics, securities valuation, global markets, financial regulation, and private wealth. To get a sense of the ideas discussed at last year’s European Investment Conference, you can review the social media roundup, which includes blog posts and tweets from the event.
The Sixth Annual CFA Institute European Investment Conference, to be held in London on 14–15 November 2013, will include a combination of plenary sessions and focused breakout workshops, along with opportunities for serious investment professionals to network with industry colleagues. You can register to attend the conference and join us to share best practices, voice concerns, build rewarding relationships, and hear different perspectives.
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