The Agenda is subject to change.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

09:45-10:30

The Macro Trends That Will Define the Future of Finance

Lena Komileva
Chief Economist and Managing Director
G+ Economics

Roger Urwin
Global Head of Investment Content
Towers Watson

11:00-11:45

The Future of Investment Advice

Founder and CEO
Go Beyond Early Stage Investing

11:45-12:30

How Unconscious Bias in Our Brain Counteracts Diversity

Founder and CEO
One Step Ahead – Notebaert Consulting

  • Where you can find unconscious biases in your brain, and how these biases influence your decisions
  • How unconscious biases sabotage diversity
  • Using self-regulation to improve decision making and actively reduce unconscious biases

12:30-14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00-15:00

(Self-)Leadership in the Brave New VUCA World

Leadership Coach & Facilitator
International Partner, Conscious Business Institute

We are living in a world of accelerating change in technology, politics, work, and the global climate and environment. In short: it is a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world to which we all need to adapt. This workshop introduces a framework that can be used to consciously transform pressing global challenges into opportunities for ourselves and our organizations. Participants learn how they can move their attention constructively from negative VUCA stress to embracing the opportunities provided by a changing environment.

  • How do we provide leadership and direction in a world of constant change – for ourselves and the people around us?
  • What are the centering, grounding principles of our day-to-day actions?
  • How can we use conflict and friction to actually improve inclusion and diversity?

14:00-15:00

The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Analyzing and Capturing ESG Performance

Founder and CEO
Arabesque

  • Exploring disruption in the financial industry
  • Explaining the rise of ESG big data
  • Applying a transparency lens to assess a company’s extra financial performance

14:00-15:00

The Smart, the Dumb, and the Alpha: a Framework to Understand Smart Beta and Risk Factor Investing

Managing Director and Deputy CEO
TOBAM

  • Clarity for Smart Beta: Much talked about, but not a well-defined concept
  • Differences between market capitalization weighted indices, smart beta approaches, and risk factor investing approaches
  • The benefits of maximizing diversification to optimally capture the risk premium of an asset class

15:00-15:15

Transition Break

15:15-16:15

Principles of Activist Investment

Managing Partner
Active Ownership Capital

  • Different types of activist investors in Europe
  • How to create sustainable value in companies
  • Stada case study

15:15-16:15

Private Debt – a New Asset Class

Managing Director
Blackrock

  • What is Private Debt?
  • Why invest in Private Debt?
  • How to invest in Private Debt?

16:15-16:30

Transition Break

16:30-17:30

Final Keynote via Live Link

Kerscher Family Chair Professor of Finance
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

17:45-22:00

Networking Drinks and Evening Reception

Arminius Market Hall
Bugenhagenstraße 19, 10551 Berlin

Friday, 17 November 2017

08:55-09:00

Chair’s Opening Comments

Business Journalist & Presenter

09:00-10:00

Opening Keynote: Managing Successful Negotiations in Complex Scenarios

Founder
Forghani Negotiations

  • Unknown principles of negotiation management
  • Managing the power balance
  • How to handle the political negotiation environment
  • The art of rhetoric and debate

10:30-11:30

Artificial Intelligence: There’s a New World Coming

Managing Partner
ACATIS Investment GmbH

  • A break with the past
  • AI-based investing will be the next big wave in investing
  • A grab for data scientists, data, and computing power
  • Even more concentrated players

10:30-11:30

A Practitioner’s Perspective on Factor Investing

Global Head of Research, Invesco Quantitative Strategies
Invesco

  • The evolution of factor investing and an assessment of its benefits
  • Building factor portfolios, and the differences between single-factor and multi-factor portfolios
  • Additional considerations for multi-asset, multi-factor investing

10:30-11:30

Demographics

Founder
Hokenson & Company

10:30-11:30

Transition Break

11:45-12:45

Final Keynote

Frederik Pferdt
Head of Innovation and Creativity Programmes
Google

11:45-12:50

Closing Comments

12:50-14:00

Networking Lunch