Concurrent Workshop Streams

11:20-12:10

Workshop Streams

These sessions will run concurrently on Monday from 11:20 to 12:10 and will repeat from 12:20 to 13:10.

11:20-12:10

Stream 1: The Quantum Computing Revolution in Capital Markets

Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead of Business Development, Cambridge Quantum Computing Opportunities and threats in quantum computing encryption and security The new frontiers of pattern discovery made possible with quantum technology Potential paths for development and applications

11:20-12:10

Stream 2: Gender Diversity as a Driver of Returns

Anne Tolmunen, CFA, Lead Portfolio Manager on the AXA WF Women Empowerment Fund, AXA Investment Managers The case for investing in companies with greater gender diversity Incorporating non-traditional criteria into investment decisions How can investors drive change?

11:20-12:10

Stream 3: Valuation: Common Sense and Common Errors

Pablo Fernandez, Professor of Finance, IESE Business School A closer look at assumptions in valuation models; discerning between facts, opinions and theories Problems with calculated betas How can common errors be corrected?

11:20-12:10

Stream 4: Two Divergent Stories on Investing in Latin America

Speaker: Santiago Fernández Valbuena: Partner, Investtech, Deputy Chairman, EBN Banco Moderator: Alicia Rubi, CFA, COO, Findango Finance Geopolitics and economics in the region What sets private equity opportunities apart in Latin America? Why is Brazil different?

14:10–15:00

Workshop Streams

These sessions will run concurrently on Monday from 14:10 to 15:00 and will repeat from 15:10 to 16:00.

14:10–15:00

Stream 1: Alternative Solutions to ESG Data Challenges

Julia Meigh, Senior Analyst, Neudata An overview of most common ESG data issues Generating a more objective ESG risk signal Using alternative data to measure ESG intangibles

14:10–15:00

Stream 2: The Problem with Liquid Markets

Rishi Ganti, CFA, Partner, Orthogon Investments How do markets work to eliminate alpha? Returns in traded vs. non-traded assets Moving beyond zero-sum investment games

14:10–15:00

Stream 3: Developing the Mind of a Leader in a Disrupted Environment

Sylvia Sonnendrucker, CFA, Managing Partner at Millennial Quest Why is it important to train the mind? Simple ways to improve decision-making Applications for the corporate environment

14:10–15:00

Stream 4: The Economic Fallout from the US-China Confrontation

Diana Choyleva, Chief Economist, Enodo Economics Tectonic shifts in US-China relations Understanding what’s at stake Quantifying the economic and political costs of the trade war

10:05-10:55

Workshop Streams

These sessions will run concurrently on Tuesday from 10:05 to 10:55 and will repeat from 11:25 to 12:15

10:05-10:55

Stream 1: Distributed Ledger Technology in Mutual Fund Trades

Vince Lucey, Managing Director, Head of Product, Calastone Understanding the hype behind distributed ledger technology How is distributed ledger technology transforming the asset management industry? Lessons from Calastone’s migration of clients to distributed ledger technology

10:05-10:55

Stream 3: Using Financial Engineering to Alleviate the Pension Crisis

Lionel Martellini, Director, EDHEC-Risk Institute, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School The looming pension crisis An overview of currently available retirement products Flexicure retirement solutions

10:05-10:55

Stream 4: Debunking the Nudge Program

Magda Osman, Reader of Experimental Psychology, Queen Mary University of London. How new are nudges? Analyzing the quality of evidence supporting nudge programs The influence of nudges on policy and other practical implications