GIS Zurich 2018
Tuesday, 16th January 2018
The GIS Zurich 2018 conference is the ideal opportunity to examine the issues, connect with peers, learn about prospective investments and listen to the views of respected industry professionals
The GIS Zurich 2018 conference is the ideal opportunity to examine the issues, connect with peers, learn about prospective investments and listen to the views of respected industry professionals in the glorious settings of the Dolder Grand Hotel.
Attendees to the conference will also have the opportunity to attend specific workshops focusing on bespoke fund strategies. The workshops will be presented by leading fund managers who will each give concise overviews of their approach and outlook.
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Candriam Investors Group is a leading global asset manager with a strong
European presence based on 20 years of experience. With investment centers
in Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg and London, our conviction-driven investment
solutions cover five key areas:
Candriam stands for “Conviction And Responsibility in Asset Management”:
conviction-based investment decisions and a sense of responsibility to our clients
run through everything we do.
Founded in January 1989, Carmignac is an independent asset managers with an AUM of € 60 bn and is today one of Europe’s leading asset managers. Our equity capital (€2.1 bn) is held entirely by our founders, fund managers and staff. In this way, the company’s long-term viability is ensured via a stable shareholding structure, reflecting our spirit of independence. This fundamental value ensures the freedom required for successful and renowned portfolio management.
Carmignac has an international management team of 38 fund managers and analysts, uniting more than 10 different nationalities. This international openness allows the managers to seize investment opportunities on various financial markets. At Carmignac, we pursue conviction-based management, decorrelated from market indices. This approach gives us maximum flexibility in our investment decisions. Our ability to vary actively our exposure to asset classes within our investment strategies is key for long-term capital appreciation. We create and manage portfolios that are true to our conviction and the distinct view that we have of the market. We practice active management aiming at generating attractive yields under any and all market conditions. Our flexible investment style combined with a dynamic attitude to risk enables us to navigate turbulent times. We are Risk Managers and that expertise is run across our 17 investment strategies.
* as of 31/03/2017 – data consolidated
** 12 in Europe, Singapore (professional investor only) and Taiwan
Natixis is the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31.2 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.
Figures as at June 30, 2017
UBS AG provides financial advice and solutions to private, institutional, and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The company operates through five segments: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management, and Investment Bank. The Wealth Management segment offers wealth planning, investment management, corporate finance advice, and banking and lending solutions, as well as a range of offerings to wealthy private clients. The Wealth Management Americas segment provides wealth management solutions to ultra-high net worth and high net worth clients the Americas.
Kames Capital is able to introduce investors to the opportunity that European ABS offers. Our sister company Aegon Asset Management has a dedicated team of 17 ABS professionals, which manages €18 billion globally, of which €5 billion is in European ABS.
Aegon Asset Management uses its investment management expertise to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security, with a focus on excellence, trust and partnership. Institutional and private investors entrust Aegon Asset Management to manage approximately €309 billion worldwide.
NN Investment Partners is the asset manager of NN Group N.V., a publicly traded company listed on Euronext Amsterdam. NN Investment Partners is head-quartered in The Hague, The Netherlands. NN Investment Partners in aggregate manages approximately EUR 244 bln* (USD 288 bln*) in assets for institutions and individual investors worldwide. NN Investment Partners employs over 1,200 staff and is active in 15 countries across Europe, U.S., Latin America, Asia and Middle East.
NN Investment Partners is part of NN Group N.V., a publicly traded corporation.
* Figures as of 30 September 2017, EUR 50 bln relates to the AuM of Delta Lloyd Asset Management
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Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen
NN Investment Partners
Head of Asset Allocation
Johan Van Der Biest
Senior Fund Manager
Johan Van Der Biest has been a senior equity fund manager at Candriam since 2003.
He began his career in 1991 as a fund manager at Bank BACOB, becoming a senior equity
fund manager at Cordius Asset Management in 1998. He joined Candriam in his current role in
Johan has a commercial engineering degree with a specialisation in finance from the Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Head Passive & ETF Specialist Sales Switzerland & Liechtenstein Executive Director
Raimund Müller is the head of Passive & ETF Specialist Sales Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He has more than 15 years experience in the financial industry, with expertise in managing client relationships for institutional investors.
He has been working for UBS AG, Asset Management based in Zurich since 2012. Prior to UBS, Raimund worked in institutional sales positions within the asset management units at Deutsche Bank and Lombard Odier.
Raimund Müller is a Certified International Investment Analyst (2008). He holds a master's degree in Economics and Finance (2005) from Curtin University of Technology in Perth and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (2003) from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur.
Head of European ABS and Mortgages team
Aegon Asset Management
Frank Meijer, PhD joined Aegon Asset Management in 2005. Frank is head of the European ABS and Mortgages team. He is also a member of the Asset Liability Committee of Aegon Bank and a permanent guest lecturer at the Amsterdam VU University. Prior to his current role, he was also responsible for the Quant Group and has set up the Structured Credit Desk. Before joining Aegon Asset Management, Frank worked at ABN AMRO in the Credit Risk Modelling & Product department. Frank holds an MSc in Physics, cum laude, from University of Groningen and a PhD in Physics from Delft University of Technology.
Ewout van Schaick
Head of Multi-Asset
NN Investment Partners
Ewout is Head of the Multi-Asset boutique of NN Investment Partners. As boutique manager he is responsible for macroeconomic & investment strategy research and design, tactical asset allocation (TAA) and the management of Multi-Asset funds and mandates within NN Investment Partners. The Multi-Asset boutique manages a large range of multi asset and income funds and mandates, including both benchmarked and absolute return strategies.
Head of the Multi-Asset Portfolios team, responsible for day-to-day management of Multi-Asset and Absolute Return portfolios. Ewout has been involved in the development and introduction of new multi asset strategies like absolute return strategies, multi credit strategies and sustainable multi asset.
Portfolio manager at PGGM, the second largest pension fund in the Netherlands, responsible for managing a portfolio of external alpha strategies
Product Development Manager at ABN AMRO Asset Management. He also spent one year at the asset management unit of NIBC that was dedicated to specialized Fixed Income portfolios.
Member of the Investment Committee
Sandra Crowl joined Carmignac in 2007 and currently holds the positions of Portfolio Advisor and Member of the Investment Committee. She started her career at Bankers Trust Australia in 1987. In 1991, she transferred to the Paris office to manage the Foreign Exchange team. In 1993, she transferred to the London office where she was appointed Managing Director for the European Foreign Exchange team. In 2003, she shifted to the fund management industry and hedge fund seeding firm, New Alpha Advisers, a subsidiary of the alternative funds boutique ADI.
Sandra Crowl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and French from the University of Melbourne. She is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) since 2007.
Professor Thorsten Hens
Swiss Banking Institute at the University of Zürich.
Professor Jan-Egbert Sturm
KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Bedrock Asset Management
AXA Investment Managers
AP Anlage & Privatbank AG
Zurich Insurance Pension Fund
Notenstein Private Bank
Horizon Asset Management
Lyxor Asset Management
Oddo Asset Management