GIS Zurich 2017
Wednesday, 18th January 2017
The GIS Zurich 2017 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
After a tumultuous 2016 in which we saw a controversial US election, rallying US markets, the Brexit shock and persistent negative interest rates in Switzerland, investors will be keen to establish how these events will be factored in to the economic backdrop of 2017 and how we might endeavour to prepare for the year to come. The GIS Zurich 2017 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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AllianceBernstein L.P. is a privately owned investment manager. The firm also provides independent research, portfolio strategy, and brokerage-related services to institutional investors. It primarily provides its services to high net worth individuals. The firm also caters to individuals, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, pension and profit sharing plans, charitable organizations, corporations, state or municipal government entities, insurance companies, foreign government agencies, and other investment advisers. It manages separate client focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios.
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.
Carmignac Gestion S.A. is an employee owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to independent advisors and network financial advisors. It also caters to banks and networks, as well as to institutional and private clients. The firm launches and manages equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity, fixed income, commodities, and currency markets across the globe. The firm also invests in precious metals. It employs quantitative analysis to create its portfolio. The firm employs in-house research to make its investments. It typically invests in companies in information technology, biotechnology, energy, fores...
Natixis S.A. provides a range of solutions and services for equity markets. The company specializes in equity research, economic research, and research publications. It offers investment advisory services, security lending and borrowing services, long- and short-term financing solutions, and investment solutions. Natixis S.A. was formerly known as Natixis Securities SA and changed its name to Natixis S.A. in May 2010. The company was incorporated in 1954 and is based in Paris, France. It has regional platforms in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong. Natixis S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Natixis.
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.
Oddo Meriten Asset Management is a privately owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to institutions The firm manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds. It invests in public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in value stocks of companies. The firm employs fundamental analysis along with bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolios. Oddo Meriten Asset Management was founded in 1999 and is based in Paris, France. It operates as a subsidiary of Oddo & Cie.
Kames Capital plc is a privately owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to individuals and institutional investors. It manages separate client-focused portfolios. The firm also launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and real estate markets across the globe. The firm employs a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to create portfolios. It employs socially responsible investing to make its investments. The firm was founded in 1831 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom with additional offices in London, United Kingdom and Brentwood, United Kingdom.
Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers.
They enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.
Chief Economist & CIO Switzerland
Daniel Kalt leads the development of UBS WM investment views on
Switzerland across different assets classes. Additionally, he is Head of CIO
Research Switzerland, including CIO Swiss & Global Real Estate.
Head Investment Management and CIO
Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.
Mr. Yves Henri Bonzon has been Chief Investment Officer, Head of Investment Management and Member of the Executive Board at Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG since February 2016.Mr. Bonzon served as Chief Investment Officer of Pictet Wealth Management. He served at Pictet from 1989 to 2015.
CIO Credit & Head Fixed Income
Ashish Shah is Chief Investment Officer of Global Credit and Head of Fixed Income for AB. He is also a Partner of the firm. As CIO of Global Credit, Shah oversees all of AB’s credit-related strategies, including all global and regional investment-grade and high-yield strategies. In this capacity, he leads AB’s internal Credit Research Review Committee, the primary investment policy and decision-making committee for all credit-related portfolios managed by AB.
Chairman Global Investment Committee
Willis Towers Watson
Robert is Chairman of Willis Towers Watson’s Global Investment Committee, responsible for all the firm’s investment assumptions and views. Robert joined Willis Towers Watson in 2002, previously spending seven years at First Quadrant and 11 years at NatWest Investment Management. He also advises some of the firm’s largest clients. Robert holds BSc and MSc degrees in economics and is a member of the Securities Institute. He is a non-executive director of the PLSA and a member of its Defined Benefit Committee, Chairman of INQUIRE’s Advisory Panel and a member of the ESMA CWG Working Group.
Markus is Chief Executive Officer of the Pension Fund SBB. Previously, he was the country head of the newly created office of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in Switzerland. Before joining BGI, he started his career at Credit Suisse where he worked for over 20 years. When leaving Credit Suisse he worked within the Asset Management division and was responsible for the quantitative strategies group, which managed index and quantitative active portfolios for Swiss and international institutional investors. Markus holds a degree in economics (lic.rer.pol.) from the University of Bern and is a Certified International Investment Analyst CIIA.
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