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

Overview

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.

For more information contact
clementine@pip-financial.com

Speakers

Daniel Kalt

Daniel Kalt

Chief Economist & CIO Switzerland
UBS

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.

Speakers

Yves Bonzon

Yves Bonzon

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.

Speakers

Ashish Shah

Ashish Shah

CIO Credit & Head Fixed Income
AB (AllianceBernstein)

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.

Speakers

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

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.

Keynotes

Markus Huebscher

Markus Huebscher

CEO
SBB Pensionskasse

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.