Thursday, November 21, 2019,
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

The European Investor Summit will gather over 200 Asset Owners, Fund Managers and Finance professionals in Paris for one day to discuss the current and future challenges and opportunities of our industry. Do not miss your chance to get first-hand information and insight on our industry and to network with your peers.


Societe Generale Towers, 17 Cours Valmy, 92800 Puteaux, France



Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and breakfast
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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome and opening
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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Panel: Economic and market overview, what to expect in the coming months
  • Low interest rates, a never-ending story?
  • Will rising global trade tensions impact the industry in the long run?
  • Brexit: should I stay, or should I go?
  • Is European regulation still defending the interests of European investors?
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Keynote: Navigating disruption – the way forward: collaboration and innovation (Matthias SEEWALD - CIO - Allianz France)
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Panel: Active versus passive asset management: enemies or brothers?
  • How can investor confidence in active asset management be restored and how can it be made attractive again?
  • Active or passive investment: can’t we get the “best of both worlds”?
  • Are passive strategies, artificial intelligence and ESG keys to the renewal of asset management?
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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Panel: Sustainable and Responsible Investment, 50 shades of commitment
  • Is it easy being green and socially responsible at the same time?
  • Is impact investing going to remain marginal or become mainstream?
  • Can passive asset management strategies be sustainable and responsible?
  • How are private equity fund managers integrating sustainability into their investment strategies?
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch and networking break
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Keynote: The New Scarcity: The role of asset management in the move to a circular economy (Anne Richards - CEO - Fidelity International)
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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Panel: Real assets, mode du jour or a long-lasting trend?
  • Can investment in these asset classes increase further? Is the supply sufficient or will new assets be of a lower quality?
  • Are these illiquid assets a mere diversification option or an allocation strategy in their own right?
  • Can illiquid assets be integrated into the management of traditional funds?
  • Speculative bubble: tangible threat or recurrent fear of timid investors?
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Networking break
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Keynote: The Disruption Delusion: Three new mindsets to change disruption from a buzzword to a force (Oliver REES - Founder - OR/innovation)

To survive & thrive in the future, adopting disruptive technologies isn’t enough. You need to think differently about business. This keynote will explore three new mindsets that you can adopt to change disruption from a buzzword to a force for growth in your organisation.

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5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Closing remarks
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Networking drinks
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Practical Information

Coming to the event

Metro line 1 or RER line A: La Défense Grande Arche


Please remember to bring your ID with you as it will be required at the entrance of the Societe Generale Towers for security reasons.