8th Annual Funds Congress: Video Highlights

February 07, 2019

With close to 1,400 delegates in attendance,  the 8th Annual Funds Congress, presented by Carne, Dechert LLP, and PwC on February 7, 2019 brought together investment managers from all asset classes and jurisdictions. During the day we sat down with a number of Funds Congress speakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities defining the year ahead – industry trends, regulatory priorities, global developments and strategies for change. 
 

Video highlights from the 8th Annual Funds Congress
 

Funds Congress Highlights


Preparing for an economic downturn - what are managers doing now?

Olwyn Alexander, Global Asset & Wealth Management Leader at PwC sits down with Carne Group’s John Donohoe at 8th Annual Funds Congress to discuss how well the investment management industry is prepared should another recession hit and how managers are dealing with cost pressure. 
 

Preparing for an economic downturn - what are managers doing now?


Industrial revolution 2.0

Following the Industrial Revolution 2.0 panel at Funds Congress, Carne Group Technology and Innovation Officer Pascal Dufour talks to Lee Fulmer of UBS Investment Bank about what innovation looks like in the investment management industry and how asset managers can leverage technology for the benefit of their clients.
 

Industrial Revolution 2.0


Is diversity the new ESG? 

Diversity within the asset management industry remains a hot topic. At the 8th Annual Funds Congress, the Financial Times’ Alan Livsey speaks to Dame Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management on how firms are developing their talent base as a whole to preserve diversity and the balance between carrying out fiduciary responsibility while paying due attention to diversity and ESG issues. 
 

Is diversity the new ESG?


Is diversity the new ESG? What is the relevance of ESG to listed companies? 

Dechert Financial Services Partner, Mikhaelle Schiappacasse sits down with the London Stock Exchange’s Darko Hajdukovic at 8th Annual Funds Congress to discuss the relevance of ESG to listed companies.
 

Is diversity the new ESG? What is the relevance of ESG to listed companies?


Return of the Silk Road? Opportunities for asset managers in Asia post-Brexit

Sherry Madera, Special Advisor for Asia for The City of London Corporation sits down with Dr. Ghadir Cooper, Global Head of Equities at Barings to talk through some of the opportunities for asset managers in Asia post-Brexit, the recent transformation in the region and the trends investors should be considering. 
 

Return of the Silk Road – opportunities for asset managers in Asia post-Brexit


Brexit - what next? 

Des Fullam, Global Head of Product at Carne Group speaks with Sir Jonathan Faull, Chair of European Public Affairs at Brunswick Group to get his perspective on the chances for a managed exit from the EU for the UK on 29 March 2019 and where financial services and fund management sits on the ledger when it comes to Brexit discussions. 
 

Brexit – What Next?


Brexit - what is industry doing?

Dechert’s Managing Partner for Dublin, Carol Widger, talks to Tim Hames, Director General for the BVCA and Rob Mellor, Partner within PwC’s Private Equity Funds division on what an orderly Brexit will mean for managers as well as the main issues from a tax perspective that firms are encountering in their Brexit planning.
 

Brexit – What is Industry Doing?