Virtual Conference

Funds Congress 2021

Date: Feb 24, 2021


Funds Congress is the biggest central London-based asset management conference which brings together all major asset classes and fund jurisdictions.

The event features keynotes and panel sessions from esteemed speakers, which focus on the key themes that will define the year ahead in asset management and their impact on business. As part of the agenda, John Romeo, Managing Partner of the Oliver Wyman Forum, joined a panel on ‘The Future of Asset Management’.

Register using the link below to watch a replay of John Romeo's session on demand.


Day moderator – John Pienaar, Former BBC Deputy Political Editor

09:00 a.m. GMT: Introduction  

·       John Pienaar – Former BBC Deputy Political Editor

·       Gus Black – Financial Services Partner, Dechert LLP

·       John Donohoe – CEO & Founder, Carne Group

·       Steven Libby – EMEA Asset & Wealth Management Leader, PwC

09:10 a.m. GMT: Keynote: Implications of COVID-19 for the UK and the Global Economy

George Osborne – Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

09:30 a.m. GMT: Panel Discussion: COVID-19: The Now and the Next

·       Leo Johnson – Moderator – Lead Partner, Disruption & Innovation, PwC

·       Professor Julian Hiscox – Chair in Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

·       Dominic Jermey – Director General, ZSL

10:00 a.m. GMT: Keynote: The Future of Investing

Sarah Gordon – Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute

10:15 a.m. GMT: Panel Discussion: ESG: Operational Considerations for Asset Managers       

·       Ciara O’Leary – Moderator – Financial Services Partner, Dechert LLP

·       Leslie Gent – Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing, Coutts

·       Meredith Jones – Global ESG Strategy Lead, Aon

·       Fiona Reynolds – CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment

·       Laure Villepelet – Head of ESG and CSR, Tikehau Capital

10:45 a.m. GMT: In Conversation: Embracing Climate Change Disclosure by 2050

·       Jay Clayton – Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

·       Mark Wiseman – Former Chair, Global Investment Committee, Blackrock

11:15 a.m. GMT – Comfort Break

11:25 a.m. GMT: Panel Discussion: A Geopolitical Power Vacuum: What Next?

·       Brian Coulton – Moderator – Chief Economist, Fitch Ratings

·       Jack Bouroudjian – Chief Economist and Co-Founder, Universal Compute Exchange

·       Tai Hui – Chief Market Strategist, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

·       Nilesh Shah – Group President & Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd.

11:55 a.m. GMT: Panel Discussion: Regulatory Outlook for 2021 and Beyond

·       Edwin Schooling Latter – Moderator – Director of Markets and Wholesale Policy, Financial Conduct Authority

·       Natasha Cazenave – Deputy Secretary General in Charge of Policy and International Affairs, French Autorité des Marchés Financiers

·       Colm Kincaid – Director of Securities and Markets Supervision, Central Bank of Ireland

·       Marco Zwick – Director, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier

12:25 p.m. GMT: Keynote: Portfolio Construction & Management in the Era of Smart Analytics

Sandy Kaul – Managing Director and Global Head of Business Advisory Services, Citi

12:35 p.m. GMT: Panel Discussion: The Future of Asset Management

·       Mike O’Brien – Moderator – Non-Executive Director, Carne Group

·       Cathy Jones – Partner, Northill Capital

·       Sandy Kaul – Managing Director and Global Head of Business Advisory Services, Citi

·        John Romeo – Managing Partner, Oliver Wyman Forum

01:05 p.m. GMT – Thank you and close 

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