Utilizing Bloomberg’s unparalleled global data, analysis and news resources, Bloomberg Invest London engages the smartest people in finance, economics, and markets to tackle the most complicated issues head-on, helping institutional investors make profitable decisions in 2018 and beyond.
October 10 - Wednesday
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Geopolitical Gyrations: Shifting Alliances, Renegotiated Trade Deals and Upheaval in the Post-War World Order
Fireside Chat with Newsmaker
MiFID II: Regulation & Investment Outlook
The Rapid Growth of Private Credit in Europe
The State of Global Credit Markets
Fireside Chat with Technology Newsmaker
Millennial Wealth: Investing in a New Generation
Afternoon Networking Break
The Future of Trading: Building Public Confidence in Faster, Digitally Dominated Markets
Spotlight on Venture Capital
October 11 - Thursday
Registration & Networking Breakfast
ETF Investing During the Return of Volatility
With central banks tightening liquidity, trade tensions cropping up, and a weakening synchronized global growth story, the period of just buying simple market-cap ETFs may be coming to an end. How can investor use passive vehicles to navigate the changing tide? Should they avoid volatility ETFs or use them as a hedge? Should they try to time the market through ETFs based on the economic cycle? Are currency-hedging ETFs dead? Or will rising turbulence usher in a flight back to active management?
Are ETFs a Godsend for ETF Investors?
European investors showed less enthusiasm for passive investment vehicles in the past. However, MiFID II brought transparency around trades and costs, and consequently fueled the ETF growth engine in Europe. ETFs have been increasingly used as buy-and-hold funds by institutional investors. Should they be used as tools for tactical asset allocations as well as trading instruments? Should investors use ETFs rather than futures contracts to avoid rolling costs, or ETFs to avoid liquidity issues in markets like fixed income? Bloomberg convenes a panel of institutional investors to debate the pros and cons of the ETF phenomenon as a smart investment for the long term.
Institutional vs Retail Adoption
Most ETF trading in Europe is done by institutions, but can the region's retail investors be drawn into ETF trading? Does Europe have the trading culture or even the appropriate infrastructure to bring in retail investors in numbers similar to what is seen in America? Our panel discusses the best strategies for democratizing the ETF market among European investors.
Smart Beta, Fixed Income and Factor Based ETFs
Smart-beta has made life difficult for stock pickers but it has yet to compete with bond managers, whose active funds have avoided outflows. Will factors become as big a thing in the fixed income side as equity? Will factors become as big a thing in the fixed income side as equity? Would investors use factor based ETFs as alternatives to traditional active investment strategies?
Building a Profitable ESG ETFs Portfolio - Leading Strategy for Investors?
ESG ETFs get a lot of media attention and support, but investors are still puzzled as to how best to build an investment portfolio that aligns good intentions with business objectives. What strategies will attract investors to ESGs and drive the long-awaited boom in ethical ETFs? This panel discussion will examine the differences between ESG ETFs and evaluate which indices have shown the best performance.
Investor Outlook on Theme ETFs: Next Big Thing or Fad?
ETFs are well known for efficient diversification - blockchain, marijuana and robots are all a part of the ETF universe now. Do theme ETFs actually make sense as part of a portfolio and what sector and country ETFs might have higher concentration risk? How do you evaluate a theme ETF for its value, and how durable are these themes likely to be over the long term?