10-11 October 2018 | London

Bloomberg Invest London

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

8:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

9:15 am

Geopolitical Gyrations: Shifting Alliances, Renegotiated Trade Deals and Upheaval in the Post-War World Order

9:45 am

Fireside Chat with Newsmaker

10:05 am

MiFID II: Regulation & Investment Outlook

10:35 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

The Rapid Growth of Private Credit in Europe

11:30 am

The State of Global Credit Markets

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Presentation

1:40 pm

Fireside Chat with Technology Newsmaker

2:00 pm

Millennial Wealth: Investing in a New Generation

2:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:00 pm

The Future of Trading: Building Public Confidence in Faster, Digitally Dominated Markets

3:30 pm

Spotlight on Venture Capital

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

4:15 pm

Closing Reception

October 11 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

9:15 am

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?

9:45 am

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.

10:15 am

Presentation

10:25 am

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.

10:55 am

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?

11:25 am

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.

11:55 am

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?

12:25 pm

Closing Remarks

12:30 pm

Event Concludes

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Jane Street

Jane Street is a leading ETF liquidity provider and home to one of the largest dedicated ETF trading teams in the world. We commit our own capital and leverage our global footprint to help institutional clients buy and sell ETFs with consistently tight spreads. We excel at providing liquidity in complex and difficult-to-navigate markets – even during periods of dislocation and volatility.  With offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong, we trade over $5.5B of ETFs every day – over $1.4 trillion in 2016.

For more information, visit www.JaneStreetETFs.com