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The world, especially Europe, is seeing an influx of challenger banks focused on providing the best customer experience possible through digital channels. The challenges and opportunities for the industry due to these new entrants is tremendous - and there is significant debate on how the industry will find its path in the coming years. One one hand, we have digital banks utilising innovation from FinTech startups to launch truly customer-friendly products. On the other hand, there are threats posed by the FinTech world itself, and the disaggregation of services.
The panel sessions at this summit will have discussions and debates between digital banks, FinTech startups and FinTech thoughtleaders on this dilemma.
The past year was a tumultuous year for the market. With China’s economic woes dominating the headlines, many investors pulled out of the region and are looking for guidance for a better 2016. Despite the fall of emerging currencies, many believe that emerging markets still hold a wealth of opportunities for those who know where and how to look.
Attend this summit to hear from leading fund managers as they discuss global macro-economic trends for 2016 and share their tips for how to tackle emerging markets in this continuously volatile landscape.
The year 2015 has been a time of volatility for the financial markets. From China's Black Monday to uncertainty in the Euro zone, there is now more than ever, a rise in uncertainty.
Prepare yourself for what's to come, by listening in as top portfolio and fund managers share their tips for managing their funds in this volatile environment and provide insights on the key themes to watch out for in 2016.
Multi Asset investing has been on most fund selector's to do list for some time now, as it can be hard to know how to divide up your assets and how long to stick with shares in good times, or when to flock to bonds or cash in uncertain markets. Multi-asset funds have emerged in recent years to give investors the best of both worlds.
Join BrightTALK's Multi-Asset summit to find out what leading multi asset fund managers have to say and what strategies they're implementing for achieving the desired growth in ever changing market conditions.
With Europe now in recovery, investors are again looking towards the region to capitalise on recent growth and opportunities. But with Greece's situation seemingly worsening, is there too much risk in investing in Europe? Join the top portfolio managers and investment directors as they share their thoughts on the current European situation and why they believe that the phoenix is rising from the ashes.
Fixed income markets have faced challenging conditions as of late. The belief that the US Federal Reserve may raise rates this year led to a re-pricing at the more interest rate-sensitive, longer maturity end of many bond markets. Given the degree of volatility and uncertainty, investors need to add a degree of flexibility into their fixed income portfolios. They need to be bold enough to break away from conventional fixed income solutions, recognising that what worked in the past will not necessarily work in the future. Join BrightTALK Fixed Income summit to find out what leading fund managers have to say and what strategies they're implementing for achieving the desired growth in challenging conditions.
U.S. Equities have been going up for six years now! That's a lot longer than the typical bull market cycle, but there are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous right now: the Federal Reserve is likely to hike interest rates later this year and the USD is at all time highs hurting domestic companies that do business overseas, so how much longer can this upswing last? Join BrightTALK's U.S. Equities summit to find out what leading fund managers have to say and what strategies they're implementing for continuing achieving the desired growth.
It is clear that European equity valuations have recovered from their crisis levels. The 12-month forward price-to-earnings ratio of the MSCI Europe index is around 14.5 times, which is above its average since 2003. However, though they may not be cheap compared to their own history, European equities continue to look attractive versus other asset classes and other regional equity markets. Particularly with an introduction of QE in Europe that has had a mixed impact in terms of propelling economies to stronger growth, but in all instances it has provided significant positive impetus for asset prices and especially for equities. Join BrightTALK's European Equities summit to find out what leading fund managers have to say and what strategies they're implementing for achieving the desired growth.
Bonds were the surprise performers of 2014, but can they repeat the trick in 2015 or will this be the year of equities? Regardless of the answer, the key point is that investors need to add a degree of flexibility into their fixed income portfolios. They need to be bold enough to break away from conventional fixed income solutions, recognising that what worked in the past will not necessarily work in the future. Join BrightTALK's Fixed Income summit to find out what leading fund managers have to say and what strategies they're implementing for achieving the desired growth.