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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.
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.
Multi-asset investing is the process of gaining exposure to a globally diverse mix of asset classes and styles in a single investment portfolio. It may combine traditional securities, such as equities and bonds, with non-traditional approaches, such as alternative investments.
Join BrightTALK's Multi-Asset summit to find out what leading fund managers have to say and what strategies they're implementing for achieving the desired growth in ever changing market conditions.
All is not gloomy for Global Emerging Markets! Despite market volatility from major elections and geopolitical tensions between Russia and West, and in the Middle East, fund flows into the global emerging markets have been overall positive. A big slate of elections in 2014 have given Indonesia and India reform-minded leaders who could turn sentiment more positive and Argentina will almost certainly see a more market-friendly leader in elections in late 2015.
Will 2015 be a time when GEMs attract investors in mass again? Join BrightTALK’s Emerging Markets summit to find out what leading fund managers have to say, and what strategies they're implementing for achieving the desired growth in difficult times for Global Emerging Markets!
Will 2015 be a year of growth?
The global recovery isn’t following a set script with IMF having cut its global growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015. They’ve also warned that the world economy may never return to the pace of expansion seen before the financial crisis. Surrounded by uncertainty, investors are looking for cues when planning their next move and are wondering where the hidden risks and unseen investment opportunities lie in 2015.
Join BrightTALK’s Global Outlook summit to find out what our guest speakers, chief economists and leading fund managers have to say, and what strategies they're implementing for achieving the desired growth!
The need for income has never been greater, however finding it is a challenge in itself. Clearly, the global recovery isn’t following a set script. Investors are looking for cues when planning their next move and are wondering where the hidden risks and unseen opportunities lie for equity income.
Find out what techniques our guest speakers and leading fund managers have for income growth and what strategies they're implementing for achieving their desired portfolios.