Sanlam Invested in the Future Series
We created a series of future-focused virtual events with some of the country’s leading thinkers, experts and social commentators, exploring a range of topical issues in live Q&A sessions. Guest speakers included Andrew Carter, CEO of the Centre for Cities, leading economist and author Stephen King, and Jonathan Shaw, the MOD’s former and first head of cyber defence. All events were filmed in a studio and streamed live to a virtual audience, with Samantha Simmonds anchoring each event.
GAM Investment Conference
Working within an overarching narrative of “beyond the obvious”, we sourced two external speakers to discuss future trends in technology and macroeconomics. Kickstarting proceedings was Stephane Garelli, Professor Emeritus at the University of Lausanne, and Thomas Frey, Google’s top-rated futurist, joined us that afternoon.
Global Equity Forum
The Global Equity Forum brought together four respected global equity managers, to share their unique perspectives on this diverse sector. The event was hosted by broadcaster and journalist Natasha Kaplinsky, who expertly navigated discussion, facilitated Q&A, and maintained positive energy throughout.
Premier Miton Wealth Manager Investment Conference
In April 2022 we were overjoyed to see the return of the Premier Miton Wealth Manager Investment Conference. After a full day of insightful investment comment, Camilla Cavendish took to the stage to close proceedings. Camilla is an award-winning journalist for The Times and former Head of the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street, who shared her thoughts on the changing demographic of Britain’s workforce.
New Client Event
We recently worked with a new, confidential client outside of the financial services sector. SiP was delighted to secure Louise Minchin, former BBC Breakfast anchor, who acted as host across this two-day conference.
J O Hambro Capital Management: Build Back Better in UK Equities
MiP collaborated with J O Hambro to host this half-day physical conference, focusing on how UK equities can build back from the challenges of BREXIT and COVID. In an example of best of British, world champion triathlete Chrissie Wellington provided a motivational and uplifting end to another successful event.
Federated Hermes at COP26
Within the realms of COP26, Federated Hermes hosted the “Further, Faster” conference, addressing the three interlinked emergencies of Climate, Nature and Social Injustice. Bringing together world-leading experts in these fields, SiP worked with the team to secure the event’s after-dinner speaker. Lewis Pugh is a TED speaker, UN Patron of the Oceans and endurance swimmer. Lewis captivated our audience, discussing how he has been instrumental in protecting over two million square kilometres of vulnerable ocean.
F&C Investment Trust Lecture
July 2022 marks the third F&C Investment Trust Lecture, and this year our speakers will be discussing the theme “smart choices for a smarter future”. Within this remit, Oxford professor Dr Sarah Harper will investigate the challenges of population change, and Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor-in-Chief at MoneyWeek, will take a deep-dive into responsible investing. Past speakers have included bestselling author Yuval Harari, award-winning documentary filmmaker Alastair Fothergill, and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry.
Sponsored by a number of leading asset managers, Select has become the must-attend investment summit for advisers. An impressive roster of past speakers includes political editor Nick Watt, peak performance expert and Olympic medal winning rugby coach Ben Ryan, Mike Barry the Former Director of Sustainable Business at M&S, and female fighter pilot Mandy Hickson. In addition, SiP favourite and news presenter Louise Beale frequently joins us as host for the two days.
Held annually, the Joint Investment Conference is MiP’s flagship event and features a range of high-profile fund managers from several of the UK’s leading investment groups. In addition to this, the agenda encompasses a range of exciting external speakers. The 2022 conference was no exception, with the opening keynote address from Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark. Our other contributors included Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics at the University of Kent, Channel 4’s Europe Editor Matt Frei, broadcaster and author Monty Halls, and Alice Lascelles, the FT’s drinks expert.
Brewin Dolphin (Virtual) Investment Conference
This is a multi-sponsor event that was traditionally held physically for 150 Brewin Dolphin wealth managers. In 2021 and 2022 we held this virtually with over 300 wealth managers watching the live stream. Over the years we’ve secured many high-profile political figures such as David Davis, Philip Hammond and Michael Gove. Our virtual guests have included Stephanie Kelton, the leading expert on Modern Monetary Theory, climate scientist Gabrielle Walker, former CEO of Unilever Paul Polman, and bestselling author Tim Marshall.
BNY Mellon Global Investment Conference
BNY Mellon Investment Management’s Global Investment Conference has been held annually for over 10 years now, and during that time we’ve secured some superb external speakers. Contributors to the 2022 conference included Dr Linda Yueh, professor of economics at the London Business School, and Sir Richard Shirreff, formerly NATO’s 4 Star Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The theme of the day was Silver Linings: the Search for Opportunity, and our speakers shared their insights on the current geopolitical volatility as well as the economic outlook for Asia.