Schroders Insurance Asset Management Conference
Lord Kim Darroch, former British Ambassador to the USA, joined Dan Hunter for a fireside chat at this year’s conference. Dan and Lord Darroch discussed a number of topics including the Covid enquiry, the upcoming US election, Ukraine, and the Gaza and Israel conflict.
Lunch with Lord Daniel Finkelstein
Rounding off day two of the conference was Lord Daniel Finkelstein. A Times columnist and Conservative peer, Daniel spoke on some of the key domestic issues in the headlines at the moment and Britain’s wider global footprint.
RBC Brewin Dolphin Investment Training Conference
Last week the MiP team were on-site at the annual RBC Brewin Dolphin Investment Training Conference in Edinburgh. Tim Bradshaw joined us for dinner to discuss his life as a spy, political intrigue, and insights from the corridors of power.
AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS
A busy day for SiP – across town we joined Henry Curr in a fireside chat at the annual AXA IM Future of Investing Conference. The youngest ever Economics Editor at The Economist, Henry joined a discussion focusing on the macro-economic outlook. Key topics included inflation, interest rates, China’s slow-down and the transition to a post-globalisation era.
SPOTLIGHT ON AI
Later on at the SIC, Joseph Twigg joined a panel discussion entitled, The Future is Here: How AI is Transforming Industries and Investors. As CEO of Aveni, Joseph shared his thoughts on how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the financial services sector and radically changing how we invest.
SCHRODERS INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
This morning we attended day two of the bi-annual Schroders Investment Conference. The opening address was provided by SiP favourite Caspar Berry, who shared his insights into managing risk and dealing with uncertainty, based on his experience as a former professional poker player in Las Vegas.
Schroders Women in Finance Roundtable
Rounding off our September events is the Schroders Women in Finance Roundtable. Leading today’s discussion was Sana Khareghani, AI specialist and formerly the UK’s Head of the Office for AI, a joint unit between the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Sana shared her thoughts on how AI is revolutionizing key industries (including the financial sector), along with the need for effective regulation, and how artificial intelligence is already helping to solve some of the challenges associated with running a modern business.
Madrid Knowledge Exchange
Today sees the return of the annual Madrid Knowledge Exchange hosted by Janus Henderson Investors. The overarching theme of this year’s event is the new reality, and we were joined on site by leading Financial Times journalist, Gideon Rachman. In his opening keynote address, Gideon discussed the new geopolitical reality we find ourselves facing since the start of the Russo-Ukraine War, covering themes such as the survival of globalization, the future of the UK, the economic impact of US-China tensions, and continued disruption across Latin America. Hosting the main platform sessions was Lucy Hockings, broadcaster, journalist and long-time SiP favourite.
Capital Ideas Live
Yesterday the MiP team were back onsite with the Capital Group team for their sixth annual Ideas LIVE Conference. This year’s event was hosted by journalist and broadcaster Daisy McAndrew, with the closing keynote address from SiP regular Tim Marshall. Topics covered throughout the day included inflation, financial stability, geopolitical upheaval and even astro-politics.
RSMR Better Business Virtual Panel
This morning saw the latest in the series of online RSMR Better Business Panels. Hosted by Times Radio’s Dominic O’Connell, today’s discussion focused on multi asset investing and included representatives from Aviva Investors, HSBC, Baillie Gifford and Newton Investment Management.
Aon Wealth Insights series – Dublin
Following on from the success of the inaugural event in 2023, the Aon team have decided to expand the Wealth Insights series for 2024. The first of these events took place in Dublin yesterday, with Keith Barry providing the closing keynote address. Keith is Ireland’s premier mentalist and his speech entitled Beyond Words, discussed how to unlock the hidden power of non-verbal communication and the profound impact it can have on our daily interactions.
Northern Investment Conference
After a short break from events over the summer, SiP is delighted to be back in action at the BNY Mellon Northern Investment Conference. Held annually in Edinburgh, the 2023 closing guest speaker was Baroness Susan Greenfield, founder and CEO of Neuro-Bio Limited. Author of the bestselling book, A Day in the Life of the Brain, Susan discussed how the brain responds to technology, and if the human brain has a future in the age of AI.