Fidelity's investment guru Anthony Bolton will join other big names in the world of UK fund management including BlackRock's Richard Plackett, Neptune's Robin Geffen and Artemis' Mark Tyndall at the Morningstar Investment Conference in May.
Plackett, head of BlackRock's UK Smaller Companies team, joins Anthony Bolton, director - investments at Fidelity International, on the UK equities panel. Bolton will use his long experience in UK markets to explore when a top-down view can add value to a bottom-up investment approach. Meanwhile, Plackett will focus on the investment environment in the small and mid-cap arenas.
Philip Coggan, capital markets editor of the Economist, will be moderating the executive panel debating the biggest challenges and opportunities facing asset managers in Europe. Panellists include Robin Geffen, MD of Neptune Investment Management, and Mark Tyndall, CEO, Artemis.
Other keynote speakers and panellists are: Kim Lerche-Thomsen, Living Time (AIG); Ranji Nagaswami, CIO AllianceBernstein; Don Philips, MD, Morningstar, Inc.; Jamil Baz, Executive VP, Portfolio Manager at PIMCO and Peng Chen, President of Ibbotson Associates.
Topics under discussion include the global investment outlook, retirement income in the 21st century, the future for U.S equities, hedge funds and developments in asset allocation.
This year’s event will take place at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel on the 21 and 22 May 2008.
Advisers can sign up to an early bird discount by quoting IFA03 (£150 for both days) or IFA04 (£90 for either day one or two). For more information and the full agenda visit the Morningstar Conference site at www.global.morningstar.com/ukconference/adv
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