Investment Conference

Wednesday 21st November 2018, Rudding Park

Welcome


The fifth RSMR Conference, Dinner and Awards was held on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at Rudding Park, near Harrogate.

The conference featured a series of informative presentations and panel debates, with leading fund managers sharing their views on the big issues facing investors today.

In the evening, we held our networking dinner during which we announced the winners of the 'R Awards'. Recognising those fund managers and fund groups that are most valued by our adviser community having achieved consistent superior results on behalf of investors.

Agenda


Time Description
12:00 Registration and light lunch
13:00 Welcome address by Ken Rayner
13:15 Around the world in 80 minutes
Macro presentations to set the scene for the panel discussions with 4 fund groups covering the key global investment regions
14:35 Break
14:50 Panel discussion 1
Fixed Interest or Alternatives – are alternatives the answer to issues in the fixed interest sector?
15:25 Panel discussion 2
Income – as historically low interest rates continue where now for income?
16:00 Break
16:10 Panel discussion 3
Global or Regional – should advisers use a single regional/sector or multi-regional approach?
16:45 Panel discussion 4
What will be the key investment challenges in 2019?
17:20 Close and networking drinks
19:00 Dinner
23:00 Carriages

These sessions are subject to change.

Speakers


Our speakers covered every major asset class and region, giving a comprehensive overview of the latest news in the world's major markets.

Moderator

Dominic O'Connell

Our moderator for the day was Dominic O'Connell. Dominic is the business presenter of the Radio 4 Today Programme. He was formerly Business Editor of The Sunday Times, since 2010, and joined the paper in 2001. Before that, he was part of the launch team of Sunday Business. Under his editorship, the paper broke a series of big business stories including the news of BHS's pending administration, and previously the Pfizer bid for Astra Zeneca, the largest ever attempted takeover of a British company. As well as his role on the Today Programme, Dominic also appears regularly on Business Live on BBC World News and the News Channel, on World Service Radio business output, and contributes to the online business pages.

Panel Topics

Around the world in 80 minutes
Macro presentations to set the scene for the panel discussions with 4 fund groups covering the key global investment regions

Aberdeen Standard Investments | Thomas Moore
J.P. Morgan Asset Management | Emily Whiting
M&G Investments | Steven Andrew
Schroders | Hugo Machin

Fixed Interest or Alternatives
Are alternatives the answer to issues in the fixed interest sector?

Goldman Sachs Asset Management | David Copsey
Invesco | Georgina Taylor
Investec Asset Management | Jason Borbora
7IM | Ian Jensen Humphreys

Income
As historically low interest rates continue where now for income?

Newton Investment Management | Nick Clay
Columbia Threadneedle Investments | Gerry Frewin
Janus Henderson Investors | Dean Cheeseman
Legal & General Investment Management | Andrzej Pioch

Global or Regional
Should advisers use a single regional/sector or multi-regional approach?

Artemis | Alex Illingworth
Baillie Gifford | Catharine Flood
BlackRock | Giles Rothbarth
Fidelity International | Leigh Himsworth

What will be the key investment challenges in 2019?

Aviva Investors | Raphaelle Moysan
Jupiter Asset Management | Charlie Thomas
Kames Capital | Stephen Snowden
T. Rowe Price | Nick Samouilhan

Venue


The conference took place at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate.

Rudding Park Hotel
Rudding Lane
Follifoot
Harrogate
HG3 1JH
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