#ALFIEAM19 in quotes

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Perhaps surprisingly, these wise words don’t stem from the closing session of the conference but were said during its very first panel, as if to set the tone for the entire event. In discussing industry (r)evolution, Jervis Smith (MD and Head of Investor Services, Citi) and his panellists Martin Parkes (MD Global Public Policy, BlackRock), Mara Shreck (MD, JP Morgan) and Serge Weyland (CEO, Edmond de Rothschild AM) managed to tie together many other conference topics, from ESG to cost issues, from risk management to people matters and purposeful business strategies.