Alexandra Haggard, Blackrock

Alexandra Haggard Alexandra Haggard CFA is a member of BlackRock’s Strategic Product Management team, responsible for BlackRock’s $3tn equity platform. Ms. Haggard has also run EMEA Consultant Relations at BlackRock, and has previously served as CEO of the boutique investment consulting firm Stamford Associates, and Managing Director responsible for Product and Marketing EMEA at Russell Investments.   Ms. Haggard is a member of the CFA UK Board, as well as a founding member of The Diversity Project and one of Financial News’ Top 100 Women in 2015 and 2016. She is a graduate of Stanford University and competes internationally in equestrian sports

Agenda

09.50-10.50

Redefining the Asset Management operating model: a roundtable discussion with the CEOs of leading European Asset Management Associations

The global Asset Management is facing a number of key challenges including increasing fee and margin compression, an ever increasing winner-take-all phenomenon, accompanied by digital innovation. Delivering innovative products to respond to macroeconomic factors, demographic changes, growing focus on the environmental and sustainability agenda:

How should the sector respond to these challenges?

 


11.20-12.10

A European regulatory outlook

An interview with ESMA & EFAMA


14.30-15.15

Minding the gap - Diversity in Asset Management

The case for diversity is clear. Efforts are underway to improve representation in the Asset Management industry.

What does that mean for the organisation and for the performance of the business? Does gender diversity also bring benefits to end investors?


16.00-1645

Entering the millenial era- the changing face of European Asset Management

Global cross-border Asset Managers discuss 30 years in the making to today’s AM world, the ”next generation of Asset Management”  and the evolving operating models.


16.45-17.30

Dispelling the Myths of Securities Lending for UCITS Funds

Securities Lending (“SecLending”) is a big business . Leading Asset Servicers have been providing this service to the fund industry for many years, yet it still remains an unspoken topic. So, where do UCITS funds sit in this industry?

A roundtable discussion with the full spectrum of the securities lending value chain, focusing on UCITS structures and their participation in securities lending programmes