John Davis, South Pole

John Davis John is an expert within the financial sustainability market, with global experience ranging from Europe to New Zealand. Prior to joining the South Pole Group. John accumulated a decade of profound experience in the environmental and energy markets at Spectron and CF Partners. John has traded with and advised participants in all global carbon markets including the EU-ETS, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea. Within the South Pole Group, John will continue to develop the Group's offering of premium offsetting products and renewable energy certificates for the financial industry, as well as its prestigious suite of solutions for investment climate impact assessments.
09.35 - 10.15

Fintech solutions for AML

AML is a challenge for distributors of investment funds and fintech offers solutions to ensure compliance with applicable regulation, in particular client identification requirements.

  • What are the technologies that offer the most potential in this regard and how will they change the industry?
  • What are the existing obstacles to their implementation?

10.45 - 11.25

Distribution support: the plan and the reality

What improvements to the distribution processes are expected from recent regulatory and technological changes? How do they compare to the realities on the ground and how is the role of the asset manager evolving in this context?

  • MiFID II and PRIIPS: first stock-taking
  • Advice and/or robo-advice: is technology changing business models?
  • The digital evolution of fund distribution business

 


11.25 - 12.15

Does sustainability help you sell?

According to the EU Commission’s recent proposals, client’s sustainability preferences need to be taken into account when offering a product. Consequently, the matching product needs to be identified and available. How to go about this? Is a “green” or “social” product making things easier?

Panellists debate these (provocative) questions


14.30 - 15.30

Future products and the future of products

Technology, energy, bitcoins… the target investments of funds are more and more diversified. Asset managers are led towards funding not only the real economy, but also the needs of society as a whole. New generations of investors have new expectations.
But looking beyond asset classes, asset managers are reviewing other features of the products: the risk/reward balance, the active/passive management style, the pricing and fees, etc…
Altogether, how much innovation is going on … and required?


16.45 - 16.55

Offsetting our carbon footprint