Steven Blackie, Aviva Investors

Steven Blackie

Steven is responsible for developing key asset strategies that are aligned with Aviva Investors’ fund management strengths. Steven attends the Executive Committee, is a member of the GCS (Global Client Solutions) leadership team, chairs the product innovation group and participates in the C&PC (Client and Product Committee).

Steven has extensive industry experience, having been an investment consultant for 15 years and prior to that an equity fund manager. He joined Aviva Investors after spending 10 years at Mercer, where he managed portfolios for key clients and most recently held the position of UK Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Aviva Investors Steven worked for Mercer, Aon, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers as well as Edinburgh Fund Managers, now Aberdeen Standard, and Scottish Life Assurance Company. Steven has a BSc in Civil Engineering, a diploma in Investment Analysis and an MBA. He has the IMC and CFA designations.


CEO Panel

CEOs and Senior leadership executives from large asset managers, look into the future of Asset Management over the next decade, and identify the key themes influencing strategy.


Final Countdown... Is “Europe” ready to handle Financial Services post Brexit?

  • How will the UK industry evolve in this new third country environment?
  • Is equivalence the way forward?
  • Direction of travel at EU level (Commission consultation on AIFMD)
  • Topical and practical issues (delegation, marketing…)


Let’s hear it from the Regulators

There is never a quiet moment for the Regulators. We hear what is on their current agenda, and how they are preparing for the next decade, in the context of where the industry they regulate may be heading.


Workshop 1: Evolution of the Custody model and how it transforms the Luxembourg service proposition

The traditional industrial scale custody & fund administration model is under increasing threat from new technology, evolving asset classes and demanding clients, with new, more agile entrants encroaching their territory. Hear the CEOs from four of the larger players on how their global strategy and proposition is adapting in response to these new competitors, and how this transforms the service proposition for clients with Luxembourg domiciled investment needs.


Workshop 2: Product evolution

The session will focus on interesting innovation in product design on the liquid side. What is the Luxembourg industry doing to foster product evolution and make best and innovative use of the toolbox in terms of products and structures it is given?


Workshop 3: Sustainable finance

Hear from our three distinguished expert speakers – impact activist, impact investor and EIB expert – who will share their insights and experiences as practitioners. The shift towards more sustainability is the most important and biggest change in recent years with far-reaching strategic consequences for the asset management industry globally.


Workshop 4: Private Assets

Real Assets is booming! An unprecedent growing demand for alternative asset classes delivering yield has fueled the launch of new products and schemes in the Real Assets space. As a result, innovation in terms of products is at full speed responding to the hunger for diversification but also the need for integrated ESG or active impact. So where are Real Assets heading?