Peter Elam Håkansson, East Capital

Peter Elam Håkansson 20 years at East Capital / 34 years in industry Peter Elam Håkansson is the CIO of East Capital. Peter has been awarded the Gold Star for best Fund Manager five times by Morningstar and Sweden’s largest financial daily Dagens Industri, as well as numerous Lipper awards for the performance of the funds that he manages together with his multi-cultural teams based in Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow and Stockholm. East Capital Russia, the flagship fund, was the best performing publicly traded fund of the decade 2000-2009 returning 1565% (USD, Source: Morningstar). Peter is a board member of various East Capital entities, Bonnier Business Press and Inter Peace Sweden, a supervisory board member of Atlantic Grupa in Croatia (ATGR-R-A), an advisory board member of Stena Long Term Equity and chairman of the board of the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. Prior to founding East Capital, Peter held a series of senior positions at Enskilda Securities in London, Paris and Stockholm, where his last role was Head of Equities and Global Head of Research. Peter holds an MSc in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics and has studied at l´EDHEC in Lille. He speaks Swedish, English and French.


14.00 - 14.35

Industry drivers: where is the asset management industry heading?

This panel will discuss the latest trends and industry drivers such as Brexit, FinTech, ESA review, CMU and the impact of regulatory developments.

14.35 - 15.10

UCITS: 30 years and growing

UCITS came to life 30 years ago when Luxembourg transposed the directive into its national legislation in 1988. The panel will explain how UCITS became a European success story, explain how UCITS can help raise assets globally, discuss the latest developments and trends in cross-border distribution and present new – and future – distribution markets around the world.

15.40 - 16.20

Structuring: meeting the needs of multi-faceted investors

Practitioners will explain how to best structure and distribute products focusing on PE and RE and present the newest Luxembourg vehicle: the RAIF (Reserved Alternative Investment Fund).


16.20 - 16.55

Sustainable investing: from niche to mainstream

  • Recent developments in sustainable finance – a key topic on the European agenda
  • Retail and institutional trends: meeting investor needs
  • Integrating ESG factors in the investment process: practical approaches
  • Does sustainability help sell?
  • Opportunities SDGs can offer asset managers