The bottom line – investors evaluate the alternative investments market
Get exclusive insight into the development and progress of structured products directly from the European buy side’s most influential decision makers.
Join this session to discover:
How the buy-side perceives the development of the structured products market;
Major industry trends and their impact on investors’ approach to alternative investments; and
The challenges involved in investing in structured products.
Melania D'angelo, head of BG Certificate HUB, Banca Generali
Oumar Diawara, head of investment solutions and services - NIM solutions, Natixis Investment Managers - Solutions
Jeroen Schokkaert, product development manager, KBC Asset Management NV
Risk management in the face of volatility
With issuance of non-capital guaranteed products on the rise globally comes an increased need for risk-management in the alternative investments space.
Topics for discussion include:
How are new underlyings being used to hedge the risk arising from China's growing issuance of non-capital guaranteed structures?
Has issuance of non-capital guaranteed products become too big in the context of global liquidity? Can the derivatives market absorb the risk arising from structured products?; and
Risk recycling; the portfolio manager's approach to risk management.
Networking coffee break
Beyond push/pull distribution
In this session, a range of distributors explores why change is necessary in distribution and the main challenges they face in this regard.
Join the discussion to:
Understand why push/pull is no longer a sustainable format for distribution; and
Discover hybrid distribution models that give end clients more control over their investments.
Mikael Axelsson, CEO, Garantum Fondkommission
Patrick Busi, Head of Product Structuring, CheBanca!
Danila Panin, director - head of structured products, Alfa Capital
Distribution strategies for the digital age
In response to the distributors, leading technology and platform providers explore the latest solutions that go beyond the push/pull view of distribution, offering investors flexibility, autonomy and choice.
Join this session to explore:
How can platforms, distributor-ledger technology and even blockchain improve the delivery of structured products?; and
How can we drive awareness of structured products and other alternative investments through platform technology?
Rupertus Rothenhaeuser, head of sales, SIX Digital Exchange SDX
SRP Fresh Ideas: German Insurance Products
In this new session style, we interview an expert from an industry outside of alternative investments to explore how derivative solutions are used to overcome different challenges. This year, hear about how the German insurance industry has applied structured products theories in the construction of its long-term life insurance models with dynamic hybrid model and explore how these products are sold to retail consumers.
Tiago Fernandes, managing director, SRP
Christian Probst, European head of product structuring, Munich Re
Networking lunch break
SRP global market presentation
Harmony or havoc: How has the buy-side adapted to Mifid II?
In the dawn of the post-Mifid period, hear from distributors about how they have applied the latest regulations, the feedback they are getting/have received from clients, and the impact this is having on their investment decisions.
Harmut Gau, Head of structured products, DZ BANK AG
Networking coffee break
What is the real impact of ESG?
For years now, ESG has been the 'hot-topic' within the investment world. In this session, we ask the speakers to evaluate the long-term impacts of ESG.
Questions for discussion during this session include:
How can we ensure investors' good will in investing in ESG is materialised and continued once the structured product has called?
What are ‘green bonds’ and what is the value in investing in them?; and
What can be done to harmonise ESG regulation?
Sasja Beslik, head of sustainable finance - managing director, Bank J Safra Sarasin
Simon Howard, chief executive, UKSIF
Index innovation: Make your case
Using a scenario received in advance, index providers and QIS teams have 10 minutes to present their investment proposals and explain why their chosen form of index best serves the client.
Networking drinks reception
SRP Awards Dinner
Day 2 - Thursday, January 30, 2020
Alternative investments: a global perspective
During this session, we invite experts from across the globe, from Russia to Mexico and China, to share how structured products and alternative investments are traded in their local markets.
Presentations in this session include:
The ASEAN market: Delivering value using client-centricity and dynamic product structures to a diverse client base
John Lau, head of treasury products & specialists - wealth management, United Overseas Bank (UOB)
Manuel Meza Piza, head of global markets - Mexico, BBVA Bancomer
Taras Semik, MD - head of derivatives, BCS Global Markets
Strategies for diversification: beyond auto-call concentration
As the negative interest rate environment puts a strain on auto-calls, diversification has never been more important.
Speakers in this session present case studies to explore:
Product innovation and how this can drive the uptake for structured products;
Examples of new products, payoffs, indices etc. to drive structured product adoption; and