Day 1 - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

8:00

Registration and networking breakfast

9:00

Welcome note

9:10

Keynote address

9:40

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.

10:20

Structured products and volatility: a complex relationship

Leading manufacturers discuss the impact of structured products on investment portfolios.

This session will explore:

  • Market volatility and how structured products play into this;
  • Issues around liquidity and delta hedging; and
  • Best practices for introducing structured products into a portfolio.

11:00

Networking coffee break

11:30

Is it worth investing in software as a service?

Presentation of SRP’s Platforms Report discussing some of the report’s main findings followed by a group discussion about the value of SaaS as compared to internally-built platforms.

12:10

Exclusive interview

Details to be released soon. 

12:45

Networking lunch break

14:00

SRP global market presentation

14:20

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.

15:00

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.

15:40

Networking coffee break

16:05

SRP Talks

For this session, companies are invited to submit a proposal demonstrating how they are actively shaping the structured product market. From those, SRP will pick four finalists who will be invited to present this proposal on stage.

16:45

Smart index v QIS: Make your case

The idea is simple.

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.

17:25

Closing remarks

17:30

Networking drinks reception

19:00

SRP Awards Dinner

Day 2 - Thursday, January 30, 2020

8:30

Networking breakfast

9:05

Keynote address

9:30

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.

10:10

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
  • Tried-and-tested strategies product diversification.

10:50

Networking coffee break

11:15

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?

11:50

Ask the regulators

What does the future hold for UK and EU structured product regulations? Will Brexit affect the regulatory context of UK structured products and how can we prepare for upcoming changes to regulation?

12:30

Closing keynote

12:55

Final remarks

13:00

Networking lunch