What can the French market learn from other markets? Representatives of international markets – including Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and France - discuss and compare key trends and strategies in play in their respective jurisdictions. NB: Some of the focus on this session will highlight warrants, turbos and certificate payoff types.
Nicola Francia, MD- Head of Public Distribution, Unicredit
In discussion with French structured products leaders
A selected group of key industry players in France discuss results/findings of the buy-side survey/pre-determined topics.
Charlotte Giacomel, Sales Distribution - France, Societe Generale
Follow the rules: current regulation in the spotlight for product manufacturers
This session features a presentation from an AMF representative on issues pertaining to product manufacturers/issuers, and will include a panel discussing topics including product design/ innovation/ complexity, best practices and the impact of current rules on these areas.
Mouha Ait El Ghachi, Head of Structuring, France, Amundi
Untangling the Compliance Conundrum
In the year since it came into effect, discover how distributors are overcoming the challenges presented by Priips in relation to product governance and compliance, and the much-debated Kid framework.
France Market Performance 2019
Analysis of market performance over the past 12 months and key findings for the French market. Topics include: - Did structured products deliver? - What’s happening with autocalls and impact for French investors; - Decrement indices – are they worth investing?
Tiago Fernandes, Managing Director, SRP
Index innovation: from theory to practice
Several index providers discuss case studies from retail banks, private banks and insurance companies, and present their proposed solutions and how these can be used/adapted in the real world.
Pierre Gimenes, Cross Assets Pricing, Societe Generale
Digitalisation in financial services: Why is there no one-size-fits-all?
Digitalisation within banks and other financial players is a global trends often based on the use of advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence tools and DLT protocols. How are banks and other financial players approaching digitalisation? How is the use of advanced technologies impacting product structuration and players' business models? This session will also include a discussion on recent regulatory initiatives in France and Europe relatng to innovation and digital asset-related activities.
Jennifer D’hoir, Senior Advisor - Innovation and Fintech, Gide Loyrette Nouel France
Each structured product provider (four or five presenters) presents a new product/service idea they believe would make the market better/more transparent/more efficient/simpler.
ESG and SRI: how sustainable are they in the investment world?
ESG investing is getting a lot of attention and traction in France and in Europe. How do ESG investment strategies/products compare to classic structured products, and what can be done to drive this space forward?