Day 1 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10:00

SRP Presents: France Market Performance Report

SRP presents the findings of its latest French market performance report.

Key discussion points include:

-          How is the French market performing?

-          Which types of products have performed and which have not as well?

-          How has the covid pandemic affected this key European market?

Speaker

Olivier Gentier, Secretaire general, AFPDB

Nikolay Nikolov, Research, SRP

11:30

What future for French distribution?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that IFAs are demanding more bespoke structured products for their clients in a bid to tailor performance and payoffs better to investment profiles.

 In this session, French distributors explore this and discuss:

  • Have ongoing low interest rates and a democratisation of investment solutions impacted investor preferences?
  • How are product manufacturers reacting to market changes?
  • Can innovation stimulate the creation of a new product to out-perform autocallables?
  • What role are discretionary management mandates playing In the evolution of French distribution practices?

Speaker

Patrick Chotard, CEO, Lynceus Partners

Brice Gimeno, President, DS Investment Solutions

Arnaud Schmitz, Cross-asset sales, Makor Securities

Lorraine Zafrani, Head of MACS Portfolio Management, AXA Investment Managers

Moderator

Michaël Léouzon, Head of development, Hiram Finance

14:30

How to thrive in periods of uncertainty

Representatives from across the industry share their insight into developments that have helped them thrive in the context of the current crisis.

Join this session to discover:

  • How has the Covid-19 crisis impacted investment appetite?
  • What does the alternative investment industry need to ensure it thrives in the face of economic uncertainty? Who should be offering it?
  • Strategies for managing both investment portfolios and professional teams that ensure security for the industry and its investors.

Speaker

Jean-Pierre Ané, Deputy Head of Investment Solutions, Head of Financial Engineering, Kepler Cheuvreux Solutions

Oumar Diawara, head of investment solutions and services - NIM solutions, Natixis Investment Managers - Solutions

Yoni Kabalo, Partner, i-Kapital

Moderator

Amélie Labbé Thompson, Director of Product and Content, SRP

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020

10:00

ESG: Impact investing in the context of a global pandemic

In response to the coronavirus crisis, demand for thematic investments has increased significantly around the world. In this session, we invite ESG experts from across the French alternative investments market to share their insight.

Join this session to:

  • Share strategies to strengthen products at maturity in the face of strong market turbulence and gain more protection with the capital preservation that ESG structured products offer; and
  • Understand, through the context of the current pandemic, how the flexibility offered by ESG structured products can help the industry respond quicker to trends.

Speaker

Sidney Benlolo, Head of Equity derivatives Sales France Belgium and Luxembourg, BBVA

Armelle Loeb, Managing Director - Head of European Sales, Stoxx Limited

Moderator

Inès De Dinechin, Vice-chairman, Association Française de la Gestion Financière

11:30

The new normal: technology, covid and structured products

There is not a single part of our lives that has not been impacted in one way or another by the coronavirus pandemic. Tech companies are working harder than ever to help us adapt to new ways of working. 

Join this session to hear from fintech companies about:

  • How technology is helping the structured market adapt to a more virtualised world; 
  • Which areas of the product lifecycle have been the most impacted by the shift to digital product creation, issuance, marketing and sales/distribution; and
  • Other challenges that are being tackled by the industry’s most innovative tech providers. 

Speaker

Sandra Chattopadhyay, Chief marketing and communications officer, GENTWO

Karim Faraj, Global head of front office derivatives, Bloomberg

Stéphane Ifrah, Co-founder and CEO, Napoleon Group

Moderator

Peter de Clercq, Chief Executive Officer, Quantessence Financial Ltd

14:30

Structured products: a credible alternative to fonds euros

Fonds euros have seen decreasing returns because of lower interest rates, making structured products seem like an increasingly attractive investment opportunity.

Join this session to explore:

  • What place do structured products have in an investment portfolio?
  • How can structured products overcome issues surrounding capital guarantees and determined performance?
  • What can structured product providers learn from insurance companies and vice versa?
  • Pacte Law: Will structured products benefit from the portability of life insurance contracts?

Speaker

Sassan Golshani, Senior advisor, Nexo Capital

Charles Moussier, Head of EMEA Insurance Investment Solutions, Invesco US

Olivia Rivet, Innovation Manager, CNP Assurances

Julien Vautel, chief executive officer, Hedios