Director, World Research, Savills
Yolande leads the Savills World Research team. Her areas of focus are world cities, including London, the impact of private wealth in real estate, emerging trends in real estate markets, residential and commercial, urbanism and mixed use issues.
Having 28 years experience in property research, Yolande pioneered residential research and became one of the first specialists on the sector in the UK She set up Savills own residential research department in 1989 and inaugurated their indices of prime residential property prices as well as residential development land which is still the only one available of its type.
Director and Deputy Head of Emerging Market Equities, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Andrew Beal joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in 2014 with 21 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the company, Andrew served as lead fund manager for Asia ex Japan equities at Henderson Global Investors. Prior to that, he was Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets and Pacific equities at Nicholas Applegate Capital Management. Andrew started his career as fund manager for emerging market equities at Schroder Investment Management.
Portfolio Manager, New Markets, Bellevue Asset Management
Malek Bou-Diab joined Bellevue Asset Management in June 2009 as portfolio manager, new markets. He is lead portfolio manager for the BB African Opportunities Fund. Prior to that, he worked as investment specialist at Julius Baer, where he was responsible for managing an African equity fund. From 2003 to 2007 he worked as a quantitative risk analyst at Deutsche Bank AG in London. Between 1999 and 2003 he prepared his PhD thesis in theoretical physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). He spent a large part of his youth in the Middle East, where he received an international education and studied Arabic and Arabic literature.
Chief Investment Officer, C Hoare & Co
David has over 24 years of experience in investment management. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, he spent 10 years as an investment manager at Martin Currie Investment Management in Edinburgh. He joined C. Hoare & Co. in 2000, and has spent the past 10 years leading the investment office. The team research traditional asset classes, such as UK and international equity markets and bonds, and alternatives asset classes. They provide strategy solutions for the management of private client portfolios, charities, trusts and personal pension funds. David is also a trustee of the Westminster Amalgamated Charity.
Chief Investment Officer, Stanhope Capital
Jonathan has 25 years of experience in fund management, asset allocation and manager selection. Jonathan was formerly chief investment officer of Newton Private Investment Management and a member of Newton’s executive management committee, overall investment committee and strategy group responsible for the $37 billion under management. Previously he was senior investment manager of Principal Investment Management (formerly a subsidiary of PPP Healthcare) and assistant director of BZW Portfolio Management.
Jonathan is the author of Start With The Map The Right Way Up, an introduction to investment, and of numerous investment related articles.
Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Bespoke Investment Management, Close Brothers Asset Management
Nancy is CIO and head of bespoke investment management for Close Brothers Asset Management. Appointed in 2010, Nancy oversees a successful, award-winning team of 50 investment professionals and the Close High Net Worth business.
Nancy has over 20 years’ experience in senior roles in asset management including managing partner, Fortune, where she ran an alternatives investment business; Schroders where she was head of global investments for its $20 billion global mutual fund businesses; and Barings where she was head of emerging markets.
Chief Investment Officer, Sandaire Investment Office
Marc has spent his entire career studying and advising on the interaction between financial markets and the economy but always with an emphasis on the application rather than just theory. Marc has worked with a wide variety of organisations from both the financial and real economy and has been involved with a number of different research groups. Before joining Sandaire, Marc was CIO of Thomas Miller Investment, where he spent over fivee years managing asset allocation and investment strategies for a range of clients. Prior to this, he was chief economist for Societe Generale, Swiss Bank Corporation and Baring Brothers. In addition, he has been a member of a number of investment advisory boards and acted as an economic advisor to companies.
Marc has written and published a number of articles on economic and financial topics, something he hopes to return to one day. Marc was founding chairman of the Wigmore Association, a global collaboration of seven family office partners. He is also honoured to be an elected member since 1990 of the Conference of Business Economics in the US.
Director, Product Strategy,
Michael Langerup joined ETF Securities in 2009 to focus on product strategy and business development. Prior to joining ETF Securities, Michael worked for Saxo Bank, where he was a research analyst for the bank’s two internal hedge funds. Michael began his career as a research analyst in fund of hedge funds at Forsyth Partners focusing on fixed income strategies.
Head of Product Line Management, ETF & Indexing, Lyxor Asset Management
François Millet oversees Lyxor's product development in ETF, passive solutions and alternative indices on a global basis. Before joining Lyxor in 2009, he was director of index funds & ETF at Societe Generale Asset Management AI, where he developed passive funds, ETFs, index-enhanced and alternative beta products from 2004. Prior to this, he worked for 14 years with SG CIB, holding various executive and management positions within Equity Capital Markets.
Director and Portfolio Manager, LIM Advisors (London)
Nicholas Paris is the managing director of this subsidiary of LIM Advisors, a Hong Kong-based Asian-focused multi-strategy hedge fund. In his role as portfolio manager, Nicholas is responsible for making value investments in closed-end funds which are invested into Asian assets, such as quoted and private equities, infrastructure and property.
Nicholas has been in the fund management sphere since 1986, starting his career at Rothschild Asset Management. After holding a number of roles as an institutional stockbroker for closed-end exchange listed country funds, he moved into specialist investment advice, sales and funds consultancy. Prior to joining LIM Advisors in 2013, he was managing partner and founder of hedge fund advisory firm Purbeck Advisors, which focused on both single hedge funds and fund of hedge funds invested in Asia.
Chief Executive, Dragon Capital
Dominic’s 30 years of investing have ranged from London to Hong Kong, but have been concentrated in Vietnam. He studied at Hanoi General University for two years before founding Dragon Capital in 1994. Dragon Capital is active in investment management, capital markets, and microfinance, and runs capital in the region of $1.5 billion. A Vietnamese speaker, he is an active advocate of financial market development and governance, and is a director of various Vietnamese public companies. He was appointed OBE by the British Queen in 2006, and awarded the Labour Medal by the Vietnamese President in 2014. His external interests range from Vietnamese art, propaganda, and philately, for which he was made an Honorary Member of the Vietnamese Heritage Association.
Chief Investment Officer, Lloyds Banking Group
Markus Stadlmann is the chief investment officer of Lloyds Banking Group. His key accountabilities include investment leadership, governance and communications.
In his previous roles, Markus held management positions at Erste Group in Vienna and Barclays in London. At Barclays, Markus led the portfolio management and specialist investment teams as well as catering to the wealth management needs of 28,000 affluent and high net worth customers.
Prior to joining Barclays, he was managing director of Harald Quandt Holding and chief investment officer of HQ Trust, which to this day is the largest family office in Europe.
He spent eight years at Siemens AG, initially as fund manager. He eventually became CIO of the pension fund and a member of the leadership team of Siemens Financial Services.