WealthBriefing London Summit – April 2015

About

The event brought together luminaries from across the industry. Together with your senior wealth management and private banking peers, discussions focused around business-critical developments and invaluable case studies and best-practice insights were shared.

The event featured three panel discussions, offering a number of opportunities to take part in a range of discussions that best suit the needs of the attendees’ organisation.


Agenda

08:00 – 09:00Registration and breakfast09:00 – 10:00

Panel session: New Pension Freedoms: Securing The Best Outcomes For Clients And Institutions

New pension freedoms are set to become a game-changer for the UK wealth management industry, with firms vying to develop innovative investment and financial planning strategies for the both at-retirement market and pension savers. This panel will look at how the industry should respond to the sweeping pension reforms and how institutions can best anticipate clients’ evolving wealth management needs:

  •  Effective risk-profiling and intelligent investment strategies for retirees and savers earlier in their careers
  • Alternative tax-efficient savings routes and innovative investment vehicles in light of the lifetime contribution limit reduction
  • Incorporating pensions into intergenerational financial planning
  • Highlighting the benefits of professional guidance over DIY investing
  • How participants across market segments should service this client-base together

10:00 – 10:30Networking and refreshments10:30 – 11:30

Panel session: Where Next For Wealth Management Technology

Technology’s place within wealth management has changed dramatically in recent years. While technology may have once played a mere supporting role, it now has top billing on most wealth managers’ agendas as they assess the challenges – and opportunities – facing the industry.

The front to back digitisation of wealth management continues to gather pace, with huge operational efficiencies up for grabs as well as the chance to stand out to an increasingly tech-savvy and demanding client base. Join our panel of experts to discuss:

  • Where forward-thinking wealth managers are focusing their technology investments and the levels of return on investment they are achieving
  • What clients really are demanding in terms of technology – and where trends are likely to head in the future
  • How wealth managers can use technology enhancements to drive business growth and cement cultural change within the organisation
  • What wealth managers can do to overcome common barriers to moving forward on technology, such as legacy systems and budgetary constraints

11:35 – 12:35

Panel session: Putting The Personal Into Portfolios: How To Align Investments With Clients’ Value And Interests

This panel will look at the different methods wealth managers can employ to incorporate a clients’ personal beliefs and interests into their portfolios, from angel investing to SRI. Subjects to be discussed include:

  • Striking the balance between pursuing personal interests and financial returns
  • Passion investments – niche hobby vs mainstream investment tool
  • Next-gen clientele: Adapting investment techniques accordingly
  • Angel investment as an asset class
  • Chasing personal interests with the help of an EIS

12:35 – 13:30Refreshments and networking


Logistics

Date and Time

Date: Thursday 30th April • 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Venue

Guildhall, City of London

Address: Guildhall, Gresham St, London, EC2V 7HH

Telephone: +44 20 7606 3030


Speakers

Kirsty Bell

Partner

Nyman Libson Paul

Kirsty is both a successful film producer and a tax specialist who has spent much of her career at top-ten accountancy firms. This combined expertise has seen her focus on the structuring of film companies and their finance raises since 1996 – having raised over £100 million for the industry.

In January 2014 she set up Goldfinch Pictures, a series of EIS and SEIS film investment vehicles. This quickly grew to cover all the creative industry sectors and over 70 projects. Having raised over £5 million in the past 12 months, enabling 32 projects to happen, she is adept at not just picking the best projects to enter into Goldfinch, but at structuring, presenting and introducing their creators to her vast network of contacts to ensure they maximise their potential.

Tomas Carruthers

Chief Executive Officer

Social Stock Exchange

Tomas Carruthers is chief executive officer of the Social Stock Exchange. Tomas has an established track record of building and growing retail financial services companies over the past two decades. From 2003 to 2013 he served as CEO of Interactive Investor International. He was formerly director, European business development at AMP International Holdings. In 1994 he co-founded ESI, which became E*Trade UK.

Jean-Yves Chereau

Partner

J Stern & Co

Jean-Yves Chereau is a partner of J Stern & Co, the private investment office of the Stern family. Educated as a tax lawyer in France, he has more than 25 years’ experience in finance and hands-on money management, investment strategy and asset allocation. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in equity research (sale-side), later moving to buy-side. He spent the following 18 years in both traditional and alternative asset management environments ranging from Prudential of America, Nomura International, Satellite Asset Management, a spin-off of George Sorros and Millennium Partners, both two large hedge funds based out of the US. For the past four years before joining J Stern & Co, he was a founding member and the chief investment officer of Halkin Investments, a multi-family office based in London.

Steve Dyson

Director

Investment & Wealth Management Consultants

Steve is a founding director of Investment & Wealth Management Consultants. He has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and has held senior positions in the wealth management sector as operations director for Schroders Private Bank, and as head of product development for State Street’s wealth manager services division. In addition, Steve has worked at The Bank of New York where he managed their enterprise level global banking relationships, and at Citisoft Consultants where he was head of European business development. Steve brings a unique insight into industry trends and challenges given his senior roles within wealth management, investment operations, outsourcing and consulting.

René Hürlimann

Director EMEA & APAC

Appway

René is responsible for executing Appway’s expansion strategy within key market regions. René provides local support for international clients establishes a sustainable regional presence that can act independently in its service to local clients and partners. Before joining Appway in 2008, he had more than six years of experience working in international business process outsourcing as a sales and consulting director. He previously served in various senior management roles around the world, including working as the CIO of a multinational consulting firm in London.

David Lane

Technical Director

Vestra Wealth

David is business development technical director and joined Vestra Wealth from AXA where he was a senior technical consultant based in Central London. David specialises in providing technical consultancy services to IFAs, lawyers and accountants focusing primarily on UK pensions, tax and trusts and general financial planning. David is a chartered financial planner, a fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Harvey Mendelson

Co-Founder and Managing Director

1858 Ltd Art Advisory

Harvey Mendelson is co-founder and managing director of 1858 Ltd Art Advisory. He is in charge of overseeing all aspects of the business, including jointly managing key relationships with the private banks 1858 Ltd works closely with. Over the past five years, he has been particularly focused on the area of art finance and assists borrowers and lenders in this field.

Prior to 1858 Ltd, Harvey held senior positions in a number of multinational organisations focused on risk management-related services to the financial sector. Harvey has been a guest lecturer on the Sotheby’s Institute Masters art and business programme as well as being a key note speaker at the Deloitte Luxembourg Art & Finance seminar speaking on the integration of art advisory services within a wealth management platform. He has also participated in a variety of panel discussions including at the London Business School Art Investment Conference on investing and innovating in the global art market.

Daryl Roxburgh

Global Head

BITA Risk

Daryl Roxburgh, global head of BITA Risk, spent the first 20 years of his career at leading private client and institutional investment managers. Starting as a private client fund manager at Buckmaster & Moore, he progressed to general manager, private clients and ultimately IT director for what had become Credit Suisse Asset Management. Daryl next moved to M&G as a senior consultant before joining Prudential Portfolio Managers as global head of IT.

After a period with City Consultants, Daryl joined BITA Risk in 2004, where he has led the design of its range of private client suitability and risk management applications.

Peter Schramme

Chief Executive

Objectway

Peter Schramme is chief executive of Objectway Financial Software NV—an Objectway Group company—and also serves as group executive vice president, with responsibility for international growth. Peter has served in a number of positions in large multinational companies as well as in start-up businesses. He joined Business Architects, a Belgian start-up company, in 2000, where he founded a new wealth management business unit. The unit spun off into a separate company (eXimius NV), and Peter became its CEO. eXimius was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2007 and acquired by Objectway Group in 2013.

Tim Tate

Director, Office of Global Chief Operating Officer

Citi Private Bank

Tim is the business lead for Citi Private Bank’s business transformation initiatives focusing on digitisation and innovation. Using ever-changing client behaviors and expectations as the catalyst, Tim is coordinating the combination of new processes, new data and new technologies, including Citi Private Bank’s In View platform, to create a digitally enabled banker/client engagement model.

Tim joined Citi Private Bank in 2010 as global head of client management, based in London. In this role he worked with the global COO, as well as global management teams to develop strategies and initiatives to best serve the ultra-high net worth market, strengthen client relationships, and ensure target market discipline.

Tim joined Citi in 2000 as head of business analysis for the European investment bank. In 2006 he moved to Hong Kong to lead the global banking client strategy team in Asia-pacific. Tim returned to London to lead the corporate and investment bank client strategy effort across EMEA during the financial crisis.


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