Italian Summit Rome: key themes and speakers revealed

Eugenia Jiménez
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Italian Summit Rome: key themes and speakers revealed

Some three months before the launch of the Italian Summit Rome 2019, taking place on the 6 and the 7 of June at the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese hotel, InvestmentEurope is pleased to announce some of the speakers presenting at the event.

A maximum of ten asset managers will treat an audience of around 40 Italy-based fund selectors to a wide range of investment topics and trends, in a mixed format with dedicated boardrooms sessions, an exciting panel discussion and a group activity.

The panel, which will be moderated by Sky Tg24's TV News Anchor Vittorio Eboli, will address various themes ranging from the regulatory changes affecting the institutional space to the challenge of finding alternatives at a time when yields on so-called safe assets such as government bonds is among the foremost areas of discussion.

RWC Partners, Finisterre Capital,La Financière de l'Echiquier, and Edmond de Rothschild are some of the leading asset management groups presenting at the event.

Justin Craib-Cox, co-manager of the RWC Defensive Convertibles Fund,will outline the firm's sustainable approach to convertible bonds while outlining the reasons why he believes that investing in the asset class is compelling in the current market environment.

Sonia Fasolo, head of the SRI team and SRI Growth Europe fund manager at La Financière de l'Echiquier, will present to the audience the firm's recent study on the strong relationship between ESG and performance.

Edmond de Rothschild's fixed income portfolio manager Eliezer Ben Zimra will discuss on how to navigate fixed income markets in the current challenging environment.Questioning and uncertainties on the evolution of the economic, monetary and political cycles have led to renewed volatility on fixed income markets. In this context of severe movements, the need for active management and diversification is crucial, the manager points out.

The Summit will count on the CFA Society Italy as its main educational partner which, through an ongoing series of events for investment practitioners, offers a range of educational opportunities and facilitates the open exchange of information and opinions among investment professionals.

CFA Society Italy was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organisation of investment professionals who agreed to abide by the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. 

Although it was created in 1999, the Society changed its name to the Italian CFA Society (ICFAS) in 2005 and in 2012 to CFA Society Italy. 

Further details on the event's themes and speakers will be revealed soon.