Italian Summit Rome 2019: second batch of speakers revealed

Eugenia Jiménez
Italian Summit Rome 2019: second batch of speakers revealed

Around a month before the celebration of the Italian Summit Rome 2019, Investment Europe is pleased to announce some more of the speakers and sessions included at the event.

Set to take place on the 6 and 7 of June at the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese hotel in Rome, the summit will be treating an audience of around 40 Italy-based fund selectors to a wide range of investment ideas and trends.

A maximum of ten asset managers will be presenting at boardroom sessions, in a mixed format event that will also include a panel discussion and a wine tasting on its programme.

RWC Partners, La Financière de l'Echiquier, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Principal Global Investors, Carmignac, Sycomore Asset Management, and 1167 Capital are some of the 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 expound the firm's recent study on the strong relationship between ESG and performances.

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, in which the need for active management and diversification is crucial, the manager says.

Pierre Verlé, head of Credit and fund manager at Carmignac Portfolio Unconstrained Credit, will discuss how his approach, characterised by completely non-benchmarked, active, flexible and opportunistic management, is crucial to navigate credit markets with success.

Damien Buchet, CIO Total return at Finisterre Capital will share his views on the outlook for emerging market debt, the parts of the market that he is finding interesting and how he is positioned given this market backdrop.

Sky Tg24's TV News Anchor Vittorio Eboli will be moderating the panel discussion, in which Stefania Luzi, head of Economics and Finance area in Mefop (the company owned by Italy's Ministry of Economy and Finance) and Roberto Violi, senior director of the Bank of Italy's Financial Markets and Payment Systems Department, will be panellists. They will be discussing on various themes ranging from the current 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.

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.