Investment Europe is pleased to announce speakers that are taking part in the upcoming Frankfurt Roundtable 2019. To be held on the 16 October at the Steigenberger Frankfuter Hof, the rountable will be treating an audience of around 20 fund selectors from Germany.
David Heiny, strategy specialist at Artisan Partners; Mark Krombas, lead portfolio manager of the GCC equity team at the Qatar Insurance and Ritchie Oriol, investment strategist at Lord Abbett will be taking part.
Heiny will share his views on how to investing in the developing world. Artisan Partners developing world team employs a 'Build, Preserve, Reinforce' framework; a proven approach to investing in emerging markets. David Heiny, strategy specialist for the team, will walk through this approach including a compounding outcome driven by low penetration domestic demand and risk management and where the team finds the most attractive opportunities.
Heiny is managing director of Artisan Partners and a strategy specialist for the firm's Developing World team. He was previously responsible for a range of functions including defined contribution practice leadership and oversight of marketing and communications at the firm. Prior to joining Artisan Partners in August 2000, he was a commercial banking analyst with First Chicago (presently JPMorgan Chase), where he analysed mid- and large-market debt transactions.
Krombas from Qatar Insurance will talk about the opportunities available for investors in a region that has recently seen upgrades such as Saudi Arabia's accession to the MSCI Emerging Markets index.
Prior to joining QIC in 2012 to lead the GCC equity team, Krombas spent six years at Societe Generale Asset management (which became GLG Partners) where he launched and managed six different MENA and GCC funds. He has been a pioneer investor in the GCC equity markets over the past fourteen years as they have gradually opened up to foreign investors. He is credited with an outstanding track record over his long tenure investing in the GCC Markets.
Oriol from Lord Abbett will discuss how credit investors can find attractive risk-adjusted return in today's world of negative rates and very low yields. He will explain how Lord Abbett's multi sector income portfolio is well-positioned to take advantage of relative value opportunities in the current market environment.
Oriol is responsible for providing the portfolio management teams with investment insight and relevant market information for fixed income strategies. He joined Lord Abbett in 2018. Prior to that, he was a member of the corporate credit team at London-based alternative multi-strategy manager CQS where he was responsible for developing customised portfolio solutions and communicating investment strategy to institutional investors. Oriol has also held senior roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Neuberger Berman and Funding Circle. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1996.
One of the selectors attending the event said: "We are only a small team, we have a lot to do and in the past was no time to attend such events. But now I thought it´s time to socialise and network again. Hopefully I get more information about other funds providers."
Other selector attending shared his views and commented: "I was waiting for some event in Germany after I had attended InvestmentEurope's event last year in Hamburg. I liked it very much, the format was great, especially the opportunity in the evening to socialise and converse with colleagues of the industry. An event over 2 - 3 days gives more scope to see more products, exchanging ideas and development of the market. Frankfurt is convenient for me and it's quick for short time."
For further information about the Frankfurt Roundtable 2019, hosted by InvestmentEurope at the Steigenberger Frankfuter Hof on 16 October, and the availability of delegate places for locally based fund selectors, click here: https://events.investmenteurope.net/frankfurt.