Registration open for Salone del Risparmio 2020

Eugenia Jiménez
Registration open for Salone del Risparmio 2020

Registration is now open for the eleventh edition of the Salone del Risparmio, Italy's biggest event in the investment industry, taking place from the 31 March to the 2 April at the MiCo in Milan.

The event, titled "Visions for a world at zero rates. From liquidity to the real economy", will analyse the current environment in which professional investors have to navigate marked by political uncertainty, flattened interest rates, and increasing volatility. 

Fabio Galli, director general at Italy's industry body Assogestioni, says: "We can and must work on improving customer awareness through financial education. However, it is clear that the management value chain is based on an equally important evolution on the distribution and consultancy side, subject to the challenge of new investments. 

"Savers alone do not take the initiative. That's why it is crucial for financial consultants to nurture a relationship of trust based on solid skills and the ability to innovate, levers on which to make strength to bring the customer to understand and accept the change."

Key topics set to be discussed across 100 different conferences include private markets' investment opportunities; the revival of PIRs; the importance of human capital; the relationship between fintech and managed savings; the circular economy; diversity and inclusion; and sustainability.

Over 110 brands have confirmed so far their participation on the event, which received last year over 15,000 people from the financial sector.

 Last year's event focused on the issue of sustainability while looked at the investment trends making an impact in social and environmental finance.

It took place from the 2 to the 4 April and counted on about 300 international and national speakers scattered across 100 conferences, which collectively challenged the industry to take the lead in making a change towards a more sustainable future.

Some of the topics that were discussed at the 2019 edition of the Salone included financial advisory and distribution networks; markets and asset allocation; financial services and fintech; the industry's support to real economy and welfare; behavioural finance; financial education; and ESG.

Eugenia Jiménez
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Eugenia Jiménez

Eugenia Jiménez speaks Spanish and is Iberia Correspondent for Investment Europe covering Spain & Portugal, as well as Italy.