March 17, 2016

Thomson Reuters Insights Conference – Johannesburg

by Katherine Massie

Thomson Reuters Insights Conference

As part of our continued effort to keep you informed of the emerging trends Thomson Reuters Invites you to join an insightful Conference taking place on 14th of April in Johannesburg.


Event details

Date: Thursday, 14 April, 2016
Venue: The Capital Empire , Johannesburg
Registration 8:00am to 9:00am
Start 9:00am to 11:00am
Wrap up at 12:00pm with a light finger lunch and networking


Topics that will be covered include:

Why the buy-side needs to step up to the potential of digital innovation
The pendulum has clearly been swinging in favor of the buy-side away from the sell-side since the financial crisis of 2008. However, the buy-side is largely still a cautious follower of the sell side when it comes to technology innovation. Managing retirement funds and investment plans is indeed an onerous responsibility that, if done right, can make a significant difference to individuals, institutions and the overall economy. It is therefore, not surprising, that the buy-side may adopt a conservative view on innovations such as hosting portfolios on data cloud services, using social media or more predictive analytics and algorithms to inform investment decisions, or joining open communities.

Speaker: Ranjit Tinaikar, Managing Director, Advisory and Investment Management Team, Thomson Reuters
Who’s winning the active, passive, smart beta debate?

Active management is being forced to evolve largely in response to the growth in passive investing. Smart beta has been considered a threat to both active and passive management. Surveys indicate that 1/3 of all institutional asset managers are planning to implement a smart beta or factor investment strategy in the coming year. Strategists from all sides will explore the active-passive debate and the evolving role of the active manager.

Speaker: Tim Gaumer, Head of Research and Predictive Analytics, Thomson Reuters
Impending Slowdown? Drivers to Watch in 2016

After a six-year bull-market in US equities and strengthening European and US economies, some believe we’re headed for a major slowdown. How likely is it and what are the threats? Strategists will explore the global macro issues that will drive the economy and investments in 2016.

Speaker: George Glynos- ETM Analytics

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We look forward to welcoming you to this insightful networking event.

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