March 17, 2016

Thomson Reuters Insights Conference – Cape Town

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 12th of April 2016 in Cape Town.


Event details:

Date: Tuesday, 12 April, 2016
Venue: Radisson Waterfront, Cape Town
Registration- 8:30am to 9:30am
Session start- 9:30am to 11:30am
Wrap up and finger lunch- at 12:30pm


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.

South Africa: Politics, Treasury, elections and the investment environment? The effect on ratings, fears of a downgrade, tax implications, and what a tighter fiscal policy will mean for service delivery and wage negotiations

Speaker: Francois Conradie- NKC African Economics

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

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