Tipping Points
Shaping the New Decade

4th-5th June, 2020

Pre-programme

This edition of the Amundi World Investment Forum will address the global ‘tipping points’ faced by investors.

As the decade begins, we will ask which global transformations underway are approaching a critical point of no return and explore possible investment solutions. Climate change, rising inequalities, the erosion of international community as a valid concept: which, if any, are inexorable, and what do they herald for investors?  

“FROM THE FEW TO THE MANY: CHANGING FOCUS”

Plenary session at the Carrousel du Louvre from noon to 6pm


HAS INDEPENDENT MONETARY POLICY OUTLIVED ITS TIME?

How do we address the impacts of post 2008-crisis QE, from low yields, inflated asset prices and financial imbalances to lagging economic growth and inflation? What lies in store for the role, independence and efficacy of monetary policies, as a new geopolitical order takes shape and the impact of climate change dramatically challenges old ways of operating? Do the mandates of our Central Banks need to change in the face of new objectives and paradigms taking centre stage and as ‘Japanification’ looms large over the West?


WHICH NEW INTERNATIONAL AXES WILL PREVAIL FROM THE CURRENT GLOBAL GEOPOLITICAL CONFRONTATION?

Will globalisation, as we know it, be swept away by the geopolitical changes shifting power eastward that are already upsetting regional balances and impacting global trade? What does an increasingly fragmented and regional power dynamic signify? Meanwhile, we must ask whether the very nature of economic growth is changing for developed and emerging countries. If so, what role is played by the forces of technological revolution, by the urgent need to factor in climate change and by the impacts of rising inequalities?


WHAT WILL INFORM INVESTMENT CONVICTIONS FOR THE DECADE?

How should investors approach the coming end-of-cycle process and its uncertainties, given the long post-crisis recovery and extended bull markets of the last decade? Financial markets already anticipate lower returns across asset classes; what else do current stresses on the economic system hold in store? How will convictions fit into the picture when compromises in pursuit of yield are already rampant?

Followed by a dinner cocktail and gala evening

Among our speakers:

Plenary session at the Carrousel du Louvre from noon to 6pm


FROM SHAREHOLDERS TO STAKEHOLDERS: URGENCY OF A RESPONSIBLE MARKET FOR A FAIR TRANSITION

Is the financial community ready to provide answers to rising inequalities worldwide and their consequences, as well as meet the unequivocal urgency of the climate crisis? Can financial markets harness the potential mobilisation to finance the necessary transitions toward sustainable growth? How will markets incorporate new dimensions, including an increased role for corporate responsibility?  How will long-held distinctions hold up in the decade ahead as social and regulatory pressures build for markets to better price environmental, social and governance externalities?


FROM BOOMERS TO NEW GENERATIONS: THE CHANGING FACE OF SAVINGS

In what ways are the lasting environment of low interest rates re-shaping financial markets? How much of a threat is increasing polarisation between listed and private markets? Should we expect revisited ‘available’ risk-return profiles and an evolution of Sharpe ratios? On the demand side, how do we anticipate the behavioural changes that new tools and habits will usher in, or prepare for the new individual and retirement savings needs soon to come from rising economies of the East? As new forces transform the world of savings, what implications can we discern for capital markets and international long-term investors?

Meet the brightest
minds of the 
financial sphere

Confirmed Speakers

Esther Duflo
Economist
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT / 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics
David Goodhart
British Journalist and Author of "The Road Somewhere"
Journalist, author and Head of the demography unit at the Policy Exchange think tank. He is the founder and former editor of Prospect magazine and the former director of the centre-left think tank Demos.
The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP
Politician
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2016-2019)

Forum insights
and key themes

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Future of global growth taking climate change into account will be discuss during the Amundi World Forum Investment 2020.

FINANCIAL MARKET

Future shape of financial markets will be discuss during the Amundi World Investment Forum 2020.

SOCIAL / INEQUALITIES

The 2020 Amundi World Forum Investment will be the occasion to talk about the alleviating global inequalities through experimental approaches.

AGEING / PENSIONS

The 2020 Amundi World Forum Investment will be the occasion to talk about the main changes on the last ten years, especially concerning the ageing & pensions.

LOW INTEREST AND PENSION FUNDS

The 2020 Amundi World Forum Investment will be the occasion to speak about the unprecedented low interest rates due to unconventional monetary policy and a fairly resilient labor market.

#AmundiWIF20

What
to expect

The Amundi World Investment Forum is a global gathering where executives, world leaders, top economists, Nobel Prize laureates, and other players from the international financial sphere explore innovative solutions, strategies, and best practices for asset management.

Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager and hosts the annual Amundi World Investment Forum to provide relevant and thoughtful approaches to investment in the face of today’s most pressing social, political, and economic issues.

Join us at the 2020 Amundi World Investment Forum, June 4th & 5th, to mark 10 years of sharing expertise and sharp insights into the trends and practices shaping the future of the investment world.

500+

Attendees

50

Countries

50+

Speakers

280

C-Level Executives

4th & 5th
June, 2020

Carrousel du Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

4th & 5th
June, 2020

Carrousel du Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

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