Pre-programme

28th and 29th June 2018, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Yves Perrier

I am pleased to announce that the next Amundi World Investment Forum will be held on the 28th and 29th of June 2018 in Paris.
Global economic growth is back but significant long term challenges remain, that potentially reinforce the evermore relevant role of financial actors. This year’s Forum will be focused on Long-term Thinking, Beyond Short-term Constraints and will explore the models for future growth in a multipolar and global world while seeking to understand the new macroeconomic and financial market regimes at play.
In this ever-changing environment, the financial community will have to provide concrete answers to short-term challenges while taking into account long-term risks, thereby rethinking investment solutions across the lifespan of an ageing population, and assuming long term responsibility.
Among our eminent speakers, we will have the exceptional honour to welcome Janet L. Yellen, Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2014-2018), as well as Kenneth Rogoff and Nouriel Roubini. I am glad to invite you to the Amundi World Investment Forum 2018, where answers and insights from a group of industry leaders and international experts from academia and politics will be given, along with the opportunity to exchange views with your peers.

I would be delighted if you could join us for this exclusive event,

Sincerely yours,

Yves Perrier CEO, Amundi group

LONG-TERM THINKING

BEYOND SHORT-TERM CONSTRAINTS

MIND THE GAP!

Thursday June 28th: Future of growth
in a multipolar versus a global world

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

Among the speakers:
Janet L. Yellen, Kenneth Rogoff, Nouriel Roubini, …

Geopolitics: what is the future of international relations?

As the shift in economic and political power to emerging economies is ongoing, rising tensions between/within countries materialize. A fragmented and defensive world could be detrimental to world trade and recovering GDP growth. How to navigate the long term between protectionism and greater international cooperation? We will confront the point of views of leaders from the main economic regions.

Macro-regimes & central bank policies: regime shift versus paradigm shift

Economic growth is back, and it is global; but will it be sustainable in the long term? With renowned speakers, we will apprehend the macroeconomic mega trends pointing towards a lasting future low growth path, the evolution of inflation and Central bank policies, and the effects of the artificial intelligence revolution, from the productivity puzzle to labour market evolutions.

Short and long term investment convictions

In a market environment characterised by disruptive trends and possible regime shifts, asset managers need to enhance their capabilities to understand, measure and factor these new trends into investment processes to deliver sustainable returns to investors. How should investment strategies evolve to account for multiple scenarios, depending on each investor’s time horizon, liability and liquidity profiles? What role can emerging markets play in a global portfolio? How could investors rethink portfolio construction, beyond traditional boundaries? Our experts will share their thoughts.

Dinner cocktail and gala evening

Friday June 29th:
Long term responsibility

Plenary session at the Carrousel du Louvre from 9am to 2pm

Ageing population: rethinking investment solutions across the lifespan

Increasing longevity impacts the sustainability of  retirement systems  making it necessary to address the post-retirement phase. Recognized professionals will share their views on how to rethink savings solutions up to and through retirement, from Distributors, accompanying retirees from accumulation to decumulation, to the potential role of Institutions and second private pillar actors. They will address the fundamental impact of the investment horizon on the investment decision process defining what it really means to invest for the very long term, along with the consequences on the risk-free asset definition and if, ultimately, we can afford a long-term perspective.

Long-term responsibility: can finance be a driving force today?

Following the COPs and the One Planet Summit, asset owners and asset managers are at center stage for climate action. Asset owners’ fiduciary duty on ESG issues is increasingly acknowledged by the global community. The new generation of investors’ awareness is rising, and millennials search for a purpose. Renowned professionals and academics will shed light on how the finance community can translate aspiration into impactful actions. They will address the stimulus required to move from a follower stance to a driver force and how the new frontiers of engagement, impact investing, regulation or innovation could constitute an answer to this objective, while identifying the relevant challenges to be overcome.

Lunch at the Carrousel du Louvre

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