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9:25-9:30am Opening remarks

9:30-10:00am Thematic ETFs: Getting green right

Howie Li, Head of ETFs, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
David Stevenson, Columnist, Financial Times

10:00-10:35am Thematic investing: Selecting the right megatrend

Artificial intelligence, clean energy, cloud computing, robotics, to name a few, are all trends expected to produce big returns in the coming decades as we shift towards a more sustainable and technologically advanced society. While all themes sound great on paper, not all are set to be plane sailing. What are the big trends to get exposed to and are there any which are missing from the European ETF market?

Speakers: Hector McNeil, co-founder and co-CEO, HANetf
Megan Brennan, Multi-asset Portfolio Manager, Sarasin & Partners
Evangelos Assimakos, Investment Director, Rathbones

10:35-11:05am Capturing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Morgane Delledonne, Director of Research, Global X
Megan Brennan, Multi-asset Portfolio Manager, Sarasin & Partners

11:05-11:35am Breakout sessions and networking

11:35am-12:10pm Thematic ETFs: Pitfalls and opportunities

Thematic ETFs have exploded onto the European market over the past five years as more investors look to capture the latest megatrends offering double-digit returns. However, not all thematic ETFs are created equally and there is a long process between megatrend and ETF creation. This panel will explore the factors to take into account when incorporating thematic ETFs within portfolios and the pitfalls to look for.

Speakers: Francois Millet, Head of Strategy, ESG & Innovation, Lyxor ETF
Justin Oliver, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
Sam Dickens, Portfolio Manager, IG

12:10-12:45pm Bitcoin ETPs: Time to start thinking crypto?

Cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) burst onto the scene in 2020 with more ETF issuers looking to capture the increasing institutional and retail demand for digital assets. With cryptos and most notably bitcoin on the rise, how should they fit within an investor’s portfolio, if at all, and what are the benefits of trading through the ETP wrapper?

Speakers: Stefan Kaba-Ferreiro, Head of Trading, GHCO
Jason Guthrie, Head of Capital Markets and Digital Assets, WisdomTree

Tancredi Cordero, Associate, CEO and Founder, Kuros Associates

12:45-12:50pm Closing remarks

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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