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European-listed ETFs total €1.2trn assets under management (AUM).

ETFs in Europe have continued their meteoric rise with a record €48.2bn inflows in Q1 2021.

According to a recent survey, 57% of respondents are using ETFs to replace active mutual funds, up from 39% in 2020.


AGENDA 

  • Day One - May 26
  • Day Two - May 27
08:40 - 09:05

Breakfast workshop on the outlook for ETFs in Europe

09:05 - 09:15

Session 1 Portfolio construction

09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:20

ETF selection: What makes a good ETF?

With issuers launching ETFs at record rates, investors now have a huge arsenal of products at their disposal to build the perfect portfolio. However, as ETFs become more complex, choosing the right product is more important than ever. This panel will explore the key factors to take into account such as liquidity, tracking error and index selection.

10:20 - 10:35

In the hotseat: ETF closures and what they mean for investors

10:35 - 11:05

Breakout Sessions and networking

Session 2 Asset allocation

11:05 - 11:40

Fund selector panel: Inflation, central banks and black swans: What are the big risks facing markets?

Markets have had a strong start to the year with the cyclical rebound taking shape as economies begin to emerge out of nation-wide lockdowns. However, there are many risks investors need to consider such as a spike in inflation or a delay in the vaccine rollouts. How should investors be positioned as we enter the post-COVID-19 era of investing?

12:10 - 14:00

Lunch

Session 3 ESG and fixed income ETFs

14:30 - 15:05

ESG ETFs: Investigating the sustainable boom

2020 was certainly the year of sustainable investing with ESG ETFs posting a 137% increase in assets from the year previous. As more and more sustainable ETFs hit the market, this panel will analyse the opportunities and pitfalls to look for when examining this rapidly developing market.

15:05 - 15:40

Fixed income ETFs: Time for rapid growth?

Fixed income ETFs passed their biggest stress test during the extreme volatility last March leading to more institutional investors using the wrapper as both a liquidity management tool and for strategic asset allocation purposes. This panel will explore the shift in fixed income ETF usage while examining where future innovation is needed to meet investor demand.

15:40 - 16:10

ETF workshop and Networking

Session 4 ETF Innovation

16:10 - 16:40

Keynote ETF innovation: Where to go from here?

16:40 - 17:15

ETF innovation: Where is further product development needed?

Despite business plans being put on hold by coronavirus in H1 2020, ETF issuers were still active in bringing innovative strategies to market. Thematics, ESG and fixed income are all areas where investors are demanding the latest trend or more specific exposures. This panel will discuss some of these themes and where further innovation is needed.

09:05 - 09:15

Session 1 Leaders

09:15 - 09:50

CEO session: Future developments in the European ETF industry

The European ETF industry appears in good health following the stress test in March 2020, however, the landscape is becoming more competitive with new players entering the market. What are the key trends to look for over the next five years and how are ETF issuers adapting to the post-COVID-19 environment?

09:50 - 10:20

1v1 interview Examining the evolution of on-exchange ETF trading

10:40 - 11:05

Breakout Sessions and networking

Session 2 ETF regulation

11:05 - 11:40

Policy and regulation: Key developments in the European ETF space

The exponential rise of ETFs has led to regulators taking a keen interest in the industry. There have been some crucial developments over the last few years including the introduction of MiFID II, non-transparent ETFs and the incoming CSDR directive in 2022. How are regulators responding to the concerns highlighted by the industry around these and other topics?

11:40 - 12:10

The Big Interview: An insider's view on disruption within financial services​

12:10 - 14:00

Lunch

Session 3 European ETF ecosystem

14:00 - 14:35

ETF liquidity: Improving market structure

Regulator and industry body concerns around ETFs appeared to calm after the ETF wrapper showed its resilience during the coronavirus turmoil, however, fragmentation issues continue to hamper ETF liquidity in Europe. What are the big challenges facing the ETF market and what steps are needed to improve market structure?

14:35 - 15:05

1v1 interview Best ETF execution practices

15:05 - 15:35

Breakout sessions and networking

Session 4 Diversity

15:35 - 16:10

Women In ETFs: Outlook for the European ETF Industry

The ETF industry has been at the forefront of financial services in tackling gender equality issues aided by organisations such as Women In ETFs, however, there is still a long way to go. What can the ETF industry do more to tackle diversity issues?

16:10 - 16:40

Fireside chat: One year on from George Floyd: Where do we go from here?

16:40 - 16:45

 

 

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FAQ's

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  • Will the event content be available on-demand?
    • As a registered attendee, you will get full access to our on-demand feature – meaning you can catch up on any sessions you missed in full.

How can I attend the event?

Click the ‘register here’ button at the top of the event page and fill in your details. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation via a calendar invite within 24 hours.

When will I get my event pass?

24 hours before the event you will receive your ‘magic link’ invite – a unique code that is exclusive to you. You will be prompted to fill out your details and create your profile. Once created, you will have access to the event when it’s officially open (1 hour prior to start time). You will receive a ‘1 hour reminder’ email on the day of the event – click on the link provided to be taken directly to the event.

How can I become a speaker?

The agenda is carefully curated by our team of experts. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please get in touch below.

Contact us for more info

How can I become a sponsor?

If you are interested in discussing the various sponsorship opportunities we have available for this event, please let us know below and one of our sales team will be in touch shortly.

Contact us for more info

Will the event content be available on-demand?

As a registered attendee, you will get full access to our on-demand feature – meaning you can catch up on any sessions you missed in full.