ETF Stream Big Call: Fixed Income

The first wave of growth in the ETF space focused on equity structures. However, this has changed with fixed income solutions pushing their way up the agenda for ETF buyers. Arguably, the claims of active fund managers are even weaker in the bond space, but ETF penetration is still at relatively low levels. Nevertheless, new ideas are emerging all the time with some providers taking on a bold new frontier in fixed income smart beta ETFs. This seminar taking place at London Stock Exchange on 23 September 2019 and broadcast live explores issues surrounding this topic including questions such as: What do investors need to understand as they start to buy into fixed income ETFs?

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This ETF Stream seminar took place at the London Stock Exchange’s auditorium on 23 September 2019. This LIVE broadcast was facilitated by London Stock Exchange’s studio, courtesy of index provider FTSE Russell.


Session ONE:

08-30 – 10:25 BST
Big Call: Fixed Income Session One

08:30 – 08:55 BST
Opening Keynote: FTSE Russell Global Markets Research – Developed and emerging market bonds in a low interest rate world (Robin Marshall, Director, Bond Research, FTSE Russell)

08:55 – 09:30 BST
Panel 1: Central banks and trade wars: What fundamentals are driving fixed income markets?
Moderator: Ed Bowsher, Senior Writer, ETF Stream
Panelists: Chris Peel, CIO, Tavistock Wealth; Jean-Paul Jaegers, Head of Asset Allocation, Barclays Investment Solutions

09:30 – 10:05 BST
Panel 2: New ideas in the search for yield
Moderator: Jeffrey Sacks, Citi Private Bank, Head – EMEA Investment Strategy
Panelists: Henry Cobbe, Head of Research, Elston Consulting; Paul Syms, Head of EMEA ETF Fixed Income Product Management, Invesco; Stephen Isaacs, Chairman of the Investment Committee, Alvine Capital

10:05 – 10:25 BST
Fireside chat
David Stevenson, Editor-in-chief, ETF Stream & Jim Leaviss, Head of Fixed Income (Mutual Funds). Fund Manager, M&G Macro fund

Session TWO:

10:55 – 12:35 BST
Big Call Fixed Income Session Two

10:55 – 11:30 BST
Panel 3: Fixed Income ETFs: Investigating increasing demand
Moderator: Tom Eckett, Senior Writer ETF Stream
Panelists: Jose Garcia-Zarate, Associate Director, Passive Strategies Research, Morningstar Europe; James McManus, Head of ETF Research, Nutmeg; Jessica Singleton, Fixed Income Product Development & Strategy, DWS

11:30 – 12:05 BST
Panel 4: Fixed income ETFs 2.0: What do the new breed of products look like?
Moderator: David Stevenson, Editor-in-Chief, ETF Stream
Panelists: Irene Bauer, CIO Twenty20 Investments, Co-Founder Algo-Chain; MAtt Brennan, Fund Manager, AJ Bell; Silvia Bosoni, Head of Italy’s ETFs, STPs and open-end Funds, Listing and Market Development, Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

12:05 – 12:35 BST
Keynote: The Development of Passive Investment in Europe: presentation of the results of the EDHEC-Risk European ETF Survey 2019 (Riccardo Rebonato, PHD, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School); Ashley Fagan, Global Head of ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta Strategic Clients & UK/IE Strategy & Distribution, Amundi

12:35 BST
Closing Remarks

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*** Please note that this webinar programme is addressed exclusively to professional investors in Europe and/or jurisdictions where the funds or products are approved for distribution. ***