30+ leading individuals in the asset management industry.  The Funds Congress 2020 speaker lineup will be released later this year.

Funds Congress 2019 Speakers

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Olwyn Alexander

Global Asset & Wealth Management Leader, PwC

Olwyn Alexander is PwC’s Dublin-based global asset & wealth management leader. She co-chaired AIMA’s Guide to Hedge Fund Valuation and is a board member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute in Ireland, and has been re-elected to AIMA’s Global Board as well as serving on the Board of Hedge Funds Care (Ireland).

During 2018, Alexander was named in the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” list by the Hedge Funds Journal and was also awarded Accountancy Leader of the Year by the Women in Finance Awards.

She is a frequent speaker, author and spokesperson for PwC in the media, appearing in publications such as Financial Times and the IFC Economic Report.

Olwyn Alexander

Global Asset & Wealth Management Leader, PwC

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Patrice Bergé-Vincent

Managing Director, ICI Global

Patrice Bergé-Vincent is managing director of ICI Global, having previously served as managing director, Europe. Prior to joining ICI Global, Bergé-Vincent was a partner with PwC France, where he led the asset management regulatory practice and coordinated PwC’s central cluster (EMEA) asset management regulatory work. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the French financial market regulator, serving as head of the Asset Management Regulation Policy Division. He chaired the IOSCO Committee 5, dedicated to collective investment schemes, and represented the AMF in the Investment Management Standing Committee of CESR and then ESMA. Bergé-Vincent is a graduate of the École nationale d’administration (ENA).

Patrice Bergé-Vincent

Managing Director, ICI Global

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Natasha Cazenave

Managing Director and Head of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate, French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

Natasha Cazenave is managing director of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and head of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate. The Directorate covers all areas of Securities regulation including markets and intermediaries, OTC derivatives, CCP, asset management, corporate governance, transparency requirements for issuers as well as Fintechs and sustainable finance. Natasha is also co-chair of the Financial Stability Board’s Non-Bank Working Group since 2015.

Natasha Cazenave

Managing Director and Head of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate, French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

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Susan Coleman

Managing Director, PwC

Susan Coleman is responsible for the Innovation practice area within the Transformation Office. She works with internal teams to leverage new innovative business models and solutions, with responsibilities including establishing the internal and external innovation ecosystem, sourcing ideas throughout Europe to fill the global idea pipeline for commercialization and global scaling. She works regularly with FS clients to explore and deploy new innovations.

Coleman’s career spans work in strategy consulting, venture capital and financial services. She is focused on delivering tangible value and measurable results. She has built new business lines, launched new products, won new clients, expanded into new markets, and worked with teams around the world. She has managed a €6B liquidity fund for a Universal Bank and holds a patent in the 3G cellular space for her work in the pairing of devices.

Susan Coleman

Managing Director, PwC

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Dr. Ghadir Cooper

Global Head of Equities, Barings

Ghadir Cooper was appointed global head of equities in 2016. Prior to this, she was head of the EMEA & Global Frontier Markets Equity Team and lead manager on the Barings Eastern European Fund. Having joined Barings as part of the Global Emerging Equity Team in 1997, Cooper was appointed a director in 2001. Before joining the Emerging Equity Team, she worked at BZW Asset Management, where she was an investment analyst focusing on the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America regions. Cooper has a BSc and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Durham University and is fluent in Arabic.

Dr. Ghadir Cooper

Global Head of Equities, Barings

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Elizabeth Corley

Senior Advisor, Allianz Global Investors

Elizabeth Corley was CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016 and continues to act as senior advisor to the firm. She serves on three company boards as a non-executive director – Pearson plc, BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley Inc.

Corley is active in representing the investment industry and developing standards within it. She is a member of the CFA Future of Finance Council and is chair of an industry taskforce for the UK government on social impact investing.

Additionally, she is a member of the 300 Club and a trustee of the British Museum.

Elizabeth Corley

Senior Advisor, Allianz Global Investors

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Chris Cummings

Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Association

Chris Cummings is CEO of The Investment Association, the trade body representing UK-based investment managers, a post he has held since September 2016.

He is a member of HM Treasury’s Asset Management Taskforce, and was a founding member of its Financial Services Trade & Investment Board. He serves as a Board member on EFAMA, the European trade association for investment management and of IIFA, the international association for investment management.

Cummings was previously a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulatory Decisions Committee and served on the Foreign & Commonwealth’s Diplomatic Excellence Panel. He was also founding CEO of TheCityUK and held senior posts in banking, insurance and consulting with major global firms.

Chris Cummings

Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Association

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Bob Diamond

Founding Partner and CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital

Bob Diamond is founding partner and CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital, a global financial services investment firm with offices in New York and London.

Diamond was previously CEO of Barclays plc, and before that president of Barclays and head of Barclays Capital. Prior to Barclays he held a number of senior executive positions at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.

He is a life trustee and former chair of the Colby College Board of Trustees, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a U.S. trustee of the Imperial War Museum, and a director of the Diamond Foundation.

Bob Diamond

Founding Partner and CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital

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John Donohoe

Group CEO and Founder, Carne Group

John Donohoe is Group CEO and Founder of the Carne Group, with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He sits on and chairs the boards of some of the largest and most complex mutual and hedge funds. John also provides Carne clients with considerable expertise on governance, product development, distribution and regulatory developments. He is considered a thought leader in the ongoing development of hedge fund governance and oversight.

John was a managing director of Deutsche Bank. He served as an executive/non-executive director on various Deutsche Bank boards. He spent 12 years with Deutsche Bank, where he rose to become CEO of Europe, Asia and Offshore. Prior to establishing Carne, John was a senior vice president of State Street. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

John Donohoe

Group CEO and Founder, Carne Group

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Lyse Doucet OBE

Chief International Correspondent, BBC

Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s chief international correspondent, covering events world-wide, but particularly those in and affecting the Middle East and Asia. She is also a senior presenter, anchoring programmes from the field and the studio for BBC World and the World Service.

One of broadcasting’s most informed and respected commentators, Doucet has an in-depth knowledge of the politics, commerce and culture of the whole Middle East. She is a board member of Inter Mediate, an NGO dedicated to dialogue and negotiation amongst some of the world’s most intractable conflicts.

Doucet has produced documentaries on Syria and Gaza and has received many international awards for her journalism and reporting, including Emmy, Peabody, and Sony Gold awards, and has served as a Council Member of the Chatham House foreign affairs institution.

Lyse Doucet OBE

Chief International Correspondent, BBC

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Pascal Dufour

Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Carne Group

Pascal Dufour is a technology expert with a background in investments, project management, risk management and funds operations. He is responsible for Carne’s next generation technology platform, CORR, and for innovating new and exciting products designed to meet the growing needs of global asset management clients.

Prior to joining Carne he was a member of the Executive Committee of a large third party management company in Luxembourg, where he was Managing Director and Conducting Officer in charge of risk management. His career within asset management includes leading the product strategy at a global technology firm as well as managing process improvement and systems implementation at one of Luxembourg’s larges fund services providers. Pascal is a member of various industry associations and has been a board member of several well-known Luxembourg UCITS.

Pascal Dufour

Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Carne Group

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Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG

Chair of European Public Affairs, Brunswick Group

Sir Jonathan Faull is chair of European Public Affairs at the Brunswick Group. He previously spent 38 years at the European Commission, where he worked for many years in the Directorate General of Competition, from the starting grade to deputy director general.

He is the author of many articles on European law and policy; co-editor of a leading work on European Competition Law; visiting professor, King’s College London and College of Europe, Bruges; emeritus professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and member of the advisory boards of the Centre for European Reform and the Institut Jacques Delors – Notre Europe.

He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017.

Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG

Chair of European Public Affairs, Brunswick Group

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Lee Fulmer

Head of Innovation, UBS

As Head of Innovation for UBS Investment Bank, Lee runs and Innovation Lab where he brings together multi-disciplinary teams from across the firm to tackle business challenges in new ways. Previously the IB CIO, Lee joined UBS from JP Morgan where he was head of cash management technology. Lee has a track record in leveraging technology to solve business problems in innovative ways having designed the UK’s Faster Payments system and chaired the industry bodies that implemented it, developing the foundations of BBC Online and, as a member of the IETF, contributing to the development of the HTTP and VRML protocols.

Lee Fulmer

Head of Innovation, UBS

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Lecturer and Author

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was, with Charles Burton, the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and, with Mike Stroud, the first to cross the Antarctic continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country’s Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions, including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation, 3½ months after a massive heart attack.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Lecturer and Author

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Former Vice President Al Gore

Co-Founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors.

Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years.

He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers An Inconvenient Truth and The Assault on Reason, and the best-sellers Earth in the Balance, Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, and most recently, The New York Times best-seller An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

He is the subject of the documentary movie An Inconvenient Truth, which won two Oscars in 2006 — and a second documentary in 2017, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”

Former Vice President Al Gore

Co-Founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management

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Darko Hajdukovic

Head of Analytics, Fixed Income and Funds, London Stock Exchange

Darko Hajdukovic is head of Analytics, Fixed Income and Funds for the London Stock Exchange’s Capital Markets, responsible for primary market offering for international companies, debt and investment funds. He has extensive experience in equity and fixed income transactions on public markets.

Hajdukovic joined the Exchange in 2007 as debt product manager, looking after primary fixed income business. Before joining the Exchange, he was an independent consultant specialising in financial regulation and regulatory economics. His previous engagements include working for the European Commission and DLA Piper, where he focused on various projects assessing the effectiveness of EU regulation and its impact on economic development. He also acted as a consultant on several privatisations in Central and Eastern Europe.

Darko Hajdukovic

Head of Analytics, Fixed Income and Funds, London Stock Exchange

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Dr. Tim Hames

Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

Tim Hames has been director general of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) since May 2013. He was previously deputy CEO and director of policy at the organisation. His first career was as an academic at Oxford University, where he was a Lecturer in Politics, having previously been an undergraduate and graduate student at the university. He has almost 30 publications in various books and scholarly journals on American and British public policy. In 1996 he became a journalist at The Times, where he was ultimately the chief editorial writer, a political columnist, an assistant editor and edited the newspaper as a whole on numerous occasions. In 2009-2010 he was the first special adviser to the Speaker of the House of Commons and responsible for pursuing a wide-ranging programme of parliamentary reform. Hames is an Honorary Visiting Fellow of De Montfort University and a Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

Dr. Tim Hames

Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

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Jack Inglis

Chief Executive Officer, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

Jack Inglis, CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has been in the financial services industry and closely involved with hedge funds for over 30 years. He has held senior management positions servicing hedge funds at Morgan Stanley (1991-2007) and Barclays (2010-2014). From 2007 to 2010 he was CEO of London-based hedge fund manager, Ferox Capital Management. He currently sits on the board of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) and was previously a non-executive director at London Capital Group plc. He holds a MA in Economics from Cambridge University.

Jack Inglis

Chief Executive Officer, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

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Jo Johnson

Member of Parliament for Orpington, former Minister for Transport and Minister for London, former Minister for Universities & Science, former Head of Number 10 Policy Unit and chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board

Jo Johnson is the Member of Parliament for Orpington. Prior to his election to Parliament in May 2010, Johnson was an associate editor of the Financial Times and head of Lex, the newspaper’s agenda-setting daily business column. He was elected by MPs to join the Public Accounts Committee, whose role is to scrutinise public spending for value for money and effectiveness.

Within Westminster, his specialism is the new world order emerging from the rise of Asia. He is the Deputy-Chairman of the Indo-UK All Party Parliamentary Group and Deputy-Chairman of the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council.

In 2013 David Cameron made him Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit, and in 2014 Minister of State for the Cabinet Office. Johnson served as Minister for Universities and Science from 2015 to 2018, and then as Minister for Transport and London from January to November 2018 until he resigned due to the failure of the Brexit negotiations and his wish for a second EU referendum.

Before joining the FT, Johnson worked as a corporate financier in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank. He is also co-author, with Martine Orange, of “The Man who Tried to Buy the World: Jean-Marie Messier and the Rise and Fall of Vivend i Universal.”

Jo Johnson

Member of Parliament for Orpington, former Minister for Transport and Minister for London, former Minister for Universities & Science, former Head of Number 10 Policy Unit and chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board

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Leo Johnson

Co-Presenter of Radio 4’s “FutureProofing” Series and Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance

Leo Johnson leads PwC’s Disruption practice and co-presents the Radio 4 series “FutureProofing,” exploring the impacts of exponential technologies on business and society. Formerly at the World Bank, Leo is the co-founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, now part of the PwC group. He is the co-author of Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a visiting business fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University.

Leo Johnson

Co-Presenter of Radio 4’s “FutureProofing” Series and Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance

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Martina Kelly

Head of Markets Policy Division, Central Bank of Ireland

Martina Kelly

Head of Markets Policy Division, Central Bank of Ireland

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Angelo Lercara

Partner, Dechert

Angelo Lercara, LL.M. EuR has more than 15 years’ experience relating to the structuring and marketing of financial products and alternative investment funds, as well as counselling of German institutional and regulated investors. He helped to pioneer the first listing of ETCs and has since advised on a range of ETC and ETF listings on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as well as on securities and fund offerings and MiFID-related ongoing compliance obligations and reportings.

Lercara frequently acts as author and speaker at industry events and is a requested interview partner for the international financial press. He received the Client Choice Award 2016 in the capital markets category for Germany and was named a Star Lawyer by Acritas in 2017 and 2018.

Angelo Lercara

Partner, Dechert

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Alan Livsey

Lex Research Editor, Financial Times

Alan Livsey is the Financial Times Lex research editor. He joined the Lex column in 2014 after 15 years in investment management. Based in London, his specialties include energy, natural resources and telecoms as well as the emerging markets. In the past he worked in Hong Kong and later in Tokyo as a market strategist for Kleinwort Benson. Later he managed equity portfolios, for Deutsche Asset Management and others, travelling widely in the Americas and Europe. Alan is a graduate of both Oxford University and the University of Maryland and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  He is a member of the Board of CFA UK.

Alan Livsey

Lex Research Editor, Financial Times

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Angus Lund

Head of Data Science, AKO Capital

Angus Lund joined AKO Capital as head of data science in September 2018. Prior to joining AKO, he was global head of AlphaWise, the alternative data analysis team within investment research at Morgan Stanley. Before that he was a research analyst covering technology and telecommunications stocks at Morgan Stanley and held various roles in the equities and research divisions. Lund has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, and is a chartered accountant.

Angus Lund

Head of Data Science, AKO Capital

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Diane MacFarlane

Head of Global Fund Services EMEA, JP Morgan

Diane MacFarlane

Head of Global Fund Services EMEA, JP Morgan

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Bronwen Maddox

Director, Institute for Government

Bronwen Maddox is director of the Institute for Government, the think tank that aims to improve the effectiveness of government. She previously served as editor and CEO of the influential current affairs magazine, Prospect.

Maddox started out as an investment analyst in the City and on Wall Street, and a director of Kleinwort Benson’s media team. She moved into journalism to head up the Financial Times investigation into Maxwell, before joining The Times as Washington bureau chief, US editor, and finally foreign editor. She remains a regular newspaper contributor.

With access to key figures across business, politics and leadership, Maddox has built a reputation for informed, original insights. She has interviewed almost everyone from Henry Kissinger to Vladimir Putin.

Born in the U.S., Maddox is author of the acclaimed In Defence of America. She is perfectly positioned to analyse the global impact of events on Capitol Hill.

Bronwen Maddox

Director, Institute for Government

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Sherry Madera

Special Adviser for Asia, The City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation appointed Sherry Madera, former Minister-Counsellor and Director at the British Embassy in Beijing, as the City of London’s special representative for Asia in January 2017. Her role is to represent the UK-based financial and professional services sectors at the highest levels in Greater China, India, Singapore and across the region as a whole. Madera works closely with HM Government and regulators and stakeholders in financial and professional services. Her work covers a range of issues including the City’s involvement in the China-led Belt and Road initiative, green finance, emerging currency internationalisation, insurance/reinsurance and FinTech.

Her role aims to enhance the City’s comprehensive and sustainable engagement with its Asian partners. She will focus her work on China but will also have reach in India and Singapore, as well as across the region.

Sherry Madera

Special Adviser for Asia, The City of London Corporation

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Robert Mellor

UK Asset Management Tax Partner, PwC

Rob has over 25 years of tax experience within the asset management (“AM”) sector. Rob began his tax career at HMRC before joining PwC in November 1998 and is responsible for a number of alternative AM clients across issues such as Fund, Management team and portfolio structuring, transfer pricing and residency, reward and retention planning, LLP, carry, co-investment structures and tax authority investigations.

Rob has worked on a number of M&A transactions in relation to asset managers and was one of the authors of PwC’s AM Industry thought leadership pieces, “AM 2020” (issued in 2014) and the recently issued “Embracing Exponential Change” piece which looks forward to 2025.

He is the PwC EMEA Brexit Leader and has been working with asset managers and industry associations on Brexit-related issues.

Robert Mellor

UK Asset Management Tax Partner, PwC

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Nick Miller

Head of the Asset Management Department, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Nick Miller is head of the Asset Management Department within the Investment, Wholesale & Specialist Supervision Division at the Financial Conduct Authority. In this role, Miller is responsible for the FCA’s oversight of over 3,000 firms across the asset management and custody bank sectors. Previously, Miller was head of the EU & Global Department, responsible for managing the FCA’s strategic relationships with counterpart regulators and other stakeholders throughout Europe and globally. He was also responsible for the FCA’s strategy in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Prior to joining the regulator, Miller was Executive Director and Head of Public Policy, EMEA at Morgan Stanley, where he spent four and a half years. He previously worked in a government relations role at Thomson Reuters and as a trade policy expert at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He holds an MSc in Finance from the London Business School and an MA in European Politics from the College of Europe in Belgium. He holds a BA in Modern European Studies from University College London (UCL).

Nick Miller

Head of the Asset Management Department, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

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Dame Helena Morrissey DBE

Head of Personal Investing, Legal and General Investment Management

Helena Morrissey was CEO of Newton Investment Management for 15 years, taking its assets under management from £20bn to £50bn. She joined Legal and General Investment Management in 2017, leading a new drive to engage the nation to invest more, with a particular focus on improving women’s financial wellbeing.

Morrissey is well known for her work on gender equality. She founded the 30% Club, a campaign for more gender-balanced boards in 2010. Since then, the representation of women on FTSE100 boards has risen from 12.5% to 30.7% and there are now 10 30% Clubs throughout the world.

Helena chairs Business in the Community’s gender equality campaign, which recently canvassed the views of working fathers through its Equal Lives survey, and is a commissioner for the IPPR Commission for Economic Justice.

Dame Helena Morrissey DBE

Head of Personal Investing, Legal and General Investment Management

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Gareth Murphy

Chief Risk Officer, Standard Life Aberdeen

Gareth Murphy is chief risk officer of Standard Life Aberdeen since January 2018. He joined Standard Life in January 2017 as chief risk officer of Standard Life Investments and deputy group chief risk officer.

Murphy began his career as an economist at the Bank of England. He worked in the investment banking and hedge fund industries for 13 years before spending six years as director of markets supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland. He was also a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority and chair of its Investment Management Standing Committee.

Gareth Murphy

Chief Risk Officer, Standard Life Aberdeen

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Lord Paul Myners

Former Financial Services Secretary in HM Treasury

Paul has an extensive knowledge of financial services. He served as a minister in the British Government between 2008 and 2010, at the Treasury as Financial Secretary.

His corporate roles have included directorships of NatWest, Lloyd’s of London and the Bank of New York. He previously served on the Court of the Bank of England and the board of Singapore’s GIC. He is currently a general partner of Cevian, the largest “activist” fund in Europe, a director of CQS and a managing partner for Autonomous Research. He has chaired a number of public companies including Marks & Spencer, Land Securities and The Guardian Media Group. He is currently Director of Windmill Hill Asset Management.

He has also chaired Tate and The Low Pay Commission and is a past President of The Howard League for Penal Reform. He sits as an unaligned crossbencher in the House of Lords.

Lord Paul Myners

Former Financial Services Secretary in HM Treasury

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Jeremy Soutter

Chief Executive Officer UK, Carne Global Fund Managers (UK) Limited

Jeremy Soutter joined the Carne Group at the beginning of 2018 as CEO of Carne Global Fund Managers (UK) Ltd. Prior to this he led the product development function at Standard Life Investments from 2014, and held the position of global head of product at both Ignis Asset Management and Aviva Investors between 1999 and 2014.

Soutter has been involved in the mutual fund industry since 1980, first working for Lloyds Bank then Gartmore Fund Managers. In 1985 he joined Henderson as a portfolio manager, and moved from managing private client accounts to become technical director. He has been involved with various industry bodies and regulators, including as chair of the IMA Product and Regulation Committee and co-chair of ALFI’s Real Estate Group in Luxembourg.

Soutter is currently a member of the IA International Distribution Committee and Trade & the Investment Committee in the UK.

Jeremy Soutter

Chief Executive Officer UK, Carne Global Fund Managers (UK) Limited

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Jayne Styles

Chief Investment Officer, MS Amlin

As MS Amlin’s chief investment officer, Jayne Styles directs their >£6bn global multi-asset, multi-manager portfolios as well as being a member of the Group Oversight Committee. Styles is a NED for Hargreaves Lansdown plc and a member of the Lloyd’s Investment Committee.

She has an Executive MBA from Cranfield and, amongst her professional qualifications she is an associate of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of the UK. She is also a qualified executive coach.

Jayne Styles

Chief Investment Officer, MS Amlin

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Marianna Tothova

Partner, Dechert

Marianna Tothova focuses her practice on private funds, including structuring regulated and unregulated investment funds, UCITS and related regulatory compliance. Tothova has over a decade of experience providing clients with advice on structuring, mergers and liquidations of investment funds, setting up of management companies and related Luxembourg regulation.

Prior to joining Dechert, Tothova was counsel at another global law firm.

Marianna Tothova

Partner, Dechert

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Esther Wandel

Head of Division, German Ministry of Finance (BMF)

Esther has almost 20 years of experience in national and European policy making. She is currently head of division at the German Ministry of Finance in Berlin, where her focus is on various European files including asset management, sustainable finance and ESA review. Prior to that she was manager at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London. She worked seven years for the European Commission in Brussels where she gained a deep insight into European policy making.  In 1999, she started her career at the Banking Supervisory Authority, Berlin. Esther comes from a legal background and holds a doctorate in environmental law.

Esther Wandel

Head of Division, German Ministry of Finance (BMF)

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Carol Widger

Partner, Dechert

Carol Widger is a partner in Dechert’s Investment Funds group in Dublin and managing partner of the firm’s Dublin office. She has 20 years’ experience advising fund promoters, fund managers, AIFMs, MiFID firms and other investment funds services firms, on matters relating to the establishment, launch and ongoing management of all types of investment funds, including UCITS and AIF products. She is a former chair of Irish Funds’ Legal Working Group and current chair and founding member of the Dublin location for 100 Women in Finance.

Widger is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in legal publications including IFLR1000 and Chambers Global.

Carol Widger

Partner, Dechert

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Marco Zwick

Director, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

As director of the Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), Marco Zwick is predominantly in charge of the regulation and supervision of the investment fund industry and of the specialised professionals of the financial sector.

Zwick has held various functions in the financial sector since 1989, including head of compliance of Deutsche Börse Group and head of compliance and risk, EMEA, for Schroders prior to joining RBC Investor Services Bank in May 2015, where he was a member of the executive committee and headed the Compliance functions in Europe and Asia and AML for I&TS globally. He has chaired the AML Working Group of ALFI and was president of the Luxembourg Association of Risk Management (ALRiM) from 2010 to 2016. He is a member of the board of the Economist Club in Luxembourg.

Marco Zwick

Director, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

Past Funds Congress Speakers

Leda Braga

CEO
Systematica Investments

Shoqat Bunglawala

Head of Global Portfolio Solutions EMEA & Asia
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Natasha Cazenave
Managing Director, Head of Policy and the International Affairs Directorate
French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

Miles Celic
CEO
TheCityUK

Etienne Comon
Head of EMEA Insurance
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Chris Cummings
Chief Executive
Investment Association

Cuan Coulter
Head of EMEA
State Street Global Advisors

Susanne van Dootingh
Head of European Regulatory Strategy
State Street Global Advisors

Simon Ellis
Global Head of Client Segments
HSBC Global Asset Management

Michelle Kathryn Essomé
Executive Officer
African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Jonathan Faull

Former European Commission Taskforce Leader

Campbell Fleming
Global Head of Distribution
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Fiona Frick
CEO
Unigestion

Michele Gaffo
Global Head of Insurance Coverage
Deutsche Bank Asset Management

Jean-Marc Goy
Counsel for International Affairs
Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

Joan Hoey
Regional Director (Europe)
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Sir Chris Hohn
Founder
The Children’s Investment Fund Management

Lucy Kellaway
Former Associate Editor
Financial Times

Martina Kelly
Head of Markets Policy
Central Bank of Ireland (CBI)

Matthieu Lucchesi
Head of Asset Management Regulation and International Affairs Directorate
AMF

Diana Mackay
CEO
Mackay Williams

The Rt Hon the Baroness Manningham-Buller
Former Head of MI5, 2002 – 2007

Gary Marshall
Head of EMEA
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Grainne McEvoy
Director, Securities and Markets Supervision
Central Bank of Ireland (CBI)

Catherine McGuinness
Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee
City of London Corporation

Theo Moore
Deputy Managing Director
APCO Worldwide

Mike O’Brien
CEO EMEA & Joint Global Head of IM Solutions Business
JP Morgan Asset Management

Troy Paredes
Former SEC Commissioner

Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

Anne Richards, CBE
Former CEO
M&G

Emmanuel Roman
CEO
PIMCO

Rupert Rossander
Head of Legal – EMEA
Invesco Perpetual

Emma Ross-Thomas
Brexit Editor
Bloomberg

Michelle Scrimgeour
EMEA CEO
Columbia Threadneedle

Jayne Styles
CIO
MS Amlin

Robert Taylor
Head of Global Asset Management Regulatory Strategy
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Howard Trust
General Counsel
Schroders

Phil Wagstaff
Global Head of Distribution
Janus Henderson

Esther Wandel
Head of Division
German Ministry of Finance (BMF)

Steven Woolfe MEP

Deborah Zurkow
Global Head of Alternatives
Allianz Global Investors