Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Registration and Information Desk Open

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Exhibit Hall Open

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Coffee in Exhibit Hall

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The Forum: ESG Development in Asia Pacific: Why Is It Creating Global Disruption?

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Mary Leung, CFA
Head, Advocacy APAC
CFA Institute


Conference Remarks

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Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions feature global thought leaders who provide big picture perspectives, innovative insights, and broad outlooks on current issues of interest to the entire audience.


Rethinking Capitalism: Challenging the Economy and Economic Theory

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Mariana Mazzucato
​Chair, Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London
Founder and Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Margaret E. Franklin, CFA, Moderator
BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Canada

  • Key ills affecting the private sector: Finance is not doing its job and industry is increasingly financialised
  • Key ills affecting the public sector: The state is ill-equipped to confront the greatest challenges of our time—from health to climate change
  • How both of these deficiencies are linked to problematic economic theory
  • How to create an economy that is more inclusive, sustainable, and driven by mission-oriented innovation


Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

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The Forum: The Evolution of the GIPS Standards

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Iain McAra
Director, Global Investment Performance Standards
CFA Institute


​AI and the Future: Developments, Ethics, and Financial Transformation

Nick Bostrom
Professor, University of Oxford
Director​, Future of Humanity Institute

Rumman Chowdhury
​Global Lead for Responsible AI
Accenture Applied Intelligence

Ophir Gottlieb
CEO and Co-founder
Capital Market Laboratories

Rory Cellan-Jones, Moderator
​Technology Correspondent
BBC News

  • Artificial intelligence: What is on the horizon and R&D
  • Integrating ethical behavior into the innovation life cycle
  • Practical applications for finance: Algorithmic trading, neural learning and the financial markets, Forensic Alpha Model, Governance Risk Model, and more


Uncertainty in Europe: What’s Next for Policy, the Euro, and Prospects for Growth?

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Lorenzo Bini Smaghi
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Societe Generale

Nejra Cehic, Moderator
Anchor, Daybreak Europe
Bloomberg Television

  • How does the Brexit instability affect the European economic outlook, and what policy shifts should we expect from the EU in response?
  • How can the United Kingdom maintain economic stability while in flux?
  • Does the European Central Bank have sufficient tools to manage the current Brexit instability and any future downturn, and are negative rates here to stay?
  • How should policymakers address excessive EU debt burdens and imbalances between the eurozone core and periphery?