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ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council Conference
Date and Venue

Date: 23 March 2017
Time: 12.30-18.00

Allianz Global Investors
Bockenheimer Landstr. 42 – 44
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Event Overview

The Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) is the independent voice of the buy-side within ICMA. As asset managers and institutional investors assume an increasingly important role in financial markets, and the activities of the sell-side and the buy-side become blurred, the AMIC provides an essential forum for a cross-section of the industry to respond to regulatory initiatives and develop best practice in all areas of market activity.
The AMIC meeting, open to all on the buy-side, is held twice a year and offers an opportunity to find out what the international investment community is thinking about on a range of market issues.
The agenda for the 23 March meeting in Frankfurt included:
•   Keynote speech from Torsti Silvonen, Deputy Director General, Directorate General Market Operations, ECB
•   Asset allocation adapting to the changing macroeconomic environment – what to expect in 2017 - QE, inflation, interest rate rises.
•   Systemic risk – risk management for asset managers.
•   The rise of green investment – new asset allocation policies and reporting requirements

This event was hosted by Allianz Global Investors.


Photos from this event are available by clicking the image below or at the following link.

The 2015 Japanese Securities Summit, will be held in London on 11 February, and will focus on the potential of Japanese securities and government bond markets for international investors.

The event is being organised by Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) with the assistance of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). It will feature presentations and panel discussions with the members of a high level delegation from Japan on the latest developments in Japanese securities markets, including the evolution of market infrastructure.

Further information will be available soon.  For any queries, please contact Gemma Fisher

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Registration Sandwich Lunch, Tea & Coffee

Welcome Remarks
Ingo Mainert, CIO Multi Asset Europe, Allianz Global Investors

Keynote Address
Torsti Silvonen, Deputy Director General, Market Operations, European Central Bank

Panel 1: The impact of QE on investors
Moderator: Axel van Nederveen, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Vice-Chair of AMIC
Philippe Berthelot, Head of Credit Management Teams, Natixis Asset Management
Massimiliano Castelli, Managing Director, UBS Asset Management
Stefan Hofrichter, CFA, Head of Global Economics & Strategy, Allianz Global Investors
Coffee Break
Panel 2: Systemic Risk in Asset Management
Moderator: Patrik Karlsson, Director, ICMA
Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers and Vice-Chair of AMIC
Agathi Pafili, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, EFAMA
Martin Parkes, ‎Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, BlackRock

Panel 3: Green Bond Investments
Moderator: Nicholas Pfaff, Senior Director, ICMA
Bram Bos, Portfolio Manager on Green Bonds, NNIP
Julien Bras, CFA, Portfolio Manager of Allianz Green Bond, Allianz Global Investors
Armin Hermann, Head of Capital Markets, Treasury, Deutsche Kreditbank
Doris Kramer, Vice President, Investment Strategies, Sustainability, KfW

Trends and key themes in the Asset Management industry
Robert Parker, Senior Advisor, Credit Suisse and Chairman of AMIC

Closing Remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Drinks Reception

Event Close

Please note that this programme is subject to change.

Keynote: The revised ICMA Primary Market Handbook

David Hopkins, Managing Director, Head of DCM Legal, RBS