31 MARCH 2022

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Welcome

This webinar is entirely non-profit. All revenue raised will go directly to Save the Children charity.

The Ukraine crisis is the biggest conflict to take place in Europe since 1945 – and its impact will go beyond the humanitarian crisis we are currently witnessing. Our content-rich webinar, joined by four senior, leading strategists will discuss the impact this crisis will have on the asset management industry.

Economics ramifications of the conflict on a global level
Stagflation
How to reconcile ESG with defence investments?
The opportunity in renewable energy.
The ripple effects on frontier markets.
Impact on the bond & equity markets.
What the removal of SWIFT means for cryptocurrency markets?
The asset-class that will outperform

Agenda

Welcome

This webinar is entirely non-profit. All revenue raised will go directly to Save the Children charity.

The Ukraine crisis is the biggest conflict to take place in Europe since 1945 – and its impact will go beyond the humanitarian crisis we are currently witnessing. Our content-rich webinar, joined by four senior, leading strategists will discuss the impact this crisis will have on the asset management industry.

MODERATOR

MODERATOR

Ted Merz, CFA

Former Global Head of News Product at Bloomberg

Ted Merz is the former Global Head of News Product at Bloomberg. He oversaw the search and display of news and social media content on the Bloomberg professional terminal, news analytics and third party content deals. He spent 32 years at Bloomberg, the first 17 as a journalist. As Product Head he started the First Word service, founded Bloomberg Brief newsletters and managed the integration of Twitter and Weibo. As a journalist, Merz started the company’s emerging markets coverage, ran the New York bureau, oversaw Global Fixed Income and general coverage for the Americas. He has a B.A. in philosophy from St. John’s College in Annapolis and is a CFA charterholder. He started a charity to send Nicaraguan high school kids to college.

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MODERATOR

MODERATOR

Ted Merz, CFA

Former Global Head of News Product at Bloomberg

Ted Merz is the former Global Head of News Product at Bloomberg. He oversaw the search and display of news and social media content on the Bloomberg professional terminal, news analytics and third party content deals. He spent 32 years at Bloomberg, the first 17 as a journalist. As Product Head he started the First Word service, founded Bloomberg Brief newsletters and managed the integration of Twitter and Weibo. As a journalist, Merz started the company’s emerging markets coverage, ran the New York bureau, oversaw Global Fixed Income and general coverage for the Americas. He has a B.A. in philosophy from St. John’s College in Annapolis and is a CFA charterholder. He started a charity to send Nicaraguan high school kids to college.

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We invest to help our clients create more.

More opportunity. More potential. More impact.

We offer investment expertise across all key asset classes, regions and markets so that our clients can capture investment potential wherever it arises.

By combining market and economic insight with technology and diverse perspectives, we look for optimal ways to help investors navigate the future and reach their financial goals.

And by putting environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations at the heart of our process, we seek to find the most sustainable investment opportunities globally. By ensuring the assets we invest in are ready for and resilient to a world in transition, we act as guardians of our clients’ assets.

Operating in over 30 locations worldwide, we keep close to our clients and ensure first-hand insight into companies, industries and markets

We manage £472.5bn * in assets for our clients, on behalf of individuals, governments, pension funds, insurers, companies, charities and foundations across 80 countries

The combination of our research, thematic thinking, ESG best practice and extensive on-the-ground analysis helps us find the most sustainable future-fit investment opportunities globally.

*All data facts and figures as at 31 December 2021

PANELIST

Viktor Szabó

Investment Director, Emerging Markets
abrdn

Viktor Szabó is an Investment Director on the Emerging Market Debt Team at abrdn. Viktor joined Aberdeen Asset Management via the acquisition of certain asset management businesses from Credit Suisse Asset Management in 2009. Previously, Viktor worked for Credit Suisse Asset Management Hungary as country Chief Investment Officer. Prior to that, Viktor worked for the National Bank of Hungary as the Head of Market Analysis team.

Viktor graduated with an MSc in Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest. Viktor is a CFA Charterholder and has a Certificate in ESG Investing.

PANELIST

Allspring Global Investments™ is a leading independent asset management firm with more than $575 billion in assets under management, offices around the world, and investment teams supported by 450 investment professionals. Allspring is committed to thoughtful investing, purposeful planning, and inspiring a new era of investing that pursues both financial returns and positive outcomes. For more information, please visit www.allspringglobal.com.

PANELIST

Ann Miletti

Head of Active Equity
Allspring Global Investments™

Ann Miletti is head of Active Equity at Allspring Global Investments. In this capacity, she oversees all active equity teams at Allspring, including management of investment professionals, trading activity, and other business-related matters. Ann joined Allspring from its predecessor firm, Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). Prior to her current role, she was co-lead of the PMV Equity team, managing more than $4 billion in assets. Ann began her investment industry career in 1991 at Strong Capital Management, which Wells Fargo later acquired in 2005. Throughout her career, Ann has covered most industry sectors as an equity research analyst and portfolio manager. Ann is a frequent guest on a number of financial networks, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

CONTACT

Sylvain Agar

Head of Financial Institutions, International
sylvain.agar@allspring-global.com

PANELIST

Global X ETFs was founded in 2008. For more than a decade, our mission has been empowering investors with unexplored and intelligent solutions. Our product lineup features more than 90 ETF strategies and more than $40 billion in assets under management.1 While we are distinguished for our Thematic Growth, Income and International Access ETFs, we also offer Core, Commodity, Risk Management, and Alpha funds to suit a wide range of investment objectives.

Explore our ETFs, research and insights, and more at www.globalxetfs.eu or www.globalxetfs.com.

Global X is a member of Mirae Asset Financial Group, a global leader in financial services, with more than $640 billion in assets under management worldwide.2 Mirae Asset has an extensive global ETF platform ranging across the US, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam with over $85bn in assets under management.3

1 Global X, as of 12/31/21
2 Mirae Asset, as of Sept 2021
3 Mirae Asset, as of 12/31/21

PANELIST

Jon Maier

Chief Investment Officer
Global X

Jon joined Global X in 2017. He and his team shape the firm’s market outlook, leads the construction of model portfolios, crafts the firm’s investment strategy, and contributes to the development of ETF products. As portfolio managers, Jon and his team use a top-down approach to investing, focusing on macro level trends implementing their investment strategy through the use of broad based and more narrowly focused ETFs. Jon has 25 years of experience on Wall Street, most recently as the lead Model Portfolio Strategist at Merrill Lynch managing their ETF model portfolio business within its CIO Office. Prior to managing Merrill’s ETF model portfolio business, Jon was the Senior Closed-end Fund Research analyst within Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Global Research. Prior to joining Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Jon was the lead Research Analyst covering Closed-end Funds and BDCs at UBS and its predecessor firm, PaineWebber. While at PaineWebber/UBS, Jon worked in structuring closed-end fund IPOs and subsequently covering new funds. Jon has authored many papers on Closed-end funds and ETFs, he has appeared on Reuters, Bloomberg, Cheddar TV, Yahoo TV and is often quoted in leading financial publications including The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. Earlier, Jon was a financial analyst with American International Group and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Kiev, Ukraine, focusing on privatization projects. Jon received his BBA from Emory University. He can be followed on Twitter @JonDMaier.

PANELIST

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the US, Europe and Canada (collectively, “WisdomTree”), is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange traded product (“ETP”) sponsor. WisdomTree was founded in 2006 with a passion for creating better ways to invest, by being the first investment manager to weight by dividends. We have never accepted the status quo and we think our investors shouldn’t either. Since 2014, our European business has grown in terms of our product set and AUM. In April 2018, we completed the acquisition of ETF Securities’ exchange-traded commodities, currencies and short-and-leveraged business, including the world’s first gold ETP. In September 2019, we unified 224 products under the WisdomTree brand and closed 192 duplicative or extraneous products across our product set. Today we are the biggest independent ETP provider globally and offer one of the most innovative ranges of ETPs, covering commodities, currencies, equities, fixed income and digital assets. At WisdomTree, we are committed to providing superior investment and trading solutions for our clients. It’s what motivates us to challenge and innovate. As we grow, we will keep redefining investment strategies that enable investors to outperform cap-weighted indices and to diversify their portfolios beyond traditional asset classes.

PANELIST

Aneeka Gupta

Director, Macroeconomic Research
WisdomTree

Aneeka Gupta is a director of research at WisdomTree. Prior to the acquisition of Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Securities in April 2018, Aneeka worked as an equity & commodities strategist at the company. Aneeka has 17 years of experience working as a research analyst across a wide range of asset classes. In her current role she is responsible for conducting analysis for all in-house equity, commodity and macro publications and assisting the sales team with client queries around products and markets. 

Aneeka holds a MSc in Mathematics from Oxford University and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Delhi, India. She is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).

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