September 21st and 22nd, 2021 Registration Programme 24th ANNUAL PORTFOLIO
MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Key Speaker 2020

Dr. Philipp Hildebrand

is the Vice Chairman of BlackRock and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. He is also Chairman of the Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) and the Financial Institutions Group (FIG). He also oversees the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) and BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI).

Mr. Hildebrand joined BlackRock in 2012. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). In that capacity, he was also a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), of which the Leaders of the G20 appointed him Vice Chairman in 2011. Previously, Mr. Hildebrand was Chief Investment Officer of a Swiss private bank and a partner at Moore Capital Management in London.

Mr. Hildebrand is a Trustee of the British Museum, a member of the Group of Thirty and an Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He sits on the International Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and the International Leadership Council for Europe for the University of Toronto. He is a Chevalier de L’Ordre National du Merite (France).

Mr. Hildebrand earned a BA from the University of Toronto, an MA from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Dr. Philipp Hildebrand

is the Vice Chairman of BlackRock and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. He is also Chairman of the Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) and the Financial Institutions Group (FIG). He also oversees the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) and BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI).

Mr. Hildebrand joined BlackRock in 2012. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). In that capacity, he was also a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), of which the Leaders of the G20 appointed him Vice Chairman in 2011. Previously, Mr. Hildebrand was Chief Investment Officer of a Swiss private bank and a partner at Moore Capital Management in London.

Mr. Hildebrand is a Trustee of the British Museum, a member of the Group of Thirty and an Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He sits on the International Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and the International Leadership Council for Europe for the University of Toronto. He is a Chevalier de L’Ordre National du Merite (France).

Mr. Hildebrand earned a BA from the University of Toronto, an MA from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Prof. Jason Hsu, Ph.D.

is founder, chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors (RGA), a global investment management group with more than US$29 billion in assets managed using its strategies, as of Dec. 31, 2019. Rayliant applies quantitative methods to access behavioral-based alpha prevalent in inefficient markets like China. Jason also co-founded Research Affiliates, a smart beta and asset allocation leader with over US$180 billion in assets managed using its strategies. Jason sits on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of Investment Consulting and the Journal of Index Investing. He is an adjunct professor of finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University (China), Kyoto University (Japan) and National Chengchi University (Taiwan). Jason has published more than 40 journal articles and is a contributing author to nine handbooks in finance and economics. He has won two Graham and Dodd Scroll Awards; one Graham and Dodd Reader’s Choice Award; one Graham and Dodd most prestigious award, three Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacob Levy Awards; and three William F. Sharpe Awards. He also co-invented the Fundamental Index, awarded best index by Global Pensions magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Jason received his Ph.D. in finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He received his M.S. from Stanford University and B.S. from the California Institute of Technology.

Prof. Jason Hsu, Ph.D.

is founder, chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors (RGA), a global investment management group with more than US$29 billion in assets managed using its strategies, as of Dec. 31, 2019. Rayliant applies quantitative methods to access behavioral-based alpha prevalent in inefficient markets like China. Jason also co-founded Research Affiliates, a smart beta and asset allocation leader with over US$180 billion in assets managed using its strategies. Jason sits on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of Investment Consulting and the Journal of Index Investing. He is an adjunct professor of finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University (China), Kyoto University (Japan) and National Chengchi University (Taiwan). Jason has published more than 40 journal articles and is a contributing author to nine handbooks in finance and economics. He has won two Graham and Dodd Scroll Awards; one Graham and Dodd Reader’s Choice Award; one Graham and Dodd most prestigious award, three Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacob Levy Awards; and three William F. Sharpe Awards. He also co-invented the Fundamental Index, awarded best index by Global Pensions magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Jason received his Ph.D. in finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He received his M.S. from Stanford University and B.S. from the California Institute of Technology.

Anatole Kaletsky

is co-chairman and chief economist of Gavekal Dragonomics, an economic consulting and asset management company based in Hong Kong and Beijing. He is also a commentator for newspapers around the world in the Project Syndicate network. Before co-founding Gavekal in 2002, Anatole worked for 25 years as an economic journalist and columnist on The Economist, Financial Times, London Times, Reuters and New York Times, writing from London, Washington, New York and Moscow.

Anatole was the first chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and now serves on the boards of INET and George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. He was elected to the Royal Economic Society’s governing council from 1998 to 2001, and a director of JP Morgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust from 2002 to 2018, the last two years as Senior Independent Director.

Anatole’s book Capitalism 4.0, published in 2010, anticipated many of the post-crisis transformations of the global economy and was nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize. His 1985 book, The Costs of Default was influential in the negotiations that ended the Latin American debt crisis. His career as a journalist was recognized by numerous awards, including Newspaper Commentator of the Year, European Journalist of the Year and the FT-Wincott Award for economic commentary.

Anatole graduated from King’s College Cambridge, with a first-class honors in mathematics and received an MA in economics from Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Memorial Scholar. He is an honorary Doctor of Science at the University of Buckingham.

Anatole was born in Moscow, was brought up in Russia, Poland and Australia as well as Britain, and lived for a decade in the US. He now lives in London and central Italy with his wife Fiona Murphy, a documentary film maker, and has three adult children.

Anatole Kaletsky

is co-chairman and chief economist of Gavekal Dragonomics, an economic consulting and asset management company based in Hong Kong and Beijing. He is also a commentator for newspapers around the world in the Project Syndicate network. Before co-founding Gavekal in 2002, Anatole worked for 25 years as an economic journalist and columnist on The Economist, Financial Times, London Times, Reuters and New York Times, writing from London, Washington, New York and Moscow.

Anatole was the first chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and now serves on the boards of INET and George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. He was elected to the Royal Economic Society’s governing council from 1998 to 2001, and a director of JP Morgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust from 2002 to 2018, the last two years as Senior Independent Director.

Anatole’s book Capitalism 4.0, published in 2010, anticipated many of the post-crisis transformations of the global economy and was nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize. His 1985 book, The Costs of Default was influential in the negotiations that ended the Latin American debt crisis. His career as a journalist was recognized by numerous awards, including Newspaper Commentator of the Year, European Journalist of the Year and the FT-Wincott Award for economic commentary.

Anatole graduated from King’s College Cambridge, with a first-class honors in mathematics and received an MA in economics from Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Memorial Scholar. He is an honorary Doctor of Science at the University of Buckingham.

Anatole was born in Moscow, was brought up in Russia, Poland and Australia as well as Britain, and lived for a decade in the US. He now lives in London and central Italy with his wife Fiona Murphy, a documentary film maker, and has three adult children.

Dr. Jörg Kukies

is since April 2018 State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance. Former, he worked in different positions at Goldman Sachs. Lately, he was Co-Chief Executive Officer at Goldman Sachs AG and Head of the Frankfurt branch at Goldman Sachs International.

He studied economics at the University Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), holds a Master degree of Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Furthermore, he received a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Jörg Kukies

is since April 2018 State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance. Former, he worked in different positions at Goldman Sachs. Lately, he was Co-Chief Executive Officer at Goldman Sachs AG and Head of the Frankfurt branch at Goldman Sachs International.

He studied economics at the University Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), holds a Master degree of Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Furthermore, he received a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Prof. em. Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.

is a Founding Partner, CEO and CIO of LSV Asset Management. Dr. Lakonishok has more than 40 years of investment and research experience.

Dr. Lakonishok was, until 2004, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at the College of Commerce & Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Before that, he held staff and visiting professorships at Tel Aviv University, Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Lakonishok is one of the top contributors to major financial journals and has published more than 80 articles.  His research covers such diverse areas as analyst forecasts, execution cost measurement, performance evaluation, momentum strategies, fundamental valuation, seasonalities in stock returns, and share repurchases.

Dr. Lakonishok’s work has received many awards, including the Roger F. Murray Award for the paper “Contrarian Investment, Extrapolation, and Risk,” written with Drs. Shleifer and Vishny, and the American Association of Individual Investors Award for the article “Fundamentals and Stock Returns in Japan,” written with Drs. Louis K. C. Chan and Yasushi Hamao.

Dr. Lakonishok received a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University in 1970 and an M.B.A. from that university in 1972.  He earned an M.S. in Business Administration in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1976 from Cornell University.

Prof. em. Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.

is a Founding Partner, CEO and CIO of LSV Asset Management. Dr. Lakonishok has more than 40 years of investment and research experience.

Dr. Lakonishok was, until 2004, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at the College of Commerce & Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Before that, he held staff and visiting professorships at Tel Aviv University, Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Lakonishok is one of the top contributors to major financial journals and has published more than 80 articles.  His research covers such diverse areas as analyst forecasts, execution cost measurement, performance evaluation, momentum strategies, fundamental valuation, seasonalities in stock returns, and share repurchases.

Dr. Lakonishok’s work has received many awards, including the Roger F. Murray Award for the paper “Contrarian Investment, Extrapolation, and Risk,” written with Drs. Shleifer and Vishny, and the American Association of Individual Investors Award for the article “Fundamentals and Stock Returns in Japan,” written with Drs. Louis K. C. Chan and Yasushi Hamao.

Dr. Lakonishok received a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University in 1970 and an M.B.A. from that university in 1972.  He earned an M.S. in Business Administration in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1976 from Cornell University.

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