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Vanguard Investment Symposium - Navigating the future
Tuesday 24 April - Stockholm
Join us for practical insights into the investment outlook and trends among institutional and professional investors. Vanguard’s Alexis Gray presents an outlook for Europe that may be more optimistic than many expect. And Mark Fitzgerald, Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard Europe, discusses the growing use of ETFs among European investors.
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Europe: A brighter horizon
Economic and political risks have faded in Europe, but how long can the honeymoon last? Vanguard senior economist Alexis Gray explains why Europe may continue to shine in 2018 and 2019. Alexis also outlines different asset allocation strategies for different economic scenarios, highlighting the trade-offs among them.
ETF uses now and in the future
Mark Fitzgerald, Head of ETF Product Management, highlights current and emerging factors driving the increasing adoption of ETFs among institutional and professional investors. Mark also discusses the multiple roles that investors are finding for ETFs, including the strategies in which they are proving to be an efficient and cost-effective way to gain short- and long-term exposure.
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 09:30 - 13:00
Lunch will be provided.
Cees Bezuijen, is Senior Sales Executive, Deputy Head of Benelux and Nordics.
Cees joined Vanguard in September 2011. Prior to this, he worked at a Dutch custodian bank for almost 14 years, the last six of which he was responsible for sales for Dutch pension funds and large insurance companies. Cees started his career as an accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Alexis Gray, Senior Economist in Vanguard’s Investment Strategy Group.
In this role, she contributes to the development of Vanguard’s investment methodology, and provides analysis on global macroeconomics and fixed income strategy. She has authored numerous research papers, primarily focusing on portfolio strategy and economics. Alexis also regularly serves as an ambassador for Vanguard, speaking at client events and industry conferences on a range of topics.
Prior to joining Vanguard in 2012, Alexis was a quantitative analyst in global markets at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, and worked as a full-time research assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne.
Alexis earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance with first class honours from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Statistics from the London School of Economics.
Mark Fitzgerald, Head of ETF Product Management.
Mark joined Vanguard in 2013 and heads ETF Product Management, Europe. Previously he spent eight years at BlackRock-BGI as managing director, European Head of iShares’ Portfolio Management and Index Research Group. At BGI, he headed Pooled Equity Index Portfolio Management and total-return swaps. He was a quantitative equity and bond PM at Deutsche Asset Management and Northern Trust, and holds a BA Hons in Business Studies and International Finance from South Bank University, London.