2011 ECMI AC: Unravelling the puzzle - Challenges for global asset allocation

Published in 
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

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The 2011 ECMI Annual Conference brought together the best of academia, industry and policy making, to discuss the challenges for global asset allocation in four sessions:  

  • Global outlook in asset allocation: Where will systemic risk reside?
  • Funding corporate governance: Opportunities and challenges coming from debt markets
  • Asset management at a crossroads: Do we need new regulatory and theoretical foundations for a better asset allocation?
  • Economic and regulatory challenges for capital markets: The results of liberalisation and future steps

Keynote speakers

  • Luigi Zingales, Prf. of Finance and Economics at Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Ian Domowitz, Head of Global Research at ITG and former Prf. at Northwestern University
  • Ed Fishwick, Managing Director and Co-head of  Risk & Quantitative Analysis, BlackRock


  • Tatjana Verrier, Head of Unit - Financial Services Antitrust, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Claudia Kruse, Head of Governance & Sustainability, APG All Pensions Group
  • Olivier de Bandt, Director of Business Conditions and Macroeconomic Forecasting at the Bank of France, professor at Paris X Nanterre
  • Daniel Lehmann, Managing Director, Allianz Global Investors
  • Tilman Lueder, Head of Unit, Asset Management, European Commission 
  • Kay Swinburne, Member of the European Parliament
  • Florencio López de Silanes, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School
  • Fabrice Demarigny, Global Head of Capital Markets, Mazars, and former Secretary General of CESR  
  • Peter Randall, CEO, Equiduct
  • Robert Parker, Chairman, ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council
  • Sergio M. Focardi, Prf. Finance and Economics at EDHEC Business School
  • John Berrigan, Director, Financial Stability DG ECFIN, European Commission
  • Anton Brender, Chief Economist, Dexia Asset Management
  • Jeremy Grant, Editor, FT Trading Room
  • Karel Lannoo, General Manager of ECMI and CEO of the Centre for European Policy Studies
  • Steven Travers, Head of Regulatory Law and Strategy, London Stock Exchange
  • Raj Mehta, Executive Director, Principal Strategic Investments, Goldman Sachs
  • Carmine Di Noia, Deputy Director General, Assonime
  • Diego Valiante, Research Fellow ECMI-CEPS