Structured Products magazine brings its 9th annual European conference back to London on 12 November 2013.

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The 9th annual Structured Products Europe featuring Structured Products United Kingdom conference will provide senior executives, regulators, industry professionals and academics with a unique opportunity to convene and discuss the most pressing issues in the structured products market in Europe.

As well as providing an excellent networking opportunity for market experts, the conference has been produced to offer the most relevant and timely regulatory updates. As the European Commission and Parliament finalise the terms of a regulation on Packaged Retail Investment Products (PRIPs) as well as the final details of the Prospectus Directive, the countries of Europe are planning the practical local implementation for new rules that will directly affect the region's structured products markets.

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Some of the confirmed speakers for Structured Products Europe include:

  • Eric Greschner

    Eric Greschner,
    Wealth Manager,
    Regatta Research & Money Management

  • Tim Mortimer

    Tim Mortimer,
    Owner,
    Future Value Consultants

  • James Harrington

    James Harrington,
    Executive Member,
    UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA)

  • Mourtaza Asad-Syed

    Mourtaza Asad-Syed,
    Head of Strategy & Deputy Chief Investment Officer,
    Société Générale Private Banking

Key topics include:

  • A regulatory outlook of the European Union
    The effect and implementation of the Packaged Retail Investment Products (Prips) Regulation, the Prospectus Directive (PD), MiFID, and the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)
  • The role of transparency in the structured products market
    Understanding the drive for transparency and the ways in which this can be achieved, either through the introduction of measures to assist in the assessment of suitability and appropriateness
  • The regulatory outlook of RDR for Europe
    The UK's newly-created FCA has introduced its Retail Distribution Review (RDR), and now the rest of Europe is watching to learn how they can best implement their own version of the same initiative
  • Pricing
    What are the most important variables that need to be understood when trying to understand the way in which structured products are packaged and priced
  • How to mitigate risk for investors
    Which are the best ways in which to deal with counterparty credit risk, and what are the other substantial risks that investors need to consider when buying structured products
  • Underlyings
    Which underlyings are most prominent in the portfolio of a structured products investor, and how far have product creators gone in their move away from equities and towards interest rates, commodities, credit and foreign exchange as product underlyings
  • Country Case Study
    Switzerland is one of the most sophisticated structured products markets in Europe, certainly from the point of view of those investing through private banking and wealth management. How will this market develop, practically and technologically?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Gary Tidwell, Senior Advisor - Education, Training and Regulatory Capacity Building, IOSCO
  • Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman, FSMA
  • Timothy Hailes, Joint Associations Committee on Retail Structured Products
  • Oliver Gregson, Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management, Barclays Wealth and Investments

...plus many more!

Testimonials from 2012 delegates:

"Excellent content and networking"
Managing Director, FVC

"Thought-provoking, intellectual discussions linking academic reasoning with market practicalities."
Finance and Operations Manager, Tier One Capital

"Provided current and relevant information and thought leadership in the SP space"
Senior Structured Products Manager, Santander

 

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