The Spectrum IFA Group attends the Fund Forum International in Monaco
Since its launch in 1989, FundForum International has grown in tandem with the fund management industry on its journey from small regional performers to dynamic global industry. FundForum International has built up a formidable reputation as the world’s leading asset management event for both cross-border and boutique players, bringing all the top performers, global leaders and industry trailblazers together every year to discuss the most pressing issues concerning their market. It offers delegates an unsurpassed level of networking with the most well-respected industry heavyweights from across the globe.
Michael Lodhi and Peter Brooke from The Spectrum IFA Group attended numerous key note speaker sessions. Commenting on this recent event, Peter Brooke says “Keeping a close eye on the global fund management market is vital for Spectrum and in turn our clients. This forum allows us to talk to a wide variety of funds managers and gain further insight into their strategies. This year the emerging markets, frontier investments and especially Africa got a lot of attention.”
This year’s conference also had a more positive slant to it than previous post crisis years The main issues are no longer the market crisis, but how the turbulence changed regulations for the industry. In his opening comments Tom Brown, Global Head of Investment Management at KPMG, said “The industry is in good shape. Investors are investing. The markets and the economies seem to be growing. And asset-management businesses are feeling optimistic and positive about the future.”
There was still very much a focus on how we as an industry (advisers and fund managers alike) need to engage with our customers to help them invest for their long term financial health. Demographics aren’t changing, we live longer but save little and won’t be able to rely on government. This is a major issue for many millions of us. Fortunately this is also a big opportunity for high quality companies to work closer with their clients to fill this enormous gap[Gallery not found]