Conference Discussion Topics 2021

Digital Series 01

Fireside chat with Ted Seides: Identifying the elite managers

The Symposium digital series began with an entertaining conversation with Ted Seides, founder of Capital Allocators, which he created in 2016 to explore best practices...

Global macro: How the stimulus response to Covid will play out

The first panel of the digital series brought together four leading names to discuss the global macro outlook for 2021 – Patrice Moyal of...

SA equities – a shrinking universe or a stock pickers’ paradise?

The South African equities panel featured speakers from three top performing firms in the space: Shane Watkins of All Weather Capital, Clarissa van der...

SA fixed income – operating in a different ZIP code

The South African fixed income panel brought together speakers from three of the leading firms in the space: Jeleze Hattingh of Southchester Investment Managers, Nomathibana...

Digital Series 02

Latsos: How investors are re-shaping portfolios for a post-Covid world

Digital series two began with a keynote conversation with Nikos Latsos of leading global private bank Credit Suisse, who brought long years of experience...

Masterclass: BlackRock on systematic, event-driven and UK equity strategies

This year’s BlackRock educational masterclass, introduced by Fabio Osta of BlackRock Alternative Specialists, focused on a range of general and specific themes.

Investors and retail: Adding a different dimension and value

The panel on how hedge funds can add value for investors brought together two leading international speakers – Kevin Gundle of Aurum Fund Management...

ESG and the UN Strategic Development Goals – making an impact

A major theme of this year’s event was the increasing demand from investors for the application of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in...

Digital Series 03

Keynote conversation: Robinson on QE, gold, crypto and other alpha opportunities

Lee Robinson, seasoned hedge fund manager, founder and CIO of Altana Wealth, talked compellingly about market opportunities in the era of the pandemic and unprecedented...

Pan-African prospects across the asset classes

The panel on pan-Africa opportunities brought together three very different perspectives from Craig Stanley of Enko Capital Management, Andre Steyn of Steyn Capital Management and...

Adapting to change: Do quant approaches add value?

This panel featured four speakers bringing a range of views to the topic: Jean Pierre Verster of Protea Capital Management, Rowan Williams of Nitrogen...