CEO, Candriam Investors Group; Chairman, New York Life Investment Management International
Group Chief Investment Officer, Amundi
Head of EMEA and CEO, Northern Trust Global Investments
Rebecca Fender, CFA,
Head, Future of Finance, CFA Institute (Moderator)
Adjusting to robo-advisors
The choice between active and passive management
Rising interest rates, volatility, and their effects on investment strategies
The future of asset management jobs and of the investment industry,
Tuesday, 27 November, 09:05–09:45 GMT+1
The Prize—and the Price—of Whistleblowing
Author and UBS Whistleblower
Head of Ethics, EMEA, State Street
Head of Regulatory Outreach, EMEA, CFA Institute (Moderator)
What does it take to become a whistleblower?
How can companies help protect employees who report wrongdoing?
How does whistleblowing affect career opportunities and personal lives?
Rebecca Fender, CFA, is head of the Future of Finance initiative at CFA Institute, a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking investment profession that better serves society. Her team works with industry partners, academics, and a volunteer network to produce research and thought leadership papers. Ms. Fender is also the co-leader of the CFA Institute Women in Investment Management initiative. She speaks regularly at industry events and has appeared in such media outlets as the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and the New York Times. Previously, Ms. Fender served as the director of the flagship CFA Institute Annual Conference. In addition, she has served as a vice president at BlackRock, where she worked with pension funds and endowments, and she worked at Cambridge Associates, where she published research about manager selection. Ms. Fender earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Naïm Abou-Jaoudé is CEO at Candriam Investors Group and chair at New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) International. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment management. Previously at Candriam, Mr. Abou-Jaoudé served as a member on the executive committee, responsible for alternative investments. He also previously served as vice chair at NYLIM International. Mr. Abou-Jaoudé was a member of the management board and responsible for the investment management and derivatives department at UBS Asset Management France and Alfi Gestion. He started his career as a partner at Transoptions Finance, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole. Mr. Abou-Jaoudé is a graduate of Institut d’études politiques and holds a master’s degree in economics and finance from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
Pascal Blanqué is group chief investment officer and a member of the Executive Committee of Amundi. Previously, he headed the third-party distributors business and the institutional business at Amundi. Dr. Blanqué started his career in finance at Paribas and also worked at Crédit Agricole, where he was head of economic research and chief economist. He is an economist and a financial historian whose research interests and academic work focus on monetary issues, the functioning of financial markets, and the philosophical foundations of economics. Dr. Blanqué’s books include Money, Memory and Asset Prices; The Social Economy of Freedom; Philosophy in Economics; Essays in Positive Investment Management; and The Economic and Financial Order. He was named European CIO of the Year 2013 by Funds Europe Magazine and received the Manager Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 from Institutional Investor. Dr. Blanqué graduated from the École normale supérieure and Sciences Po and holds a PhD in finance from Dauphine University.
Marie Dzanis is head of EMEA and CEO of Northern Trust Global Investments Ltd. Her Leadership responsibilities include the governance and oversight of Northern Trust Asset Management’s operational and distribution capabilities across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and leading the firm’s talent acquisition. Ms. Dzanis has served as head of intermediary and wealth distribution for Northern Trust Asset Management and was an initial partner in Northern Trust’s launch of FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds. Previously, she was an executive at iShares BlackRock, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Smith Barney. Ms. Dzanis was recognized by InvestmentNews as a “Woman to Watch” in the financial services industry and was named to the “Top Women in Asset Management” list by Money Management Executive. She has served as the chairwoman of the Specialty Conference Committees for IMCA and is on the ETF Committee and the Leadership Advisory Council for Money Management Institute. Ms. Dzanis has a BA in political theory from the Catholic University of America, attended the Stanford University Executive Education Program and the Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Program, and received her CIMA at the University of California, Berkeley.
Josina Kamerling is Head of Regulatory Outreach for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region for CFA Institute. She is responsible for supporting CFA Institute policy development in the region, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and promoting capital market integrity and investor protection issues. Within CFA Institute, Ms Kamerling is a member of the task forces on financial education and also on pensions, as well as promoting the debate on ethics by serving as co-president of the Jury for the global Ethics in Finance prize. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Ms Kamerling was a specialist adviser on financial services in the European Parliament for six years, and a senior banker for 15 years in various EU countries.
Stephanie Gibaud is a public relations expert. Previously, she served as a public relations executive in the marketing department at UBS, where she was a whistleblower on the firm’s tax evasion and money laundering practices. Ms. Gibaud is the author of La Femme qui en savait vraiment trop (The Woman Who Knew Far Too Much). She has received the Anticor ethics prize and was nominated for the Sakharov Prize. Ms. Gibaud is also the author of La traque des lanceurs d’alerte (Whistleblowers: The Man Hunt), which features an introduction from Julian Assange, founding member of WikiLeaks.
Peter Massey-Cook is head of ethics in EMEA at State Street, where he has been responsible for developing an anti-bribery programme and building a “speak-up” culture. He is a leader in compliance and business ethics, with experience building and managing compliance programmes in the regulated and non-regulated sectors. Previously, Mr. Massey-Cook worked at Orient-Express Hotels, where he reported to the board and established the compliance programme, which included launching a new code of conduct and speak-up programme. He has also served as head of employee compliance at UBS in Europe, where he managed employee conflicts of interest and controls around personal trading. In addition, Mr. Massey-Cook worked at BP, where he was responsible for compliance and ethics in Europe and for global policy, advice, and training in the energy trading business. He began his career in business development and strategic marketing in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Massey-Cook is a member of Chatham House and the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and is a fellow of the International Compliance Association. He graduated as an economic historian from Bristol University and earned an MBA at Cranfield School of Management.