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Morningstar Announces Speakers and Agenda for 2013 European ETF Invest Conference 7-8 November in Milan
LONDON, 21 October, 2013-Morningstar Inc., today announced the speaker and programme details for its second European ETF Invest Conference, to be held in Milan on 7 and 8 November, 2013. The conference will feature thought leaders from across the European exchange-traded product (ETP) industry, investment experts, and Morningstar analysts, to provide detailed discussion and debate for professional investors.
"Across Europe, assets under management in ETPs have more than tripled in the past five years", Ben Johnson, Morningstar's director of global passive funds research, said. "By the end of the third quarter this year, assets in ETPs in the European market totalled EUR 280 billion, up some 205 per cent from the same period in 2008. With such strong growth, there's a need for investment ideas and education. The Milan event will deliver great insight into this important and evolving investment vehicle from some of the industry's leading investors and academic experts currently in this field."
Keynote speakers at the Morningstar European ETF Conference will include Julian Callow, Managing Director and Chief European Economist, Barclays, and Francesc Balcells, Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, PIMCO Europe. The conference will also include presentations and panels led by ETF experts from institutions including Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, Amundi ETF, UBS AG, MSCI, Northern Trust Asset Management, Vanguard Asset Management Ltd, Unicredit Bank AG, iShares, University of Bocconi, PIMCO Europe, KCG Group Ltd, State Street Global Investors, Twenty20 Investments, Avana Invest GmbH, Get Capital AG, Assogestioni, ECPI Group, Pax World Management Corp, FSTE ESG, and Warburg Pincus.
Round table discussions will consider "Smart" Beta and its true relevance and value to investors; the "Reach for Yield" in fixed income products; Europe's fragmented ETP trading landscape and how to make sense of it; responsible investment in passive investment strategies; the drivers of the next 10 years in the ETP industry; and a European macro outlook.
For further information about the 2013 Morningstar European ETF Invest Conference, including the full agenda, hotel accommodation, and complete registration information, please visit
http://www.morningstar.com/products/conferences/etf/ETFIC_home.html. Live updates from the conference can be followed on Twitter at hashtag: #ETFInvestEU.
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Morningstar Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on approximately 433,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on nearly 10 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has more than $166 billion in assets under advisement and management as of June 30, 2013. The company has operations in 27 countries.
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