London Stock Exchange Annual Funds Investment Conference 2024

L>R: Dr Darko Hajdukovic (Deputy Head of Digital & Securities Markets, London Stock Exchange), Ben Conway (Chief Investment Officer & Head of Fund Management, Hawksmoor Investment Management), John Baron CBE (Chair of the Investment Committee, Baron & Grant Investment Management Limited), Katya Gorbatiouk (Head of Investment Funds, London Stock Exchange), Tom Harris (Managing Director, Jefferies), Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted (Non-Executive Director, London Stock Exchange plc)

We are thrilled to share the highlights from the London Stock Exchange Annual Investment Funds Conference held on Friday, 19 April 2024, at the London Stock Exchange. This prestigious event was organised in partnership with leading industry players including Jefferies, Institutional Investor, Travers Smith, KPMG, JTC, TB Cardew, and Guernsey Finance.

Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive of Schroders, delivered an insightful keynote speech, while Dr. Darko Hajdukovic, Head of New and Private Markets and Deputy Head of Digital Securities, provided the opening remarks. Their contributions set a powerful tone for a day of engaging and strategic discussions on the future of investment trusts.

The 2024 conference focused on the pivotal role that capital markets play in fostering economic security, innovation, growth, and employment. This year, listed investment companies are poised to reassert their influence within international capital markets. The sector has coalesced behind crucial reforms to ensure it can deliver capital to strategic sectors of the economy – whether accelerating energy transition, building new infrastructure or financing innovative private companies.

Key topics discussed at the conference included:

  • The macro and sector-specific drivers influencing institutional allocations in listed funds.
  • New and untapped sources of global capital for innovative investment strategies.
  • Current and future trends in alternative asset strategies and specialist equities.
  • Strategies for enhancing market scale, liquidity, and shareholder value.

It was brilliant for B&G to be featured at such a prestigious event. John Baron was a panellist on Panel IV: Growing the funds market: who are the new investors?

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Video On-Demand – Annual Investment Funds Conference 2024

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