The 4th Annual Private Wealth Switzerland Forum–Zurich brings together more than 250 attendees including 150 leading high-net-worth capital allocators from Switzerland and beyond, including leading private banks, wealth managers and family offices. Our agenda will cover asset allocation, alternative investing, asset protection as well as regulatory compliance and an outlook of the financial markets and the global economy. As this event is completely closed door and invitation only, it has been designed to enable genuine peer-to-peer learning and networking for the local HNW community.
Burkhard Varnholt, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer & Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee, Credit Suisse Group
Burkhard P. Varnholt is the Vice-Chairman of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Committee and Chief Investment Officer of the Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd., as well as a member of its extended Management Committee. Burkhard has more than twenty years of investment management- and leadership experience, more than ten of which he served at Credit Suisse. He ran large portfolios for private- and institutional investors around the globe. Burkhard P. Varnholt gained his doctorate at the University of St. Gallen, taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Stern School of Business, New York University. He published several books on investing and numerous articles. In 2004, Burkhard founded the charity ‘Kids of Africa’, which runs an orphanage for homeless children in Uganda (www.kids-of-africa.com). In 2006 he was awarded the Swiss Re Civilian Services Prize. In 2012 received an honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.) in International Relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy for his work in connection with this project. As part of his support to cultural activities, Burkhard also serves as a member of the Tate's Africa Acquisitions Committee (AAC).
Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment Officer, Credit Suisse
SAEDHIFHAIUSDIUHAIOUDAIUDIUAHODUHAIUODHIUHDIOWHAIWDMichael Strobaek is the Chairman of the Global Investment Committee and the Global Chief Investment Officer at Credit Suisse AG. Mr. Strobaek has more than 20 years of investment management experience, directing investment portfolios internationally for institutional and UHNW clients. Between 1996 and 2009, Mr. Strobaek was with UBS, where he was the Head of Investment Management for UBS Wealth Management and, prior to that, the Global Head of Investment Solutions. He also served as a member of the UBS Group Managing Board in 2007.Mr. Strobaek holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and a CEMS Master in Finance from the University of Cologne, Germany.
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ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & GLOBAL MARKETS OUTLOOK
Currently, we find ourselves in a positive domestic GDP environment, with optimistic corporate earnings growth, a strong dollar and a volatile stock market. What is to be expected in 2020 and beyond?
FIXED INCOME INVESTMENTS
Global growth remains positive and central banks around the world continue to unwind what has been a very accommodating monetary policy. However, with volatility likely to stay high, investors must continue to do their homework.
EQUITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON PORTFOLIOS
Huge opportunities remain available for investors considering (I would change“considering” to “making” predictions for 2019. Aside from energy, where are the biggest opportunities? Will ESG be affected as volatility cripples some specific industries?
EMERGING AND OPPORTUNISTIC ALTERNATIVE INVESTING
Private Equity, Venture, Hedge Funds and other alternatives investments hold appeal for wealthy families. How are wealth managers viewing future allocations as valuations increase and dry powder sits on the sidelines?
REAL ASSETS AND REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
With volatility expected to continue throughout 2019 in public markets, investors with an appetite for less risk will be turning to real estate and other real assets investments. Still, finding the best opportunities will require great due diligence and patience.
With competition for clients and assets on the rise, wealth managers need to ensure that their asset allocation strategies address the balance between risk and opportunity.
INVESTORS: Complimentary Registration for all qualified investors. Email [email protected] for more information on obtaining a complimentary ticket.
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