3rd Annual Systematic Investment Symposium 2018

13th Sep - 14th Sep 2018
Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Systematic Investment Symposium offers and off-the-record meeting between Europe's biggest investors in QUANT-based strategies and experts from the asset management community. Through case studies, presentations of the very latest research, and working groups, the audience will expand their knowledge and understanding of how QUANT strategies deliver sustainable returns.

Those involved in allocating to, designing, and implementing quant or systematic investment strategies find their skills in unprecedented demand by investors. As returns across portfolios have faltered since the global financial crisis, ever more investors have begun to investigate the smart beta revolution, factor-based investing and systematic strategies in general. This two-day conference will bring together those involved in these strategies for high-level debate and presentations on the latest thinking in this field.    


Advisory Board

We are grateful to the following asset owners for their advice and input on the agenda and content for our 2018 event:

  • Kari Vatanen, Head of Cross Assets and AllocationVarma, Finland
  • Gerben De Zwart, Head of Quant EquitiesAPG, Netherlands
  • Ramon Tol, Fund Manager EquitiesBlue Sky Group, Netherlands 
  • Hemir Brand, Portfolio Manager, Balance Sheet ManagementPGB Pension Fund, Netherlands
  • Bob Debi-Tewari, Head of Fundamental EquitiesShell Asset Management Company
  • Sally Bridgeland, Chair - InvestmentsLocal Pensions Partnership, UK
  • Pedro Pardo, Investment ManagerRoyal County of Berkshire Pension Fund, UK
  • John Jones, Chair Local Authority Pension BoardsMJ Hudson Allenbridge, UK
  • Antti Suhonen, Director of Investment SolutionsMJ Hudson Allenbridge, UK
  • Iivo Paukkeri, Treasury ManagerAalto University, Finland
  • Simon Garfield, Senior Portfolio ManagerAksia, UK
  • Steve van Jaarsveld, Chief Investment OfficerMethodical
Preliminary Agenda Topics
  • Assessing Both The Human And Systematic Element Of Investing 
  • Systematic Strategy Selection – Understanding Implementation Risk   
  • Sourcing and Monitoring The Strategies    
  • Designing a Strategy for Multi-Asset Systematic Investing   
  • Applying and Monitoring Systematic Strategies Across Multi-Asset Portfolios  
  • Understanding the Risks in a Portfolio of Systematic Strategies    
  • Disruptive Technologies and Digital Destinies 
  • The Use and Abuse Of Momentum In Smart Beta   
  • Smart Beta – Weapons of Wealth Destruction?  
  • Using Bank Algos or Asset Managers – What Should Investors Know? 
  • The Next Decade of Quant Investing – 10 Years After the Quant Quake, How Will the Sector Evolve? 

2018 Agenda

To discuss the agenda, please contact Alex Beveridge.

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower

1 Cadogan Pl
London, SW1X 9PY
United Kingdom

A beacon of British style and sophistication, Jumeirah Carlton Tower is a renowned five star hotel in central London. ... Located on Sloane Street in the heart of Knightsbridge, this luxury hotel is one of the best hotels in London and boasts 216 guest rooms including 58 suites.


For more information or general enquiry, please contact:

Alex Beveridge

+44 (0) 207 303 1742

For Asset Owners interested in being invited, please contact:

Faizah Choudhury

Investor Relations Manager – UK
+44 (0) 207 303 1735


For Asset Managers interested in sponsoring the Symposium, please contact:

Stefanie Sables

Executive Director - Europe
+44 (0) 207 303 1712