Investment F1orum

Investment F1orum

Merian Global Investors, M&G Investments, Schroders, BlackRock and Allianz Global Investors have once again joined together to host the next Investment F1orum in May 2019 at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge.

A selection of renowned figures from the asset management industry will share their thoughts on opportunities to outperform and discuss strategies that aim to benefit your clients.

Following the presentations, you will have the chance to put your questions to our speakers during an extended Q&A panel session.

This event will qualify for 2.5 hours of structured CPD. Please click on the appropriate tabs at the top of the page to view the full agenda, learn more about the speakers and the location of the event.

We look forward to welcoming you to Investment F1orum on the 22nd May 2019.

The Investment F1orum Team

Investment F1orum


09:15 - 09:45
Registration and breakfast
10:00 - 10:35
Merian Global Investors
A Golden Opportunity
Learning objectives
  • Understand the role gold can play in a diversified portfolio
  • Describe the benefits of investing in silver alongside gold
  • Understand the role gold can play as an inflation hedge
  • Explain the benefits of an actively managed gold fund
10:35 - 11:10
M&G Investments
Go where the dividends grow to meet your income needs
Learning objectives
  • Highlight the importance of long-term dividend growth for income seeking investors
  • Share views on current market conditions
  • Discuss the importance and effects of long term compounding
11:10 - 11:45
Inescapable income truths
Learning objectives
Be able to explain:
  • Inescapable Investment “Truths”
  • How to enhance equity income
  • A solution to reduce equity volatility
11:45 - 11:55
Refreshment break
11:55 - 12:30
Generating alpha in today's fixed income markets
Learning objectives
  • Understand the key factors driving fixed income markets and the opportunities they present
  • How investors can achieve alpha as well as income and diversification from riskier assets
  • Understand the investment philosophy and key characteristics of BlackRock’s Sterling Fixed Income Funds
12:30 - 13:05
Allianz Global Investors
Real versus fake value: value traps and how to avoid them
Learning objectives
  • Conceptual: Understand what is a value trap?
  • Identification and mitigation: Be able to describe intellectual tools that can be used to avoid value traps
  • Practical application: Gain a solid understanding of value traps in the UK market today
13:05 - 13:40
Interactive Q&A
13:40 - 14:35
14:35 - 16:00
Explore Mercedes-Benz World
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Asset Managers

Merian Global Investors

Merian Global Investors is a leading, independent, global asset management company. As an investment-led firm, we strive to deliver truly differentiated strategies.

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M&G Investments

Since 1931, when we launched the UK’s first unit trust, M&G have believed in offering our clients straightforward products together. . .

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As a global asset and wealth manager, Schroders delivers a broad range of investments designed to meet the diverse needs of institutions, intermediaries . . .

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BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology . . .

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Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 730 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing more than. . .

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Mercedes-Benz World

Located on the famous Brooklands site in Weybridge, Surrey, Mercedes-Benz World is an unforgettable day out.

With their Driving Experiences (bookable in advance by yourselves at a cost), you can put your driving skills to the test out on the Handling Circuit in a range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Off the track, you can explore fascinating exhibitions and get up close to legendary Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz World
Brooklands Drive
Weybridge Surrey KT13 0SL
United Kingdom