Coronavirus sent shockwaves through the global economy earlier this year with emerging markets bearing the brunt of the impact.

However, as economies begin the re-open, emerging markets offer some fantastic upside potential to investors willing to take the plunge.

This full-day event took a deep dive into the current state of the emerging market landscape while analysing the different ways investors can gain exposure through the range of European ETFs available.

This activity is estimated to qualify for 3 hours of accredited CPD.

This virtual event is exclusively aimed at buy-side professionals.

Participation is subject to approval by ETF Stream.


9:00 ETF Stream Welcome Remarks

9:05 Opening Keynote Presentation China’s search for its strategic space – how Chinese national aspirations are expressed through its economy

Kerry Brown Professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute King's College London

9:25 Panel Geopolitics or fundamentals: What factors are driving emerging markets?

Panellists: Mark Purdy, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Accenture Research 
Jon Harrison, Managing Director, EM Macro Strategy, TS Lombard 
Brad Holland, Director of Investment Strategy, Nutmeg
Moderator: Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream​

10:00 Morning Networking Break

10:10 Panel Emerging market debt: Evolution and opportunity

Panellists: John Leiper, Chief Investment Officer, Tavistock Wealth 
Katherine Magee, Investment Specialist, Quantitative Beta Strategies, JP Morgan Asset Management 
Matt Brennan, Head of Passive Portfolios, AJ Bell
Moderator: George Geddes, Senior Writer, ETF Stream​

10:45 Sponsor Keynote Emerging Markets: The Digital Consumer Revolution

Andre Voinea, Director, Head of German Speaking Regions, HANetf

11:10 - 14:00 Extended Break

14:00 Panel China A-Shares: Time to dominate indices

Panellists: Weixu Yan, Head of ETF Research, Close Brothers Asset Management
Patricia Keogh, Senior Portfolio Manager, HSBC Global Asset Management
Johannes Petry, ESRC Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Moderator: Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream​

14:35 Afternoon Networking Break

14:45 Panel ESG and emerging markets: Match made in heaven?

Panellists: Patrick Thomas, Head of ESG Investments, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
Dimitar Boyadzhiev, Senior Analyst, Manager Research, Passive Strategies, Morningstar
Moderator: David Stevenson, Columnist, Financial Times

15:20 Closing Keynote Presentation: Emerging market ETFs under the spotlight

Henry Cobbe, Head of Research, Elston Consulting

15:40 ETF Stream Closing Remarks