Events & News - 13 March 2012
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  Renminbi Internationalization
and Dim Sum Bond Maket
Milan, 21 March - Centrobanca - 6:15 pm

The Chinese Government has been encouraging and supporting the appreciation of Renminbi versus USD during the last period, partially opening to international investors the trading activity on the Chinese currency.
This change on the Renminbi currency market has given new fuel to the Chinese bond market, which is called Dim Sum Bond market.
Investors can access a new investment opportunity; Renminbi denominated bonds and cash deposits open to international investors are a new and young market, which has become three times bigger only in the last year and which is expected to continue growing further in the near future.
Jin Wang, CFA and Kai He, CFA will help us to explore the features, strengths and risks of this constantly growing market.
For further information and registration click here

Sovereign Wealth Funds Asset Allocation
Salone del Risparmio
Milan, 19 April - Università Bocconi
Via Roentgen, 1 - Sala 5 - 5:30-6:30 pm

Sovereign Wealth Funds have become key institutional investors in global financial markets. Several different types of investors with different targets are included under the broad definition on Sovereign Wealth Fund.
Bernardo Bortolotti, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Turin and Director of Sovereign Investment Lab at the Paolo Baffi Center of Central Banking and Financial Regulation at Bocconi University, and Fabio Bertoni, CFA, Assistant Professor of Finance at Politecnico di Milano, will present some figures on the assets under management and on the classification of the different Sovereign Funds.
Then, they will provide some directions on the asset allocation models and the portfolio management techniques followed by these investors.
For registration please click here and pay attention to register both to Salone del Risparmio and to the conference.

CIO Assistant London

Small London based Asset Manager is looking for an intern who will support the CIO on the different daily activities.
The candidate will acquire a deep knowledge off all the different areas involved in the asset management business, with a particular focus to the risk management side.
For further information and application click here after login.

CFA Candidate Information Briefing
Milan, 15 March - Banca IMI - 6:30 pm

Italian CFA Society is pleased to provide an overview of the CFA Program® to prospect CFA candidates. Luca Pellini, CFA, Board Member and Education Chair, will give information on CFA Charter values and principles, CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge, CFA Program curriculum, and much more.
For further information and registration click here
  Markowitz 2.0
Asset Allocation
for the 21st Century
Milan, 20 March
Hotel Boscolo Exedra - 9:30 am

In collaboration with Morningstar

The conference will present new efficient frontiers models, innovative risk measures, new investment solutions for volatile markets and will present the adequate tools for investing in the current "new environment". The basis of this new approch has been settled by Markowitz 2.0, Paul D. Kaplan and Morningstar Research Team. For further information and registration click here

Challenges & Perspectives of Asset Allocation and ETFs
Milan, 3 April - Location TBC - 10 am
In collaboration with Amundi ETF

In this seminar a speaker from the Approved Speakers list of CFA Institute will focus on the challenges of quantitative portfolio management and a speaker from EDHEC-Risk Institute will deal with risks and benefits of ETFs in Institutional Investment and Regulator considerations. A presentation of Amundi macroeconomic scenario and views will close the seminar. For further information and registration click here

Benefits of Risk-overlay Strategies with Listed Derivatives

Rome, 16 April
Marriott Grand Hotel Flora
11:00 am

The current environment and the crisis of sovereign debts have highlighted the importance of strategic and tactical asset allocation and the management of risks.
Eurex, the leading European derivatives exchange and member of Deutsche Börse Group, and Feri, one of the largest independent asset managers in Europe, present an event on capital protection strategies for portfolios with significant sovereign debt exposures. For registration please contact Francesca Dell'Era at or Stefano Kihlgren at

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