The London Sessions

Venue: The Capital Club

Date: 11 June 2012

Business Breakfast at The Capital Club, in the heart of the City of London.

Risk & Asset Allocation

Contrasting Strategies - the experience of China and Alaska

08:00 Registration

08:20 Welcome & Introduction
- Wayne Evans, International Strategy Director, TheCityUk

08:30 Approaches to Appropriate Portfolio Management
- Recent Chinese Experience - Gerard Lyons, chief Economist and Head of Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank
- Risk & Asset Allocation, the Alaskan case – Max Giolitti, director, Risk Allocation, Wurts & Associates

09:30 Q&A

10:00 Prompt close


Wayne Evans, has been Director of International Strategy at TheCityUK since June 2010. Prior to this, he was Director International at International Financial Services London (IFSL). Wayne joined IFSL from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where his career in the UK and Overseas included Trade Promotion, Economic and Political policy. His last job at the FCO was to set up the Financial Crime Unit where with his team he represented the FCO’s interests relating to anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing.

Gerard Lyons joined Standard Chartered in 1999. He is an expert on the world economy, the international financial system, macroeconomic policy and global markets in his role as Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research. He is also an Economic Advisor to the Board and a member of the Bank’s Executive Forum.

Max Giolitti is currently Director of Risk Allocation at Wurts & Associates. Prior to Wurts, Mr. Giolitti was Director of Asset Allocation and Risk at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. At Alaska Permanent, Mr. Giolitti was also responsible for the External CIO program, The Absolute Return Portfolio and the Multi Asset Allocation Managers.


The London Sessions, complementing our Edinburgh and Hong Kong Dialogue events, will provide the opportunity to discuss the effectiveness of the various portfolio management strategies adopted by managers of sovereign wealth and national reserves funds.

Sovereign Wealth Focus is an independent private sector company providing a neutral discussion forum for managers of sovereign wealth and national reserve funds to interact with major global capital markets institutions and senior commentators and analysts, to discuss current sectoral trends.

Sovereign Wealth Focus provides confidential risk assessments of sovereign institutions and runs regular conference programmes.

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Speakers and times subject to change.
The organisers reserve the right of acceptance and must be notified in advance of attendance.


Delegate Registration (Per Person)
£45.00 (non vatable)

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