Technology has transformed the way we do pretty much everything from shopping to socializing. Now, it is turning the financial services industry on its head. Over the last years, successful fintech startups have emerged, using technology to make it easier for people to invest, make payments and get a loan. Although traditional financial institutions may be late to the fintech party, they haven’t missed it altogether. Many of them are creating their own technological capability and/or are partnering with fintechs to bring new services to their clients, from digital assets servicing to robo advisory.
Hence, will traditional players and newcomers collaborate or compete, or both at the same time? Will they create clusters?The EPFL and IMD Alumni networks are pleased to invite you to a roundtable with leaders from the Swiss financial services industry to discover how they envision the future.
18:30 – Welcome & registration
18:45 – Introductory keynote by Dr. Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance at IMD
19:00 – Roundtable with leaders from the Swiss financial services industry
19:45 – Q&A
20:00 – Cocktail and networking
21:45 – End of the event
The conference will be held in English and will bring together alumni from both EPFL and IMD.
The number of participants is limited.
· Price for EPFL Alumni contributor 2019 (Standard, Club, Gold)*: CHF 40.-
· Price for EPFL Alumni non-contributor 2019: CHF 80.-
Registration is nominative and non-refundable.
Quai du Général-Guisan 34,
Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. He is Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, and former Professor of Corporate Finance at the Yale School of Management (USA). Arturo is passionate about global competitiveness, financial development and macroeconomics. His penultimate book, Blockchange! provides insights on how to survive the crypto economy. Arturo taught Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Yale from 1998 to 2005, where he received the Best Teacher Award twice. Ranks among the top one hundred most-read finance academics in the world.
Hugo André Ferreira joined Nucoro, the parent brand of Exo Investing to develop its B2B activities in Switzerland, France, Italy and Benelux. Exo Investing is the first of its kind as a fully AI-powered wealth manager and was named Best Digital Wealth Manager and Most Innovative Product of the Year at the 2018 AltFi Awards. Hugo worked previously in project financing and private equity, most recently for the Edmond de Rothschild group. Hugo is a graduate of HEC Lausanne and holds an MSc from Exeter University.
Rani Jabban is member of the Executive Committee of Arab Bank (Switzerland) SA, in charge of Capital Markets, Digital Asset Services, Financial Institutions and Marketing. He is responsible of the launch of a new range of digital asset services including custody and brokerage to its clients. He was previously Head of Treasury of the bank. Rani holds an MSc in Banking and Finance from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II).
Ben Robinson is co-founder of Aperture, a strategy consultancy helping banks and consumer goods companies launch digital era business models. He also sits on the board on two fintech companies: additiv, based in Zurich, and Assure Hedge, based in Dublin. Before starting Aperture, Ben worked at Temenos, the Swiss market-leading banking software company, where he was Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Ben is a prize-winning chartered accountant and holds a first-class degree in Economics from the University of Leeds.
Vincent Trouche is an entrepreneur who believes in the transformational nature of the blockchain, and in its potential to make investing faster, easier and cheaper. Over the past four years, he has launched startups and products using emerging technologies ranging from Virtual Reality to the Internet of Things. Today, Vincent is the CEO of Tokenestate, a Swiss security token issuance & management. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Vincent has worked in commodity trading and at McKinsey & Company. He owns an Industrial Engineering degree from INSA of Lyon, and an MBA from INSEAD.
We look forward to seeing you.