Fast Forward. A journey to the future of investment.

The 2020 Newton Investment Conference | 12 November 2020

The events of 2020 have changed the world more quickly than we could ever have imagined. Wherever we look, changes have been rapid – in the way we work, in our use of technology, in the way we shop, in supply chains, in finance, and in attitudes towards our climate.

How can you make sense of what has happened this year? How can you address what the future has in store? Well, one way is to go there, and we take some of our investment experts forward in time to see first-hand how the way we live and work will change. They report back on their findings, and our studio guests explore the implications for investors.

Join us, and our news anchor Daisy McAndrew, as we go ‘Fast forward’ on a journey to the future of investment.

You will be able to claim two hours’ continuing professional development (CPD) from this online conference.


The Future Today

Daisy McAndrew discussed the key changes shaping the investment landscape with CIO Curt Custard, Deputy CIO Charles French and portfolio managers Suzanne Hutchins and Paul Markham. They digested the contributions of our reporters:

A perspective on the pandemic –  Ed Geall,
thematic research analyst
The future of a manipulated world – Brendan Mulhern,
global strategist
Digitalisation sped-up – Jonathan McMullan,
global research analyst
The changing face of consumption – Maria Toneva, global research analyst

Tomorrow’s World

A panel of experts, including head of sustainable investment Andrew Parry and portfolio managers Rob Stewart and Yuko Takano, explored a range of sustainable investment topics with the help of our reporters:

Sustainable Development Goals – a post-pandemic viewSakshi Bahl, responsible investment analyst
Where next for supply chains?Ian Burger, head of responsible investment, and Rebecca White, responsible investment analyst
Climate change and the energy transitionLloyd McAllister, responsible investment analyst, and Laura Sheehan, global research analyst
The future of workSeyi Bucknor, head of the Americas, and David Webber, Boston University Law Professor & Author