This conference programme aims to give senior industry professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the  industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.

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If you would like to participate in the programme or recommend any speakers or topics please get in touch.
  • L, U, V, W? - What kind of recovery can we expect for the Swiss and the global economy?

    Jan- Egbert Sturm, Professor of Applied Macroeconomics, Director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich
    None of us foresaw the economic consequences of the COVID19 pandemic. The way out is also unprecedented territory. As Director of the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, Prof. Jan Egbert-Sturm is one of the most competent experts in Switzerland to assess the current and future situati...

    Populism in the financial industry, or: "About Storytelling in Financial Markets"...

    Erwin Heri, Professor of Financial Theory at the University of Basel and Adjunct Professor at the Swiss Finance Institute, founder of Fintool AG
    For years, economists and economic policy-makers have been preoccupied with inadequate models of how the economy functions. The traditional analytical framework is based on linear processes that make the economy appear more or less predictable and controllable.
    However, there is ...

  • How are Swiss Banks including Asset Tokenization in their business strategy?

    Felix Simon, Security Tokenization Expert, Head Business Development at DSENT AG, Advisor to SwissMount GmbH and Managing Director at Simon Capital
    How are Swiss Banks including Asset Tokenization in their business strategy?
    - Key advantages of tokenization for capital market and asset management
    - New client segment inclusion for Swiss Ban...

    Impact Investing – Redefining the Meaning of Return

    Ernst von Kimakowitz, Director at Humanistic Management Center
     Impact Investing has gained substantial momentum in both the finance and social entrepreneurship community, but much conceptual ambiguity and a somewhat inflationary use of the term itself surrounds impact investing. So why is impact investing a good idea? What are the challenges we face as...

  • Developing a New Digital Lending Platform within an Incumbent Bank: Key4 by UBS

    Philippe Reynier, Head of Digital Strategy at UBS and Matteo Bernardoni, Head Lending Platforms at UBS
    - Can a large bank such as UBS launch a completely new and competitive digital lending platform?
    - Why is UBS opening up the platform to third-party investors?
    - How can an open ecosystem of numerous further services from selected third parties work in practice?

    Libra, blockchain technology and the future of payments

    Bertrand Perez, Chief Operating Officer at the Libra Association
    In the past few months, the Libra Association announced its intention to develop a simple global payment system and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people. The creation of this unprecedented payment system is enabled by the blockchain technology, which can safely store transact...

  • Wealth Management – change of approach in volatile crises times

    Patrik Gisel, Independent Management Consultant
    • Customer demand as volatile as the crisis
    • Rediscovered security thinking
    • Scenario approach
    • Comprehensive asset view over all investment classes
    • High potential for new products and producers

    Making Our Future the Cause of the Present

    Beyazit Guzelyagdoken, Head Growth Boutiques & SEIM Business Management at Julius Baer
    Sustainable Investing is certainly here to stay as it supports the transition to a low-carbon economy and helps to reduce social inequalities. Since the Paris Agreement, politics has also put sustainable investments on its agenda. Efforts to reduce CO2 emissions globally have led to various ...

  • Getting started with ESG – a nightmare or a booster?

    Hélène-Sophie Renneboog, VP Special Projects at Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG
    ESG is becoming mainstream. Whether you like it or not, this “not so new” trend has got so much traction – and regulatory attention – that you cannot ignore it.
    But how should you get started?
    What do clients want?

    How active managers play a role in current markets

    Hervé Croset, Chief Executive Officer at Wealth Solutions Partners SA

    A real challenge is now in front of all investors, being either private investors seeking stable and safe returns out of saving, professional advisors searching to optimize their clients’ portfolio returns, or institutional investors looking to maximi...


  • Could the Bitcoin become a safe haven during markets turmoil?

    Oscar Bartolomei, Founder at Oscar Bartolomei Finance
     1. Comparison with gold: 
    - is the Bitcoin the new digital gold?
    - Bitcoin or gold?
    2. Covid19 crisis and Bitcoin
    3. Bitcoin and asset allocation 
    4. Perspective in the next few months

  • The programme is currently in progress ...

    All suppliers have the chance to submit a supplier presentation. Delegates will evaluate and choose those presentations of most interest and relevance to them. The highest-rated presentations will be included in the conference programme.


    Digital Transformations, beyond the buzz word…

    Florian Köppli, Managing Director at Nutanix Switzerland
    It is a challenging but most likely mandatory journey that companies will have to embark on. A large part of the clients I talked to, considered it as a technical topic or worse, an IT topic. This journey is clearly a business-centric challenge.
    Mobility is probably the main topi...

  • “The Limits of my Language are the Limits of my World” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Travis Simlinger, CEO and Teacher at Progressive English Zurich
    To kick-start the workshop, you will learn an 8-minute routine guaranteed to have you starting your day with more energy, composure and focus than most people on the planet!
    The session then segues into its main topic: to greatly enhance participant’s &ld...

    Are your employees fit for the future? Change Management & Mindset.

    Jelena Moser, Coach & Partner at Ikaara
     - Cultural change - what are the challenges?
    - New business model - new mindset?
    - Change in business model - new competencies & roles 
    - Which competencies are relevant for the future - and how to train them?


    Keith Coats, Specialist Leadership and Global Trends Speaker/Consultant
    As always a real plesure to work with Richmond Events, I hope there will be many more opportunities in the future. Thank you.


    Pierre- Yves Augsburger, Senior Consultant, Fuchs & Associés Finance SA
    Extremely well organized and the sessions I attended were of great interest and quality.

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