Investor Pulse Research


Edelman Smithfield recently surveyed 300 global investors to determine their views on key issues for the year ahead. 


Summit Highlights


Take a sneak peek 🎥 behind the scenes and explore the highlights from our #InvestorSummit23, where we welcomed more than 150+ executives and journalists to hear what the world’s largest and most influential investors are predicting for the year ahead.


08.30 - 08.45: Opening remarks 

  • Fireside chat with Bim Afolami, City Minister
  • Andrew Wilde, Global Head of Financial Services, Edelman Smithfield (moderator)

08.45 - 09.30: Macro Outlook 

  • Vivek Paul, Global Head of Portfolio Research & UK Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock Investment Institute 
  • Oliver Blackbourn, Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset, Janus Henderson 
  • Seema Shah, Chief Global Strategist, Principal Asset Management 
  • Andrew Wilde, Global Head of Financial Services, Edelman Smithfield (moderator)  

09.30 - 10.15: Equities Outlook 

  • Matthew Beesley, Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Asset Management  
  • Aaron Barnfather, Head of UK and European Equity Platform, Lazard Asset Management 
  • Gervais Williams, Head of Equities, Premier Miton Investors  
  • Olivia Evans, Director, Edelman Smithfield 

10.30 - 11.15: Fixed Income Outlook 

  • Bruno Duarte, Portfolio Manager, Financial Credit, Algebris Investments  
  • Gurpreet Gill, Macro Strategist, Fixed Income & Liquidity Solutions, Goldman Sachs Asset Management  
  • April LaRusse, Head of Investment Specialists, Insight Investment 
  • Imogen Gardam, Director, Edelman Smithfield


11.15 - 12.00: ESG Outlook 

  • Saker Nusseibeh OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Federated Hermes
  • Erin Leonard, Head Of Sustainability, HSBC Asset Management  
  • Jasbir Nizar, UK Chief Executive Officer, Lombard Odier Investment Management 
  • Nikesh Patel, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Van Lanschot Kempen  


12.00 - 12.45: Private Markets Outlook 

  • Zak Ewen, Partner, Battery Ventures 
  • Alex Wolf, Managing Director, HarbourVest 
  • Colm Walsh, Managing Director, ICG Enterprise Trust 
  • Deborah Wardle, UK Alternatives Leader, Mercer 
  •  Jess Gill, Director, Edelman Smithfield



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