We’re at London’s Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel today and tomorrow for Morningstar’s Annual Investment Conference:  MICUK

2017 marks the 11th anniversary of this Annual London Investment Conference. The two-day event brings together financial advisors from across the UK to hear from some of the best minds from the world of fund management and academia as well as drawing on industry associations and other experts.

Our teams worked tirelessly yesterday to ensure all the stage sets and equipment were up and running smoothly this morning. Giant LED walls and customised stage-sets provide a striking backdrop and allow speeches to be supported with slides and video content. Interactive Q&A sessions encourage delegate participation via dedicated specialist audio equipment.

This morning’s speakers got off to a great start, covering subjects such as equity opportunities in Asia Pacific and how the growth of Artificial Intelligence and Automation might affect global economies. In his session, Newton Investment Management’s Iain Stewart discussed the ever-hot topic of America’s Trump administration and the effects it might have. He says ‘Trumpphoria’ may give a short Nationalistic bump to the US, but will not help global growth – more likely the opposite.

The Investment Conference continues today and tomorrow. All the best to everyone involved.