Structured Investing – The Slogan of the Fourth Swiss Financial Fair for Structured Products
The fourth Swiss Structured Products Fair will take place on October 20 and 21, 2010 in Zurich’s Kongresshaus. The fair, which is being staged jointly by Scoach Switzerland Ltd. and the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA), will see some 30 exhibitors – including the market’s major players – present structured investment opportunities in the current challenging environment to institutional and private investors. A multifaceted and informative accompanying program will include speeches and roundtables on current topics, as well as a number of product and theme-based presentations.
Creating transparency has been a very important goal of exhibitors ever since the launch of the Structured Products Fair four years ago. This year too, visitors to the fair will have the opportunity to gain information on products, services and providers at first hand. This process of knowledge transfer will be further enhanced by the multi-faceted accompanying program. On October 20, 2010, the former President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Professor Hans Tietmeyer, will open the Structured Products Fair with a keynote speech entitled “Euro in Crisis?” The keynote speaker on October 21, 2010 is the former German Finance Minister Theo Waigel, who will give a talk on sustainable financial policy in times of volatile markets. A roundtable on the issue of “Security for Investors” is part of the program of the first day of the fair. Under the stewardship of Daniel Manser, editor-in-chief of the derivatives magazine “payoff”, a panel consisting of Professor Manuel Ammann, Director of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen, Banking Ombudsman Hanspeter Häni, Christian Reuss, CEO of Scoach Switzerland Ltd., and Daniel Sandmeier, Head Marketing & Distribution Structured Products at Credit Suisse and President of the SSPA, will debate this key topic. The roundtable on the second day of the fair will focus on the outlook for the markets. Among those who will give their views on the current market situation are Oliver Adler, Head of Global Economics & Real Estate Research at Credit Suisse; Philipp Bärtschi, Chief Strategist at Bank Sarasin; Thomas Steinemann, Chief Strategist at Vontobel Group, and Professor Urs Müller, Chief Economist at BAKBasel. The panel will be chaired by Dirk Schütz, editor-in-chief of BILANZ.
The closing event of the Structured Products Fair on October 21, 2010 will be a question and answer session entitled “How Do You Invest Personally?” In response to questions put by Stocks editor Peter Manhart, Fleur Platow, financial columnist and consultant to the Smart Ladies Investment Club, and entrepreneur and business angel Alberto E. Romaneschi will reveal what they think really matters when investing.Download PDF