It is guaranteed that the actors of the capital and savings markets are not going to be bored in 2018; in addition to market developments, for the domestic banks, brokerages and fund managers, the year will be all about compliance with EU directives focusing on data processing, investment transparency and the protection of investors.
In 2018, large central banks may start soaking up liquidity from the market, the ECB may start tightening, while many are trying to guess when the high stock prices will get lower and when inflation and the increase of yields will commence, bringing significant changes on the bond market as well.
2With MiFID 2 taking effect, 2018 will bring important changes to the European financial and capital markets. Banks, brokerages, fund managers and investment advisers involved in the regulation tried to prepare for the deadline of January 3rd, while they did not receive substantial responses to many of their questions even in the last moments.
Banks are increasingly focusing on premium and private banking, so compliance with investment transparency and investor protection rules is more important than ever before, while financial service providers are also faced with the impact of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
The goal of the morning programme of the Portfolio Investment, Wealth and Savings (IWS) 2018 professional conference is to provide investors, private bank consultants and salespeople with information about investment, asset management and savings trends in 2018 with the help of renowned foreign/domestic experts and market specialists.
In the afternoon sessions of the conference, we will first discuss the practical experiences of the introduction of MiFID 2 in an interactive way with domestic and regional market players and experts, while also discussing the impact of blockchain and cryptocurrencies on investment habits and investment markets.