Changes in regulation, technology and money policy are shaking up the financial services industry, creating new risks and new opportunities. Newcomers provide services once claimed exclusively by banks, leading to new market dynamics. For example, many equity markets are electronic, and algorithmic strategies allocate more and more capital. Also, few new offerings are available to offset a surge in companies going private. On the other end of the spectrum are the corners of the market where human touch and judgment still rule. These include high-yield bonds and structured financial products. Challenges include the risk that panic selling because of a minor dislocation will overwhelm the market. Factors that might cause this include low interest rates, surging bond issuance, large capital flows into bond mutual funds and shrinking dealer inventories. What implications does this have for global capital markets? How will human management evolve as technology plays a larger role in decision-making? How are recent developments affecting capital structure? In this session, leaders from financial services will share their perspectives on what lies ahead for issuers, traders and investors.
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
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Marisa Drew, Co-Head of EMEA Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Credit Suisse
Luke Ellis, CEO, Man Group
Thomas Finke, Chairman and CEO, Barings
Nobel Gulati, CEO, Two Sigma Advisers
Jonathan Nelson, Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners