Democratizing Wall Street

14.12.2016 | 18:00 - 19:45
Impact Hub Zürich -Viadukt, Viaduktstrasse 93, 8005 Zurich
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Anastasia Bedova

Swiss Finance and Technology is organising a series of events to address the various issues arising with in the Fintech sector. The speakers at this kick-off event of the series will concentrate on the future of investing.


Given that Switzerland enjoys  the position of being a financial center, the Swiss Finance + Technology Association team believes that through the dialogue and community education they can play an important role in directing FinTechs on their business route as well as demonstrating channels to cooperate with financial system players.

In the framework of this series algorithmic trading platforms will offer participants access to the global community of traders, whereas "smartphone" banks functionalities will be put to test. The team will debate artificial intelligence making a way into commodities trading as well as our findings on valuation of FinTech companies.

The kick-off event addresses the future of investing on Dec 14th with a few innovators among established financial players and FinTech.



6.00pm - Guest Arrival

6.30pm - Greetings from Swiss Finance + Technology Association

6.45pm - "Changing landscape of Investment Management. Accessibility and Customization"

7.00pm - "Demystifying Active Manager Returns"

7.15pm  - "Artificial Intelligence Application - The Case of Thematic Investing"

7.35pm - Q&A and aperitif



The relevance of the eventA constellation of factors including technological development, a low interest rate environment in developed markets and fee consciousness among has led to discussions about investing models and formats. Changes in economies of scale helped to commoditize beta, whereas technology advances have led to mass customization and increased focus on outcomes. The front pages of WSJ/FT, Facebook, Google speak about changing trends in wealth and asset management, especially how big data analytics aims to improve investment process and how Blockchain might remove the need for intermediaries as well as how innovation leads to better servicing through taking infrastructure to the next level.

With the help of live demos Wall Street investment cases will be demystified and we will show how innovation is affecting the life of an investor, trader and other investment professionals. We will discuss how support of FinTech entrepreneurs in Switzerland helped them pursue their dreams and contribute to the development of financial ecosystem in Switzerland.