Asset Management

The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London

20 September 2018

A Meeting of Minds Asset Management - 20 September 2018

A Meeting of Minds Asset Management - 20 September 2018

  • 20 Sep 2018

    The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London

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Owen James adds another community to its Meeting of Minds programme: Asset Management. This Meeting brings together the asset management community focused on Retail Distribution Strategy. Participants will be at Director level and above and will be personally invited.

The benefits of participating:

  • Strategic engagement - Share best practice 
  • Meet your peers - Networking at the highest level
  • Hear new thinking and explore the latest trends
  • Inspiring insights from external keynote speakers
  • Platform for change - An opportunity to work through the key challenges facing both your business and the industry, with a view to find collective ways of driving change forward
  • Bespoke and tailored - An opportunity to build your own itinerary enabling you to participate in roundtables focusing on those subjects which matter to you
  • CPD accredited

How does it work?

A Meeting of Minds is a day long forum: breakfast through drinks made up of a blend of:

  • Keynote sessions geared to encouraging new thinking – typically from outside of the industry;
  • Roundtables – small facilitated groups addressing a carefully researched agenda. The whole day is Chatham House and therefore participants are able to speak openly and freely.
  • Plenty of networking opportunities including a formal seated luncheon.
  • Some “me” time. We thought the art of sleeping might be a good start!

In summary, your time is precious and our goal is to ensure that if you spend it with us, you spend it in the company of your peers, you address the subjects which matter to you, and all in a time efficient manner.


Who will be participating?

  • This event will bring together the key senior executives responsible for setting their firms' retail distribution strategy.

What does it cost?

  • £795+VAT 

If you would like to join or discuss the Meeting in more detail, do please call John Hall or Ciara Sala on 01483 861334 or email or

Click here to see the lunchtime presentation from keynote speaker Ben Page - click here.


Schedule of the Day

  • 08:30

    Registration and Breakfast

    Informal networking over breakfast

  • 10:20

    Working Session 1

    Participants will go the room indicated on their app within their personal itinerary to participate in their chosen roundtable.

  • 11:30

    Morning Coffee

    Apple & Blackberry time

  • 11:50

    Working Session 2

    Participants will go the room indicated on their app within their personal itinerary to participate in their chosen roundtable.

  • 13:00


    A seated formal lunch incorporating our ''during pudding'' lunch speaker

  • 14:30

    Working Session 3

    Participants will go the room indicated on their app within their personal itinerary to participate in their chosen roundtable.

  • 16:00

    Afternoon tea

    More business cards to swap - an opportunity to relax with a cuppa (or a glass of something if desired...) and wave goodbye

Sponsors & partners



  • Nick Miller

    Nick Miller

    Head of Asset Management, FCA

    Nick Miller is head of the Investment Management Department within the Investments, Wholesale & Specialist Supervision Division at the Financial Conduct Authority. In this role, Nick is responsible for the FCA’s oversight of over 3,000 firms across the asset management, custody bank and wealth management sectors. Previously, Nick was head of the EU & Global Department, responsible for managing the FCA's strategic relationships with counterpart regulators and other stakeholders throughout Europe and globally. He was also responsible for the FCA’s strategy in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Prior to joining the regulator, Nick was Executive Director and Head of Public Policy, EMEA at Morgan Stanley, where he spent four and a half years. He previously worked in a government relations role at Thomson Reuters and as a trade policy expert at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He holds an MSc in Finance from the London Business School and an MA in European Politics from the College of Europe in Belgium. He holds a BA in Modern European Studies from University College London (UCL).

  • Ben Page

    Ben Page

    Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

    Ben Page, an established writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management, has directed thousands of surveys examining consumer trends and citizen behaviour. Ben leads one of the UK’s principal market research organisations, working for companies like Shell, BAE Systems, Sky TV and IBM. As well as numerous corporate briefs Ben has polled for major political parties, government departments and local authorities.

  • James Endersby

    James Endersby

    Chief Executive, Opinium

    Chief Executive of Opinium, a consultative insight agency. We help our clients harness the power of data, research & insight to build, grow, promote and make strategic business decisions. Ranked 9th in the 2018 UK Great Work Places (20-49 employees). 2nd in Great Place to Work for Women 2018. Winners of the MRS 'Best Place to Work'​ 2016 & 2017 (and a finalist for MRS 'Best Insight Agency (

  • Tim Shipman

    Tim Shipman

    Chief Political Commentator and former Political Editor of the Sunday Times

    Before covering Westminster for the Sunday Times Tim also reported from Washington. He delivers insight from a career covering elections, scandals and plots and looks at the likely big stories on the horizon. As author of All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class he enjoyed unique access to some of the key players in the EU referendum and provides a look behind the scenes as well as an analysis of the effects of the vote, the lessons to learn, and the possible outcomes.


The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London