Join us for EmTech Futures where you’ll hear from the inaugural Velocity cohort of 9finEssentia AnalyticsHiveMindResonanceX and Util about their innovative solutions which aim to enhance customer experience and increase business efficiency across the buyside.

We will also be announcing the successful firms who will be joining us for cohort 2 as we continue to identify key solutions addressing industry problems.


EmTech Futures will bring together asset and wealth managers as well as leading FinTechs to discuss the latest challenges facing the buyside and capital markets. The morning will explore the opportunities and challenges, identifying tech trends and future initiatives that will enable and in places disrupt the sector. We will hear from Refinitiv and other leading industry professionals as they discuss the role and importance of data and the creation of alpha in this evolving landscape.

Join us at EmTech Futures to be a part of the discussion on the future of FinTech for the asset management community. Don’t miss out! Save your seat today.


08:30 Registration 


09:00 Velocity Welcoming Remarks
Keith Phillips, Director, Membership and Enterprise, the Investment Association


09:05 A&O Welcoming Remarks
Tamara Cizeika, Counsel, Allen & Overy


09:10 1st Cohort Speed Pitches and Q&A

  • Steven Hunter, CEO,9fin
  • Julian Hall, COO,Essentia Analytics
  • Henrik Grunditz, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, HiveMind
  • Guillaume Chatain, Founder & CEO,ResonanceX
  • Stephen Barnett, CEO,Util


09:40 Keynote presentation title to be announced shortly
Speaker to be announced shortly


10:00 Smarter Humans, Smarter Machines: How Data Science is Changing the Investment Landscape

  • The results of our survey of 450 C-Level and data scientists in the financial services industry
  • The major challenges data science teams are facing in implementing machine learning
  • Where opportunities exist for buy-side firms implementing machine learning techniques

Amanda West, SVP Innovation, Refinitiv


10:20 Tech and Operations Trends Impacting the Buyside in 2019 and Beyond
Richard Rouse, Director, Expand Research


10:35 Coffee break and networking


11:00 Harnessing the Transformative Potential of AI in Asset Management: How will your Organisation’s Values Affect your Approach to AI?

  • How can organisations consider the societal impacts of AI, and understand how to mitigate and prevent negative effects?
  • What are the guiding principles that can be adopted to guide AI development and use?

Judith Swan, Director Capital Markets, Microsoft UK


11:20 2nd Cohort Introductions 
Firms to be announced at the event


11:40 Panel discussion
Speakers to be announced shortly


12:20 Velocity closing remarks
Keith Phillips, Director, Membership and Enterprise, the Investment Association


12:25 Networking Lunch


13:30 End of Emtech Futures


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Kindly hosted by:

Allen & Overy The asset management industry is going through a period of change as a result of the increasing overlap between the alternative investment sector and the traditional retail long-only sector. A&O advises asset managers, funds and investors on legal, regulatory and tax matters. A&O expertise in the key regions, with teams in the U.S. and UK, Luxembourg and the other main European financial centres. In addition A&O has invested to expand its teams in the Middle East, Asia and Australia and have strong relationships with law firms in the key offshore jurisdictions for the industry.



Stephen Barnett, Chief Executive Officer, Util

Tamara Cizeika, Counsel, Allen & Overy

Guillaume Chatain, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ResonanceX

Henrik Grunditz, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Hivemind

Julian Hall, Chief Operation Officer, Essentia Analytics

Steven Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, 9fin

Graham Kellen, Chief Digital Officer, Schroders

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation

Keith Phillips, Director, Membership and Enterprise, the Investment Association

Richard Rouse, Director, Expand Research

Judith Swan, Director Capital Markets, Microsoft UK

Olivia Vinden, Head of Fintech and Innovation, Alpha FMC

Amanda West, Senior Vice President Innovation, Refinitiv