Welcome to our upcoming Conference call with professionals, taking place on the 20th of October (16:00h CET). Our main topic is Passive vs. Active investing during times of crisis: which strategy to drive performance?
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We are going to have 3 professionals in the roundtable who will talk us about how do these two different strategies drive performance in the portfolios and will also show us two different points of view:
Spyros Agrianitis, Head of Funds Selection at Alpha Bank
Spyros Agrianitis has more than 20 years of investment experience and is the Head of Funds Selection in Alpha Bank, Greece. Spyros started with Alpha Bank in 2006 and since then he has been developing the growth of third party collaborations and assets as well as the fund selection process of the bank. The funds team is currently managing about €3 billlion of AUM and is composed of three members. It is a part of a much larger team of analysts and portfolio experts in the Investment portfolios management division of Alpha Bank. Spyros holds an MBA degree from the University of Huddersfield, UK and a number of investment accreditations.
Ben Ritchie, Head of European Equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments
Ben Ritchie is the Head of European Equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Ben originally joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2002 on the graduate scheme. Ben graduated with a BA (Hons) in Modern History and Politics from Pembroke College, University of Oxford and is a CFA Charterholder.
Olga De Tapia, Head of ETFs Sales at HSBC Global Asset Management
Olga de Tapia is Global Head of ETF Sales within HSBC Global Asset Management based in London and has been working in the financial industry since 2000. Prior to joining HSBC, Olga worked as a ETF sales for iShares by Blackrock in London, where she was responsible of client coverage across all segments in Southern Europe countries during 9 years. She was also an EMD Senior Product Strategist at Blackrock for 3 years. Previous to these roles in Blackrock, Olga worked as a Client Manager for the Southern Europe region at BNP Paribas Asset Management in Paris for 6 years. Olga received an MBA on BA from the IE in Madrid and a degree in Business and Administration from University Complutense in Madrid and Montpellier. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish.