In an era where investors and regulators are very focussed on cost, how can active management justify itself unless it is with superior outperformance? Can it justify itself by sticking to risk parameters, or would more investors be happy with lower-cost multi-asset portfolios that use a mixture of passive/index funds and a few active managers? This webinar, in conjunction with Allianz Global Investors, will feature 3 leading multi-asset/multi-managers debating the issues, in a 45 minute webinar, that will qualify for CPD.


Lawrence Gosling

Group Editorial Director, Incisive Media

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Lawrence Gosling is the Group Editorial Director of Incisive Media and the Founding Editor of Investment Week, for which he still writes a weekly column, Gosling’s Grouse. He was also the launch editor of IFAonline, and Mortgage Solutions, Cover and Bloomberg Money magazines, and one of the original judges for the Gold Standard Awards.

Neil Dwane

Global Strategist, AllianzGI

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Neil is the Global Strategist for AllianzGI, based in London and is responsible for ‘AllianzGI house view’, the development of the biannual Investment Forums and our investment thought leadership content. He is a member of the Global Investment Management Group and is also responsible for the Economics and Strategy team, as well as our monthly Global Policy Council calls. He continues to manage Equity portfolios including our successful European Equity Dividend Fund and other Pan-European equity portfolios.

Neil joined the company in 2001 as Head of UK and European Equity Management from JPMorgan Investment Management where he had been a UK and European specialist portfolio manager since 1996. He began his investment career in 1988 with Kleinwort Benson Investment Management as an analyst, later as a fund manager before moving to Fleming Investment Management in 1992. Neil holds a BA in Classics from Durham University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Marcus Brookes

Head of Multi-Manager, Schroders

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Marcus Brookes heads the Schroders' Multi-Manager team having joined from Cazenove Capital Management following its acquisition in July 2013. Before his time at Cazenove Capital Management, he worked for Gartmore Investment Management where he spent 4 years as Deputy Head of the Multi-Manager team. Prior to this he was Co-Manager of the Multi-Manager fund range at Rothschild. He graduated from the University of Stirling with an MSc in Investment Analysis and brings over 20 years of investment experience to the team.

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