International Financial Forum



The M&A Advisor in partnership with Bloomberg and Foreign Affairs

October 22, 2014 – London




7:30 – 8:30 am Check-In and Breakfast

8:15 – 8:25 am Welcome

David Fergusson | President, The M&A Advisor

8:25 – 8:45 am Keynote Address – Reglobalization & Widespread Innovation

Marcos Troyjo | Co-Founder, BRICLab, Columbia University

8:45 – 9:05 am Keynote Address – The Rise of China

Patrick Zhong | President, Pramerica Fosun China Opportunity Fund, Fosun Group

9:05 – 9:25 am Keynote Address – The Middle East as The Next Frontier

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal | Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia

9:35 – 10:15 am Stalwarts Roundtable – Crossing The Emerging Market Border

Keynote Introduction: His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe | Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Moderator: Robin Johnson | Partner and Chair of Cross Border/International M&A, Eversheds

Panelists: Andrew Huntley | Co-Founder and Sr. Managing Director, BDA

Mario Garnero | Founder & Chairman of the Board, Brasilinvest Group

Paul Fletcher | CEO, Actis Capital

10:15 – 10:55 am Stalwarts Roundtable – Advisor’s Outlook for 2015

Moderator: Matt Campbell | Deals Reporter EMEA, Bloomberg News

Panelists: Francesco Ceccato | Group Head – Strategy & Corporate Development, Barclays

Hernan Cristerna | Global Co-Head of M&A, JP Morgan (pending)

Kevin Burrowes | UK Financial Services Leader, PwC (pending)

10:55 – 11:35 am Stalwarts Roundtable – Investor’s Outlook for 2015

Moderator: Jeremy Kahn | Senior Reporter, Bloomberg Markets

Panelists: Dominic Coles | COO and CFO, Discovery Network Western Europe

Charlie Johnstone | Partner, ECI Partners

Andy Dunkley | CEO, Lee Cooper

Tim Farazmand | Managing Director, LDC; Chair, British Private Equity& Venture Capital Assn.

Keith Robertson Cochrane | Chief Executive Officer, Weir Group plc

11:30 – 12:00 pm Keynote Conversation

Steve Miller | Chairman, AIG; Chairman, MidOcean Partners

With Guy Johnson | TV Anchor, Bloomberg

12:10 – 12:50 pm Lunch

12:50 – 1:30 pm Stalwarts Roundtable – Activists In The Shadows

Moderator: Beth Jinks |Reporter, Bloomberg News, Businessweek

Panelists: Selina S. Sagayam | Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Cas Sydorowitz |CEO, Corporate Advisory, Georgeson

Jonathan Doorley | Managing Director, Sard Verbinnen & Co

1:30 – 2:00 pm Keynote Conversation

Rodgin Cohen | Executive Chairman, Sullivan and Cromwell

2:00 – 2:40 pm Stalwarts Roundtable: Geopolitics of Finance

Moderator: Christian Déséglise | Managing Director, Global Head of Central Bank & Reserve Mgrs, HSBC

Panelists: Dr. Chi Ping “Patrick” Ho | Deputy Chairman and Secretary General, China Energy Fund Committee; Former Secretary for Home Affairs of the Government of Hong Kong, China

Carlos Moreira | Chairman and CEO, Wisekey

Sir Paul Judge | Sherriff of the City of London; Chairman, British North American Committee

Dr. Thomas Andersson | Chairman, INTENEC; IKED; GINI

2:40 – 3:10 pm Keynote Conversation

Featuring Benn Steil | Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The Battle of Bretton Woods with Marshall Sonenshine | Chairman, Sonenshine Partners; Professor, Columbia University

3:10 – 3:50 pm Stalwarts Roundtable: Vive La Difference – A Race to The Border For French FDI

Moderator: Aaron Kirchfeld | European M&A Reporter, Bloomberg News

Panelists: Frédéric Lerner | Partner, Orsay Société D’avocats

Raphael Wisniewski, Partner, Edmond De Rothschild Group

3:50 – 4:30 pm Stalwarts Roundtable: Portfolio Sales & Workouts: Recipe for Growth or Round of Liquidations

Moderator: Jeremy Kahn | Senior Reporter, Bloomberg Markets

Panelists: Chris Mallon | Partner and Chair, Corporate Restructuring Practice – Europe, Skadden

Rick Morris | Managing Director, Fixed Income Securities & Commodities, Goldman Sachs

Martin Gudgeon | Sr. Managing Director, Head of European Restructuring& Reorganization Group, Blackstone

Richard Stables | Managing Director, Co-Head, Restructuring – EMEA, Lazard

Jed Hart | Sr. Managing Director, Centerbridge

4:45 – 5:15 Keynote Address – Bordeless Business

Sir Martin Sorrell | Chief Executive Officer, WPP

5:15 – 5:45 Keynote Address – What´s Next for Global Finance

Tony Thompson | Chief Executive Officer, KPMG Europe

5:50 – 6:30 The M&A Advisor Dealmakers’ Awards Ceremony

6:30 – 8:00 pm Dealmakers’ Awards Cocktail Reception

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