Deutsche Börse ETF-Forum 2019


Deutsche Börse ETF-Forum 2019

Titel: Financial centre Frankfurt am Main
22 October 2019 12.00 PM
22 October 2019 06.00 PM
Hilton FrankfurtHochstraße 4 Frankfurt
Deutsche Börse Cash Market
Target Group:
Fund managers, institutional investors, financial consultants and wealth managers as well as private banking consultants, analysts of banks, state banks, savings banks, pension funds and insurances from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

On Tuesday, 22 October 2019, the Deutsche Börse ETF Forum will take place in Frankfurt. The focus of this year's event will be, among other things, on old-age provision. The Deutsche Börse ETF-Forum will be moderated by Corinna Wohlfeil, the well-known n-tv host.

The CFA Society Germany has determined that the ETF Forum of Deutsche Börse AG complies with the guidelines of the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. CFA Society Germany members receive 3 CE Credits for participation and these will be credited to you in the CE Tracking Tool by the CFA Society Germany. You will receive a confirmation of participation at the reception counter at the end of the event.

The forum will be held in German language. Due to the high number of participants we had to close the registration. We would be pleased to welcome you next year as a guest at the Deutsche Börse ETF-Forum.

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Programme 2019

Time SpeakerPanel/Presentation
12:00 Registration and lunch
13:00   Hauke Stars, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AGWelcome speech
13:15Friedrich Merz, Chairman, BlackRock GermanyKeynote on retirement planning

Panel 1

Dr. Jörg Krämer, Chief Economist, Commerzbank AG

Dr. Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG

Edgar Walk, Chief Economist, Metzler Asset Management GmbH

Global economic outlook: economic growth expected to slow down  

  • China´s economic power and its influence on the West: the significance of the new Silk Road
  • The impact of trade tariffs and sanctions on the economy, exemplified by China, Russia and Venezuela
  • The future of the EU member states: what´s up next in terms of low interest rates, growth and innovative strength?

Panel 2

Heike Fürpaß-Peter, Head of ETF Sales Germany & Austria, Lyxor ETF

Konrad Kleinfeld, Fixed Income Specialist ETF & Index Investments, BlackRock

Jan Krämer, Leitung Portfoliomanagement Investment Products, Commerzbank AG

Jörg Sengfelder, Institutional Trader, Flow Traders B.V.

Developing and implementing successful investment strategies with bond ETFs 

  • Which key figures should investors pay particular attention to for bond products?
  • Advantages of an ETF bond index versus individual investment
  • Liquidity on the bond market even in periods of stress
  • Asset allocation with bond index ETFs
15:30 coffee break

Panel 3

Thomas Schumacher, Managing Director, Accenture Security Lead Germany

Enno Spillner, CFO, Evotec AG

Technical progress and its influence on companies and society – the hype industries of the future

Technological progress and digitalisation are having a lasting impact on our lives. Entire industries are influenced by these developments and realigning their business strategies accordingly. We present trends that play a major role in these changes. 


Panel 4

Kai Hattwich, Senior Portfoliomanager, Quirin Privatbank AG

Axel Riedel, Vice President, State Street Global Advisors GmbH

Sven Schumann, Head of Community Relations & Initiatives, Deutsche Börse AG

Dr. Frank Thiede, Tax Advisor, TAXGATE

Planning for retirement – How investors can use ETFs to grow their assets in the long term

  • ETFs: investment instruments as part of a retirement plan
  • Asset management and consulting in practice
  • Planning for retirment from the perspective of the ETF issuer
  • Tax aspects of long-term asset accumulation

Panel 5

Fabian Behnke, Senior Sales Executive, Vanguard Group

Prof. Dr. Lutz Johanning, Chair of Empirical Capital Market Research, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Frank Mohr, Managing Director, Global Head ETF Sales Trading, Commerzbank AG

Eric Wiegand, Head of Passive Sales Strategy Europe & Asia Pacific, Xtrackers, DWS Group

ETFs under scrutiny: is criticism of the index funds justified?

ETFs are under consistent criticism. In volatile times, they are blamed for accelerating price developments and harbouring liquidity risks. In addition, the fund companies have been repeatedly accused of using their power in "proxy voting". What exactly are these accusations based on? We invite you to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this successful product group with our guests. 

18:10 Get-together

Contact person

Ilka Klein

Phone: +49-(0) 69-2 11-1 30 51


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