December 4, 2018
London Summit 2018
December 4, 2018
London Summit 2018
About the London Summit
The choices the United Kingdom and Europe make and the paths they each take in the coming months will answer major questions about their intertwined futures:
London Summit 2018 Underwriter
Financing Urban Resiliency: Housing in the London Region (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
London is in the midst of a deep housing crisis. Research from leading academic institutions and think tanks, government leaders, and industry experts has shown that there are policy and financing solutions that could begin to improve the amount of housing stock available. The Financial Innovations Lab will focus on how to implement these solutions to de-risk housing (affordable stock in particular) development around new infrastructure. The project will focus on crafting recommendations to take actions on solutions around project preparation, delivery, and financing.
Center for the Future of Aging Business Council: Aging and Productivity (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
Rapidly changing demographics are confronting governments and business leaders with new challenges to economic growth. The average loss in global health-related productivity is projected to reach nearly nine percent of GDP by 2030. Living into the triple digits is increasingly common. Europe currently has the greatest percentage of the population aged 60 and older, and as the labor force ages further, how can businesses and governments mitigate this pressure on growth? This discussion will focus on increasing the employment rates of older adults, and supporting this incredible human capital asset through three strategies: increasing healthy longevity, flexible work arrangements, and the maintenance of skills with training and educational opportunities.
Exploring the Role of Patient Engagement in De-Risking Medical Product R&D (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
Patient-centered biomedical R&D that engages patients more directly and consistently requires that medical products are developed and delivered to meet patients' unmet needs. The Milken Institute's FasterCures center is a leader in advancing patient engagement in biomedical R&D. Medical product developers understand the great return on investment in patient engagement. In biomedical R&D, what role can patient engagement play in de-risking the process? This private session will sharing perspectives and practices to further drive patient engagement in biomedical R&D.
Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Breakfast and Program (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle members are invited to join a networking breakfast that will include a special guest speaker. Connect with fellow members of the Young Leaders Circle, share insights, and kick off the London Summit together.
Plenary | The Future of the United Kingdom and the European Union+ VIEW MORE
What do we know so far about the macroeconomic and geopolitical outlook for Europe, post-Brexit Great Britain, and the ongoing relationship between the two? What appear to be the most likely scenarios when it comes to ECB interest rate hikes, trade wars, the transatlantic alliance, and Russian aggression? Which understudied threats to U.K. and E.U. security and prosperity deserve our attention, as well?
Asset Management Outlook+ VIEW MORE
Shifting regulations, geopolitical tensions, and technologies have a complex impact on the asset management industry. How are asset managers best positioning themselves to capitalize on these shifts and adapt to evolving risk appetites? What are the under-analyzed regulatory and political changes on the horizon? Which technologies have been the most disruptive or over-hyped?
Digital Warfare: Defending Ourselves in Space and Online (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
This session will include a discussion of cyber warfare/cyber security and space technology, examples of recent high-profile hacking episodes, and what organizations can do and are doing to combat future threats. What are the emergent protective technologies, and how do the exigent threats today affect the way we conduct interstate relations, trade, and warfare in the future - including military technology procurement? How are military and civilian companies working together to combat this modern threat?
How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Business and People in the Coming Decade+ VIEW MORE
A.I. and deep learning, which once seemed like science fiction, have become an expected feature of the modern business innovation curve. Yes, these technologies are still evolving in ways that may create great wealth, solve vast inefficiencies, and, at the same time, cause multifarious and even painful changes in our society. What should organizations and individuals expect from the latest A.I. breakthroughs, including predictive technology, and what caveats must we recognize moving forward?
New Alternatives to Traditional Lending (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
Since the Basel III International Regulations were first published in 2009, banks are holding more capital against their assets, limiting their ability to provide financing to many businesses. By 2019, the Basel III regulations will fully implement their banking regulations and further change the already impacted international lending markets. This continues to present opportunities for alternative lenders to meet the demands that traditional lending methods can no longer meet. How are newer lending models catering to businesses? What are the advantages of private debt or direct lending as an investment strategy? How is the viability of new financing models affected by the rising rate environment?
Stability vs. Growth: Unintended Consequences of Post-Crisis Financial Regulations+ VIEW MORE
The 2008 global financial crisis destroyed more than $10 trillion in global wealth. In response, global regulators put in place a number of reforms to enhance the stability of the global financial system. Undoubtedly the banking system is more resilient. But with added additional compliance comes increased costs and other unintended or undesirable consequences. This session will examine how regulations that enhance stability may involve a growth trade off, and how policymakers can create balanced solutions.
Superbugs: Avoiding an Existential Threat to Humanity+ VIEW MORE
Antibiotic-resistant infections kill about 33,000 Europeans annually. By 2050, as many as 90,000 Britons may die from related causes. These growing numbers point to alarming economic and social costs. What strategies can we use to minimize the use of antibiotics in both hospitals and farms to halt the rise of superbugs? And what are the most hopeful biotech efforts in the works today?
U.S. Overview: Political and Economic Currents After the Midterm Elections+ VIEW MORE
Each week seems to introduce new uncertainty into America's economic and foreign policy prospects. As the Federal Reserve continues to lift interest rates, investors' faith in the tech-anchored economy remains largely—almost unshakably—bullish. Meanwhile, the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is certain to influence the Trump Administration's agenda until 2020. How will this unique political and economic equation affect Main Street, Wall Street, and America's leadership agenda?
A Mutual Pathway for Investment and Collaboration (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
Since World War II, the United States and United Kingdom have developed one of the world's strongest economic relationships, particularly in regards to high levels of mutual foreign direct investment and collaboration on research in both the public and private sector. This roundtable will feature key officials from the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as participants from the private sector to discuss the opportunities created to expand the relationship in the wake of the planned March 2019 Brexit, and to develop joint strategies to address increasing levels of global competition.
Addressing the Gender Disparity Problem in the Modern Workplace+ VIEW MORE
Among executives running the top 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange, there are more men named Dave or Steve than there are women in total. Clearly, parity is still a dream in development in the U.K. and Europe. Britain has called for companies on the index to fill a third of their board seats with women by 2020. What are the chances that disparity will be solved in our lifetimes? What are the most promising avenues for achieving it, and what impediments stand in the way?
De-Risking Opportunities in Emerging Markets+ VIEW MORE
Investing in emerging and developing markets offers a unique opportunity to generate yield while potentially financing positive social impact. For the first half of the year, emerging markets showed large amounts of volatility. Despite the selloff, some investors are taking bullish outlooks on the investments. What lessons from this year's geopolitical events can we now apply to discover cutting-edge opportunities? When evaluating emerging markets, how do investors calculate political risk, friendly-trade regimes, or effective infrastructure?
Energy Plays in a Carbon-Constrained World+ VIEW MORE
As growth in renewables and natural gas remains steady, relentless energy demands from the United States, Asia, and elsewhere point to the continued need for oil into the foreseeable future. Although oil for vehicle use may peak by 2030, crude as a source of energy and manufacturing feedstock will remain essential for commercial transportation and chemical production for decades. How will the smartest energy companies, from the supermajors to venture-backed solar and wind start-ups, respond to a changing global climate and marketplace as carbon-based energy efficiency increases? How will they adapt to future geopolitical and economic shifts—both telegraphed and unforeseen?
European Values, Identity, and Politics in 2019+ VIEW MORE
Brexit, populism, and the migration crisis have stoked the conflagration over borders and social integration across Europe. Both sides of the debate say the continent's values and identity are under attack—but disagree by whom. In what form does liberal democratic Europe survive this struggle?
Global Capital Markets Advisory Council (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
The Global Capital Markets Advisory Council (GCMAC) meeting brings together institutional investors from around the world for a wide-ranging discussion about financial markets. GCMAC is made up of senior leaders of large funds who represent more than $20 trillion in assets under management. For nearly a decade, the GCMAC has provided CIOs of the world's largest pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds with a private, off-the-record forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing institutional investors.
Opportunities from an Aging Population: Longevity Strategies for 21st Century Business+ VIEW MORE
In the coming decades, to remain competitive, businesses in the U.K. and globally must adapt to meet the needs and expectations of a rapidly increasing population of older adults. Aging workers are an under-recognized and underused resource. Older consumers represent a massive market opportunity for innovative products and services. What business policies and practices can capitalize on the potential of the emerging age demography, keeping older adults healthy, productive, and actively participating in the economy? What are the longevity strategies that can drive growth in the years ahead?
Credit Markets: Finding Yield in Unstable Terrain+ VIEW MORE
Europe's credit markets have weakened slightly in 2018 as the European Central Bank plans to cut support. Simultaneously, global debt markets are shining a bullish light on America's economic trajectory—while the rest of the world struggles for traction. Where are the best opportunities for yield around sovereign and regional trends? How are current political risks and industry shifts affecting investors' strategies? What were the crucial lessons learned this year?
Global Trade Outlook+ VIEW MORE
The Trump administration's trade position toward its European allies and China may have piqued elected officials more than it roiled global markets. Can the European Union and United States each emerge from these disturbances with better terms, or has protectionism done irreparable damage? How will the maneuvering and deal-making play out, and is the U.S., Europe, the U.K., or China most likely to come out ahead?
Infrastructure Financing and the New Scramble for Africa (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
With the world's youngest population and increasingly vibrant economies, African countries face an enormous and growing gap in infrastructure investment. Much of the continent's estimated $20 trillion in infrastructure needs through 2040 is currently not funded. At the same time, with trade and financial flows increasing across the "global South," African countries are being courted on many sides for infrastructure and natural resource deals— with China's Belt and Road Initiative being one of several newer players. Can African countries continue to finance infrastructure by relying on increasing levels of foreign debt? Do domestic capital markets present a viable alternative for infrastructure projects?
New Rules: Open Banking, FinTech, and Big Tech+ VIEW MORE
Though General Data Protection Regulation has dominated headlines, open banking and the Second Payment Services Directive have set the tone for regulating financial data in the E.U. They are hailed by proponents as a way to make financial markets more competitive by allowing customers to transfer their banking data between institutions. FinTech companies have cheered these changes as an opportunity to rival traditional banks. But even the competition has competition: Asian and American tech firms seem poised to challenge both incumbents and FinTechs alike. How will contention for financial services play out, and what should policymakers consider as they implement the new regulations?
Philanthropy in Transition: Better Ways of Doing Good+ VIEW MORE
Philanthropy has seen its own share of transition and disruption. The era of passive, keep-your-fingers-crossed grant making has given way to a whole new crop of savvy social entrepreneurs, big data analysts, creative collaborators, master storytellers, B-corp mavens, and impact investors seeking a world of positive returns. Some of the planet's most creative visionaries will share how they are creating fundamental, long-term change by tackling complex issues using best-in-class technologies and sophisticated financial strategies.
Senior Regional Leaders (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
The Milken Institute cordially invites you to an exclusive, off-the-record gathering of senior leaders to discuss the most pressing issues of today's unique monetary climate and the greatest opportunities on the horizon, from both regional and global perspectives. This invitation-only event provides a forum for candid insights from key industry stakeholders in business and finance.
The Future of Human Performance+ VIEW MORE
To maximize our own individual potential, what lessons can we learn from truly exceptional performers—the best of the best in sport, business, the military, the arts, and beyond? This master class in exceeding self-prescribed limits will investigate the physical, emotional, and cognitive tools that elite performers and coaches use to obtain extraordinary results, regardless of industry or profession.
Blockchain Applications on the Brink of Transforming Business+ VIEW MORE
From banking to shipping to entertainment to higher education, industries are testing the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology. What sectors will pioneer the most radical advancements? Which start-ups or established companies will lead them? And where are the investment opportunities?
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Threat, Opportunity, or Both?+ VIEW MORE
The White House is really turning up the heat on President Xi Jinping, and in response China is increasingly looking to Europe. But is Europe prepared to reciprocate? In 2018, private discussions within the EU have raised concerns on China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a potential obstacle to free trade because it might give an unfair advantage to Chinese companies. Is America's protectionist trade and economic policies toward Asia and Europe enough to force the rival powers into closer relationship? And if so, who wins and who ends up wishing things had turned out differently?
How I Did It: Profiles of Next-Generation Leadership Strategies+ VIEW MORE
Ray Kroc said, "The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves." Peter Drucker believed "leadership is defined by results, not attributes." And none less than Winston Churchill noted that "the price of greatness is responsibility." Effective leadership requires all this and a commitment to relentlessly build relationships and not only provide mentorship but also continue to seek it. Indeed, a healthy, robust organization emphasizes vertical, as well as horizontal, pathways to develop enriching professional relationships. Industry leaders will discuss their mentors and the most potent leadership lessons of their lives, with insights into their famous successes as well as more humbling episodes that have defined them and their companies.
Human Performance Solutions to Workforce and Human Capital Challenges (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
In the age of automation, A.I., and other major disruptions to the way things and people work together, an organization’s workforce can either drag down or accelerate its ability to innovate, compete, and grow its bottom line. The challenge is creating the right kind of opportunities at every level of a complex, and sometimes competing, group of teams and individuals. Three highly accomplished human performance experts from professional sport and military special operations break down the models and mindsets that create greater performance at the organizational, team, and individual level. How can organizations push their workforces past beyond self-imposed boundaries and inspire employees to consistently achieve more than they imagined they could? The discussion will include specific assessment and training regimens, as well as examples of human-machine teaming, that transform the definitions of success.
The Evolution of ESG and Asset Management+ VIEW MORE
Investors today increasingly consider issues such as climate change, diversity, community engagement, and overall sustainability in their approach to managing risk and maximizing impact in their portfolios. This is especially true in Europe, as the guidelines for what is prudent in a fiduciary's duty expand. What have proven to be strong ESG allocation strategies? Which ESG opportunities across asset classes are breaking new ground? And when and how will we finally decide whether ESG is a product or a process?
The Role of Philanthropic Capital in Conserving Our Biodiversity (Invite only)+ VIEW MORE
Our planet is on the brink of ecological and environmental crises that we have the ability to avert. We have already entered what has been classified as the Sixth Extinction. Habitat loss, climate change, and natural resource exploitation are causing species to vanish at a rate 1,000 times faster they would if humans were not present. Yet there is cause for hope: Sustainable business practices are becoming standard; the Sustainable Development Goals represent an opportunity to align wealth creation and sustainable development; and new technological advancements continue to support the vital work of frontline conservationists around the world. How can we ensure that our inputs fuel a virtuous cycle instead of a vicious one? Join us for an interactive discussion about the incredible opportunity for strategic philanthropy to be a game changer for conserving our biodiversity.
Town Hall | Media and Partisanship in the Brexit Hour+ VIEW MORE
Media organizations have always mixed journalism and politics: The reporters aim to recount events objectively, favoring no one, while the editorialists present their worldview to influence policy and society. Is that system broken in the United Kingdom? In the run-up to March 29th, big media often seems to be as partisan and politically entrenched as the factions it covers. A healthy democracy arguably needs more from its print and broadcast outlets. Where does British media go from here, and to what effect?
Plenary | Global Capital Markets+ VIEW MORE
Business models must adapt to great geopolitical uncertainties as Brexit nears, as U.S. politics turn an unknown corner, and as China's economic growth threatens to slow. This unprecedented confluence of forces require sophisticated analyses and approaches—perhaps even new ways of thinking—to properly navigate markets and understand corporate contingency plans for what could lie ahead. Where are the opportunities and risks in global markets? And what can the E.U. learn from investors about how to fortify its capital markets so they are able to finance growth in the long run?.
When & Where
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:00
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
200 Westminster Bridge Rd