Back to the future of the investment industry
After two years of successive lockdowns and long periods of working from home, it is very nice to be able to finally meet you, our clients and partners, in person again for this third edition of the European Investor Summit.
For you and for us, this day marks a most welcome return to near normalcy that many of us hardly dared hope for.
2022 is already undeniably a peculiar year, with significant health uncertainties, major international geopolitical crises, key electoral stakes, rising inflationary thrusts and understandably disconcerted financial markets. However, if 2021 has taught us anything, it is that even under the most unusual of circumstances, the investment industry is capable of tremendous resilience and even brazen growth. In my opinion, this momentum can only be further fuelled by the exchange of ideas between peers, which is essentially the "raison d'être" of the European Investor Summit.
For this new edition, renowned experts from our industry and beyond have once again graciously agreed to be speakers and share their views on our current and future environment. I would like to warmly thank them, as well as the authors of the articles in this magazine, for both their contribution and their commitment to the European Investor Summit.
This magazine is meant to be a reflection of, an illustration of and a complement to the topics covered in the conferences that have made up this event. I hope it will allow those present to extend the experience of the day and give those who could not attend a flavour of what it was like.
I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to all the participants of the 2022 European Investor Summit, and I hope you have enjoyed the panels and keynote speeches that have punctuated this insightful day. As a reader, I trust you will appreciate and be inspired by the selection of articles in this magazine.
I am already looking forward to the next edition of the European Investor Summit and trust that it will be just as successful, if not more so, than the previous ones.
Gildas Le Treut, Co-Head of Coverage, Marketing & Solutions, Societe Generale Securities Services