Chief Economist and Head of Research
Hi Danae, could you tell us a bit about your background and role within the Official Monetary & Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)?
As OMFIF’s Chief Economist I am responsible for setting the direction for the organisation’s economic research agenda. This covers areas relevant to global public investment institutions such as central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds, and the asset managers they work with. Our core areas of focus are monetary policy, financial regulation and supervision, and reserve and asset management including the issues around the development of new asset classes such as green finance.
How does OMFIF typically engage & interact with asset managers & other financial institutions?
As the go-to think tank for public investors we engage with these institutions through our research and analysis, which often include contributions from the reserve managers and policy-makers themselves. We also act as an independent, non-lobbying forum promoting dialogue between the public and private sector, especially public asset owners such as central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds, and the private sector asset managers they work with.
Which particular macro-economic factors have consumed your time most in the past 12-18 months?
Our research over the past year has focused on the unwinding of unconventional monetary policy by developed-economy central banks and its implications for asset and reserve management, on issues of governance and shifting business models between asset owners and asset managers, and on the issues around the effects of digital disruption on the industry such as the development of central bank-issued digital currencies.
At TSAM London, you’ll be moderating the opening keynote panel discussion: Economist Predictions – How the Macro Landscape Will Impact the Buy-Side. Without giving too much away, what do you want the audience to take away from this session?
I look forward to the session, which brings together an excellent range of panellists with wide perspectives. We’ll be focusing on key macro trends that will define the asset management landscape, from policy issues such as changing demographics and the change in direction for central bank policy, to how developments in technology will affect asset managers in terms of their day-to-day operations.[/text_output][line id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output]Join Danae and peers from Manulife Asset Management, Natixis Asset Management and GAM for TSAM’s keynote panel Economist Predictions – How the Macro Landscape Will Impact the Buy-Side on 13th March at the QEII Centre, London.
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