AIR Summit – London 2.0 powered by the Plato Partnership, is a one-day event on 7th May 2019 exhibiting cutting-edge technologies that help investment managers generate or maintain alpha performance in their portfolios. For the last six years, the AIR Summit has provided up and coming investment technology companies with a forum to present their innovations to leading figures in the investment management industry.
To date, over 100 companies have presented to the world’s top mutual funds, ETF providers, hedge funds, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds at the AIR Summit. Following the successful AIR Summit 5.0, which was held in New York City last September, this will be the first AIR Summit event of 2020.
Bill Stephenson, Founder of the AIR Summit said: “Last year’s AIR Summit – London 1.0 was a fantastic success. The tried and tested format from the US translated well in the UK, and we received excellent feedback from presenting companies and attendees alike.
This year’s AIR Summit – London 2.0 will build on 2019’s success and provide an even bigger and better platform on which to discuss Alpha innovation. We are looking forward to presenting a new cohort of companies that will help AIR members and attendees differentiate themselves and improve their processes.”
Over $1.8 billion of fresh capital has been invested across emerging FinTech companies following their participation at the AIR Summit.
Morgan Dunbar, Managing Partner at AIR Summit, said: “There are hundreds of emerging companies deploying innovative technology looking to add value to the investment process – our process helps us identify companies that offer particularly valuable products. We are also seeing significant strategic interest from investment managers and service providers to invest in promising AlphaTech companies to boost their competitive advantage. AIR facilitates connectivity across all nodes of this valuable network.”
The AIR Summit has built the event and the community on a collaborative, non-commercial, invitation-only approach, focusing on bringing top thought leadership and insight into the investment management community. This approach has attracted senior-level decision-makers to the event.
Mike Bellaro, CEO of the Plato Partnership, said: “We are excited to bring the AIR Summit back to London. This one-of-a-kind event provides an excellent opportunity for firms from across the globe, at the cutting-edge of AlphaTech, to connect with key players in the marketplace. At Plato, we believe that events like this are key to improving the marketplace for all its participants.
If we are to overcome the ever-growing challenges we face in our increasingly changing marketplace, we will need to better understand and integrate fintech solutions across the asset management ecosystem. AIR London 1.0 proved immensely useful for all our Plato members, and we are certain that AIR London 2.0 will be a step up.”
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About Plato Partnership Limited
Plato Partnership Limited (“Plato Partnership”), a not-for-profit company representing the buy and sell-side, has come together with a vision of bringing creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s equity marketplace. The group’s key aims are to reduce trading costs, simplify market structure, and to act as a champion for end investors.
Plato Partnership is working with industry partners to achieve these objectives, and put its research findings into practice.
Members of Plato Partnership include:
Axa Investment Managers, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, DWS Group, Fidelity International, Norges Bank Investment Management, Union Investment, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Jefferies, Societe Generale, Liontrust, RBC, Instinet, Redburn, Legal & General Investment Management, Janus Henderson, Invesco, Exane BNP Paribas, Schroders and Credit Suisse.
For more information, please visit our website, www.platopartnership.com or visit our Twitter, @PlatoMarkets.
About AIR Summit
For further information on becoming a member of the AIR Summit or to attend AIR Summit – London 2.0 in collaboration with the Plato Partnership, visit www.airmemberships.com.