03MAY 2018
9:30 am

The Savoy Hotel
River Entrance, Savoy Place, LondonWC2R 0BL

Annual London Investment Seminar

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09.30   Registration and coffee

10.00   Mary-Anne Daly, Chief Executive, Cazenove Capital

10.05   Caspar Rock, Chief Investment Officer, Cazenove Capital

10.20   Josh Spencer, Portfolio Manager, Global Technology, T Rowe Price

10.40   Robin Parbrook, Fund Manager, Asian Equities, Schroders

11.00   Coffee

11.30   Laura Kuenssberg, BBC Political Editor

12.00   Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL

12.30   Q&A with all speakers led by Caspar Rock

13.00   Drinks and light lunch


For further information or to put forward any questions ahead of the Q&A, please email Holly Tatnell.

Date and Venue

03MAY 2018

The Savoy Hotel

River Entrance, Savoy Place, London , WC2R 0BL


Mary-Anne Daly

Cazenove Capital
Chief Executive

Mary-Anne joined in 2001 and heads the Wealth Management business in the UK. She joined from Baring Asset Management where she had been Head of Private Client Service and prior to that was Managing Director of the Paris office. Mary-Anne previously spent 7 years in corporate finance at Baring Brothers and 7 years at Chase Manhattan Bank in London.

Caspar Rock

Cazenove Capital
Chief Investment Officer

Caspar is Chief Investment Officer. He chairs the Wealth Management Investment Committee, sits on the Cazenove Capital board and is also a member of the Schroder Wealth Management Executive Committee. He joined in 2016 from Architas Multi-Manager Ltd, part of the AXA group, where he was Chief Investment Officer and was responsible for all aspects of the investment activities, including investment philosophy, process and team. He also oversaw portfolio management at two of AXA group’s private banks. He previously headed the multi-manager business at AXA Framlington from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he managed a range of directly invested equity and, was Head of European Equities at Framlington and a member of the Healthcare team.

Josh Spencer

T Rowe Price
Portfolio Manager, Technology

Joshua Spencer is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Funds, Inc. He is a portfolio manager and research analyst in the Equity Division. He is the president and chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Global Technology Fund, and as an analyst, he follows semiconductors and equipment under the technology industry. Josh is a vice president and Investment Advisory Committee member of the Science & Technology, Value, New Horizons, and Institutional Small-Cap Stock Funds. He is also an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Institutional Large-Cap Growth Fund.

Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2004, Josh was a research analyst and sector fund portfolio manager specializing in the consumer industry at Fidelity Investments. He earned a B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, where he was awarded the Max Hochschild Prize for Outstanding Student in Economics, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Josh earned an M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the Century Scholarship for full tuition, and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was on the dean's list and was an active member of the Investment Management Group and editor of the Chicago Advisor investment newsletter. Josh also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Robin Parbrook

Fund Manager, Asian Equities

Robin Parbrook is the Co-head of Asian Alternative investments at Schroders, his main responsibility is co-running the Asian Total Return Fund and Asian Total Return Investment Company.  In 2017 he returned to the UK having spent most of the previous 25 years with Schroders in Asia.  Prior to this he was head of the Asian Equity Team, overseeing the investment team and equity products managed in the region. He joined Schroders in 1990 and is based in London.

Laura Kuenssberg

Political Editor

Laura has been the BBC’s Political Editor since 2015, when she became the first woman, and youngest journalist to take on the role; leading the corporation's political coverage. She works across a wide range of BBC programmes; in particular, the 6 and 10 O'clock News and the Today programme.

She started working as a local BBC journalist in 2000, then began reporting on politics in 2003; working her way up to become the Chief Political Correspondent during the 2010 election and formation of the Coalition.

After a spell at as the ITV Business Editor between 2011 and 2013, she returned to the BBC as a presenter and Chief Correspondent at Newsnight.

Laura's work has been recognised with several awards, including Broadcaster of the Year and Journalist of the Year in 2016 for her coverage of the dramatic events of the EU Referendum.

Mariana Mazzucato

The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose University College London
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value Director

Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL) where she is establishing a new Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Mazzucato’s highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (Anthem 2013; Public Affairs, 2015) was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. She is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy and the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis and in 2013 she was named as one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation' in the New Republic.  

She has advised policy makers around the world on innovation-led growth and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Economics of Innovation and SITRA’s (Finnish Innovation Fund) Advisory Panel.  Her current research projects include two funded by the EC Horizon 2020 programme:  Innovation-fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth (ISIGrowth) and Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society (Dolfins) and a new project on Rethinking Medical Innovation by the Open Society Foundations. Her recent research includes projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and work commissioned by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology.

She is co-editor of a new bookRethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Wiley Blackwell, July 2016). Her new book The Value of Everything, will be published by Penguin (Allen Lane) in 2017.