Sustainable Growth Through Capital Markets


October 16, 2019 08:00 - 15:40
Ritz Carlton Istanbul



Albert Krespin, President, CFA Society Istanbul / CEO, Deutsche Securities


Paul Smith, CFA, CFA Institute, President (Former)

Mehmet Gönen, Borsa Istanbul, Acting CEO

Bora Oruç, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Vice Chairman

Prof. Göksel Aşan, Turkish Presidency Finance Office Chief

KEYNOTE TALK: Prosperity Through A Narrow Corridor

Reinventing Institutional Structure for Sustainable Growth

Prof. James Robinson, University of Chicago, Co-Author of Why Nations Fail & Narrow Corridor

Moderator: Gary Baker, CFA, EMEA Region Managing Director, CFA Institute

KEYNOTE TALK: Designing The Financial Architecture of Innovation Based Growth

Economic Growth, Firm Dynamics & Investing in Innovation

Prof. Ufuk Akçiğit, University of Chicago, Department of Economics

Moderator: Albert Krespin, President, CFA Society Istanbul / CEO, Deutsche Securities

Refreshment Break

PANEL DISCUSSION I. ENTREPRENEUR CAPITAL: Finance & The Ecosystems of Creative Destruction

Lessons from Silicon Valley & Singapore

Prof. Mustafa Ergen, Istanbul Technical University

George Lee Lap Wah, CFA, Former Head of Global Corporate Banking OCBC

Moderator: Dr. Serkan Yüksel, Turkish Presidency Finance Office, Director of Istanbul Financial Center

PANEL DISCUSSION II. FROM IDEA to IPO: Investing at Different Stages of Growth

Mehmet Tuğrul Tekbulut, Chairman and Logo Group Chief Technology Officer

Orhan Ayanlar, CFA , Partner, Mediterra Capital

Moderator: Dr. Alp Keler, CFA, Chairman, Turkish Capital Markets Association



Margaret Franklin, CFA, CEO & President, CFA Institute 

KEYNOTE TALK: Investing with Impact: Future & Now

Jamie Broderick, Senior Advisor, UK Impact Investing Institute / Former CEO UBS Wealth UK

Moderator: Ertunç Tümen, CFA, Board Member CFA Society Istanbul / Head of Business Development, Ak Asset Management

PANEL DISCUSSION III. PENSIONS & ENDOWMENTS: Reaping the Advantages of Long Term Investing

Kati Eriksson, CFA, Head of Investments, Aalto University Endowment

Göktürk Işıkpınar, CIO, Head of Alternative Investments, Ak Asset Management

Moderator: Emrah Yücel, CIO, İş Asset management

PANEL DISCUSSION IV. ROLE OF DEVELOPMENT BANKS: Investing for Impact in Emerging Markets

Arnaud Dupoizat, CFA, Turkey Country Manager, IFC, Former Principle Investment Manager for Largest EM Fund.

Jean-Gabriel Dayre, Regional Manager for Turkey, Middle East, Caucasus, Balkans and Central Asia at PROPARCO – PE ARM of French Development Agency

Moderator: Şule Kılıç, EBRD Deputy Head, Turkey, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy

Refreshment Break

PANEL DISCUSSION V. A GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE INVESTING: Investing in Sustainable Development Goals

Christian Dreyer, CFA, CEO, CFA Society Switzerland

Jeroen Bos, CFA, CAIA, Head of Special Equity & Responsible Investing, NN Investment Partners

Moderator: Elena Philipova, Refinitive, Director, Global Head of ESG Proposition

CLOSING REMARKS : A New Purpose of Finance & Policy Lessons for Emerging Countries

Ertunç Tümen, CFA, Board Member CFA Society Istanbul / Head of Business Development, Ak Asset Management