We invite you to join us at Luminary 2018 for an afternoon of inspiring and educational talks, in a relaxed and friendly environment. After the success of our first Luminary seminar in 2016, we have decided to bring this year’s event to venues in both the North and South.

The issue of diversity in financial services will be discussed, with some of the industry’s current leading speakers bringing a good balance of educational and motivational messages. The event will close with an opportunity for you to network with peers in style on the roof terrace of M&G’s head office in London, and our own roof terrace at EQ4 in Manchester – weather permitting.

Spaces are limited, so please register below to secure your place.

London agenda

Alison Mollard, Business Development Manager - AJ Bell

Claudia Calich, Fund Manager Emerging Markets - M&G Investments

Abraham Okusanya, Founder - FinalytiQ

Lisa Webster, Technical Resource Consultant - AJ Bell

Iona Bain, Founder – Young Money Blog

Corinne Hutton, Finding your Feet

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Manchester agenda

Andy Witter, Business Development Manager - AJ Bell

Ritu Vohora, Investment Director and Head of Equities Investment Content - M&G Investments

Laura Carstensen, Non-executive Director – AJ Bell

Lisa Webster, Technical Resource Consultant - AJ Bell

Iona Bain, Founder – Young Money Blog

Corinne Hutton, Finding your Feet

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Speakers


Alison Mollard
Business Development Manager
AJ Bell

AJ Bell Business and Platform update

Alison will outline what Luminary represents before taking a look at the AJ Bell business and current platform market. There will also be an update on the recent AJ Bell Investcentre platform developments and what is currently in the pipeline.


Andy Witter
Business Development Manager
AJ Bell

AJ Bell Business and Platform update

Andy will outline what Luminary represents before taking a look at the AJ Bell business and current platform market. There will also be an update on the recent AJ Bell Investcentre platform developments and what is currently in the pipeline.


Claudia Calich
Fund Manager
M&G Investments

The challenges and opportunities of investing in Emerging Market Debt

Claudia will provide an outlook for the investment opportunities on offer within Emerging Market debt markets – a very diverse but often overlooked asset class. Claudia’s flexible approach allows her the opportunity to invest across different emerging markets, companies and currencies, in order to provide the potential for attractive long-term returns for clients.


Ritu Vohora
Investment Director and Head of Equities Investment Content
M&G Investments

What a difference a year makes!

Ritu will provide a review of global financial markets over the last 12 months and how investors find themselves in a very different market context today. She will also discuss the important factors investors should be thinking about today, and how they should be positioning client portfolios going forward.


Abraham Okusanya
Founder
FinalytiQ

Why I am a feminist and everyone should be!

The idea is counter-intuitive - I don’t carry placards, and I’ve never joined a protest for anything in my life. But as a son, husband and dad, I want to see an end to the subjugation of women in all its guises, particularly in financial services.


Laura Carstensen
Non-executive Director
AJ Bell

Setting life goals

AJ Bell’s newly appointed Non-Executive Director, Laura Carstensen looks back at her career to date and talks about how she combined a large family with a demanding City career and latterly a portfolio boardroom career. A session for both the career-focused and working mother on setting your goals and sticking to them. Not to be missed.


Lisa Webster
Technical Resource Consultant
AJ Bell

Pensions and divorce

Lisa will look at the options in respect of pensions on divorce. She will take a look at the practical issues, common pitfalls and the impact on protection.


Iona Bain
Founder
Young Money Blog

Know your worth

Women throughout their young lives are influenced to be passive, compliant and deferential. This doesn't just cause financial inequality between the sexes – it creates profound stasis and dysfunction in public life too. But change is coming, and young women in financial services can lead the way. In her session Iona will argue why women can now revolutionise the industry and help close the UK's gender prosperity gap. She will draw on her experiences and real-life examples to highlight just how powerful women can be once they reject presenteeism, deference before unearned authority and groupthink. She will look at how women can get comfortable being uncomfortable, challenging accepted wisdom and entrenched biases to create a financial world far more cognisant of real people's needs, wants and desires. In turn, she will explore how we can all become cheerleaders for women's financial and career empowerment. By unlearning the damaging patterns of behaviour that hold them back, she argues women can be themselves – and radical game-changers in the process.


Corinne Hutton
Finding your Feet

Find your feet and make the most of the hand you’ve been dealt

Corinne Hutton spoke at Luminary in 2016 and shared her story of a second chance at life following a Sepsis infection and her subsequent double amputation. This year she returns to re-tell her story and also update us on her journey over the past two years, including her dilemma on her planned hand transplant, fighting to stop sepsis killing 44,000 per year and saving lives through her amputee charity. Corinne’s truly inspirational story is like no other as she freely speaks about her lows and how she found the focus to pull herself back out of the dark hole she was dropped into.


Contact details

Kirsty Zollinger

Events Manager
Kirsty.Zollinger@ajbell.co.uk
0161 876 2818

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