The Select conference brings together the UK's top advisers and investment professionals with a host of leading asset managers to discuss current and pertinent investment issues. In an ever challenging and changing marketplace, Select gathers experts from a wide range of investment areas and asset classes to share insights, discuss strategies and consider how we can meet customer needs. The event comprises a mix of main platform and boardroom sessions from inspiring external presenters and fund manager speakers, delivering education and thought leadership as well as in-depth analysis. Select is further enhanced by the outstanding conference facilities provided by the Four Seasons Hampshire which help create an environment in which speakers, sponsors and delegates alike cut through the noise and put the spotlight on tomorrow's investment opportunities.
Select 2024 begins at 9am on Tuesday 18 June and finishes after lunch on Wednesday 19 June. The agenda comprises both main platform and boardroom sessions as well as a networking dinner.
Delegates will hear from fund manager speakers from the sponsoring groups on the main platform which focuses on themes, markets and the big-picture. They will also participate in 45-minute boardroom presentations, with senior fund managers, which devle deeper into strategy specifics. These sessions are held in smaller, more intimate groups to facilitate in-depth analysis and discussion. Fund manager speaker details will be announced in early 2024.
External speakers complement those from the sponsoring groups and include a fascinating mix of macro, industry, leadership and inspirational presenters. In June 2024, we are looking forward to hearing from:
Journalist, author and former chief foreign leader-writer for The Times
Michael Binyon has been a leader-writer, columnist and foreign correspondent for The Times since 1971. For 15 years he was based overseas, reporting for the paper from Moscow, Washington, Bonn and Brussels before returning to London to be diplomatic editor and then becoming the chief foreign leader-writer in 2000.
After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in English and Arabic, he spent a year teaching English for the British Council in Minsk, USSR, in 1967 and in 1968 began as a reporter on The Times Educational Supplement. He moved to the BBC Arabic Service in 1970 and in 1971 became a founder reporter on The Times Higher Education Supplement.
He speaks French, German, Russian and some Arabic, and is a frequent broadcaster on BBC radio and television, Times Radio, and Monocle24 radio. He has also broadcast on French, German, Russian, Canadian and several Arabic radio and television stations.
A winner of two British journalism prizes, he wrote “Life in Russia” in 1983 and was awarded an OBE in 2000. He was master of the Leathersellers company in 2008-9 and on the board of the Stationers company from 2014-2020. He formally retired from The Times in 2009 but has continued to write regularly for the paper and for other publications.
Founder of Sandstone Communications and Former Covert Human Intelligence Officer
Tim Bradshaw is a former British Army Intelligence Officer and graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His work as a Covert Human Intelligence Officer and Target Acquisition Patrol Soldier saw him recruit and run foreign agents worldwide, and influence the outcome of extremely sensitive and dangerous situations.
Tim’s knowledge and experience of understanding and dealing with pressure and change, effective decision making and building resilience, forms the basis of the work he carries out with clients and audiences worldwide. Since leaving the British Army, Tim founded, and is a director of Sandstone Communications, an international leadership and team building consultancy.In response to the crisis in Ukraine, Tim has used his expertise to lead a team that has delivered over 15,000 meals, 500 sleeping bags and 300 trauma kits to those volunteering in an active warzone. As part of this effort, Tim has travelled throughout Ukraine in 2022 to teach skills in trauma first aid, and teach volunteers how to effectively utilize these skills in high-stress situations.
Delegates are responsible for making their own way to the venue; however complimentary transfers will be provided from local train stations and airports.
Dress code: Business casual