Bill Ackman, Barry Diller, Blythe Masters and Roger Ferguson Headline 5th Annual Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit

15 September 2015

For the first time, conference will be hosted simultaneously in New York, London and Hong Kong on October 6th

Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman, IAC Chairman Barry Diller, Digital Asset Holdings CEO Blythe Masters, TIAA-CREF CEO and President Roger Ferguson, Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld, Morgan Stanley Co-CEO of Asia Pacific Wei Sun Christianson, former Co CEO of Deutsche Bank Anshu Jain, Atomico CEO and Founding Partner Niklas Zennstrom and other business leaders from around the world will offer their insights and ideas on global markets and finance at the fifth annual Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit on Tuesday, October 6th. For the first time, Bloomberg will host the Summit in New York, London and Hong Kong on the same day. Already sold out in New York, the conference will convene more than 600 of the biggest names and influencers in the industry on stage and in the audience for a day of debate, networking and cross-border thought leadership.

Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit is the centerpiece of a multi-platform editorial initiative that leverages Bloomberg's unparalleled breadth of media resources, including print, digital, television and radio platforms to bring one-of-a-kind conversations with newsmakers and financial leaders on the trends and opportunities encountered across the global economy. The event is produced by Bloomberg LIVE, the company's global events business, in conjunction with Bloomberg Markets magazine's annual 50 Most Influential ranking, which will run in the November issue and be available digitally on October 5th. In addition, event sessions will be broadcast live on Bloomberg Television and the network will conduct interviews with select newsmakers. Bloomberg Radio will also broadcast live from the Summit.

"By bringing together market influencers in three of the world's financial centers, Bloomberg demonstrates its global convening power and holistic approach to covering business and finance," said Bloomberg LIVE Editor Stephanie Mehta. "Top leaders will explore the forces shaping the future of markets, providing our executive-level audience with the insights and tools to navigate the evolving world of global finance."

New York
Bloomberg Markets Most Influential in New York will focus on macroeconomic trends and global forces shaping investment strategy today, with the bankers, policymakers, money managers and big thinkers who matter most. Speakers include:

  • Bill Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Pershing Square Capital Management
  • Clifford Asness, Co-founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer, AQR Capital
  • Louis Beryl, Co-founder and CEO, Earnest
  • Brad Burnham, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Abby Joseph Cohen, President, Global Markets Institute, Goldman Sachs
  • Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC
  • Blair Effron, Co-Founder and Partner, Centerview Partners
  • Roger Ferguson, CEO and President, TIAA-CREF
  • Jonathan Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, Blackstone
  • Bob Greifeld, CEO, Nasdaq
  • Renaud Laplanche, Founder and CEO, Lending Club
  • Alexandra Lebenthal, CEO and President, Lebenthal Holdings
  • Dan Levitan, Co-Founder and General Partner, Maveron
  • Blythe Masters, CEO, Digital Asset Holdings
  • Noor Menai, President & CEO, CTBC Bank Corp. USA
  • Hank Uberoi, CEO and Executive Director, Earthport
  • Chris Ventresca, Global Co-Head Mergers & Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan

Bloomberg Markets Most Influential in London will bring together the leading minds in European finance and business, offering access to CEOs, investors, corporate power brokers and bankers for a unique opportunity to hear views on the investments of tomorrow. Speakers include:

  • Eileen Burbidge, Partner, Passion Capital
  • Oliver Bussmann, Group Chief Information Officer & Group Managing Director, UBS AG
  • Julien Codorniou, Director, Global Platform Partnerships, Facebook
  • James Cooksey, Head of Central London, The Crown Estate
  • Tom Cooper, Co-Global Chairman of M&A, Deutsche Bank
  • Hernan Cristerna, Managing Director, Co-Head of Global M&A, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Camilla Dell, Managing Partner and Founder, Black Brick Property Solutions
  • Vittorio Grilli, Chairman of the Corporate and Investment Bank, EMEA, J.P. Morgan
  • Guy Hands, Chairman and Founder, Terra Firma
  • Sunil Hirani, Co-Founder and CEO, trueEX
  • Jon Matonis, Economist
  • Helena Morrissey CBE, CEO, Newton, Chair, The Investment Association (IA) and Founder, 30% Club
  • Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
  • James Taylor, Project Director for Clarges Mayfair, British Land
  • Niklas Zennstrom, CEO and Founding Partner, Atomico

Hong Kong
Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in Hong Kong will cover a range of topics including RMB internationalisation, fund passports and stock connects, investments in alternatives and the risk and reward landscape in Asia. Speakers include:

  • Shuhei Abe, CEO, Sparx Group Co.
  • Sumit Agarwal, Low Tuck Kwong Professor, Professor of Economics, Finance & Real Estate, Vice Dean, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Au King-Lun, CEO, Bank of China HK Asset Management & Council Member, HK FSDC
  • Woody Bradford, President & CEO, Conning
  • Rahul Chadha, Co-CIO, Mirae Asset Global Investments
  • Wei Sun Christianson, Co-CEO of Asia Pacific & CEO of China, Morgan Stanley
  • Scott Collison, Head of Alternatives, Asia, Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Martin Cubbon, Corporate Development & Finance Director, Swire Pacific
  • Chen Ding, CEO, CSOP Asset Management Limited
  • Michael Falcon, CEO Asia Pacific, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Andrew Fung, Executive Director & Head of Global Banking and Markets, Hang Seng Bank
  • Ken Hu, CIO Fixed Income, Asia Pacific, Invesco
  • Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific, HSBC Global Asset Management 
  • Vivek Pathak, Director East Asia & the Pacific, International Finance Corporation 
  • Wai-Kwong Seck, EVP, Head of Global Markets & Global Services Asia Pacific, State Street
  • Eleanor Wan, CEO, BEA Union Investment Management
  • Qiumei Yang, CEO, ICI Global Asia Pacific
  • Florence Yip, Asia Pacific Asset Management Group Tax Leader & Council Member, HK FSDC, PwC
  • Xiaofeng Zhong, CEO North Asia, Amundi Hong Kong Limited 

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