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European Investment Forum 2021

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Event details


The Forum starts from 15:00 on 12 September ends at 13:30 on 14 September.


University Arms Hotel, Cambridge

This year’s forum

Following our inaugural event in 2019, we are excited to be organising the next European Investment Forum, a FTSE Russell and the University of Cambridge Centre for Endowment Asset Management collaboration. The event will be in-person and take place on 12-14 September 2021 at the University Arms Hotel in Cambridge.

This event is designed to challenge the frontiers of future investment opportunities by bringing together some of the world’s leading academics, as well as practitioners and industry thought leaders. 

Key themes will include:

  • Acute and slow pandemics
  • The influence of demographics on the investment environment
  • Today’s biggest trends & re-shaping the future
  • Quantum computing, machine learning & AI and their impact on asset management
  • Digital currencies: opportunities and challenges
  • The growth of fintech & big tech credit markets
  • Venture capital investing
  • Investing for the long term
  • Sustainable and responsible investing
  • Investor attention and influence

Registration for this event has now closed.

Health & Safety

Our number one priority is bringing everyone together safely and responsibly. We are carefully planning under Government and NHS guidelines, in addition to the hotels’ enhanced health and safety protocols in place onsite.

Research prize

The Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM), with the support of FTSE Russell, is awarding a prize for high-quality and innovative investment-related research being undertaken by junior scholars globally. The priority will be given to research excellence, novel insights, and applicability. Potential research topics include fund management, factor investing, index design, sustainable investing, performance measurement, active-passive management, machine learning, risk control, and alternative assets.

Five finalists will be selected and notified by 26 July 2021. Selected finalists will be invited to present their paper at the European Investment Forum 2021 taking place in Cambridge, UK, between 12-14 September 2021. The presentation should take the format of a 10 minute ‘TED talk’. Two winners – for best paper and best presentation – will be selected at the Forum and awarded a cash prize of USD 1000 each.

Should the EIF not be held due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a separate event for the presentation of shortlisted papers will be organised online.