Personality of the year

of the year
Elizabeth Corley
Chief Executive Officer

Allianz Global Investors Europe
As chief executive of Allianz Global Investors Europe, Elizabeth Corley is an important member of the asset management community, but this award is chiefly to recognise her contribution as initiator and chairwoman of the Forum of European Asset Managers. ââ?¬Å?The pan-European work that Elizabeth has done has set standards for others to follow,ââ?¬Â said the judges. She is committed to improving the global competitiveness of European asset management, while continuously striving to put clients first by improving choice and service. As chair of FEAM, she champions the cause of the single market agenda across Europe, while within AGI, she has been responsible for the successful conception and implementation of a consistent, client-driven strategy for AGI's European business. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip01.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}Shortlisted: Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, Chief Executive, Invesco Continental Europe
Jean-Baptiste de Franssu began working in the asset management industry in 1987, joining Invesco France as managing director in 1990, and moving to his current position when Invesco Continental Europe was founded in 1996. During his first decade at the helm of Invesco Continental Europe, he has created and supported several major initiatives to further strengthen the European asset management industry.  Peter Elam HÃ?Â¥kansson, Chief Executive, East Capital
Peter Elam HÃ?Â¥kansson founded East Capital in 1997. Over the last nine years, East Capital has grown to become one of the largest Russian and Eastern European investment houses in the world with a wide range of funds. It now manages over E3.1bn in a wide range of investment products for institutional and retail investors.  John Fraser, Chief Executive and Chairman, UBS Global Asset Management
Since becoming chairman and chief executive officer of UBS Global Asset Management in 2001, John Fraser has restructured and developed the business into a core part of UBS. He took a fragmented business and investment model - the result of a number of acquisitions by the predecessor organisations of UBS with a number of divergent brand names - to form a cohesive and sustainable model based on a diversified range of products and services.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.