may, 2019

09may12:1513:45Event OverACTIVIST vs INDEX FUNDS: FRIENDS OR FOES?ZURICHEvent Type:CE EventLocation:Zürich

Event Details

Asset management trends towards passive index strategies and corresponding cost savings. Fidelity has launched its first zero commission fund – others will follow. This development is accompanied by a desirable increase in transparency. The effects on the industry include the creation of largely automated industry giants and further margin compression.

Niche strategies will remain profitable, however, and alpha will still exist where value is added. In a world where passive herd behavior becomes more widespread, contrarians will be able to identify value pockets. In this role, engaged investors will support the creation of sustainable shareholder value. Active investors and index funds are therefore both: competitors as well as natural allies.

Andreas Weigelt and Samuel Meyer, will present the state of the industry, elaborate on current developments in the activist investor segment, and provide real-life engagement examples from their work as engaged value investors in listed small- and mid-cap companies across Switzerland.


(Thursday) 12:15 - 13:45


Saxo Bank - Trading Lounge Zurich

Ground Floor, Beethovenstrasse 33, Zurich

CE Credits

CFA Society Switzerland has determined that this program qualifies for one CE credit hour under the guidelines of the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program.


    • Day 1
    • 09.05.2019
    • 12:15 12:00 Registration * 12.15-13.15 Presentation * 13.15 Networking Lunch12:15 - 13:45.


  • Andreas Weigelt

    Andreas Weigelt

    CEO, Veraison Capital

    Andreas Weigelt has over ten years of experience in the development and implementation of value enhancement programs, portfolio strategies, organizational restructurings as well as market strategies and sales. Before joining VERAISON Andreas served as General Manager of EgoKiefer, member of the divisional management board of the Arbonia Windows division and Head of Strategic Planning and M&A of Arbonia Group. Prior to that, Andreas was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In this role, he led multiple transformation projects and strategic initiatives, focusing especially on industrial and consumer goods companies. Andreas holds a Master’s degree in Strategy and International Management from the University of St. Gallen and a MBA from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

    CEO, Veraison Capital

  • Samuel Meyer CFA

    Samuel Meyer CFA

    Head of Client Relationships, Veraison Capital

    Samuel Meyer, has fifteen years of business experience in consulting, technology, and financial markets. He worked multiple years in executive marketing and business development roles at technology & investment companies and he spent almost a decade as strategy & technology consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture. During his career Samuel developed core competencies in strategic marketing, business and operating model design, and project execution. He founded his own consulting company in 2014. Samuel studied at the universities HEC Lausanne and HEC Paris, holds a Master of Science in Economics, and is a CFA Charterholder.

    Head of Client Relationships, Veraison Capital



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