Morningstar Investment Conference – London

by Martin Vaughan on 27 May 2008

Continuing with our feedback on training courses, seminars and workshops here is my review of the recent Morningstar Investment Conference.

Who was the organiser? Morningstar

Where was it held? Hilton Metropole Hotel, London

How long did it last? All day (I only attended the first day)

What was the format?  This was conference format. You were given a booklet which set out the timings of the conference sessions and gave a brief resume of the speakers for each session. There was also room in the booklet for you to make whatever notes you felt were appropriate.  There were various sessions throughout the day which were biased towards investment of various assets and portfolio construction.

What did you do? I attended each of the session on the first day. There was also a lunch break and coffee breaks during the day during which you could network and talk to other delegates.

Did you achieve what you wanted to achieve?  Yes

Were there many people there? About 500 with delegates ranging from IFA’s, Fund managers, product providers and fund analysts.

What was the best part? Listening to top industry names speaking about their subject.  Telling us their views on what they do and the changes which they feel the industry is going to go through.

What was the worst part? There wasn’t a worst part. It was an excellent conference very well organised which I gained a lot from.

Would you go again?  Most definitely! The conference was excellent, very well organised and extremely informative.  It was excellent to have an insight into what fund managers, asset allocators and well known industry commentators are thinking.

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Jon Standring 19 September 2008 at 12:25

Just a quick note from the Morningstar Investment Conference team. We really appreciate the positive feedback and we will endeavour to maintain the high standard again in 2009!

If you or your readers would like updates on next year’s agenda as it comes together, please email me or

We are booked in at a hotel by Tower Bridge in London on 12-13 May 2009. We hope to see you there again.

Director of Marketing
Morningstar UK

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