75 key figures in finance to track down at Davos

Financial News, 22.01.2018

Leading banking and investment chiefs head to the Swiss Alps this week for the 2018 World Economic Forum

This year's World Economic Forum in Davos kicks off tomorrow with Donald Trump set to become the first US president in almost 20 years to attend the annual get-together of the global business elite.

Aside from the presence such a divisive political heavyweight, the agenda will be topped by the usual talk of Brexit, a lack of volatility in financial markets, moving on from years of easy central bank money, Chinese growth and the increasing threats posed by cyber criminals.

Also thrown into the mix this year will probably be discussions about the US government shutdown, the Saudi Arabia purge, the threat of war with North Korea and the rise of volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin — the market for which continues to mature.

So who from the world of finance will be attending the annual WEF meet? According to the institution's latest guest list, published on Friday, the usual big hitters from financial services will soon be touching down in Zurich's Kloten Airport.

From Wall Street chief executives Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon, to investment bosses Anne Richards (pictured above) and Ray Dalio, the sector is adequately represented.

Political classes, who have seldom been more important to finance, are represented by EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell, while plenty of large institutional investors accepted an invite to the Alps.

Absent this year is John Cryan, CEO of Deutsche Bank, but five board members are to represent the German lender. Equally, hedge fund manager Steven Cohen is to send the president of his new firm, Point72 Asset Management, rather than make the trip himself.

Finally, returning to his roots is short-lived White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci (pictured above), who is scheduled to make an appearance in the Swiss mountain resort as the founder of fund of fund manager SkyBridge Capital, despite having sold his 45% stake in the firm to China's HNA Group for $180m.

Here are 75 men and women that will be driving the financial services debate at this year's forum:

  • Martin Gilbert, chief executive, Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Christian Hyldahl, CEO, ATP
  • Brian Moynihan, chairman and CEO, Bank of America
  • Christian Meissner, head of global corporate and investment banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Mark Carney, governor, Bank of England
  • John McFarlane, chairman, Barclays
  • Jes Staley, CEO, Barclays
  • Thomas Finke, chairman and CEO, Barings
  • Laurence Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock
  • Mark Wiseman, chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors / global head, active equities, BlackRock
  • Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO, Blackstone
  • John Studzinski, vice-chairman, investor relations and business development group, Blackstone
  • Ray Dalio, founder, chairman and co-chief investment officer Bridgewater Associates
  • Greg Jensen, co-chief investment officer, Bridgewater Associates
  • Robert Prince, co-chief investment officer, Bridgewater Associates
  • Michael Sabia, president and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Alain Carrier, senior managing director and head of international and Europe, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Kate Hampton, CEO, Children's Investment Fund Foundation
  • Michael Corbat, CEO, Citigroup
  • Raymond McGuire, global head, corporate and investment banking, Citigroup
  • Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse
  • Jim Amine, CEO, investment banking and capital markets, Credit Suisse
  • Rolly Van Rappard, co-founder and co-chairman, CVC Capital Partners
  • Paul Achleitner, chairman of the supervisory board, Deutsche Bank
  • Joachim Faber, chairman of the supervisory board, Deutsche Börse
  • Michel Barnier, chief Brexit negotiator, European Commission
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission
  • Al Gore, Vice-President of the US (1993-2001); chairman and co-founder, Generation Investment Management
  • Lim Chow Kiat, CEO, GIC Private
  • Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs
  • Harvey Schwartz, president and co-chief operating officer, Goldman Sachs
  • William Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management
  • Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK
  • John McDonnell, shadow chancellor of the exchequer, UK
  • John Flint, CEO-designate, HSBC
  • Samir Assaf, group managing director and chief executive, global banking and markets, HSBC
  • Hendrik du Toit, CEO, Investec Asset Management
  • Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund
  • Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan
  • Daniel Pinto, CEO, corporate and investment bank, JPMorgan
  • Johannes Huth, head of KKR, Europe
  • Farouk AA Bastaki, managing director and CEO, Kuwait Investment Authority
  • Kenneth Jacobs, chairman of the board of directors and CEO, Lazard
  • António Horta-Osório CEO Lloyds Banking Group
  • Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd's of London
  • Anne Richards, CEO, M&G Investments
  • Ken Moelis, chairman and CEO, Moelis
  • Louis Bacon, chairman and CEO, Moore Capital Management
  • James Gorman, chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley
  • Franck Petitgas, global head, investment banking, Morgan Stanley
  • Adena Friedman, president and CEO, Nasdaq
  • Jean Raby, CEO, Natixis Investment Managers
  • Michael Spencer, CEO, NEX Group
  • Koji Nagai, president and group CEO, Nomura
  • Bjarne Graven-Larsen, executive vice president and chief investment officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Torben Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark
  • Douglas Haynes, president, Point72 Asset Management
  • Paul Manduca, chairman, Prudential
  • André Bourbonnais, president and CEO, Public Sector Pension Investment Board
  • Abdulla Thani, CEO, Qatar Investment Authority
  • David McKay, president and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Said Al Hadrami, vice-president, international operations, Saudi Aramco
  • Ahmed Alkholifey, governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
  • Herman Gref, chairman and CEO, Sberbank
  • Anthony Scaramucci, founder, SkyBridge Capital
  • Frédéric Oudéa, CEO, Societe Generale
  • George Soros, chairman, Soros Fund Management
  • Bill Winters, group CEO, Standard Chartered
  • Tan Chong Lee, president, Temasek
  • Daniel Loeb, CEO, Third Point
  • Jon Winkelried, co-CEO, TPG
  • Jim Coulter, co-founder and co-CEO, TPG
  • Martin Blessing, group president, wealth management, UBS
  • Sergio Ermotti, group CEO, UBS
  • Theresa Whitmarsh, executive director, Washington State Investment Board