Societe Generale & Risk Derivatives Conference 2019

This leading industry conference gathers senior investors and decision makers from top-tier asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies and pension funds from across Europe.

Societe Generale and RISK bring to you combined expertise in derivatives and risk management, at this half day, high impact annual conference.

Providing senior investors and decision makers from leading multi-asset institutions, with behind the scenes economic and political insights, investment strategies and debate from hedge funds, asset managers and insurers, followed by 18 deep-dive derivative solution workshops to choose from.

With QIS strategies under-performing, markets rebounding, volatility remaining low and the business cycle never ending, the need for innovative derivative solutions has never been greater in recent times.


Robert Peston

Political Editor and Journalist

Robert Peston covers everything of note that happens in Westminster and beyond, interviewing the important players on the national and international political scenes. He is the most followed UK journalist in social media and host of a weekly agenda-setting politics television show. Ex FT Financial Editor and author of How Do We Fix This Mess? and WTF? After reporting on the scale of China’s debt and traditional retail’s reaction to online competition, Robert moved to ITV to take on a broad remit. Robert was the first to draw public attention to the fact that Northern Rock was approaching technical insolvency.

Duncan Wood

Global Editorial Director


Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Duncan had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.
In the intervening years, Duncan was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work appearing in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles.
Duncan has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has also won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Jean-François Grégoire

Head of Global Markets

Societe Generale

Jean-François Grégoire joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1996 in Paris as an Equity Derivatives Trader. Between 2001 and 2009, he was Head of Equity Derivatives Trading for Asia-Pacific and then for the USA. In 2009, he was appointed Head of US Trading based in New York and since 2012 he has been Global Head of Trading based in Paris. Jean-François was appointed Deputy Chief Risk Officer in November 2015. He became Head of Global Markets in February 2019.

Jean-Francois graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE.


Exclusive insights from our panel of experts on:

  • Japanification of Europe

    Enhancing returns in a low yield environment

    Panelists include: Aberdeen Standard Investment, Aviva, Coutts, Invesco

  • Generating alpha in a high “vol of vol” world

    What are the roles of systematic and carry strategies?

    Panelists include: Man Group, Parallax Volatility Advisors, La Française Global Investments


18 Derivative Solutions Workshops to choose from

  • Fixed Income Risk Premia 2.0
  • ETF Solutions and Strategies
  • Opportunities in Alternative Risk Transfer
  • Chasing Yield in the Money Markets
  • Tail Risk Hedging
  • Solutions to Access Emerging Markets
  • Intraday Trend Following
  • FIC Trade Ideas in a Brexit Environment
  • USD Rates: Where Long Vol Means Positive Carry (VRR)
  • Cross Asset Volatility Opportunites in Sedated Markets
  • Why Dedicated 'Risk Transfer' Funds are Booming
  • Implementing Tailored ESG Investment Strategies
  • The Weak vs Strong Balance Sheet: Using Equities to Short Credit
  • Structured Inflation Hedging
  • Outsourced Exectution
  • The Boom of Dispersion Strategies - Risk Off, With Positive Carry
  • Commodity Carry
  • Credit Index Products & TRS

Robert Peston, Political Journalist and Editor

Joining straight from the Conservative Party Conference, Robert will share the very latest insights on the UK and EU political landscape, at this critical time of change. Well known for his straight talking and ability to synthesise what’s truly important for investors to consider in making their decisions.



Book now to secure your complimentary place at this annual conference and lunch

Friday 4th October, 8am – 2pm


(Places are limited, the event was oversubscribed last year.)

The May Fair Hotel London

Stratton St


About us

Societe Generale