Open Think Tanks

Open Think Tanks

Risk Live 2020 - Interactive Think Tanks

Benchmark with your industry peers in these informal virtual discussion groups, led and moderated by practitioners, exploring the pressing issues keeping you awake at night.

Remote working risks in FICC markets

Thursday, November 12 | 12:45 PM (GMT)

This interactive discussion will be led by Martin Pluves, chief executive officer, FICC Markets Standards Board


Diversity or die

Thursday, November 12 | 15:30 PM (GMT)

The highly acclaimed Hall of Horrors is back with a virtual twist. This interactive 'think-tank-style' session will encourage you to think outside the box, hypothesise and re-imagine future black swan style catastrophes. Can you afford to miss out?

The compelling case for ensuring we are diverse in our organisations, thinking and future. Diversity isn’t just about gender or race. There are intersectional lens' that need to be applied to avoid the catastrophic consequences when you don’t address the diversity risks.


Mili Fomicov


Imperial College London (Centre for Climate Finance and Investment)


Mili Fomicov is a researcher at the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College London. Before joining Imperial College, she was a Director and Portfolio Manager in the Multi-Asset Strategies team at BlackRock. Previously, Mili was a Portfolio Manager on J.P. Morgan's CIO team, and managed US and Japan equity funds at Barclays. She started her career at AllianceBernstein in the US. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she received an MBA in Finance, Economics, Econometrics and Statistics

Fadi Zaher

head of index solutions & investment specialists


Fadi Zaher is responsible for LGIM’s Index Research & Development. His role includes defining and leading LGIM’s Index Solutions across ESG, factor based (smart beta) investing and customised investment strategies. Prior to that, he led the Fixed Income and Currency Strategy and Research at Barclays Wealth and Kleinwort Benson, and held other senior positions at various financial institutions in the past decade. In his earlier career, Fadi worked at the European Central Bank and was previously a researcher and senior lecturer of finance and econometrics in Sweden. Fadi graduated from Lund University and holds a PhD in financial economics. He is also the author of the book: “Index Fund Management: A Practical Guide to Smart Beta, Factor Investing, and Risk Premia”

Martin Pluves

Chief Executive Officer, Director

FICC Markets Standards Board