Speakers List - Madrid Roundtable 2019


Øyvind Fjell

Portfolio Manager – Nordic Equities

DNB Asset Management

Øyvind Fjell joined DNB Asset Management in 2018 as a portfolio manager, responsible for Nordic portfolios. Before he used to be a portfolio manager for Skagen Vekst and also Delphi Nordic. Mr. Fjell holds an MSc in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Technology, a CEFA and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Benjamin Melman

Global Chief Investment Officer

Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management

Benjamin Melman joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in 2006 as Head of Asset Allocation, Structured and Quantitative Management. In June 2019 he was appointed Global CIO Asset Management. He will supervise all Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management's investment teams and will join the Group's Asset Management Executive Committee. In 2009, he was appointed Director of the Absolute Performance. In 2012, he was appointed head of the Asset Allocation and Sovereign Debt team and in 2018 he was appointed CIO Asset Allocation & Sovereign Debt. He started his career 1995 at CDC Gestion as economist before joining Crédit Lyonnais in 1998, as economist; he then became Head of Economic Analysis (from 2000 until 2002) further to which he was appointed Head of Investment Strategy (from 2002 until 2006).
Benjamin Melman is a graduate from ENSAE and holds a Master's degree in Monetary Policy, Banking and Finance from the University of La Sorbonne Paris I Panthéon.

Ryan Reardon

Investment Strategist

State Street Global Advisors, SPDR ETFs

Ryan Reardon is a Vice President at State Street Global Advisors and a Senior Strategist on the SPDR ETF Strategy & Research team for EMEA. His primary areas of focus are in Smart Beta and US-domiciled SPDR ETFs. Ryan joined State Street in July 2008, after graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics. He holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the UK CFA Society, of which he is a member.

Tim Brown

Senior Product Specialist

Janus Henderson Investors

Tim Brown is a Senior Product Specialist at Janus Henderson Investors, responsible for a number of Global and Sector equity products. Prior to joining Janus Henderson in 2018, he spent 8 years at Vanguard Asset Management performing a number of roles. In his most recent role, he served as a Product Specialist covering a variety of active Global equity funds and was responsible for conducting investment reviews and sales pitches to a global investor audience including; DB and DC pension schemes, wealth managers, intermediaries and discretionary fund managers. Prior to this role, he spent 18 months at Vanguard's head office in Pennsylvania on a leadership development programme, where he was involved in active manager oversite and selection.
Tim earned a BSc degree (Hons) in Business and Finance from Royal Holloway University of London. He has 10 years of financial industry experience.