Virtual Annual General Meeting 2021

Due to the ongoing circumstances regarding Covid-19, the EuropeFides Annual General Meeting 2021 will take place as a virtual meeting.
We take this measure for the well-being of all of our members and guests, and hope to be able to meet again in person soon.

We look forward to connecting with our members and guests online on Friday, 26 March 2021.

The event will comprise two parts:

12.00pm CET: Annual General Assembly 

(members only)

The EuropeFides Annual General Assembly will discuss important strategic and organizational topics with the members and vote on several formal items.

One important topic will be the appointment of the Management Committee for the year 2021.
Seven members
will join the President, and the first and second Vice-Presidents to form the new Committee. If there are more than seven candidates an election will be held.
Members can submit their candidacy in writing to the EuropeFides Secretariat ( until 5 March 2021.

 2.00pm - 4.00pm CET:  Seminar Programme

(open to members and their staff, as well as invited guests)

2.00pm CET:
Leadership in Turbulent Times
We are living in unprecedented times forcing us to adapt to change constantly. Professionals today are suddenly facing a radical new environment where everyone and everything may feel substantially altered: their staff, their clients, the industry and the profession represented.
Laurent Buratti will talk about leadership, motivating yourself and others and the critical skills that are required to succeed in the long-term. 

About the speaker:
Laurent Buratti is a Leadership Coach & Business Strategist.
For the past 15 years, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. He is a recognized consultant on leadership, major transformation, and personal "full potential" performance. He is a former Partner at Bain and Company, a global consulting firm, leading the Results Delivery Practice in Europe, motivational speaker, author of self-help and management books and creator of the psychology of action. Laurent combines a strategic mind with humanitarian values. He has a profound desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives and a passion for building organizations unleashing human potential. Laurent is a recognized catalyst for developing systems and strategies for accelerated and lasting transformations in individuals, teams and organizations.

3.00pm - 4.00pm CET:

The Post-COVID World: Economic & Market Outlook
COVID-19: 12 months after more than half the world’s population was confined in lockdown, new strains of the virus are forcing governments to keep restrictions tight for now. How did we go from shock to fear, then fear to anger and how can we move from anger to reconstruction? We will endeavour to answer these questions in economic, social, political, and geopolitical terms.
Macro outlook: With vaccination programmes making rapid progress and massive fiscal support from governments, economists are revising growth forecasts higher and investors have begun to fret about inflation, a paradigm shift after decades of anaemic price rises. What does all this mean for the global economy?
Global asset allocation views: The impending cyclical upturn, the size of Biden’s fiscal plans and emerging inflationary worries have combined to push bond yields ever higher since last summer. Will this surge last and what are our asset class preferences?

Short Introduction and Organization of Société Générale Private Banking

About the speakers:
Alan Mudie is Global Head of Investment Strategy at Société Générale Private Banking.
He has over twenty-five years of experience in investment management and strategy. In 2014, he joined Société General Private Banking Switzerland as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Global Head of Investment Strategy. Prior to that, Alan held a number of senior positions in private banking in Geneva – CIO Private Banking with Union Bancaire Privée, Chief Executive Officer of SYZ & Co’s Oyster Funds division and CIO of BNP Paribas International Private Bank, among other high-level posts within the BNP Paribas group. Before moving to Switzerland, he also held senior roles with Credit Agricole in London and Barclays Bank in Paris. Alan Mudie holds dual Swiss and British nationality and is a graduate of the University of St Andrews and Teesside Polytechnic.

Sophie Ferlay-Bourdarie is Head of International Clients Desk at Société Générale Private Banking.

Registration is open to all partners and staff of EuropeFides member firms as well as invited guests. The registration link has been shared with members.
If you are interested in joining the Seminar and would like to receive the registration link, contact Nina Fischer of the EuropeFides Secretariat (


We look forward to seeing you online!