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Siva Karthikeyan | Aon Hewitt

Siva currently works within Aon’s Investment Consulting and Management business, where she partners with senior executives to provide strategic financial planning and insights into the overall running of the business. Being a high growth area within Aon, her focus is currently on influencing decision making that drives the commercial development of the business.

During her 6 years in Aon, she has contributed directly to key business initiatives such as improving cash flow within the UK by £10m, implementing an EMEA wide financial control programme and streamlining processes through offshoring activities.

She is also the vice-chair of Aon’s Multi-cultural network and is passionate about building positive relationships within cross cultural teams. As a budding network, her current focus is on establishing the foundational pillars to build longer term success for the network e.g. early careers programme, data & analysis, BAME colleagues’ recruitment and retention.

Outside of work, she actively supports fundraising events for ‘Building Blocks’ – A charity that runs projects to provide education and improve the well-being of children in Sri Lanka.

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Nandini Ramakrishnan | JP Morgan Asset Management

I am a Global Market Strategist in the Market Insights team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. We provide timely economic and market commentary to clients, internal stakeholders, and media. Whether it is the case for investing in emerging markets or why the steeper US yield curve will be beneficial to certain equity sectors, I love talking markets. I am one of eight strategists that produce the quarterly 80-page“Guide to the Markets.” Analysing and explaining market news has been my passion since my undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Chicago. I moved to London specifically to join my team, arriving in Heathrow with a suitcase full of work suits and a few economics books, but without any friends, family, or professional networks in Europe. Two-and-a-half years later, I speak to clients all over the UK, Europe, and Middle East. I write a weekly column for the Financial Times Adviser and I appear on BBC, Bloomberg, Sky News and CNBC frequently to discuss market outlooks.

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Emma Jackson | Legg Mason Global Asset Management

Emma works as Product Development Manager at Legg Mason where she plays an integral role in the research and development of new funds and fund vehicles. Prior to joining Legg Mason in May 2016, Emma worked at Vanguard, where she also started her career in Investment Management back in 2009. Whilst at Vanguard, Emma was responsible for the development of ETFs and funds, and helped launch Vanguard’s first active offering in Europe. Emma spent 18 months in Vanguard’s Head Office in Malvern, Pennsylvania participating in an accelerated development leadership program, where she was able to hone her leadership, business strategy and product development skills.

Whilst based in the US, Emma became a key member of a local non-profit organization FUELtheCURE whose mission is to inspire and enable a philanthropic lifestyle amongst young professionals. Throughout her adulthood, she has also spent hours training for various running events in order to raise money for children’s charities close to her heart.

Emma gained a joint honours degree from Newcastle University in Economics and Geography and is currently a Level 2 CFA candidate.

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Claire Meier | Northern Trust

Claire Meier is a Senior Analyst in Fixed Income at Northern Trust Asset Management, responsible for global sovereign and agency research. She also plays a key role in asset allocation decisions working closely with the chief strategist and chief economist.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2011, she was a research analyst at Allstate Investments, LLC focusing on both emerging and developed sovereign markets.

Claire earned a B.A. in government and Portuguese Brazilian Studies from Smith College and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She studied in Sao Paul, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentine during her undergraduate degree.  She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay in 2001 investigating the role of the state in small business promotion.  During her time in Uruguay she volunteered extensively with Endeavor Uruguay, helping entrepreneurs expand their businesses through mentorship.

Claire is a founding board member of One Refugee Child.  She leads program development, helping supply items and activities to displaced children in Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. One Refugee Child has raised over $150,000 since November 2015 and is a registered charity in the US.

Claire is married and has two children. She is originally from the US but now calls North London home.

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Emma Clarke | Beaufort Investment Management

Emma is Senior Investment Analyst and joined Beaufort Investment Management in August 2016. Prior to joining Beaufort, Emma was Senior Investment Analyst at Mazars Financial Planning. Emma has held a number of investment roles in the discretionary fund management arena including award-winning boutique Wellian Investment Solutions, Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management (now Tilney Bestinvest), Heartwood Wealth Management and Jupiter Asset Management.

Emma is a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute, a member of the CFA UK Society, holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is currently studying towards the Investment Advice Diploma (IAD).