Special Investment in Robotics in Global Robot Expo 2017

Madrid 10/11/2016. In Global Robot Expo 2017 will be a round table about investment in robotics. Trends to watch in the next decade.
Money is the key, investment in robotics is one of the most important factors in the development of a new ideas, forms or solutions. Global challenges like sustainability, economic growth or demographic development are being solved by the robotic revolution.

It’s no wonder that since 2012 the investment in robotics have reached more than $2.6 Billions and companies like Google, Intel or Qualcomm have entered an industry that is expected to grow at 10% rate for the next 10 years. In Global Robot Expo we want to give you a sneak peek in the robotic megatrends that will be key for the next decade and the companies that are worth investing now. We have created a round table with world class experts in robotic investments, come to meet them.

Karem Kharmandarian
Senior investment manager, Pictet Robotics
Karen Kharmandarian joined Pictet Asset Management in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2004 and is a Senior Investment Manager in the Thematic Equities team since 2007. Since its launch in October 2015, Karen manages the Pictet Robotics fund.
Karen began his investment career in 1994 with Société Générale in Paris as a management board adviser for banking matters. In 1996, he joined Aurel-Leven to set up and head the credit research department and in 1999 moved to the buy-side in a similar role with Ixis Asset Management in Paris, where he spent five years.


Richard Lightbound
CEO for Europe in Robo Global
Richard is CEO of ROBO Global Partners Ltd. and has worked for over 21 years in the financial and treasury services industry. In addition to managing daily operations in Europe and Asia, he is responsible for executing our business strategy and serves on the Index Committee and Classification Committee. During his career as a Commercial Banker, Richard served with Wells Fargo and Standard Chartered Bank in senior management positions with responsibility for Institutional and Corporate clients across Europe, MENA and Asia. Richard also served with TradeCard (now GT Nexus) where he launched and managed operations in 6 markets. TradeCard was funded by Warburg Pincus and today is the world’s largest cloud-based commerce network. Richard has lived and worked in Hong Kong, USA, Europe and Sri Lanka.


Jonathan Cohen
CIO in RoboCap LLP
Jonathan is the Founding Partner and CIO of RoboCap LLP. Following his graduation in Management with a Major in Finance from the University of St Gallen in 2004, Jonathan joined Bedrock SA, a multi-family office based in Geneva and London, where he was hired as the equity analyst for an activist investor. He then joined Goldman Sachs where he got promoted to Associate Investment Professional within the Institutional Wealth Management team. In 2009, he became the CIO of Huet & Cie BV, an Independent Asset Manager based in Geneva and Zurich, where he led a team of three analysts. Recently, he was the Senior Portfolio Manager of the US team of London & Capital Asset Management where he led a team of three portfolio managers. He has over 12 years of experience in thematic investment. He frequently follows classes on robotics online and at Imperial College. Jonathan speaks fluently English, French and German. He is passionate about new technologies and holds a Private Pilot License.


Pepe Borrell
Director Crowdcube Spain
Degree in International Business from the University Pompeu Fabra- CSEC, began his career as an analyst in mergers and acquisitions in Madrid, working for major capital funds national and international risk. Since July 2014 Crowdcube directs subsidiary in Spain.Since then, Crowdcube has funded more than 30 Spanish companies worth 6 million euros. Globally, Crowdcube has funded more than 450 companies worth 220 million euros, becoming the leading investment platform in Europe for growing startups and SMEs.

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