We live in an age of sci-fi startups, and for the investment community the speed of change and the style of change presents huge opportunities and threats.


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Firstly, it was a great privilege to be asked to be this years Bravura Solutions keynote speaker at the annual Monaco Fund Forum event which this year, because of the global pandemic was a hybrid affair again which meant I delivered my keynote virtually.


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During my keynote, which was a short punchy affair, I highlighted how new technologies and paradigm shifts give investors the opportunity to refresh their portfolios and benefit from high return alternative investment strategies before everyone else jumps on the bandwagon and depresses returns.


Speed in the Age of Sci-Fi startups, Keynote by Matthew Griffin


I also highlighted the accelerating rate of change, spoke about ESG investment strategies, and showed them how changes in one industry could bring about significant opportunities in another.


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Then, I changed tack and demonstrated how some of these same disruptive technologies, when combined with agile, flexible, scalable IT platforms, could benefit their own organisations by helping automate everything from contract negotiation to the customer experience, and accelerating the rate at which they enter and take advantage of some of these novel investment opportunities.

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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