Skip to main content

Lunch & Learn | Algorithms & Assets - Understanding AI's Potential with Capital International Group | July 2024

12 July 12:00 PM

Claremont Hotel

Event Description:

Join us for an insightful event, "Algorithms & Assets - Understanding AI's Potential," where we delve into the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the investment markets. This event will feature expert speakers, panel discussions, and interactive sessions designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of AI's current applications, hardware developments, software advancements, and future potential in the financial sector.


  • Putting AI in context
  • Stock market developments in relation to AI over past two years

AI Hardware and its Development

  • Evolution of AI hardware
  • Impact of specialized AI chips on performance and efficiency
  • Leading hardware manufacturers and their contributions to AI advancements
  • Future trends and implications for scalability

AI Software and Current Applications

  • Key AI software platforms and frameworks
  • Machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing applications
  • Real-world examples of AI in fraud, customer service, and back-office operations
  • Integration of AI software

Looking to the Future

  • Predictions for the future of AI
  • Disruption vs opportunity: The potential of AI technology
  • Preparing for the AI-driven future: skills, education, and organizational changes
  • The role of AI collaboration


  • Gain a thorough understanding of how AI is reshaping the world
  • Learn about the latest developments in AI hardware and software
  • Explore real-world applications and case studies of AI
  • Discuss future trends and prepare for the AI-driven evolution
  • Ethical considerations and regulatory landscape


  • Investment managers and advisors
  • Technology and AI enthusiasts
  • Financial industry regulators and policymakers
  • Academics and students in finance and technology fields


Due to kind support of our brand new Platinum Partner, Capital International Group, this event has a subsidised entry fee allowing members to “Lunch & Learn” for exceptional value.

Chamber Member - £15.00 plus VAT and Eventbrite fees.

Non Member - £25.00 plus VAT and Eventbrite fees.

This event includes a delicious one course lunch , choices as follows:

  • Pea & Asparagus Risotto
  • Pan-fried chicken, penne pasta, Neapolitan sauce
  • Pan-fried cod, white wine velouté, green beans, herb roasted potatoes

Please click here to book your place

About our Presenters:

James Penn - Head of Equity 

James started as assistant to the Chief Investment Officer at Coutts in the mid-1990s. After three years, he joined Singer & Friedlander for four years as a Junior Portfolio Manager and analyst, covering the Alcoholic Beverage, Leisure, and Media sectors. He then moved on to Capital International Group in 2003, where he spent six years as a Portfolio Manager and subsequently Senior Portfolio Manager (years which included weathering the financial crisis of 2008) and became the first person on the Island to acquire the prestigious CFA Charter. In 2010, James moved to Thomas Miller Investments as Senior Portfolio Manager and later Deputy Head of the Equity team. He rejoined Capital International in 2018 as Head of Equity. He recently acquired the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

Sean Mills – Senior Portfolio Manager 

“After obtaining a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Leeds, Sean began his investment career in 2018 as an Assistant Portfolio Manager at Thomas Miller Investment. Sean went on to join Capital International Group in 2023 where he is currently a Senior Portfolio Manager. Sean predominantly analyses global macroeconomic trends and individual companies on a case-by-case basis in search of attractive investment opportunities. Sean is a CFA Charterholder and holds the CFA ESG certificate.”

Matthew Seaward – Portfolio Manager & Investment Analyst 

Matthew Seaward joined Capital in November 2017 on a graduate scheme before becoming an Investment Analyst and a member of the Equity Selection team at Capital International. Matthew graduated from the University of Kent with a BSc (Hons) in Accounting & Finance and went on to earn an MSc in Finance. He is a member of the CFA Society of the UK and holds the Investment Management Certificate. “I believe a well-constructed portfolio should result in portfolios which are profitable, efficient and less susceptible to periods of market dislocation”