CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds
 

 

8 February 2018
London – Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel

Programme

  

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds


08.30    :    Registration and Coffee

 

09.00    :    Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

TrevorTrevor Cook, Managing Director, Specialist Pension Services

 

 

 

  

09.10   :      Session 1:  Setting the Scene

 

Kevin Clark Moderator: tbc

 

 

 

 

Gina MillerGina Miller, Founding Partner, SCM Direct

 

Keynote Presentation:

'Through the Looking Glass' - from investments to Brexit

Gina will explore why nothing is quite what it seems.

  

 

John WalbaumJohn Walbaum, Head of Investment Consultancy, Hymans Robertson

 

Taking Control: Predictable Outcomes and Transparent Solutions

This will cover our Growth, Income and Protection Framework, meeting cash-flows, current market influences and implementation issues.

 

Jeremy CaveJeremy Cave, Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income Team, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

 

 Cash Flow Matching

 Pension schemes are facing a “Cash 22” as they are increasingly moving into negative cash flow creating a growing need to pay out cash to meet obligations. At the same time most schemes are underfunded and still have to generate returns to meet future liabilities. We explain how credit can be used as a matching asset to help schemes manage this dilemma.

  

 

11.00     :    Coffee/Tea

 

 

11.30     :    Session 2: Risk & Reward Management

 

Moderator: tbc

 

 

 

Speaker tbc

 

  

Macro Outlook

Uncertainty across global markets continue to challenge investors’ ability to generate returns from traditional assets. As Gilts remain volatile, with Sovereign credit still expensive and with credit in late cycle, we will discuss the macroeconomic outlook for 2018 and ask what investors should be doing in the year ahead to: 1. Effectively access returns (through credit and unconstrained fixed income) and 2. Through innovation, better achieve their liabilities (utilising Cash Flow Matching strategies).

  

Anthony Lawler, Co-Head of GAM Systematic, GAM 

 

Navitgating Risk Premia through the Cycle

In our approach to Alternative Risk Premia (ARP), we tap new sources of return by actively managing premia. We currently consider a variety of different premia in four asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Commodities).  All premia are market-neutral, highly liquid and possess a high diversification potential. We are actively allocating an ARP portfolio along four dimensions: macro regime, valuation, trend and sentiment. Moreover, risk management is at the core of our investment process. We strive to mitigate downside risks by considering co-drawdowns of the ARP and change active weights accordingly

 

 

12.50    :     Drinks and Lunch

 

14.10    :     Session 3:  Practical Issues

 

 

Moderator: Charles Tatham, Chairman, Barker Tatham Investment Consulting

 

 

 

 

    

Speaker tbc

 

Multi Asset Investing

How can pension funds broaden their opportunity set, access better illiquidity and relative value across the capital structure, mitigate cyclical factors and avoid interest rate duration risk through a multi-strategy investment approach?

 

Pension Fund Issues

How should pension funds react to the major economic challnges that lie ahead?

 

A panel of pension scheme executives and trustees will talk about their pension fund's investment challenges and solutions.

 

Panelists to include: 

 

 

Chetan GhoshChetan Ghosh, Chief Investment Officer, Centrica

 

 

 

 

Robin EllisonRobin Ellison, Trustee, Cambridge Colleges

 

 

 

  

 

15.30    :    Drinks Reception & Close of Conference

Purpose

This conference aims to help pension funds to review their investment strategy, looking individually at growth, income and protection issues and how to balance these to achieve differing objectives. We will examine the risks and expected returns associated with different investment approaches and how these can best be managed and controlled as well as taking into consideration practical issues such as implementation. 

Cost

The conference is by invitation only for pension funds and other institutional investors. If you are not already receiving an invitation please contact us. A limited number of Complimentary invitations are usually available to genuine pension fund representatives (executives and trustees) and other approved institutional investors. However, to ensure we have room for as many funds as possible, we have to limit free places to 2 attendees per approved organisation thereafter a reduced rate fee is payable per delegate. Furthermore, SPS always reserves the right of admission (free or paid) and our decision is final.

Sponsors

GAM

Goldman Sachs 

Hymans Robertson

 

 

 

 

 

Venue

Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, London

21 Piccadilly

London W1 0BH

Hotel Tel: 08700 400 8400

Hotel Fax: 020 7437 3574

www.lemeridienpiccadilly.co.uk

 

The hotel is located on the north side of Piccadilly, close to Piccadilly Circus, only two minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station.

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