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Irish Pension Fund Investment

 

& Current Issues
 

 

11 June 2019
Dublin – The Westbury

Programme

  

Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues


08.45    :    Registration and Coffee

 

09.30    :    Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

trevorTrevor Cook, Managing Director, Specialist Pension Services

 

 

 

  

09.35   :      Session 1:  Real Estate Investing

 

headshot  Moderator: Paul Droop, Group Pensions Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

Peter HobbsPeter Hobbs, MD, Private Markets, bfinance

 

New Trends in Real Asset Investing

Real Assets have emerged as an important set of asset classes over the past decade.  Investor appetite remains strong, but pricing has become increasingly aggressive and the asset classes remain opaque and expensive.  In this context, how should investors make sense of the range of opportunities, exploiting their potential while avoiding the mistakes of the past?  

 

  

Luke PowellLuke Powell, Senior Investment Specialist, Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Investments

 

Private Rental Sector - a Vital Part of the Future of the Real Estate Market

The shape of the real estate market is changing.  The retail sector is in decline and logistics and ‘alternative’ sectors - that is, anything other than office, retail and industrial / logistics – are on the rise.  There is a growing interest from institutional investors in the residential market and, in particular, in the private rented sector.  Large, high-quality, managed apartment blocks in thriving urban areas – so-called ‘winning cities’ – are being acquired by institutions.  The growing importance of this sub-sector of the real estate market taps into profound forces of demographic, economic and social change.

 

    

10.50     :    Coffee/Tea

  

 

11.20     :    Session 2: Credit Investing

 

Paul DroopModerator: Paul Droop, Group Pensions Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 Erick MullerErick Müller, Head of Product and Investment Strategy, Muzinich & Co.

 

Late Cycle Credit Investing for Pension Funds

How to preserve capital and generate returns in 2019: what should pension fund consider? How can we generate stable, lower volatility cash flows to pay pensions? Multi-Asset Credit can provide a solution.

 

 

Scott RichardsonScott Richardson, Principal, Researcher and Portfolio Manager, AQR

 

The Potential Diversification Benefit of Systematic Investing in Fixed Income

Compared with equity investing, bond investing can seem stuck in the dark ages. As asset managers use new technology to trade shares automatically, bond-fund managers still often call traders by phone. Systematic Investing, though now widely used within equities, is both effective and underutilized in credit. Scott will explain how investors may be able to achieve excess returns in the credit markets through a disciplined approach using these same ideas. Applying the same investment themes used in other asset classes to credit can generate attractive and diversifying long-term returns.

 

12.35    :    Drinks and Lunch

 

13.45    :    Session 3:  Pension Policy Developments

 

headshotModerator: Frank O'Riordan, Professional Trustee & Non Executive Director

 

 

 

 

Peter FahyPeter Fahy, former Chairperson, Irish Association of Pension Funds; Partner, Eversheds Sunderland

 

Strategic & Policy Challenges for Irish Pension Funds 

An update of current issues such as the Roadmap for Pensions Reform.

 

 

Paul BudgenPaul Budgen, Director of Business Development, Smart Pension 

 

Master Trusts: Latest Developments in the UK and the Possibilities for Ireland

What are the challenges in auto-enrolement in the UK market? How do Master Trusts meet those challenges and how are they currently responding to greater regulatory scrutiny? what is the future for DC funds in the UK and to what extent are Master Trusts a viable option for Ireland?

 

  

14.55    :    Coffee/Tea

 

 

15.10    :    Session 4: Practical Implementation

 

John O'ConnellModerator: John O'Connell, Founder, Trident Consulting

 

 

 

  

Joyce BrennanJoyce Brennan, Director, Irish Pensions Trust

 

Case Study: Pension De-risking Programme in Ireland

As most Irish pension funds met the MFR last year, this case study explains one pension fund’s strategy to lock in improvements.

  

 

 

Philip Smith, Partner, Arthur Cox

  

ESG - Some Practical Legal Tips

Noting how challenging it can be to implement ESG meaningfully, this session will focus on the practical steps for trustees. What must you do to meet your legal obligations and what should or could you do to engage further?

    

16.00   :    Closing remarks & Drinks reception

 

16.30   :    Close of Conference

Purpose

This conference looks at pension investment developments particularly those focusing on the topical areas of real estate, real assets and the credit markets. The afternoon sessions focus on policy initiatives such as the Roadmap for Pensions Reform and master trusts for auto-enrolment. We also hear case studies showing pension initiatives in practice.

 

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.

 

Venue

The Westbury, Dublin 2

Balfe Street

Dublin 2, D02 CH66

Hotel Tel: +353 1679 1122

Hotel Fax: +353 1 646 3334

www.doylecollection.com/hotels/the-westbury-hotel

 

 

 

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