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Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors Conference
 

 

7 March 2019
Marriott, Copenhagen

Programme

  

Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors Conference


08.30    :    Registration and Coffee

 

09.00    :    Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

FredFred Jaffe, Executive Director, Specialist Pension Services

 

 

 

  

09.05   :      Session 1:  Transformative Investment Trends

 

Nina MovinModerator: Nina Movin, CEO, Otto Mønsted

 

 

                 

                  

 

Regina ChiRegina Chi, Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager Emerging Markets Strategies, AGF Investments

 

Disruption and Implications for Emerging Markets 

Disruption is transforming and redefining economies and industries at an accelerating pace. Regina will discuss challenges facing companies, and how they can actively assess and embrace disruption to stay ahead of the disruptive curve.

 

 

Bernard ChuaBernard Chua, Vice President, Senior Client Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments

 

 

 The $80 Trillion Opportunity Set

A global perspective opens up a large opportunity set for investors.  We discuss certain secular themes that we believe are in the early and transformative stages.  Further, we shed a spotlight on a range of timely investment topics including indexing and incorporation of ESG risk.

  • The argument for an active approach to global investing - an optimal solution for ESG integration
  • Critical themes: key trends defining global healthcare; the digitization tsunami 

 

10.15    :    Coffee/Tea

 

10.45     :    Session 2: ESG in Fixed Income & Opportunities in Aircraft Leasing

 

Jauri HakkaModerator: Jauri HäkkäBoard Member, Association of Professional Investors (APFI); Principal, Widhaby Advisors

 

 

  

Joshua KendallJoshua Kendall, Senior ESG Analyst, Fixed Income, Insight Investment

 

Achieving Social and Environmental Impacts in Fixed Income Portfolios

More investors are interested in allocating towards positive impact themes. But what are the key considerations when managing a fixed income portfolio and what are the investment strategies available? This presentation shows how credit mandates can align with UN Sustainable Development Goals without compromising on financial performance.

 

 

Christian SchloemannChristian Schloemann, Managing Director, GOAL Aircraft Leasing and  

 

 

  

Jochen HorgerJochen Hörger, Managing Director, KGAL Aviation

 

 

Why Invest in Aircraft Leasing

  • Long term growth potential in the aviation market
  • Diversification of your investment portfolio
  • Stable ongoing cash flows

 

 

Keynote Presentation

 

Jesper RangvidProfessor Jesper Rangvid, Professor of Finance and Co-director of Pension Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School; and Chair of a new panel of independent experts tasked with establishing assumptions for determining pension forecasts in Denmark.

    

Specifying Expected Returns for Pension Projections

This talk will present the work and conclusions from the new committee in Denmark tasked with establishing return assumptions for pension forecasts.  Jesper will discuss why a committee was formed, how it works, as well as advantages and challenges.  He will also be discussing consequences for expected pensions.

 

12.30    :     Drinks and Lunch

 

13.40    :     Session 3: Seeking Returns in Equity & Fixed Income

 

 

Jakob HommelModerator: Jakob Hommel, Principal, Spekrum

 

 

 

   

Raheel AltafRaheel Altaf, Fund Manager, Artemis Investment Management

 

Finding Value in Emerging Markets  

After a volatile 2018 for emerging market equities, investors’ expectations have now reset and sentiment has turned negative despite supportive long-term trends. This talk will explain how a systematic approach helps cut through the noise and can highlight the best opportunities in a very diverse universe of investments.

 

 

 

John MortonJohn Morton, Portfolio Manager, Lord Abbett

 

Emerging Market Debt

This session will discuss the evolution of the Emerging Market Corporate asset class over the last decade and  how to consider the differences in opportunities versus Developed Market credit. We will also analyse Emerging Market credit performance in 2018, and why we think it is well positioned to perform in 2019; we will also investigate opportunities in the Emerging Market asset class more broadly across the duration spectrum. 

 

  

15.00    :    Coffee/Tea

 

 

15.20     :   Session 4: ESG Investment Strategies & International Developments

 

Morten HalborgModerator: Morten Halborg, Independent & Former CEO/CIO, Skandia Asset Management

 

 

 

 

Jane Thostrup JagdJane Thostrup Jagd, Director & Lead Researcher, The Centre for ESG Research

 

ESG Investment Strategy: Evaluating the Different Pathways

Considering the different approaches to designing an ESG investment strategy and the pros and cons. How valuable are ratings? Measuring the success and performance of an ESG investment strategy.

 

ESG Investment Developments Panel 

An international panel of investors will discuss their approaches to ESG in their funds and industries.  Speakers to include:

 

Oliver Rousseau Oliver Rousseau, Executive Director, Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites 

 

 

 

 

Soren LarsenSøren Larsen, Head of ESG, Nykredit

 

 

 

 

Henrik Nohr PoulsenHenrik Nøhr Poulsen, Chief Investment Officer - Equities & Alternatives, PFA

 

 

 

 

Ole BuhlOle Buhl, Head of ESG, Vice President - Investments, ATP

 

 

 

 

 

16.30    :    Drinks Reception & Close of Conference

Purpose

This conference, conducted in English, aims to examine a range of investment strategies of interest to Nordic pension funds as well as to other institutional investors, foundations, family offices and private banks.  We will seek to also review the latest trends and the outlook for investments whilst taking into account practical issues and requirements specific to Danish and other Nordic investors. 

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

Copenhagen Marriott

Kalvebod Brygge 5, 

1560 København, 

Denmark

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