Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors Conference


7 March 2019
Marriott, Copenhagen



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:  Global Equities: Challenges & Opportunities


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 Investing

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 Trillian 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


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Joshua KendallJoshua Kendall, 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.



Jochen BaltesJochen Baltes, 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



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





Raheel AltafRaheel Altaf, Fund Manager, Artemis Investment Management


Emerging Market Equity Talk - exact topic tbc




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High Yield and US Loans



15.00    :    Coffee/Tea



15.20     :   Session 4: Investor Case studies


This session will include diverse case studies and discussions to develop policy initiatives for Danish and Scandinavian pension funds or show case particular investment approaches.   













16.30    :    Drinks Reception & Close of Conference


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. 


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.


Copenhagen Marriott

Kalvebod Brygge 5, 

1560 København, 







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