Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors Conference
08.30 : Registration and Coffee
09.00 : Welcome & Opening Remarks
Fred Jaffe, Executive Director, Specialist Pension Services
09.05 : Session 1: Transformative Investment Trends
Moderator: Nina Movin, CEO, Otto Mønsted
Regina 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 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
Joshua 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 Schloemann, Managing Director, GOAL Aircraft Leasing and
Jochen 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
Professor 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
Moderator: Jakob Hommel, Principal, Spekrum
Raheel 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 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
Moderator: Morten Halborg, Independent & Former CEO/CIO, Skandia Asset Management
Jane 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, Executive Director, Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites
Søren Larsen, Head of ESG, Nykredit
Henrik Nøhr Poulsen, Chief Investment Officer - Equities & Alternatives, PFA
Ole Buhl, Head of ESG, Vice President - Investments, ATP
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.
Kalvebod Brygge 5,
March 21, 2019 Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam
April 10, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
April 17, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
May 9, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
June 11, 2019 The Westbury, Dublin
June 18, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
July 11, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
September 5, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
September 12, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
September 24, 2019 Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam
October 3, 2019 7A Strandvägen, Stockholm
October 10, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
November 7, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
November 14, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
November 21, 2019 The Met Hotel, Leeds
December 5, 2019 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London