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:  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


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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