Annual Round Up & Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds
08.30 : Registration and Coffee
09.00 : Welcome & Opening Remarks
Fred Jaffe, Executive Director, Specialist Pension Services
09.10 : Session 1: Annual Review & An Alternative Approach
Moderator: Claire Altman, Head of Financial Services, Smart Pension
Tim Gardener, Partner, Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting
A Year in Review - Acronyms, Initialism and Extrapolation
A look at the highlights of the last twelve months in the pension fund world and what it might mean for pension fund investment in the next five years.
Disruption: The Future of the Asset Management Industry
The current institutional asset management model is inefficient. Innovation and centralisaton strategies have transformed other industries. There is no reason why we shouldn't challenge how the investment industry is currently organised to fundamentally transform institutional investment for the benefit of the end saver.
10.25 : Coffee/Tea
10.55 : Session 2: Fixed Income Opportunities
Moderator: Alan Pickering, Chair, The Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme
Nicholas Wall, Portfolio Manager, Old Mutual Global Investors
Opportunities in Multi-Sector Fixed Income
Structural changes in macroeconomics, geopolitics and markets are providing unconstrained bond investors with a range of opportunities. This session will look at how to capitalise on this investment landscape through unconstrained absolute- and relative-return fixed income strategies
Azhar Hussain, Head of Global High Yield, Royal London Asset Management
A Multi-Facet Approach to Multi Asset Credit
The past 18 months have shown that fixed income volatility is now a fact of investing life. But what did it mean for the relatively new world of multi-asset credit, and what expectations can we form for the future? Multi-asset credit is seen as part of the solution to maintain attractive income while reducing or managing that volatility. This session explains why the credit cycle is important in framing the risks but equally how credit selection is essential to creating a resilient portfolio.
12.10 : Drinks and Lunch
13.20 : Session 3: Other Opportunities
Moderator: Christopher Clayton, Client Director, Capital Cranfield
Andy Burgess, Product Specialist, Client Solutions Group, Insight Investment
Developments in Liquidity Markets: Meeting the Needs of Pensions Funds
Changes in money market regulation. The impact on liquidity funds. Innovations that can help investors address the liquidity challenges.
The Rise of Passive, Factor & Sustainable Investing
ESG, or responsible investing, has increasingly become a prevalent topic of conversation for investors, especially over the past 3 years. $21 trillion of assets are now invested in ESG or sustainable strategies globally in aggregate. Asset owners are becoming more and more aware of sustainability issues and their perception of responsibility for stewardship.
15.00 A Look into the Future and Pension Fund Insights
Moderator: Naomi L'Estrange, Director, 2020 Trustees
Barbara Saunders, Managing Director, P-Solve
2018 and Beyond
Macro and economic outlook; Current asset class positioning for our clients; Market trends in fiduciary management.
A panel of pension scheme executives and trustees will talk about their pension fund's investment strategies and experiences. Panelists:
Naomi L'Estrange, Trustee Director, Mitchells & Butler Pension Plan
Paul Haines, Chief Investment Officer, Trafalgar House Pensions
John Stannard, Independent Trustee, Mercer Master Trust
16.15 : Drinks Reception & Close of Conference
Against the background of a rapidly changing pensions industry, this conference aims to examine the key investment challenges currently facing pension funds, looking behind the headlines to assess the solutions currently being proposed and the challenges expected to face funds in 2018 and beyond.
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.
February 8, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
March 8, 2018 Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
March 15, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
March 22, 2018 Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam
April 12, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
April 19, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
May 10, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
June 7, 2018 The Westbury, Dublin
June 14, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
July 12, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
August 30, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
September 13, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
September 20, 2018 Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam
October 2, 2018 7A Strandvägen, Stockholm
October 11, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
November 8, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
November 15, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
November 22, 2018 Manchester
December 11, 2018 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London