Investment Insights & Issues for Dutch Pension Funds
08.45 : Registration and Coffee
09.15 : Welcome & Opening Remarks
Trevor Cook, Managing Director, Specialist Pension Services
09.20 : Session 1: Introduction
Moderator: Hedwig Peters, Independent Board Member Including, Stichting Pensioenfonds Haskoning DHV
Han de Jong, Chief Economist, ABN AMRO Bank
Dutch Pension Funds and Missed Opportunities
Matthew Bullock, Investment Director, Multi-Asset Strategies, Wellington Management
How to Make Alternative Risk Premia Work for You
- A well-constructed Alternative Risk Premia strategy can help pension schemes to lower fees, increase transparency and maintain good liquidity in their portfolios.
- Understanding these and other benefits of Alternative Risk premia and how they can drive performance and offer smoother, more consistent returns over time.
- Practical examples of how Alternative Risk Premia can enhance portfolios, with a variety of objectives.
Alexander Ohl, Head of Credit Team, Union Investment
Structured Credit - Why CLOs are the Better Loan Investments
The complexity of Loan securitizations and CLos (corporate loan securitization) leads to better returns, a reduction of default risk and additional liquidity. This session will focus on demystifying the complexity involved and showing the advantages of earning a complexity premium over adding risk. It will pave the way from debt investments to CLOs and why they are better prepared to weathering coming storms.
11.10 : Coffee/Tea
11.40 : Session 2: A look at Active Equity
Moderator: Astrid Smit, Portfolio Manager External Mandates, PGB Pensioendiensten
Stephen Way, Senior Vice President and Head of Global & EM Equities, AGF Investments
Disruption in the Consumer & Financial Sectors
- How will disruptive innovation reshape the global financial and consumer sectors?
- Who are the winners and losers?
- Disruption risk in different geographies
Julie Dickson, Investment Specialist Global Equity, Capital Group
Benchmark Issues and the Challenges of Measuring Success: an Unconstrained Approach
While traditional benchmarks have long provided investors like pension funds with a tool for measuring performance and selecting managers, the question is whether they are still relevant in today's markets? This talk will focus on why a benchmark agnostic approach might make more sense. It also addresses the possible negative effects of using traditional benchmarks on the delivery of results. Finally it will elaborate on how a global active investment approach can lead to a better risk reward trade off and improved metrics for measuring success.
12.50 : Drinks and Lunch
14.00 : Session 3: Equity/ESG
Moderator: Alex Neve, Fiduciary Manager, APG
Aled Jones, Head of Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell
Integrating Sustainable Investment into Passive Portfolios -an Index Provider's Perspective
This talk will
- Describe how and why demand is increasing for index based approaches to sustainable investment implementation
- Demonstrate how investor objectives on sustainable investment can be incorporated into index design
- Highlight the outcomes of sustainable investment index design
- Outline how an index provider can engage the market and provide alignment with Asset Owner stewardship / engagement objectives
Alex Illingworth, Fund Manager, Artemis Investment Management
ESG: What really matters?
Numerous terms - responsible investment, sustainability, governance, engagement, corporate responsibility, stewardship - parade beneath the banner of ESG. Often used interchangeably, such terms are subject to loose interpretation and cover a broad spectrum. So which measures enhance investment returns? And how should ESG analysis inform investment decisions?
15.15 Pension Fund Investors Perspectives: What's High on Your Agenda?
Panellists confirmed to date:
Rob van Leeuwen, Supervisory including Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, Stichting Pensioenfonds Goudse Haven
José Suarez Menedez, Chairman of the Board, Het Nederlandse Pensioenfonds
Danny van Wijk, Manager External Managers, Appolaris
16.00 : Drinks Reception & Close of Conference
This conference will be conducted in English and will be targeted at Dutch and other Benelux pension funds, although pension funds and institutional investors from the UK and other parts of Europe are also welcome. We will aim to examine the latest trends and the outlook for investments whilst taking into account practical issues of interest to Benelux pension funds as well as consideration of any requirements specific to Dutch funds.
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.
1077 BA Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 673 59 22
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