Annual Dutch Pension Fund


Investors' Conference


22 March 2018
Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam



Annual Dutch Pension Fund Investors Conference

Approximate Conference timings: 9.00am - 4.30pm    


Confirmed topics and speakers are:



Philip MencoChairman: Philip Menco, Principal, Fortunis & Pension Fund Investment Committee member and advisor





Stefan LundberghStefan Lundbergh, Director, Cardano Insights; Supervisory Board member, AP4 (Sweden)


The New Dutch Pension System - A good reform? POLICY UPDATE

 This session aims to look at the changes to the pension system and ask whether a new system is a necessary and welcome development. We will also look at international comparisons as well as reforms currently being undertaken in other countries.  Are the changes a positive step forward or an unnecessary change to one of the best capitalised pensions systems in the world?


Gaston SiegelaerGaston Siegelaer, Independent Consultant


Certainty and Investment Risk in a New Pension Arrangement: How to Tailor it?


  • Looking at risk from a participant's perspective and why 'duty of care' regulation pushes this perspective
  • How it looks like in a DB and DC scheme: examples with asset allocations and lifecycles
  • Opportunities in the new legal pension environment: combining certainty with pure DC
  • Tailoring the building blocks: an example



Jacco HeemskerkJacco Heemskerk, Head of Investments Netherlands, Willis Towers Watson


 Responding to Megatrends

 This talk will discuss the findings of a large survey into Megatrends. It looks at what these different Megatrends are and how these global macro forces will transform businesses and ultimately affect global investment.



Jorg SchneiderJörg Schneider, Equity Portfolio Manager, Union Investment


Innovative, Forward-looking, Growth-oriented: Why Sustainable Investment can lead to Greater Returns

Currently, the world economy is moving on a steady growth path. The stock market rally is no longer only a result of higher valuations, but is also supported by robust earnings, For investors, the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the investment process can play an important role not only for responsibility, but also for investment opportunity reasons. The implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals can also lead to better returns for investors by investing in future driven companies as well as doing something good for the society and the environment at the same time.




Managing Risk and Return in this difficult Investment Environment INVESTOR PANEL 

 Although volatility has been low and there is global growth, many investors are increasingly concerned about equity, bond and currency markets as well as high valuations within private markets. How are different investors approaching this and to what extent are they changing investment strategy or allocations to cope with these unusual investment times?



A panel of Dutch investors to include:


Coen van de LaarCoen van de Laar, Senior Investment Strategist, Achmea Investment Management 





















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 seek to examine the most pressing and important challenges and opportunities facing the Dutch pension fund industry in a participatory setting that encourages questions, debate and discussion. We aim to include consideration of the performance potential of different strategies, practical issues and legislation.


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.


Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam


1077 BA Amsterdam

Tel: +31 20 673 59 22


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