CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

Annual Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference
 

 

3 October 2017
7A Odenplan, Stockholm

Programme

  

Annual Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference


08.30    :    Registration and Coffee

 

08.55    :    Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

TrevorTrevor Cook, Managing Director, Specialist Pension Services

 

 

 

  

09.00  :      Session 1:  Introduction and Equity 

 

 

Jan WillersJan WillersPartner & Head of Intelligence, Kirstein

 

Key Trends in Nordic Institutional Investment: Recent Survey Findings

This session will look at the latest data from Kirstein Nordic Intelligence revealing trends across the Nordic region in institutional investment. Asset-allocation on a country-by-country basis will be discussed as well as issues such as active and passive management and internal and external management.

 

 

Christopher SchaeferChristopher SchaeferSenior Portfolio Manager, Union Investment

 

European Stocks back in the Spotlight: Why Investors are Taking Another Look

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  • Topics and trends: Scrutinizing the key drivers for European equities
  • Regions, sectors, styles: What´s hot, what´s not?
  • Generating alpha: On the advantages of comprehensive fundamental analysis and sophisticated stock selection
  • Adding value: Displaying the true benefits of active management for equity portfolios 

 

 

Alexis GrayAlexis Gray, Economist, Investment Management Group, Vanguard Europe

 

China: More than just a Hard or Soft Landing

A look beyond the question of a hard or soft economic landing in China by exploring exposure to China through the lens of diversification and the development of its capital markets. 


 

10.50     :    Coffee/Tea

 

11.15    :    Session 2:  EMD and Ethics in Investing

  

  

Robert SimpsonRobert SimpsonSenior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Market Debt, Insight Investment

 

Emerging Market Debt: Efficient Allocation Strategy

 

  • Emerging market debt - understanding the divergence in markets
  • Why investors should consider new approaches to investing in EMD to create an efficient allocation strategy  

 

 

Alexander FleischerAlexander FleischerBusiness Process Manager, Erste Asset Management

  

Big Data (Ethics) & Price Discrimination in investing

 

  • Demon "Big Data"
  • Data ethics
  • Data impact on pricing and price discrimination
  • Responsible investing controversies.  Everybody´s talking about “Big Data” – but how about Ethics on its usage? More information leading to more accurate prices? On the road to a new pricing paradigm? Responsible Investing might face some controversies...

 

  

12.25    :     Drinks and Lunch

 

13.35    :     Session 3:  Keynote Address & Sustainable Investing 

 

Marten AgneskogChairman: Mårten Agneskog, Portfolio Manager and Head of Manager SelectionSwedbank Robur Fonder

 

 

 

 

Stefan Lundbergh, Supervisory Board Member, AP4 & Indepencdent Expert appointed to review PPM

   

Keynote Address - Premium Pension System Review 

 

 

 

Martina MacphersonMartina Macpherson, Global Head of Sustainability Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Sustainable Investment Goes Mainstream

 

  • Finding a common framework for Sustainability across the portfolio: are SDGs the answer?
  • Latest trends on sustainability
  • Portfolio perspectives – expanding allocations from symbolic to holistic
  • Indices as a gateway to sustainability investing 

 

 

 

Dominic Byrne

Dominic Byrne, Investment Director, Global Equities, Standard Life Investments

 

Global Equity Impact Investing

 

  • Impact investing in public markets
  • Why fundamental research is key to assessing financial returns and quantifying impact
  • Moving from fund outputs to fund outcomes

 

 

15.20         Coffee/Tea

 

15.35         Session 4:  Case Studies 

 

 

Rachel MelsomDr Rachel Melsom

 

 Tobacco Free Portfolios: the case for Tobacco-free Investment 

 This talk will discuss the growing momentum behind tobacco-free portfolios and highlight the factors driving major investors to align their investment policies with the efforts of the health sector and governments across the globe.

 

 

Magnus BillingMagnus Billing,  CEO, Alecta 

 

What are the Challenges Facing Nordic Pension Funds & Institutional Investors?

A panel of senior Nordic executives discussing the key trends and challenges they face.

 

 

  

16.45    :    Drinks Reception & Close of Conference

Purpose

This conference is targeted at Nordic institutional investors, particularly pension funds, foundations, family
offices and private-banks; however, institutional investors from further afield will also be welcome.

Cost

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Venue

7A Odenplan

Stockholm

 

www.7a.se

 

 

 

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