CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference
 

 

8 March 2018
Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

Programme

  

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: Considerations for global investing

 

 Moderator: tbc

 

 

 

 

Stephen WayStephen Way, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, AGF Investments

 

De-globalisation, Technology and Implications for Global Investing

 

  • Approaching the tipping point? Examining market and political forces in de-globalisation.
  • Impact on employment, wages, corporate profits and returns
  • How AI/Technology may upend previous norms
  • Identifying winners and losers: benefits and risks by industry, market and corporate structure.

 

 

Roman SwatonRoman Swaton, Head of Fixed Income Credits, Erste Asset Management

 

 Analysing Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Spreads

 This talk will present the results of both cross-sectional and time series analyses of different credit spread determinants; It will look at whether the impact of determinants like rating, country, and sector are stable over time and the importance of evidence based insights for the manager selection process when asking to which determinants the asset class specialist allocates resources in the investment process.

 

 

Marc TuehlMarc Tuehl, Global Head of FX Overlay, HSBC Global Markets

 

Managing the Impact of FX on your Investments

Whilst the impact of FX is not a new topic, the changing investor landscape is forcing a revisit of the motivations and procedures that manage this Risk.

  • What are the various sources of currency risk and can these be quantified?
  • How can these risks be mitigated, or even taken advantage of?
  • What challenges can one expect when implementing and managing a chosen risk framework? 

 

 

10.50    :    Coffee/Tea

 

11.20    :     Session 2: Focus on ESG investing

  

Moderator: Rasmus Juhl Pedersen, Head of ESG, PBU - The Pension Fund of Early Childhood and Youth Educators

 

 

  

Aled JonesAled Jones, Head of Sustainable Investing, FTSE Russell

 

Key Issues in Sustainable Investment - from big picture to portfolio implementation 

  

  • Why are we talking about "ESG issues"?
  • How are they relevant to investors?
  • How are investors incorporating ESG into portfolio?
  • How have passive/index approaches evolved?

 

 

Asha MehtaAsha Mehta, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Director of Responsible Investing, Acadian Asset Management 

 

A Quantitative Approach to Sustainable Investing

Well-governed, sustainable businesses have the potential to make a positive contribution to the active returns of equity portfolios over time. This talk will look at the current integration and research of sustainable issues within a systematic investment framework.

 

 

Meryam OmiMeryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management

 

Looking Beyond Engagement in Index Funds - No Reason to be Passive

Index investors own the entire market, so they have the ultimate interest in protecting long term risks.  This requires a change in focus for ESG, from outperforming companies (seeking alpha) to protecting overall market returns (beta). This talk will look at how, with improved data, index investors have more options than is usually assumed to serve as drivers of change, and how company engagement is imperative in raising standards for the entire market.

 

13.05     :    Drinks and Lunch

 

14.20     :    Session 3:  Keynote speaker and Investor Panel

 

Moderator: Jesper Kirstein, CEO, Kirstein 

 

 

 

  

Prof Jesper RangvidProfessor Jesper Rangvid, Professor of Finance and Co-Director of Pension Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School

 

What rate of return should we expect over the coming decade? 2018 Forecasts

Professor Rangvid is updating his rate of return forecasts and will present the latest ones at our conference. In his research he focuses on the relation between financial markets and the wider economy. More specifically, he looks at asset price predictability, financial crises, international finance, mutual funds, and household finance. 

 

Where will returns come from?

Following Professor Rangvid's talk, a panel of institutional investors will look at asset allocation deision making in the current and future climate.

 

Jesper KirsteinModerator: Jesper Kirstein, CEO, Kirstein 

 

 

 

 

Panellists include:

 

 Frank Velling, Chief Strategist, PensionDanmark

 

 

 

15.45    :    Closing remarks and Drinks Reception

 

16.30    :     Close of Conference

Purpose

This conference will be conducted in English and will be targeted at Nordic institutional investors, particularly pension funds, foundations, family offices and private-banks but will also be relevant to institutional investors from further afield.  We will aim to examine the latest trends and the outlook for investments whilst taking into account practical issues of interest to Nordic institutional investors as well as consideration of any requirements specific to Danish investors.
 

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

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

 

www.marriott.co.uk

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