SPEAKER BIOGRAPHies

Michael P. Wands  Head of Global Investment Strategies - Putnam Investments

Mr. Wands is Head of Global Investment Strategies, reporting directly to Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO of Putnam Investments. He is also a member of Putnam's Operating Committee. Mr. Wands is responsible for overseeing the equity, fixed income, and global asset allocation product teams. In addition, he manages product development, strategies, and programs for Putnam's retail, institutional, and retirement businesses. Mr. Wands joined Putnam in 2008 and has been in the investment industry since 1986. Previously at Putnam, Mr. Wands was a Senior Investment Director in the Global Investment Strategies group, specializing in fixed income products. Prior to joining Putnam, Mr. Wands served at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) in various leadership roles, including Head of Fixed Income, North America, Head of Structured Products, and Portfolio Manager, from 2000 to 2008. Prior to SSGA, Mr. Wands was a Senior Vice President, Mortgage Sales, at Lehman Brothers from 1991 to 2000; a Vice President, Fixed Income Sales, at Kidder Peabody from 1990 to 1991; and a Vice President, Mortgage Research, at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Wands earned a B.S. in Management Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a member of the CFA Society Boston.

FUTURE
CONFERENCES

 

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 2, 2018                              7A StrandvägenStockholm

Property and other Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds - Cancelled

October 11, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 8, 2018                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Local Authority Pension Funds' Investment Strategies

November 15, 2018                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 22, 2018                          V&A Marriott, Manchester

Private Equity (& Debt) Investors' Annual Seminar

December 11, 2018                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Bond Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

January 10, 2019                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

February 14, 2019                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

March 7, 2019                              Copenhagen

Local Authority Pension Fund Investment Issues 

March 13, 2019                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

Annual Investment Strategies for Dutch Pension Funds            

March 21, 2019                              Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam

Fiduciary Management & Investment Governance for Pension Funds                   

April 10, 2019                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual DC Pension Investment Developments & Current Issues

April 17, 2019                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

ESG & Sustainable Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

May 9, 2019                                    Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues             

June 11, 2019                              Dublin

Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

June 18, 2019                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds             

July 11, 2019                                    Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Credit & Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds  

September 5, 2019                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies Conference for Pension Funds 

September 12, 2019                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

ESG Investments & Issues for Dutch Pension Funds

September 24, 2019                          Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam 

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2019                    7A Strandvägen, Stockholm

Annual Property Investment Strategies for Pension Funds 

October 10, 2019                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds                  

November 7, 2019                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

ESG & Topical Investment Issues for Local Authority Pension Investors

November 14, 2019                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds 

November 21, 2019                          The Met Hotel, Leeds

Private Equity & Debt Investors' Annual Seminar

December 5, 2019                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

OUR CONFERENCES