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SPS Stockholm: Sustainable Investing & Other Topical Issues Conference

April 25, 2023

7A Strandvagen, Stockholm

Conference objectives

This conference is for pension fund investment teams and other institutional investors in Sweden and the Nordic region and is free to attend. It forms part of our Nordic investment events which have been running in Stockholm for over 25 years providing topical, high quality, educational investment information and discussion for investors. If you haven’t already received an invitation please click “request an invite” below. 

We will be discussing a range of sustainable investing and other topical investment issues with a focus on implementation, measurement and other practical issues.

Our Q&A sessions hosted by investors encourage audience engagement and allow you to find out more about certain topics or have the chance to ask the questions that concern you. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss issues with your peers and the speakers during the breaks.





Session 1

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Chief Analyst


Economic Outlook

Outlook for the global economy and the Nordics. When will inflation decline and how much further will central banks hike rates? Can households and companies manage the swift rise in interest rates?

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Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Aegon Asset Management

Insights in sustainability in sovereigns bonds

Responsible investing in sovereign bonds is still a novelty for many investors, even though the asset class usually plays a significant role in asset allocation. Integrating ESG factors into government debt is not only a responsible choice but also a strategic one. In this presentation, this presentation will share takeaways from their research on sustainability in sovereign bonds and demonstrate how portfolios can be aligned with sustainability targets as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Principal and Co-Head of ESG Research

PGIM Fixed Income

Temperature Alignment – Why No One Metric Is Enough

Mitigating climate change is a complex challenge for the global economy, which means that aligning a diversified portfolio with the Paris targets is equally complex. Managing only to a simple metric like carbon footprint could actually lead to worse outcomes in terms of both decarbonisation and returns. But more advanced metrics, like implied temperature rise, are not without some serious pitfalls of their own. This presentation will discuss some of the main metrics out there – including their pros and cons – and offer some concrete ideas on how investors seeking Paris-aligned portfolios can best make use of them.




Session 2

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Global Head of SI Client Solutions

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Stewardship, research and data: getting active with ETFs

ESG and Sustainable Investing are important drivers in the UCITS ETF space. Most recently 70% of article 9 ETFs have been downgraded to Article 8. In this presentation we will focus on active ETFs and highlight how proprietary research, data and an active Investment Stewardship can make a difference for institutional investors in the ETF space.

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Deputy CIO and Senior PM

CIFC Asset Management

US Corporate Credit - Opportunities and ESG Trends

  • Market update and opportunities in the US credit space

  • ESG: How has the market developed and what are the latest trends?




Session 3

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Partner, Forever Sustainable &

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Vice President Fixed Income Portfolio Strategy

State Street Global Advisors

How to Incorporate Climate Metrics into your Fixed Income Portfolio

The transition to climate neutrality requires significant investment. Data and metrics are crucial for market participants seeking to invest not only in firms with strong ESG records, but also in firms with solid plans to improve their ESG performance. How are asset owners and managers using green bonds? And what due diligence should fund selectors undertake to assess climate thematic index solutions?

Pension Fund Panel:

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Head of sustainability and governance


Head of Governance and Sustainability


Tea/Coffee and close of conference


The conference is by invitation only for pension funds and other institutional investors and we welcome new attendees from these investors. Therefore if you are not already receiving an invitation please contact us. A limited number of Complimentary invitations are 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 3 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.


7A Strandvagen 

Strandvägen 7

114 56 Stockholm

Tel: +46 (0)8-586 107 00

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