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Investment Strategies for

Pension Funds 

February 13, 2020

London – Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Purpose

This event, one of the broadest in scope within the SPS calendar, aims to help pension funds to review their overall investment strategy. Presentations could take account of external regulatory and geopolitical impacts as well as scheme considerations such as cash-flow, growth and other current challenges. We aim to examine a range of both traditional and leading-edge investment strategies and ways to balance risks with expected returns to achieve scheme objectives. This will include consideration of the performance objectives of strategies as well as a range of practical issues such as governance, risk management, reporting,transparency and implementation.

Programme

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

08.45

Registration and coffee

09.15

Welcome and opening remarks

Trevor Cook

Managing Director

Specialist Pension Services

09.20

Session 1

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Moderator:

Trustee Director

20-20 Trustees

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Global Equity Investment Specialist

Macquarie Investment Management

Investing in Global Equities at this Point in the Cycle

Bullets to be advised.

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Head of UK and European Pensions Practice

Cambridge Associates

Infrastructure: Renewables Investing - Return, Sustainability, Matching and Income. Too good to miss?

Allocations to infrastructure have been attractive due to sustainability of income and outperformance in a low yield environment, whilst also offering some matching characteristics. Not surprisingly, UK pension scheme’s allocation to the sector has grown, with renewables increasingly at the centre of this. This presentation will look at the developing opportunities for pension funds to engage in renewables investment; the benefits and potential pitfalls of these investments, particularly in a post-subsidy environment, approach to access, and the key criteria for investment decision making.

11.05

Coffee/Tea

11.35

Session 2

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Moderator:

Client Director

PTL

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Head of Long Only Multi Asset Credit

CQS

Multi-asset Credit: A Risk-Managed, Income-Driven Solution to Sub Investment Grade Markets

In today’s volatile markets, we believe the strong focus on secured income in Multi-Asset Credit makes it well suited to meet the increasing income needs of many institutional investors. Multi Asset Credit strategies can target a core of relatively defensive secured-income driven return streams, whilst providing asset class diversity and the flexibility for agile managers to capture the attractive relative value opportunities presented by the growing levels of dispersion which have been a key recent theme in financial markets. As always, we believe investors need to be both nimble and highly selective with respect to asset specific and geographic investments, while continuing to be mindful of geopolitical risk and its influence on markets if they are to navigate these market conditions successfully.

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Fund Manager

Artemis Investment Management

Active Fixed Income as Monetary Policy Reaches its Limit (TBC)

  • Fixed income markets in the current socio-economic environment

  • Limitations and challenges for traditional monetary policy and its long-term implications for bond markets

  • Identifying relative value and selective directional opportunities across the investable universe in order to maximise risk adjusted returns

12.50

Drinks and lunch

14.00

Session 3

Moderator:

To be confirmed

Position

Company

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Position

Company

Topic to be announced

Bullets to be confirmed

15.15

Coffee/Tea

15.30

Session 4: Presentation and Case Studies

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Moderator:

Director

LawDeb Pension Trustees

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Lead Investment Consultant

The Pensions Regulator

Update from TPR

Bullets to be advised

A panel of pension scheme executives and trustees will talk about their pension fund’s investment strategies and experiences. 

 

Panellists to include:

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CEO

Railways Pension Trustees Company Ltd. (RPMI)

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Chairman

The First UK Bus Pension Scheme

16.40

Drinks reception and close of conference

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

Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, London

21 Piccadilly

London W1 0BH

Hotel Tel: 08700 400 8400

Hotel Fax: 020 7437 3574

www.lemeridienpiccadilly.co.uk

The hotel is located on the north side of Piccadilly, close to Piccadilly Circus, only two minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station.

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