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SPS Virtual:
Current Investment Issues
for Pension Funds

November 5, 2020

Purpose

This conference aims to examine the most pressing issues and challenges currently facing pension fund investors and to assess a variety of investment solutions and strategies designed to address, manage and control these taking into account a number of practical influences such as IT and AI developments, regulation, governance, impact investing and ESG considerations, political and geopolitical factors, fund maturity, implementation and custody, fees, monitoring and reporting.

 
Programme

This will be a virtual conference with approximate timings of:

09.15

Registration with optional "meet and greet"

09.30

Session One: Investing for a sustainable growth

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Senior Product Specialist

Pictet Asset Management

How can we ensure a sustainable economic recovery post-Covid-19

  • A green and sustainable recovery are critical to deliver positive long-term outcomes for our clients, and the society in general.

  • With regulatory pressure growing on both DB and DC Pension Funds, the need to demonstrate a positive impact is only going to accelerate.

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Lead Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Growth Equity Strategy

AGF

ESG 2.0 - Now that we’ve got your attention! The next 20 years

From the margins to the mainstream, ESG factors have become an essential component in modern investment management. Yet the very popularity of common ESG approaches ensure their reduced efficacy in the next 20 years, whether for alpha generation or impact.  Todays ESG risk management emphasis will likely evolve into a focus on the purpose of the corporation itself as investors recognize the need for more proactive approaches and the transformative opportunities key sustainability challenges. The Covid-19 crisis has provided a challenge  for investors to accept a broader societal role than solely generating income for retirement.

10.20

Break and continuing discussion in the networking rooms

10.40

Session Two: Fixed Income to deliver Climate Change and Sustainable Investing

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Investment Director

Wellington Management

Climate in credit

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Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Columbia Threadneedle

Impact Investing through Fixed Income

Discussions on impact and sustainable investing for pension funds is often limited to the private markets or equity allocation within their portfolio.  Yet according to the PPF’s purple book a whopping average of 62.8% of a pension fund portfolio is now fixed income, 28.4% of which is corporate bonds.

This talk will outline why fixed income is uniquely placed to deliver positive impact for our society and the environment, discuss specific-use of proceeds bond and the unique opportunity they offer for constructive engagement with issuers and outline how the market has evolved to enable pension funds to deliver impact, and the returns they need from one of their largest asset class exposures.

11.30

Break and continuing discussion in the networking rooms

11.50

Session Three: What to do now? Market opportunities in the current regulatory and economic climate

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Multi-Asset Solutions Strategist, EMEA

T Rowe Price

Expanding the Liquid Fixed Income Toolkit

For DB schemes, the historically low levels of yields means fixed income portfolios hedging interest rate and expected inflation movements can deliver less and less in terms of much-needed cashflows and expected returns. The answer for many has been to look to less liquid debt instruments, but are there options within liquid fixed income markets that may be worth exploring? What are the opportunities and challenges in these areas?

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Hymans Robertson

Market Opportunities in the Light of COVID-19

What trustees should be looking at, how it fits with TPR, fast track, consolidators, LTOs etc.

12.30

End of virtual presentations and continuing discussion in the networking rooms

13.00

Close of virtual 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.

 
SPS Virtual

SPS Virtual will be hosted on a dedicated webpage so you won’t need to download any specific software.

Full login and password details will be sent to you after you register.

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COVID-19

Given the continuing situation with Coronavirus/Covid-19, we have taken the decision to run some of our conferences virtually. Our updated conference calendar gives the dates of those events and the events we are currently planning to hold physically.

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