SPS Optimising Value in Bonds for Pension Funds
September 2, 2021
The Dilly, London
This conference will examine a range of bond investment options designed to enable pension funds to add value as well as to achieve specific goals such as improving returns, generating cash flows and reducing volatility. We seek to include analysis of how such goals performed under the extreme conditions of 2020 and if there are lessons to draw from this, as well as practical issues such as implementation, fees, transparency, ESG compliance, regulation, income, credit risk, liquidity, interest rates and geopolitical impacts.
Full details to be announced
This will be a full day conference with approximate timings of:
End of conference followed by drinks reception
Speakers and topics confirmed so far:
Fund Manager, Artemis’ Global High Yield Bond Strategies
Artemis Investment Management
The role of active global high yield in a diversified portfolio
High Yield has historically been beneficial when included in diversified portfolios
An underappreciated diversity within the asset class allows for significant flexibility
A truly active, index-agnostic and global approach may unlock further advantages for investors
Senior Fund Manager
Royal London Asset Management
Loans and Collaterised Loan Obligations (CLOs): a source of return in an uncertain market?
What are the key features of Loans and CLOs
What are the risks and rewards associated with investing in Loans and CLOs
When might they be a good investment and under what situations do they work best
What is the current outlook for the asset classes
Head of Long-Only High Yield, Investment Grade and Financial strategies
Capturing Income and Capital Gain Opportunities as we Invest in a Post-Pandemic World
Following global government responses to Covid-19, credit markets continue to face headwinds.
Investors searching for income face a stark choice between low yielding equities and investment grade bonds, which carry little forward-looking income and high interest rate sensitivity.
We believe liquid multi-asset credit offers a third way that can deliver high income and capture relative value opportunities for investors, while mitigating loss risk from defaults through fundamental analysis.
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.