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OUR CONFERENCES

OUR SPEAKERS

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John O'Brien

Partner

Mercer

John is a Dublin-based partner in Mercer and leads its European Strategic Risk Management group, a network of colleagues specialising in assisting larger and more sophisticated pension funds and insurance companies to navigate areas such as capital allocation, risk management, efficient financing of long dated liabilities, risk transfer and balance sheet management. He has twenty-six years of experience working in the investment and financial services industry, of which the last fourteen have been in Mercer. During his time in Mercer, John has led on several ground-breaking transactions in the UK and European markets, and more recently has been instrumental in establishing a delegated risk management key function holder proposition for clients falling under the IORP Directive. He acts as a director of Mercer ICC, a Mercer-owned captive insurance company that was established as an innovative means for schemes to cost-effectively transfer longevity risk to the reinsurance market. Prior to joining Mercer, he worked for two years in an IFSC-based regulatory capital specialist investment firm, preceded by ten years across various roles in Irish Life Investment Managers where he led a Financial Engineering team, acted as a fixed income and LDI portfolio manager, and as a quantitative analyst and product development specialist across the asset classes. John graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1995 with a first-class honours degree and gold medal in Mathematics. He qualified as a CFA in 2001, a QFA in 2020 and completed an MA in History of Family with University of Limerick in 2022. He has lectured on various postgraduate programs in Dublin, covering topics such as equity research, risk management, portfolio management and quantitative finance.

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SPS Dutch Pension Fund & Institutional Investors’ Annual Conference
September 17, 2024
Rosarium, Amsterdam
SPS Nordic Institutional Investors’ Summit, Helsinki
September 26. 2024
Hotel Kämp, Helsinki
SPS Sustainable Investments & Current Issues Conference
October 9, 2024
Farmers and Fletchers in the City, London
SPS Local Authority Pension Funds' ESG & Current Issues Conference
October 22, 2024
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Nordic Institutional Investors' Annual Conference, Stockholm
November 13, 2024
7A Strandvägen, Stockholm
SPS DC Pension Funds Update
December 3. 2024
Farmers and Fletchers in the City, London
SPS Belgian Pension Fund and Institutional Investors Summit, Belgium
January 15. 2025
Belgium
SPS Alternative and Real Asset Investments Conference
February 12. 2025
London
SPS Local Authority Pension Funds' Annual Investment Conference
March 4. 2025
London
SPS Annual Nordic Investment Conference, Copenhagen
March 25. 2025
Copenhagen
SPS Swiss Institutional Investors' Summit
April 10. 2025
Zurich
SPS Nordic Sustainable Investment Conference, Stockholm
May14. 2025
Stockholm
SPS Irish Pension Funds' Annual Investment and Current Issues
June 11. 2025
Dublin
SPS Investment Strategies for Institutional Investors Conference
June 19. 2025
London
SPS Fiduciary, OCIO and Investment Governance Conference
July 10. 2025
London
SPS Dutch Institutional Investors' Annual Conference
September 16. 2025
Amsterdam
SPS Nordic Institutional Investors' Summit, Helsinki
September 25. 2025
Helsinki
SPS Local Authority Pension Funds' Topical Issues and Sustainable Investment Conference
October 22. 2025
London
SPS Nordic Institutional Investors' Annual Conference, Stockholm
November 5. 2025
Stockholm
SPS Current Investment Issues Conference
November 19. 2025
London
SPS DC Pension Funds Update
December 3. 2025
London
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