2017 Programme
(timings and topics subject to change)

The annual IPE Conference highlights and explores the most essential topics and challenges facing Europe's highly diverse pensions industry. Leading industry players raise solutions and open the debate in keynote proesentations or specially designed panels during the thought-provoking comprehensive two-day agenda, which now features dedicated sponsor-led investor workshops. 

2017 Keynote Speakers 

Al Gore
Chairman
Generation Investment Management
Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
John Coates
Neuroscientist
Dewline

Topics

Global Risks, Challenges and Opportunities
Key topics the IPE Conference 2017 will cover include: 
  • Political Risk
  • Is Big Always Beautiful? Organisational Resilience And Pension Funds
  • Does Diversity Matter?
  • Getting Alternatives Right
  • Niche Europe Investment Opportunities
  • How To Get Your Message Across: Communicating Pension Matters

Speakers and Panellists

  • Elisabeth Bourqui, Head of Group Pension Management, ABB Group
  • Bjarne Graven Larsen, CIO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Hugh Grover, CEO, London CIV
  • Martin Källström, Head of Alternative Investments, AP1 
  • Stefan Lundbergh, Director, Cardano Insights
  • Susan Martin, CEO, Local Pensions Partnership
  • Giuseppe di Mino, Manager Director, Amber Capital
  • Joseph McDonnell, EMEA Head of Portfolio Solutions & Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Friedrich Mostböck, Head of Group Research, Erste Group Bank 
  • Csaba Nagy, Chairman, PensionsEurope CEEC Forum
  • Amin Rajan, CEO, CREATE-Research
  • Cees van Riel, Professor of Corporate Communication, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Onno Steenbeek, Managing Director, Strategic Portfolio Advice, APG Asset Management
  • Tim Umberger, Deputy Head of Eastern Europe & Portfolio Advisor, East Capital
  • Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO, 20-first

Sessions and Timings

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Congress Hall 3
Presentation and discussion led by Amin Rajan, CEO, CREATE-Research
Congress Hall 1
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Foyer
10:45 AM - 10:50 AM
Congress Hall 2
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM
Congress Hall 2
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Congress Hall 2
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Foyer
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Panellists
Hugh Grover, CEO  London CVI
Stefan Lundbergh, Head of Innovation, Cardano Insights
Susan Martin, CEO, Local Pensions Partnership

Moderator
Amin Rajan, CEO, CREATE-Research
Congress Hall 2
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Aegon Asset Management - Heading Towards the Exit: the Removal of Monetary Stimulus by the ECB and Other Central Banks. Click here to learn more
  • AXA Investment Managers - Moving Towards a Total Return Approach in Diversified Portfolios. Click here to learn more
  • Amundi Asset Management - Looking For Returns Where Others May Not. Click here to learn more
  • Candriam Investors Group - ESG Solutions Across Asset Classes. Click here to learn more
  • ClearBridge Investments - Anatomy of a Recession: What to Look for and Where We’re Headed. Click here to learn more
  • Deutsche Asset Management - Case Study: Long Duration Sovereigns - Combining Yield and Quality in Benchmark Portfolios. Click here to learn more
  • Fidelity International - Intermediate Asset Allocation and the Path to Normal. Click here to learn more 
  • Legal & General Investment Management - Are You Accessing the Full Emerging Markets Universe? Generating Alpha in Emerging Markets Debt. Click here to learn more
  • Mesirow Financial Currency Management - Revolutionising the Digital Future of the Foreign Exchange Market. Click here to learn more
  • RBC Global Asset Management - Capturing True Alpha and Managing Unintended Risks in Equity Portfolios - A Different Approach to Portfolio Construction. Click here to learn more
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Foyer
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Congress Hall 2
3:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Congress Hall 2
3:55 PM - 4:40 PM
Panellists
Giuseppe di Mino, Managing Director, Amber Capital
Friedrich Mostböck, Head of Group Research,  Erste Group Bank
Tim Umberger, Deputy Head of Eastern Europe & Portfolio Advisor, East Capital
 
Moderator
Daniel Ben-Ami, Deputy Editor, Iinvestment & Pensions Europe (IPE)
Congress Hall 2
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
Congress Hall 2
5:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Industrial Palace
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Industrial Palace
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Foyer
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Congress Hall 2
9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Introduction by Onno Steenbeek, Managing Director, Strategic Portfolio Advice, APG Asset Management
 
Followed by panel discussion
Elisabeth Bourqui, Head of Group Pension Management, ABB Group
 
Moderator
Liam Kennedy, Editorial Director, Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE)
 
Congress Hall 2
9:55 AM - 10:45 AM
  • FTSE Russell & London Stock Exchange Group - Smart Beta Meets Smart Sustainability – the Next Generation of Product Solutions​. Click here to learn more
  • Invesco - Risks, Opportunities & Impact – A Framework for Socially Responsible Investing in Emerging Markets. Click here to learn more
  • Lyxor Asset Management - How Lyxor’s Enhanced Architecture Programme Can Boost European Pension Funds’ Performance
  • ODDO BHF Asset Management - Stable Income Returns in an All-Rates Environment. Click here to learn more
  • Old Mutual Global Investors - Style Premia: the Democratisation of Alternative Beta. Click here to learn more
  • State Street Corporation - Data Management as a Growth Enabler. Click here to learn more
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Foyer
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Bjarne Graven Larsen, CIO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Joseph McDonnell, EMEA Head of Portfolio Solutions & Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Investment Management in conversation with Joseph Mariathasan, Contributing Editor, Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE)
Congress Hall 2
11:45 AM - 12:35 PM
Congress Hall 2
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
Foyer
Congress Hall 1
2:00 PM
LGT Capital Partners would like to invite you to an exclusive concert by the LGT Young Soloists in the Rudolfinum following the IPE Conference & Awards at 15h45 on 29 November. 
 

The LGT Young Soloists, are a unique string ensemble, bringing together internationally recognized soloists aged between 12 and 23 years, who have won more than 80 prizes in national and international competitions. 

Click the video to the right for a sample of their music and click here to register