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 and former Wall St trader
Dewline Research

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

  • Daniel Ben-Ami, Deputy Editor, IPE
  • Elisabeth Bourqui, Head of Group Pensions Management, ABB
  • Jared Carney, Founder & CEO, Lightdale
  • Castern Eckert, Managing Director, Insticube
  • Hugh Grover, CEO, London CIV
  • Liam Kennedy, Editorial Director, IPE
  • Mats Langensjö, Founder & Senior Advisor, M. Langensjö & Company
  • Stefan Lundbergh, Director, Cardano Insights
  • Joseph Mariathasan, Contributing Editor, IPE
  • Susan Martin, CEO, Local Pensions Partnership
  • Joseph McDonnell, EMEA Head of Portfolio Solutions & Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Giuseppe di Mino, Manager Director, Amber Capital
  • Vincent Mortier, Group Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Amundi Asset Management
  • Friedrich Mostböck, Head of Group Research, Erste Group Bank 
  • Csaba Nagy, Managing Director, OTP Pension Fund
  • Amin Rajan, CEO, CREATE-Research
  • 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 - 11:15 AM
Hilton Prague Foyer
11:15 AM - 11:20 AM
Congress Hall 2
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Congress Hall 2
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Congress Hall Foyer
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Panellists
Hugh Grover, Former CEO, London CIV
Stefan Lundbergh, Director, 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
    Athens
  • AXA Investment Managers - Moving Towards a Total Return Approach in Diversified Portfolios. Click here to learn more
    Amsterdam
  • Amundi Asset Management - Looking For Returns Where Others May Not. Click here to learn more
    Congress Hall 3
  • Candriam Investors Group - ESG Solutions Across Asset Classes. Click here to learn more
    Congress Hall 1
  • ClearBridge Investments - Anatomy of a Recession: What to Look for and Where We’re Headed. Click here to learn more
    Madrid
  • Deutsche Asset Management - Case Study: Long Duration Sovereigns - Combining Yield and Quality in Benchmark Portfolios. Click here to learn more
    Barcelona
  • Fidelity International - Intermediate Asset Allocation and the Path to Normal. Click here to learn more 
    Roma
  • Legal & General Investment Management - Are You Accessing the Full Emerging Markets Universe? Generating Alpha in Emerging Markets Debt. Click here to learn more
    Brussels 
  • Lyxor Asset Management - How Fiduciary Platforms Can Boost The Performance Of European Pensions. Click here to learn more
    Budapest
  • Mesirow Financial Currency Management - Revolutionising the Digital Future of the Foreign Exchange Market. Click here to learn more
    Vienna
  • 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
    Berlin
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Hilton Prague 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
Jared Carney, Founder & CEO, Lightdale
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, IPE
Congress Hall 2
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
Former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Congress Hall 2
5:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Hilton Prague Foyer
7:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Congress Hall
11:00 PM
Congress Hall Foyer
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Hilton Prague Foyer
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Congress Hall 2
9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Panellists
Elisabeth Bourqui, Head of Group Pensions Management, ABB Group
Vincent Mortier, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Amundi Asset Management
Onno Steenbeek, Managing Director, Strategic Portfolio Advice, APG Asset Management
 
Moderator
Liam Kennedy, Editorial Director, 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
    Congress Hall 1
  • Invesco - Risks, Opportunities & Impact – A Framework for Socially Responsible Investing in Emerging Markets. Click here to learn more
    Congress Hall 3
  • ODDO BHF Asset Management - Generating Income Returns in an All-Rates Environment. Click here to learn more
    Madrid
  • Old Mutual Global Investors - Style Premia: the Democratisation of Alternative Beta. Click here to learn more
    Vienna
  • State Street Corporation - Data Management as a Growth Enabler. Click here to learn more
    Roma
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Hilton Prague Foyer
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Panellists
Mats Langensjö, Founder & Senior Advisor, M. Langensjö & Company
Joseph McDonnell, EMEA Head of Portfolio Solutions & Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
 
Moderator
Joseph Mariathasan, Contributing Editor, Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE)
Congress Hall 2
11:45 AM - 12:35 PM
Chairman, Generation Investment Management
Congress Hall 2
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
Hilton Prague Foyer
Roma
2:00 PM
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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. 

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