1-2 December 2021

The IPE Conference comprises in-depth and highly topical debate sessions, featuring inspiring keynotes and practical panels.  With typically 300 top executives from pension providers in attendance, the event brings together influential decision-makers from across Europe. We were pleased to celebrate the return of the in-person event with live streaming, in Madrid in December 2021.

  Wednesday, 1 December 2021

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Retiro (3rd Floor)
Open to all asset owners
The Summit creates an informal environment where investors can share investment strategy experiences and best practice with peers. We aim to bring together around 25-30 investors to keep the discussion as productive as possible and the meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule.

Carlo Svaluto Moreolo - Deputy Editor, IPE (moderator)

How to attend:
Please contact Jayna Vishram at jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com to register.
For further details regarding travel and accommodation information please contact Jucelia Pilatti at jucelia.pilatti@ipe.com.

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

3rd Floor Foyer

Thursday, 2 December 2021

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration: 4th Floor Foyer
Networking & Coffee: Madrid 3-5 (4th Floor)

Morning Forums

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Retiro (3ª Planta) 
En este foro para representantes del sector de las pensiones en España, nos centraremos en la importancia de la educación y comunicación como motores fundamentales para el desarrollo sostenible del sector, y del creciente peso de los criterios ISR.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Callao (3rd Floor)
Managing assets is a whole new ball game of extreme pragmatism. In the face of ageing demographics, funding deficits, negative cash flows and rising inflation. Re-risking exists side by side with de-risking.

Plenary Conference Sessions
Madrid 1&2 (4th Floor)

10:00 AM
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

All On The 3rd Floor
Choose from one of the deep dive breakout sessions taking place simultaneously in parallel track 1 that will focus on key investment and pension industry topics

Colón Retiro

In the previous century there were only three main financial crises (’29, ’73, ’98). This century has already had four financial crises (’01,’08, ’12, ’20)...


The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 exceed that of the global financial crisis. The session will explore the topic in the context of institutional investors and sustainable finance...

Plaza Mayor

Understanding of the environmental impact of real estate investment has improved thanks to new regulations and evolving certifications and standards. However, for European pension funds, the social dimension is still a challenging area to measure and manage...


The ‘S’ pillar of ESG is becoming an increasingly important driver of investment decision-making, especially in light of the Covid-19 crisis...

1:00 PM

Madrid 3-5 (4th Floor)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Choose from one of the concurrent afternoon forums. Each forum comprises a scene-setting keynote and a thematic panel discussion providing a deep dive into a critical and evolving area in the pension investment industry

Madrid 1&2 (4th Floor)
A panel discussion covering the key challenges and opportunities related to ESG technology as well as a presentation on a leading government-backed initiative aiming to increase the availability of climate and environmental data.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

All On The 3rd Floor
Choose from one of the deep dive breakout sessions taking place simultaneously in parallel track 2 that will focus on key investment and pension industry topics 


Deep dive analysis of more than 200 institutional portfolios provides insight into how ESG is impacting portfolio construction and investment outcomes...


While fixed weight allocations are a core part of policy portfolios, the weighting scheme lends itself to the dominance of equity risk...

Plaza Mayor

There are a number of considerations that must be taken into account when creating an ESG framework for sovereign debt issuers...


This interactive session will examine the current digital asset landscape and how this new asset class is evolving...

3:50 PM

Madrid 3-5 (4th Floor)

Plenary Conference Sessions
Madrid 1&2 (4th Floor)

4:10 PM

Former CIO and executive board member at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and ATP,  Graven Larsen has a frank discussion on what he has learnt over 30 years in the industry and from leading investments at some of the biggest pension funds in Europe and the world.

7:30 PM

Madrid 1-4 (4th Floor)

11:00 PM

Cervantes (4th Floor)

Friday, December 3, 2021
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Madrid 3-5 (4th Floor)