Programme 2018

Going Global: Diversification Opportunities in Foreign Markets

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Vox Club
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Iceland’s economy and economic policy: Update and outlook
  • Maintaining stability and mitigating volatility: Portfolio considerations for making the most of favourable market conditions
  • Reducing domestic equity ownership: What will this mean for pension funds?
  • New ways of contributing to the future of Iceland’s pension members
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Global market conditions, trends and outlook
  • Geopolitical tensions and economic triggers: Looking beyond the headlines
  • Monetary and fiscal policy analysis: Key regions to watch
  • Emerging and developed market risk: Cause and effect
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Where and how is capital being deployed: Asset allocation of global institutional investors
  • Investment beliefs and governance: Designing target asset allocation and formulating return expectations
  • Alternative assets: the role of size, investment approaches, and governance
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Assessing how much diversification is necessary and how to protect your portfolio whist achieving risk adjusted return
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Insights into European institutional markets
Tim Brown - Head of Key Relationships, Insticube
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 3:05 PM
  • Exploring indicators and approaches to formulating an alternative investment strategy
  • Investor outlook on the future of the asset class in different market conditions and economic environments
  • Assessing the spectrum of opportunities available within each asset class
  • Evaluating diversification and differentiation qualities against traditional portfolio assets
  • Critically assessing risks and implications of the asset class
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hear and learn from the experience of one of your Danish pension fund peers. Gain valuable insight into the strategic and operational considerations for allocating to the infrastructure asset class
Jan Østergaard, Head of Private Investments, Industriens Pension

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
  • Risk management or moral duty: What does ESG really mean
  • Identifying, evaluating and managing ESG risks
  • ESG ownership in a pension fund: How to integrate ESG into the investment process
4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
  • Trends driving the adoption of ESG principles
  • Inclusion vs. exclusion approaches
  • Identifying an alignment of interests: What to look for during manager selection
  • Defining and measuring success 
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Please join us for drinks and canapés in Vox Home