P&I Conference Calendar
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - November 14, 2012
In this, the seventh year of this important international symposium, Pensions & Investments and Nomura Securities will be bringing together the world’s foremost plan sponsors, consultants and academics to consider the state of global pension investing. With a focus that is at once theoretical and practical, it is an opportunity for Japanese plan sponsors to better understand the activity of their peers in the pension community, while also hearing from global plan sponsors who face the same issues about meeting the retirement promises to plan participants. The two-day conference offers in-depth presentations by consultants and academics on a range of issues that face all plan sponsors, including asset allocation and risk management.
In the years since the financial crisis of 2008, investors have become used to certain new realities – volatility of markets and low interest rates. But other difficulties have also come into view, with fiscal instability in developed markets, political upheavals and a dramatic increase in exogenous events, such as natural disasters. Should plan sponsors change their practices in the face of these new realities?
Plan sponsors have been reconsidering their asset allocation and whether the plan’s strategic investment policy is fit for purpose. In a fast-changing investment world where returns on the most traditional of assets have been low, plan sponsors need to have the ability to act quickly to take advantage of trends, while still maintaining an appropriate focus on risk management, monitoring and budgeting. This conference will consider best practice in global pension investing, strategic asset allocation and risk management.