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European Investment Roundtable: The Digital Series

Oct 26th 2021
Zoom Webinar

Institutional Investor is pleased to introduce a ten-part digital series spread over the coming year, offering Europe's leading investment officials a platform to showcase their best investment ideas and interact with their peers and clients. The series will bring together institutional asset owners drawn from Europe’s most sophisticated pension funds to participate in interviews, panel discussions and breakout sessions - all on a digital platform. 

Series Narrative

Keeping Your Head When All Others Are Losing Theirs: Investing Beyond the Crisis

Thursday, 8th October 2020


Mirko Cardinale, Head of Investment Strategy, USS, United Kingdom
Tom Slater, Decision Maker, Long Term Global Growth, Head, US Equities, Baille Gifford, United Kingdom

Global Investment Opportunity Set in the Wake of US Election

Thursday, 5th November 2020


Henrik Olejasz Larsen, Chief Investment Officer, Sampension, Denmark
Jeff Shulze, CFA, Director, Investment Strategist, ClearBridge Investments, United States

The New Fixed Income Opportunity Set - Different from the Old?

Tuesday, 1st December 2020


Torben Pederson, Chief Executive Officer, PensionDanmark
Chris Boehringer, Head of Europe Distressed Opportunities, Oaktree Capital Management

Is It Fundamentally Different This Time? Can Active Equity Strategies Give Investors the Edge In A
Post-COVID Recovery?

Tuesday, 12th January 2021

When Academic Theory Meets Market Reality - The Frontline of the Active vs. Passive Debate

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021

Private Markets: Assessing the Fallout of the COVID Crisis

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021


Ralph Weidenfeller, Head of Euro Area Bond Markets Division, European Central Bank, Germany
Nick Langley, Senior Portfolio Manager, ClearBridge Investments, Australia 

The Use and Abuse of ALM Studies

Tuesday, 6th April 2021


Erik Jan van Bergen, Managing Director Investments, Coöperatie VGZ, Netherlands
Peter Wallach, Director of Pension Fund, Merseyside Pension Fund, UK

Investing, Fast and Slow, in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Tuesday, 4th May 2021     


Kari Vatanen, CIO, Veritas, Finland

Julia Angeles, Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford, United Kingdom

Real Estate Reimagined in the Context of A Post-COVID Economy

Tuesday, 1st June 2021


Mikkel Svenstrup, CIO, ATP, Denmark

Aman Kumar, Co-Portfolio Manager, Life Sciences Lending, Oaktree Capital Management, United States

Risk Management Through Once In A Generation Crisis

Tuesday, 7th September 2021

I think that these events work very well all things considered, and that also the break-out format is useful. Nice that you have found a way to make it work smoothly.

Pension Fund, Denmark

Episode Structure

15 minutes

Institutional Investor will conduct an interview with a senior Asset Owner, such as a CIO, CEO, or Strategist pertaining to the episode's theme. 

15 minutes

Institutional Investor will conduct an interview with a senior Portfolio Manager from the partnering asset management firm pertaining to the episode's theme.

30 minutes

Attendees will be divided into smaller groups to discuss specific topics in further detail. Breakout discussions will led by representatives of the partnering asset management firm.


For Asset Owners interested in participating, please contact:

Sara Hegan

Head of Investor Relations
+44 207 303 1727

For Asset Managers interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact: 

Stefanie Sables

Head of Sales, UK & EMEA
+44 207 303 1712