Our European Investment Roundtable Spring (formerly known as European Pension Symposium) is now in its thirty second year. The Roundtable continues to be the flagship event for the industry, convening the key decision makers to discuss the issues of the day. The last year has been a period of immense economic change and uncertainty in Europe. A year that has seen the continuous Russian invasion of the Ukraine, runaway inflation, and skyrocketing interest rates have come to define a turbulent economic landscape. This year’s roundtable will allow a moment to reflect on how European asset owners and their managers are approaching this new economic environment, one year on. What has the investment community learned so far and what further change can they expect to come?
This well-established meeting has historically convened up to 80 European pension and insurance fund executives for a three-day programme of interactive workshops, panel sessions, guest speakers, and social activities. The meeting will offer a unique, off-the-record setting for attendees to share innovative ideas and best practices among European institutional asset owners and managers.
This is an invitation-only event and all discussions are held under Chatham House Rule to enable a candid exchange of opinions. The event is free of charge for qualified investors with partnership opportunities available for asset managers.
Last years advisory board:
• Thijs Coenen, Managing Director Private Equity & Business Management, APG Asset Management, Netherlands
• Pierre Sauvagnat, CIO, Banque Cantonale de Geneve, Switzerland
• Olivier Mareuse, Chief Investment Officer, Caisse Des Depots Group, France
• Tom Joy, Director of Investments, Church Commissioners for England, United Kingdom
• Grégoire Haenni, Chief Investment Officer, CPEG - Caisse de prévoyance de l'État de Genève, Switzerland
• Maria Katharina Heiden, Spezialistin Pensionseinrichtungen, Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung, Germany
• Thomas Groffmann, Principal Director, Fund Administrator, European Patent Office, Germany
• Giuseppe Bellavia, Markets Manager, Fondazione, Italy
• Anders Lundgren, Head of Public Markets and Real Estate, NEST Corporation, United Kingdom
• Mascha Canio, Head of Credit & Insurance Linked Investments, PGGM, Netherlands
• Michela Bariletti, Chief Credit Officer, Phoenix Group, United Kingdom
• Tom Sumpster, Head of Private Markets, Phoenix Group, United Kingdom
• John Ashworth, Chief Investment Officer, Shop Direct Group, United Kingdom
• Peter Andres, Chief Executive Officer, SIGNAL IDUNA Gruppe, Germany
• Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO, Storebrand, Norway
• Jenny Buck, Chief Investment Officer, Tesco Pension Investment, United Kingdom
• Jayne Atkinson, UK & Overseas Chief Investment Officer, Unilever, United Kingdom
• Kari Vatanen, CIO, Veritas Pension Insurance Company Ltd, Finland
• Théodore Economou, Investment Committee Member, Virginia Retirement System, Switzerland
Last year's agenda covered topics such as:
- Four big counterpoint themes - What are investors missing?
- An overview of the ECB's asset purchasing program
- A multi-disciplinary look at managing through volatile macroeconomic and market environments
- Embracing change: Strategic thinking & new approaches to global asset allocation
- Opportunities and threats in liquid and illiquid fixed income markets