Swiss Pensions Conference 2024 Romandie

Event Details

 

Staying the Course - Governance and Beyond, Insights for Practitioners 

 

Welcome to the Swiss Pensions Conference in Geneva, themed "Staying the Course: Governance and Beyond, Insights for Practitioners."

 

In the ever-evolving landscape of pension systems, investment performance stands as a cornerstone for long-term sustainability amidst demographic shifts and market dynamics. While discussions often center on asset allocation, investment styles, sustainability, and risk management, the pivotal role of governance remains conspicuously absent.

Pension fund governance, although vital, often escapes scrutiny, leaving pertinent questions unanswered: How does pension fund governance influence long-term performance? What global best practices can we glean insights from?

The CFA Society Switzerland, known for curating enriching conference experiences, has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers for this event. Professor Carolina Salva and Professor Didier Cossin will delve into the newly minted CFA Advocacy Paper on Pension Fund Governance, engaging in a thought-provoking debate with Michael Haene of PKZH.

Jessica Mosher, a policy analyst at the OECD, will illuminate findings from the latest OECD Pension Fund research, offering valuable perspectives for pension managers in Romandie. Lindsey Matthews, a leading risk practitioner, will share insights from the UK university pension system USS, offering parallels and lessons for Swiss plans.

Renowned author Edward Chancellor will provide historical context, exploring the intricate relationship between interest rates and societal dynamics. Additionally, mountain guide and researcher Ludovic Ravanel will offer first-hand insights into the profound impact of climate change, underscoring its relevance for pension strategies.

 

Join us at the Fairmont Geneva for an engaging discourse, educational content, and networking opportunities. Together, let's navigate the complexities of pension fund governance and chart a course for sustainable success.

 

Members of the CFA Society Switzerland can record CPD credits  for their participation using the online tracking tool. (Note: You will need to log in with your CFA Institute ID to access it).

Recognized Conference for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by ASA and CSEP: The Swiss Association of Actuaries and the Swiss Chamber of Pension Fund Experts acknowledge this training day and credit it with 5 points (primary points). 

 

Agenda

Speakers

Edward Chancellor

Edward Chancellor

Edward Chancellor is a well known financial historian, author, journalist and investment strategist

Lindsey Matthews, CFA

Lindsey Matthews, CFA

Chief Risk Officer at Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited, UK

Prof. Carolina Salva

Prof. Carolina Salva

Professor of Finance and Director of the Institute of Financial Analysis at the University of Neuchatel

Michael Haene, CFA, FRM

Michael Haene, CFA, FRM

Member of the Investment Team of the City of Zurich Pension Fund

Ludo Ravanel

Ludo Ravanel

Glacier Expert - Climate Change and Impact Investing

Jessica Mosher

Jessica Mosher

Policy Analyst and Actuary in the Insurance and Pensions Unit of the OECD

John Ploeg, CFA

John Ploeg, CFA

Principal and Co-Head of ESG Research, PGIM Fixed Income

Matthew Morgan, CFA

Matthew Morgan, CFA

Head of Fixed Income, Jupiter Asset Management

Guillaume Rabault

Guillaume Rabault

Global CIO, Quantitative Strategies, ETF and Indexing, HSBC Asset Management

Mark Walters

Mark Walters

Managing Director – Infrastructure Investments Group - London

Anne Berner

Anne Berner

Chair Adven/GETEC, former Minister of Transport and Communications in Finland

Registration

To register and purchase tickets, members and guests must register and log in with a CFA Institute ID number.

Swiss Pensions Conference is reserved for pension fund managers (foundation board, investment committee) and their staff, as well as their advisors (ticket price 75 CHF). A limited number of tickets are available for professional investors (ticket price is 150 CHF for members of CFA Society Switzerland and 300 CHF for non-members). 

Financial service providers and their employees performing commercial functions are excluded from participation.

Registration is subject to approval.

 

Terms and Conditions 

A full refund will be granted if cancellation is made by the attendee online and is possible up to 10 business days before the conference. In the event of a postponement, participants can decide whether their tickets should be transferred to the new date or refunded in full. For media inquiries and press passes, please contact events@cfasocietyswitzerland.org.

 

Organisation Committee

  • Eric Bissonnier, CFA, LumRisk, Chair Swiss Pensions Conference 2023 Romandie
  • Ivan Guidotti, PhD, CFA, XO Investments
  • Reinhard Zimmermann, CFA, FRM, CAIA, RV Capital
  • Renaud Despierre, CFA, Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève
  • Matti Piippo, CFA, CAIA, Pensions and Financial Markets, Nokia
  • Yoann Bernier, Pension Fund at Group Lombard Odier
  • Maria Tudose, CFA, Nestlé Pension Fund
  • Louise Bergholtz, CFA Society Switzerland 

 

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