Mercer Global Investment Forums – London, September 28-30, 2015

London, 29–30 September, 2015

Forum Agenda

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28 SEPTEMBER, MONDAY

16:00–18:30Fund Manager Session

19:00–21:00Welcome Drinks (All Attendees)

29 SEPTEMBER, TUESDAY

08:00–08:45Breakfast

Andrew KirtonInvestments Business Leader, EuroPac

08:55–9:05MC for the Morning

Helen HopeSenior Investment Consultant

Deb ClarkeGlobal Head of Investment Research

Panelists

Paul KennySenior Investment Consultant

Karin RoeloffsMarket Business Leader, Benelux

Marc PautzSenior Investment Consultant

09:50–10:00Lightning Talk: Managing Liquidity with a Thirst for Opportunity

Emma PardoInvestment Consultant

10:00–10:30Networking Break

10:30–11:30Keynote Address: Opportunity with Uncertainty − The World in the Next Decade

Rt Hon William HagueFormer UK Conservative Party Leader and Foreign Secretary

11:30–12:05How to Build and Maintain a Private Markets Program

Garvan McCarthyPortfolio Manager, Fiduciary Management

Ralph AerniGlobal Co-CIO, Mercer Private Markets

12:05–12:15Lightning Talk: The Operational Risk Top Five

Mitchee ChungEuropean Director, Mercer Sentinel® Group

Julian MantSenior Consultant, Mercer Sentinel® Group

12:15–13:30Lunch

13:30–13:35MC for the Afternoon

Olivier SantamariaSenior Investment Consultant

13:35–14:00Managing Risks as DB Schemes Mature

Andrew WardSenior Investment Consultant, Financial Strategy Group

James MaggsSenior Investment Consultant

14:00–14:25DB Risk Management Panel Discussion

Moderator

Norbert FullertonSenior Investment Consultant, Financial Strategy Group

Panelists

Ian ForrestChair of Trustees, Weetabix Pension Scheme

Barry KennethChief Investment Officer, Pension Protection Fund

Ian McKnightChief Investment Officer, Royal Mail Pension Scheme

Jim SmartIndependent Trustee, BESTrustees

Cara WilliamsGlobal Head, Wealth Management

Bev SharpGlobal Head, Retail Research

Managing Equity Downside Risk

Julien HalfonSenior Investment Consultant, Financial Strategy Group

Sathish RamdayalSenior Investment Consultant, Financial Strategy Group

Fiona DunsireUK Market Leader and CEO

Local Government Pension Scheme – Where Do We Go From Here?

Joanne HoldenUK Head of Public Sector

Steve TurnerSenior Investment Consultant

Cara WilliamsGlobal Head, Wealth Management

Bev SharpGlobal Head, Retail Research

Managing Equity Downside Risk

Julien HalfonSenior Investment Consultant, Financial Strategy Group

Sathish RamdayalSenior Investment Consultant, Financial Strategy Group

Fiona DunsireUK Market Leader and CEO

Local Government Pension Scheme – Where Do We Go From Here?

Joanne HoldenUK Head of Public Sector

Steve TurnerSenior Investment Consultant

15:55–16:25Networking Break

16:25–16:55A Broader Perspective on Risk

Richard Smith-BinghamDirector, Global Risk Center, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Phil EdwardsEuropean Director of Strategic Research

16:55–17:25The Future of our Industry

Pradyuman KapoorPrincipal, Oliver Wyman

17:25–17:30Day One Close

Steven BlackieInvestments Business Leader, UK

19:00–22:00Drinks and Dinner at the Science Museum

Please meet in the hotel lobby at 18:30 for bus pickup

30 SEPTEMBER, WEDNESDAY

08:00–09:00Breakfast

09:00–09:10MC

Tegolin HardingInvestment Consultant

09:10–09:40Developments in DC

George FowlerSenior Investment Consultant

Tom CurtisInvestment Analyst

09:40–09:50Lightning Talk: Are We All Subject to Group Think?

Wayne FitzgibbonSenior Investment Consultant

09:50–10:25Are We Heading for Economic Normality? If so, What Will it Look Like?

Moderator

Steven BlackieInvestments Business Leader, UK

Presenters

Andrew KirtonInvestments Business Leader, EuroPac

Rupert WatsonHead of Asset Allocation, Fiduciary Management

10:25–10:35Lightning Talk: Real Estate – It's Not Just About Property

Paul RichardsEuropean Head of Real Estate Boutique

10:35–11:05Networking and Coffee Break

11:05–11:20Cumulative Carbon and Climate Change

Prof. Myles AllenGeosystem Science and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group, University of Oxford

11:20–11:45Investing in a Time of Climate Change

Jillian ReidInvestment Consultant, Responsible Investment

Vanessa HodgeInvestment Consultant

Moderator

Rob HaydenBusiness Leader, Delegated Solutions, Ireland

Presenters

ACTIVIST INVESTINGAnthony CorriganResearch Specialist, Equity Boutique

ABSOLUTE RETURN BONDSAndrew McDougallPortfolio Manager, Fiduciary Management

GLOBAL MACROKishen GanatraResearch Specialist, Hedge Fund Boutique

INFRASTRUCTUREAmarik UbhiResearch Specialist, Mercer Private Markets

12:30–12:55Opportunity Knocks

Niall O'SullivanDeputy CIO for Mercer's Delegated Services, Fiduciary Management

12:55–13:00Final Remarks

Steven BlackieInvestments Business Leader, UK

13:00–14:15Lunch

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