Fiduciary Investors Symposium Digital
November 3-4, 2021
Online digital conference
The digital event will be run across the following time zones:
UTC -4 (New York): 8.00am - 11.00am
UTC +0 (London): 12.00pm - 3.00pm
UTC +1 (Paris): 1.00pm - 4.00pm
UTC +4 (Abu Dhabi): 4.00pm - 7.00pm
UTC +8 (Singapore): 8.00pm - 11.00pm
UTC +11 (Sydney): 11.00pm - 2.00am
The portfolio of the future
Bringing together investors from all over the world the event will examine what the institutional investor’s portfolio of the future will look like given the large and varied challenges that investors face.
With the ongoing disruption of the COVID pandemic combined with uncertainty around inflation, correlations, volatility and a low yield environment, it is harder than ever to be an investor.
Through case studies the event will examine how investors can build robust portfolios to meet changing investment regimes and what the role of alternatives might be as the 60:40 portfolio dwindles as a viable portfolio construction premise.
It will look at how investors incorporate mega themes driving their portfolios including renewables and net zero ambitions, geopolitics and China, technology, healthcare and demographics.
Importantly it will challenge investors to think about what needs to change, and hasn’t yet, and how the crisis can be a catalyst for new and improved business practices and investment allocations.
“In-person conferences from Top1000funds.com have long been among the very best events I attend, and their digital events rise to the same standard by combining insightful content with seamless technology.”David VealChief investment officer, City of Austin Employees Retirement System (United States)
“Lot's of interesting ideas, some actionable and being virtual, a very efficient use of time. Also, much more environmentally friendly than an in person conference.”Jeff WeldingChief executive officer, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (United States)
“The inflation and interest rate discussions, plus hearing various perspectives was veryGeraldine JimenezDirector of investment strategy and risk, CalSTRS (United States)
beneficial. Being part of the dialogue and interactions are helpful.”
“Amazing speakers and great moderation.”Bill LeeChief investment officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (United States)
“The sessions I sat in were very insightful and you had a great range of speakers. Nothing beats being at these sessions in person but it was a fabulous opportunity to get exposure to this symposium. The polling questions and being able to ask questions live also made me feel like an active participator in the session.”Anna WeickartSenior portfolio manager, equities, Cbus (Australia)
“The convenience of being able to access superior content from the comfort of my office.”Christopher HansonExecutive Director, City of Austin Employees' Retirement System (United States)
“Understanding what is top of mind for other investors.”Maggie DavisManager, strategic investment research, Bci (Canada)
“As a Trustee of a Top 100 fund in South Africa, I like attending the Top1000funds events to network and learn from other institutional investors around the world. I recently attended their virtual Fiduciary Investors Symposium where the speakers shared insightful content on topics like, investing in new infrastructure, global geopolitical situations, opportunities in emerging markets, technological innovation for due-diligence during remote working, etc.”Solly MathebaDirector, Tshwane Municipal Provident Fund (South Africa)
“To enhance my knowledge as both a practitioner and a citizen of the world”William LeeChief investment officer, New York Presbyterian Hospital (United States)
It was mind-bending. Lots of food for thought which I will use not only for the asset owner for which I am a director but also for other boards on which I serveBill LongbrakeBoard member, Washington State Investment Board (United States)
Outstanding content on the future of long term investing in a low interest environmentNeil Murphyvice president, Corporate communications, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (Canada)
To step out of the daily work and lift thoughts to look at some big issues or emerging change in the guidance of leading scholars is of immense value and very stimulating!Niina Bergring,Chief investment officer, Veritas Pensionforsakring (Finland)
Interacting with an international group of investors and engaging in conversations sparked by the terrific presentations we heard together.Howard Berner JrChief investment officer, Principia College (United States)
Thought-provoking sessions and a handful of really high-quality interactions with peers.Tommi MoilanenInvestment strategist, strategic allocation and quantitative models, KEVA (Finland)
Presenters that challenged my thinkingDana DillonBoard member, California State Teachers' Retirement System (United States)
Deeper conversation on subjects of relevance and the opportunity to discuss these topics with other pension plan executives and academicsSanford RichExecutive director, NYC Board of Education Retirement System (United States)
Low for ever, a risen China and climate change, are just some of the 10 changes set to sweep through the investment industry in the next 10 years, said Cyrus Taraporevala, president and chief executive of State Street Global Advisors. In his opening speech to 85 asset owners from 20 countries responsible for a combined $9 trillion assets under management at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Harvard University, Taraporevala described a brave new world where only the fittest survive.
“We take the S in ESG very seriously,” said John Adler, mayor’s trustee and advisor to the other mayoral appointees at New York City’s $200 billion five retirement systems. Speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Harvard University, Adler highlighted the critical role investors play in protecting workers’ rights and ensuring a just transition as the global economy adapts to the implications of climate change.