Fiduciary Investors Symposium

October 6-8, 2019

Harvard University, US

THE CATALYST FOR REFORMED FIDUCIARY THINKING

Managing assets as a fiduciary comes with a complex range of responsibilities and commitments.

The Top1000funds.com Fiduciary Investors Symposiums are designed to examine the management of fiduciary assets in both investment strategy and implementation, including the latest thinking relating to asset allocation, risk management, beta management and alpha generation.

Key Speakers

John Clippenger

Research scientist, MIT Media Labs; Big Data Working Group Member at the World Economic Forum (United States)

10:30am – 11:30amWHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE IN 30 YEARS AND HOW TO INVEST IN IT

Aubrey De Grey

Chief science officer, SENS Research Foundation (United States)

9:10am – 10:00amREIMAGINING AGEING

Marcie Frost

Chief executive, California Public Employees Retirement System (United States)

10:00am – 10:45amSUSTAINED WELLNESS AND LONGEVITY ASSISTED BY TECHNOLOGY

William Haseltine

Chair and president, ACCESS Health International (United States)

11:15am – 12:15pmHARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL HERO

Rebecca Henderson

John and Natty McCarthur University Professor, Harvard Business School (United States)

2:10pm – 3:10pmINEQUALITY AND THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM

Stephanie Kelton

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University (United States)

2:00pm – 3:00pmMODERN MONETARY THEORY

William Kirby

T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University (United States)

1:00pm – 2:00pmTHE CHINESE CENTURY

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States)

9:30am – 10:30amTRUMP AMERICA AND THE WORLD

George Serafeim

Charles M Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (United States)

4:00pm – 5:00pmTHE FUTURE OF WORK AND HUMAN CAPITAL

Michael Trotsky

Executive director and chief investment officer, Massachusetts PRIM (United States)

3:10pm – 4:00pmINVESTORS FOR THE FUTURE

Eduard van Gelderen

Chief investment officer, The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) (Canada)

3:10pm – 4:00pmINVESTORS FOR THE FUTURE

Luis Viceira

George E. Bates Professor in the Finance Unit and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Business School (United States)

11:30am – 12:15pmINTEREST RATES AND LONG-TERM INVESTING

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The mind-opening, high-level speakers that gave really good insights and new thoughts in a very effective timetable.

Niina BergringChief investment officer, Veritas Pension Insurance (Finland)

Intellectual stimulation and great speakers overall

Mary PughBoard member, Washington State Investment Board (United States)

Quality of networking, which was enhanced by thought-provoking topics that naturally led to conversation. One of the few conferences where the session topics get discussed during breaks

Michael KrimmInvestment director, CalPERS (United States)

Hard to distinguish between the great speakers, timely agenda topics, and networking opportunities. All added to the value of this event. Also, all of the effort that went into planning and scheduling time for networking discussions was obvious to us all and most appreciated

Howard BernerChief investment officer, Principia (United States)

Deep insights provided by very inspirational speakers. Very useful to engage in high-level top-down discussions, given that my day-to-day job is often swamped with detailed, bottom-up technical issues. I came home very inspired

Pertti LassilaMarket strategist and portfolio manager, investment strategy, Keva (Finland)

Opportunity to think about big picture and seek exposure to best practices

Tobias ReadState treasurer, Oregon State Treasury (United States)

Networking, stuff you just don’t read about in the press (exclusive content), and help thinking ‘out of the box’

Andrew WaringChief executive, Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (United Kingdom)

Quality of speakers; location(!), and the fact that it was not filled with asset managers eager to sell their wares

Prabhu PalaniChief investment officer, City of San Jose Retirement System (United States)

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