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5th Edition Nordic Asset Allocation: Investing in Alternative Asset Classes

Mastering the use of alternative assets to outperform the low rate environment

23-24 February 2017
Elite Hotel Marina Tower, Stockholm, Sweden

Conference Workshop

Direct lending: How to capitalise on the latest investment trend

This workshop will provide CIOs with the required local market knowledge on macro-economies and investment strategies, to capitalise on this growing alternative trend. Jauri Hakka, leads the Nordic activities of APFI and has more than 20 years’ experience in portfolio management, fund research and manager selection, and has been examining the Nordic’s unique position on direct lending.

Workshop Moderator: Jauri Hakka

Company: Managing Director, Widhaby Advisors

Why You Should Attend

5th Edition Nordic Asset Allocation: Investing in Alternative Asset Classes

Insurance and pension companies have suffered the lowest yields from traditional investments in over 15 years. With growing internal and client pressure, investors are abandoning the high-quality, long term corporate bonds they have favoured in the past, for the unusual and unique. Alternative investments used to be seen as too expensive, too risky and too hard to understand. However the recent changes in regulations and the interests of national governments have created a large, and attractive, opening in the alternative market. In just over two years insurance and pension companies have doubled their alternative asset allocation. Infrastructure, real estate, private equity and renewable energy investments have begun to stabilise companies through their high return rates. Unfortunately alternative assets have retained their complexity and risks. Without the correct risk models, company structure and a keen understanding of the asset market, companies pose the risk of losing more money.

This marcus evans event will provide insurance and pension funds with the knowledge and strategies that will ensure they capitalise on the high yields alternative assets offer. Through our case studies, they will be able to learn from alternative specialists who have been in the market for years. They will also gain crucial understanding on how their risk management team fits into the alternative investment structure, and how to ensure they are at an optimal level.

Key Topics

  • Learn how to identify attractive alternative assets in a competitive market.
  • Manage the impact of FSA, AIFMD, and UFR regulations, and discuss the impact of Solvency II so far.
  • Obtain critical insight into how other companies have managed green energy, private equity, real estate and infrastructure assets.
  • Optimise your risk management team’s structure and efficiency.
  • Integrate alternative assets into your long-term strategies and business models.
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Alfred Berg
    BNP Paribas
    Folksam Insurance Group
    Goldman Sachs AM
    Deutsche Bank
    Danske Bank
    Vital Forsikring ASA
    Danica Pension
    Oslo Pensjonforsikring

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    M&G Investements
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    Practical Insights From

    Carsten Grøhn
    Head of Alternative Assets

    Samu Anttila
    LocalTapiola Mutual Life Insurance

    Gilles Lafleuriel
    Head of Real Assets and Alternatives
    Nordea Asset Management

    Henrik Munck
    Senior Consultant
    Danish Insurance Association

    Søren Agergaard Andersen
    Nordea Investment Management

    Erik Callert
    SPP Livförsäkring AB

    Jeanett Bergan
    Head of Responsible investments

    Théodore Economou
    Lombard Odier Asset Management

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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Melini Hadjitheori

    PO Box 24797
    CY-1304 Nicosia

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