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Past meetings : Benelux Forum – Belgian Meetings

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Topic: Choosing the Right Benchmark(s) for your Fund and Portfolios

Date: 9 May 2018

Venue: Kasteel Diependael, Brussels - Click here to view map

Details: This seminar focussed on the role of benchmarks in a pension fund. Our speakers addressed some of the different approaches to benchmarking for both the total fund, individual portfolios and asset classes. While traditional benchmarks have long provided pension funds with a basis for awarding portfolio mandates and measuring performance, how relevant are they in today’s circumstances or should they be changed to reflect pension fund liabilities or simply dropped? Should schemes adopt more benchmark agnostic or unconstrained strategies and, if so, what additional challenges do they pose in terms of measuring the success or otherwise of such strategies?

Topic: ESG and Responsible Investing – Key Considerations for Pension Funds

Date: 8 November 2017

Venue: Kasteel Diependael, Brussels - Click here to view map

Details: Can Responsible Investing really make a difference in terms of better risk adjusted returns? This Seminar explored ESG Integration for equities and fixed income, sustainable investing, engagement and voting.