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Past meetings : Benelux Forum – Dutch Meetings

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Topic: Real Estate Opportunities and Challenges

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Het Slot Zeist, Zeist, The Netherlands - Click here to view map


In today’s environment where growth is low and positive returns hard to find, can investing in real estate offer pension funds the potential to generate long-term robust risk adjusted returns and a reliable source of income?

Topic: The Future for Interest Rates – Implications for Portfolios

Date: 9 April 2019

Venue: Het Slot Zeist, Zeist, The Netherlands


The aftermath of the financial crisis has led to multiple rounds of Quantitative Easing (QE) globally leading to historic lows in interest rates. This coupled with rising debt levels and increased geopolitical uncertainty has continued to keep yields and interest rates depressed for many years.

At this Seminar we considered whether the low interest rate environment is a temporary phase or more structural and what impact does this have on pension schemes’ strategic and tactical asset allocation policy and how best can trustees take this into account when making decisions on their investment policy?