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Past meetings : Benelux Forum – Dutch Meetings

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Topic: Impact of Technology on Pension Funds

Date: 12 February 2019

Venue: Het Slot Zeist, Zeist, The Netherlands

Details: This seminar looked at the key technological innovations that will drive your investments going forward and whether you can use them to your advantage? Should disruptors or disruptive technologies be seen as a risk management issue given the potential threat to existing companies in your portfolio, or an investment opportunity?

Topic: Geopolitical Risks and Challenges/Outlook for Emerging Markets

Date: 11 December 2018

Venue: Het Slot Zeist, Zeist, The Netherlands

Details: With 2018 being a volatile year so far across many emerging markets (both equities and fixed income) and with heightened geopolitical risks on the horizon such as BREXIT, US Mid Term Elections, trade wars, Saudi/Turkey relations and China, just what should pension funds do to ensure they have a robust portfolio what can deliver returns they need? In particular, we focus on the inherent risks in emerging markets today and how can you plan to mitigate these? Our speakers reviewed emerging markets and consider key risks (including ESG risks), challenges such as governance, costs and transparency and opportunities as pension fund boards look to decide on whether to increase or decrease their exposures to emerging markets either strategically and/or tactically?