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Past meetings : Benelux Forum – Dutch Meetings

Details of all recent past meetings and speakers are set out below.  In addition, details of older past meetings are available on request to Meeting Responses. You can also download our Meeting History here.

Topic: The Future for Interest Rates – Implications for Portfolios

Date: 9 April 2019

Venue: Het Slot Zeist, Zeist, The Netherlands

Details:

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?

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?