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Past meetings : Nordic Forum

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

Topic: What is the Future for Factor Investing?

Date: 4 June 2019

Venue: Hellerup Park Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark - Click here to view map


The special morning presentation was from Mikkel Svenstrup, CIO of P+ Pension who presented on how P+ have developed a risk based investment framework which measures strategy, performance and culture.

During the main afternoon seminar, we evaluated successes and failures of factor based strategies, current research and their suitability for use by pension funds in the future as a means of delivering cost effective and robust long-term risk adjusted returns.

Topic: Balancing Liquidity & Returns in Uncertain Markets

Date: 11 April 2019

Venue: Restaurant Savoy, Helsinki - Click here to view map


We started the day with a special morning Keynote session on Climate Change and Circular Economy – Can the Tragedy in the Horizon be Avoided Through Going Circular? Climate change is shaking industries, either through efforts to tackle it and/or through its physical impacts. Some scientists call for deep and rapid emission reductions to avoid climate change, but at the same time the consumption of basically everything is on a growth trend. Could circular economy in which products/services are regenerated at the end of their lives offer a solution to these conflicting directions by achieving climate targets while strengthening economic growth? This will be presented by Janne Peljo, Project Director, Climate Solutions, Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund.

Main Seminar After Lunch: Balancing Liquidity in Uncertain Markets

As the more liquid assets continue to offer low yields, pension funds and insurers are all chasing returns in alternatives but how much liquidity can schemes afford to sacrifice in exchange for higher long-term expected returns?

This seminar looked at the current market situation and the changes this has made in the Finnish, Nordic and other developed markets and discussed which asset classes offer the best opportunities for balancing liquidity, risk and return.