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Past meetings : Southern Africa Pension Fund Investment 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: Responsible Investing – Principle, Approaches and Impact

Date: 20 June 2018

Venue: Michaelangelo Hotel, Sandton, South Africa - Click here to view map

Details: At this Seminar we focused on providing practical insights and reviewed recent developments in the area of responsible investing and sustainable investment including Impact Investing. What principles should pension funds adopt in this area? What is happening in Europe and the rest of the world? We looked at how some leading pension funds are approaching Responsible Investing and whether this really can provide better risk adjusted returns? Should return maximisation be the overriding fiduciary duty for pension fund boards when considering a Responsible Investing Policy? Are there still significant barriers, perceived or real, for Responsible Investing today? What framework should pension funds adopt when considering a Responsible Investing approach for their entire portfolio?

Topic: Navigating the Regulatory Minefield and its Implications for your Fund’s Investment Policy and Strategy

Date: 7 February 2018

Venue: Michaelangelo Hotel, Sandton, South Africa - Click here to view map

Details: With the ongoing economic and political turmoil in South Africa, we were delighted that Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist, Econometrix started the Seminar and gave a special Keynote talk entitled Challenges Facing South Africa’s Economy Following the Fractious Presidential Election. This was followed by the main Seminar which discussed the broader topic of pension fund and investment regulations. In light of the uncertain economic and political landscape and with transparency and governance high on the agenda for all, can regulations help or hinder pension funds to deliver stable and robust long-term strategy and returns they need?