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Past meetings : Swiss International Forum

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Topic: Investing in Private Markets – Can They Deliver the Robust Returns Pension Funds Need?

Date: 13 June 2019

Venue: Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten - Click here to view map


With a low interest rate environment many pension funds chasing yield are doing so by increasing their allocation to private market investments. In this meeting we looked at the challenges and opportunities in private markets today. In particular we seeked to identify the key risks and governance challenges as well as looking at the potential benefits of holding an exposure to these asset classes and offer insights into investing in private markets for the long-term.

Topic: ESG Issues: Latest Developments and Practical Considerations including Measurement

Date: 12 March 2019

Venue: Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten - Click here to view map


Given its growing importance today, how can a Swiss pension fund best implement an appropriate Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) investment strategy?

We examined the latest developments, practical approaches and best practice in this increasingly important area and, in particular, focussed on the measurement and integration of ESG and climate change issues.