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Topic: The Impact of New Technology on Your Pension Fund – Threat and/or Opportunity?

Date: 6 December 2018

Venue: Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich, Switzerland - Click here to view map

Details: What are the key technological innovations that will drive your investment management going forward and how can you use them to your advantage? In this seminar, we explored such innovations as Big Data, Social Media, Blockchain, Cognitive Computing, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence/Robo Advice, Crypto-currencies amongst others, to understand just how these impact both front and back offices for pension funds and fund managers.

Topic: Measuring and Accessing the Illiquidity Premium

Date: 19 September 2018

Venue: Hotel Bellevue, Bern, Switzerland - Click here to view map

Details: Academic research tells us that an illiquidity premium exists and as long-term investors, pension funds are, in theory, better placed to capture such illiquidity returns than other shorter term investors. At this Seminar, we explored whether the illiquidity premia exist today, how stable are they over time and which investment strategies and asset classes provide the best opportunity to access this premium cost effectively and thus enhance returns for pension funds. Our speakers focused on alternative asset classes more specifically.