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Future meetings : Nordic Forum

Divisional meetings take place in February, April, June, August and November. Additional meetings include an International Seminar in September. The regular meetings start with drinks and a buffet lunch at 11.30 and finish by 16.30 followed by a short drinks reception.

Other meetings will be arranged as appropriate and may include guest speakers, company visits or visits to places of interest from 09.30 – 11.30 immediately before the main meeting.

Meetings are held in suitable locations in or near Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo.  Please note all our Seminars are held under the Chatham House Rule.

Topic: Spotlight on China

Date: 1 June 2021 from 13:00 to 14:30

Venue: Virtual Forum Seminar

Details:

Session 1 - Geopolitical Risks: China’s Relationship with US and Europe – Implications for Portfolios

  • With the ongoing trade war between US and China, we will discuss the geopolitical ramifications, especially with the Biden Administration.
  • Understand the economic impact and what this means for global markets including macro factors such as inflation and interest rates.
  • What is Europe’s role – does it stay connected to China/EU agreements with China? What does this mean for European investors?
  • Consider the key areas of concerns and how you should evaluate exposure to technology in your portfolios?
  • Review the role should China play in your portfolio, how safe are your investments and how can you analyse the risks and rewards?

Session 2 - Focus on Investing in China – A Look at Equities, other Asset Classes & ESG Issues

  • Should schemes have a targeted asset allocation strategy of investing in China today and, if so, should this be strategic or tactical?
  • We will review the key risks and opportunities for investing in China across asset classes such as equities and fixed income.
  • Many schemes remain under-invested (to China) relative to benchmark allocation, but is that a conscious strategy and what is an appropriate benchmark for China?
  • Identify the broader ESG considerations of investing in China
  • Should investing in China be done actively or passively?
  • Is an investment in a developed market company with a lot of business in China a safer way to get Chinese exposure?

Topic: EPFIF Nordic Forum Seminar

Date: 26 August 2021 from 10:00 to 16:15

Venue: Operakallaren, Stockholm, Sweden - Click here to view map

Details:

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