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Past meetings : Nordic Forum

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Topic: Virtual Forum Seminar: Navigating the Challenge of a Near Zero Interest Rate Policy for the Foreseeable Future

Date: 2 June 2020

Venue: Virtual Forum Seminar


With the Covid-19 crisis causing huge economic and financial market disruption globally, just how are pension funds coping from both a governance and investment perspective? In particular, our speakers focused on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for investing in fixed income portfolios today with the prospect of now even longer and lower interest rates.


Topic: ** POSTPONED ** New date to be confirmed: Investing with Current Monetary Policy & Negative Interest Rates – What Happens if Interest Rates Go Lower?

Date: 2 April 2020

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


The Seminar will begin with a special Morning Presentation and a Keynote talk from Marja Nykänen, Deputy Governor, Bank of Finland giving an economic outlook, the Bank’s thoughts on future Monetary Policy and an update on key issues and challenges ahead.

The main seminar, held after lunch, will cover Asset Allocation in this ongoing low interest rate environment and will discuss the macro economic outlook for rates and the impact of the very real situation of negative interest rates. Just how are pension funds coping in the ‘new normal’ world of monetary policy with low rates? Is Sweden the ‘canary in the coal mine!’ having just raised interest rates?

What are the short, medium and long-term outlooks for interest rates and inflation? What should pension funds do going forward regarding their investment policy, exposures to inflation and interest rate risks and strategic asset allocation?