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Past meetings : Swiss International Forum

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Topic: Negative Interest Rates: How your Fund can Survive in this ‘New Normal’

Date: 10 March 2020

Venue: Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten - Click here to view map


This month, we looked at some of the critical issues for Swiss pension funds to address, given five years of negative interest rates. In particular, how are pension funds coping in the ‘new normal’ world of monetary policy? 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?

Topic: Measuring & Managing Climate Change Risks: Latest Developments & Practical Considerations

Date: 5 December 2019

Venue: Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten - Click here to view map


Understanding climate change risks and measuring your Carbon Exposures is becoming ever more critical as pension funds continue to strive for better risk-adjusted and cost effective returns.

With many regulatory changes and policy statements in recent years at domestic, EU wide and international levels, this is a critical issue for all pension funds to address. Our speakers looked at the practical considerations, latest analysis and developments of best practice in the measurement and monitoring of Carbon Exposures in portfolios and the impact of climate change risks on your investments.