Risk & Return

Institutional Investors Strategic Roundtable – trends and expectations

  • When will the interest rate be raised, and what effects will this have on the different asset classes?
  • Achieving sustainable growth – Agenda 30, ESG, Impact investing and active ownership
  • Trends in active/passive, infrastructure, diversification and risk assessment

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Confirmed speakers

Ole Christian Bech-Moen
CIO, Norwegian Oil Fund

Mikko Mursula
CIO, Ilmarinen

Javiera Ragnartz

Kasper Ahrndt Lorenzen
Executive Vice President and CIO, ATP

Hans Sterte
Appointed CIO, Alecta

Mårten Lindeborg 

Roger Johanson
Partner, Caram

Staffan Hansén

Christina Olivecrona
Senior Analyst Sustainability, AP2​​

Magnus Billing
CEO, Alecta

Johan Florén 
Head of Communication and ESG, AP7

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Preliminary agenda.

Registration and morning coffee
The Chariman´s opening remarks

The big picture

Allocation strategy at the Norwegian Oil fund
Ole Christian Bech-Moen – Chief Investment Officer Allocation Strategies, Statens Pensjonsfond Utland, Norges bank – Norwegian Oil Fund
Panel discussion
Investment Climate - How will the investment climate evolve the forthcoming year and beyond and how will this influence the investment strategies?
Staffan Hansén, CEO, SPP
More panelists TBA
Best practice case
How will the integration of Sustainability and the ESG perspective affect the Investments and the Allocation Strategy?
Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta
Panel discussion
ESG – experiences and the way forward
What will Agenda 30 mean for the institutional inveastors? Validation of ESG-initiatives. Blacklisting or influencing? Greenwashing or corporate responsibility? How does the ESG-perspective influence the risks/rewards in the portfolio – short term and long term.
Panelists: TBA
Coffee, mingle and networking

Strategies in the current low interest rate environment – and preparations for the raise

Best practice case
Factor investing the ATP way
Kasper Ahrndt Lorenzen, Executive Vice President and CIO, ATP
Expert analysis
The Debt Market – risks, challenges, opportunities and the way forward
What are the latest trends in the debt market? What different strategies and products have been most successful and what is the outlook for this asset class going forward?
Diversifying portfolios beyond traditional assets (preliminary topic)
The latest trends and developments in alternatives and Hedge funds. 
Mikko Mursula, CIO, Ilmarinen
Best practice case
Real Estate – our take on risk & reward
Expert analysis
Risk, returns and opportunities in Private Equity 
With the abundance of capital, low interest rates and high asset prices – are alternative investments the way to success? Possibilities and challenges?
Roger Johanson, partner, Caram. 
Panel discussion
The role of Alternative investments in the portfolio
Pricing, availability and risks. Will the trend of co-investments continue? How will the dynamics of the LP/GP dynamic evolve?
Javiera Ragnartz, CIO, AMF
Roger Johanson, partner, Caram
More panelists TBA
Challenges in accessing the growth potential in the Emerging markets
Investing in funds, western quality companies exposed to EM or direct investments?
ETF – strategies for diversification 
Experiences and the way forward for different approaches for Factor investing and Fixed income allocation.
Panel discussion
Active/Passive strategies – pros, cons and the way forward
The trend from recent years is clear: the investments in passive strategies are increasing. But the interest for the diversifiction of risks offered by active funds are increasing in the environment of low rates and high prices. 
Afternoon coffee, mingle and networking
The ESG perspective in Fixed income 
Active Management in Core Bond Portfolios. Positioning the portfolio for a combination of defense and active opportunities within fixed income ETFs. 

Risk & Return 2018 and beyond

Panel discussion
Investment strategy - trends and directions 
What are the latest trends and developments among the institutional investors, in the Nordics and internationally?
Best practice case
Positioning the portfolio in the current economic environment
Hans Sterte, appointed CIO, Alecta.
Panel Discussion
Risk & Reward 2018 and beyond 
Where are the biggest risks right now and where is the best relationship between risk and return today and in the 1-5 years years?
Hans Sterte, appointed CIO, Alecta,
Mårten Lindeborg, CIO, AP 3
Networking mingle

Please notice that the program is preliminary and changes may occur. 

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Time and place.

Date: April 17th 2018

Time: 8.30

Where: Grand Hôtel, Stockholm


4 995 SEK for primary target group.

10 995 SEK for others. 

Target group

Institutional investors: Pension funds, Life insurance companies, Endowments, Public sector, Family offices.

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3 reasons to attend the conference

1. You need to keep up with the latest trends and new findings
2. You want to meet and exchange experiences with other investment professionals
3. You want to discuss the expected risks and returns going forward

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