Conference programme

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08.50

Registration

09.25

Chair's Welcome Address

Raquel Pichardo-Allison, Editor, Global Pensions magazine

09.30

Global market concerns

  • A macro look at the currency markets, addressing key issues such as the state of the euro during the sovereign debt crisis, the status of the Japanese yen and the current pressures on the US dollar status as the world's reserve currency.

 Paul Chappell, Chief Investment Officer,  C~View

09.50

The move into emerging markets

  • What are the risks?
  • Should you hire a currency overlay manager to manage these risks?
  • Examining the growing importance of the carry trade as the move into EM regions continues to escalate

 David Rae, Director Overlay Services-EMEA, Russell Investments

10.10

Currency risk management from a UK pension perspective

  • What is currency risk and how does it add to the over all portfolio risk?
  • Examples of how it might have effected a sterling based investor in 2010
  • What are the approaches to managing it: Active or Passive
  • The rationale for the different approaches and the evidence to support active hedging

 Michael Shilling, Chief Executive Officer, Pareto

10.30

 Panel Discussion: Q & A

 

  •  This session will provide you with the opportunity to get actively involved in discussion and question the speakers on their respective topics.

Moderator:

Raquel Pichardo-Allison

Panellists

Paul Chappell

Michael Shilling

David Rae

10.50

Closing Remarks

10.55

Coffee and networking

11.30

End of Focus

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