Programme

Programme

Programme

08:00

Registration and breakfast

09:00

Chairperson's opening remarks

09:10

Changing macro-economic environment

  • Dealing with slowdown of economic growth 
  • Adapting strategy to increase yield in a low return environment 
  • Impacts of shifting dynamics in global trade

10:00

Geo-political risk management

  • How is geo-political tension impacting investment strategies and portfolio management? 
  • Managing the risks of geo-political issues. 
  • Building resilience in the age of instability 

10:40

Networking Break

11:10

ESG and sustainability influence in portfolios

  • How does ESG translate into an investment theme 
  • Trends in investing in green bonds
  • Incorporating ESG criteria’s into investment portfolios
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility): social responsible investing
11:50

Investment in tech start-ups: new investment for sovereigns?

  • Is technology the new key area for investment
  • What are the risks with investing in tech start-ups?  
  • How to manage the risk of new investments
  • Accessing the technology market
12:40

Lunch

13:40

Machine learning in asset management

  • How can artificial intelligence solutions improve investment decisions?
  • What is the framework for adopting AI and ML in asset management? 
  • How can machine learning change the investment landscape?
14:20

Asset management in central banks: a governance perspective

  • Management of foreign reserves and government pension fund global
  • Considerations when setting mandate and objectives
  • Importance of developing sound and responsive governance structures
  • Establishing accountability and transparency
15:00

Networking break

15:30

Outlook for portfolio diversification in 2020

  • Rebalancing asset allocation 
  • Managing risk when diversifying portfolios
  • Diversifying fixed income portfolios 
16:20

Chairperson’s closing remarks

16:30

Networking reception