IMNs 8th Annual UK & Irish Pension & Investing Summit

Venue: Dublin

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Event Date/Time: Nov 11, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 12, 2008
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The 8th Annual UK & Irish Pension & Investing Summit will bring pension leadership together from Ireland and the United Kingdom to network and learn about the latest practices in investment strategy and fund management. Over its seven year history, IMN’s UK & Irish Pension and Investing Summit has served to facilitate dialogue between pension leadership, investment managers and consultants on investment strategies and innovations unfolding in Ireland, the UK and in key US, European and Asian markets.

This year’s conference topics include:

• Executive Roundtable – The UK & Irish Perspective on Pension Provision

• Chief Economist Presentation – A Comparative Economic Analysis of Volatility from 1987 to the Present

• Balancing Risk and Reward through Strategic Asset Allocation

• Going Beyond Actuarial Assumptions – Optimizing Investment Strategy

• Case Study – The National Pensions Reserve Fund

• An Update on the Fiduciary Role of Pension Trustees

• The Use of Alternatives in Amplifying Returns

• Keys to Manager Selection and Assessing Manager Skill

• Asset Liability Modeling

• The Role of Executive Compensation in Shareholder Value

• The Green Paper Review – What is in Store for Ireland’s Pensions?

The summit addresses defined contribution and defined benefit independently, with sessions on:

Defined Benefit:

• A Play by Play Evaluation of Absolute Return Strategies

• Equity Strategies – The Role of Stock Picking and Other Approaches to Maximizing the Equities Portfolio

• Current Trends in Investing in Bonds and Currency

Defined Contribution:

• A Comparative Review of DC Plans (Trustee Based vs. Grouped Personal)

• Considering Hybrid Plans

• An Analysis of Life (Cycle?) Styling

Join pension fund leaders, asset managers, and other investment professionals for two days of debate, discussion and unrivalled networking opportunities.