Annual Conference 2023

Uncertainty Guaranteed

The Netherlands is preparing for a major change of the pension system. At the same time, things are also shifting in the world at large. There is turmoil in the financial world due to inflation, interest rate increases and collapsing banks. Geopolitical relations are on point because of the war in Ukraine and the economic confrontation with China. How do these developments interlock? And what do they mean for the investment universe of pension funds? Is there a hedge against so much uncertainty? At Pensioen Pro's Annual Conference, we consider possible answers.

June 15th 2023
Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam


Guess the funding rate... or not?

Discussions about transfer of accrued pension rights are on the rise in the boardroom. How, when and at what level should existing rights be transferred? What are the risks up to the moment of the transfer, and especially after? Can (temporary) hedges keep the funding rate within the desired range? In this practical workshop, we will discuss the deployment and construction of protection/overlay strategies. What do you need for this and what instruments can you use? For example, what does a swaption cost?

Speakers: Raymond de Kuiper, Client Solutions Manager Netherlands & Sergey Pergamentsev, Head of Institutional, Structured Management, BNP Paribas Asset Management

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Registration

André de Vos, Editor Print & Events Pensioen Pro

13:05 - 13:45
The new world order
Major geopolitical shifts are taking place. The war in Ukraine, trade disputes with China, the 'inflation program' in the US. What will the world look like in the future? Will the investment universe get smaller?

Speaker: Maarten van Rossem, Historian

13:45 - 14:05

Ripping up the rule book
In a changing world traditional industry beliefs and unquestioned rules need to be challenged. A thought provoking presentation that challenges the pensions industry.

Speaker: Tim Garratt, Client Director, Baillie Gifford


15:20 - 15:40

15:45 - 16:15
Inflation, interest rates and the new system

Speaker: Olaf Sleijpen, Directeur monetaire zaken, DNB

16:15 - 16:35
Building and investing for boomers and millennials
Investing in the Dutch housing market has an impact: not only on the climate transition, but also on tenants. Gray (elderly) and Green (young people) are looking for affordable, sustainable homes appropriate to their stage of life in a dynamic living environment. Right now there are opportunities for pension funds to create value for the longer term.

Speaker: Jaap van der Bijl, CEO, Altera Vastgoed

16:35 - 16:55

ESG is dead. Long live ESG
As investors face increasing stakeholder, regulatory and real-world pressure in an age of economic and geopolitical uncertainty, has “ESG” outlived its purpose? Vishal Hindocha, Head of Client Sustainability, addresses some of the myths and realities associated with sustainability, and what it means to embrace complexity and invest with a focus on long-term value creation.

Spreker: Vishal Hindocha, Global Head of Sustainability Strategy, MFS Investment Management

16:55 - 17:40
Transition as role play
The transition to the new system involves many parties. How is this process viewed by social partners, pension funds, administrators and the accountability body in the same sector? Who has what role and where are the bottlenecks?

Panelists: Han Noten, Jannet Visser, Harold Clijsen, Jochem Dijckmeester, Fieneke van den Brink and Frans van de Veen
Moderator: André de Vos, Editor Print & Events Pensioen Pro

17:40 - 17:45
Final Act
by Agnes Joseph, Actuary, Achmea Pensioenservices

Close and networking drinks
followed by a short to 'de Rode Hoed' for the Awards

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