Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2020 (Virtual Conference)
19-20 October 2020

Agenda

9.15

CHAIR’S OPENING COMMENTS

9.20

KEYNOTE: THE CHIEF ECONOMIST MACRO OUTLOOK ON GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS AND KEY RISKS

9.50

INVESTMENT LEADERS PANEL: KEY INVESTMENT RISKS AND STRATEGIC PORTFOLIO POSITIONING

Antonio Tedesco, Head of Group ALM and SAA, Generali

Massimo Di Tria, Group Chief Investment Officer, Cattolica Assicurazioni

Roshan Lachman, Financial Risk Director, Phoenix Group

Wim Vermeir, Chief Investment Offier, AG Insurance & Group Head of Investments, Ageas

Moderator: Russell Busst, CEO Conning Asset Management Ltd and European CIO

10.40

SPEED NETWORKING

10.50

PANEL: TRADE FINANCE

Speaker: Chris McGinley, Federated Hermes

11.30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: SMALL BREAK-OUT GROUPS FOR A FACILITATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION BY GROUP VIDEO CALL

Topics include:

  • Outsourcing vs. in-house
  • Managing currency risk
  • How can insurance firms be more agile?
  • Fin tech and technology Investments
  • Libor transition
  • Assessing opportunities in emerging market debt
  • Real Assets – opportunities and challenges around real estate and infrastructure

12.30

INVESTMENT LEADERS PANEL: WHERE ARE INSURERS LOOKING TO NEXT FOR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?

Grigory Spivak, Director, Asset Re, Pacific Life Re

James Kenney, Head of Capital Management, Legal and General Capital

13.10

SPEED NETWORKING

13.15

CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

9.15

CHAIR’S OPENING COMMENTS

9.20

PANEL: COVID-19 – WHAT IMPACT WILL THE VIRUS HAVE ON ASSETS AND HOW SHOULD INSURERS POSITION THEMSELVES IN THE COMING MONTHS TO WEATHER ANY STORM

Ahmed Adam, Head of Investment Oversight, Director, ReAssure

Nick Dixon, Investment Director, Aegon UK

Prasun Mathur, Private Assets Lead, Aviva UK

Thomas Fiedler, Team Head, Strategic Asset Allocation/ Asset-Liability Management, Ergo Group

10.00

SPEED NETWORKING

10.10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: NEXT STEPS TOWARDS MEETING THE 2050 CARBON NEUTRALITY GOAL – THE CIO PERSPECTIVE

Lars Haram, CIO & Head of Asset Management, Oslo Pensjonsforsikring

10.50

PANEL: ASSESSING CLIMATE ASSOCIATED ASSET RISK – WHAT TOOLS AND APPROACHES ARE AVAILABLE AND HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THEY?

Corrado Pistarino, Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society

Johanna Köb, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Russ Bowdrey, Senior ALM Manager, Aviva (subject to final confirmation)

11.30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: SMALL BREAK-OUT GROUPS FOR A FACILITATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION BY GROUP VIDEO CALL

Topics include:

  • Efficient ways to extend duration under Solvency II
  • Investing in the transition and structuring a portfolio that acknowledges and reflects the "50 shades of green"
  • The rise of social investing post Covid-19
  • How can insurers play their part in ensuring that sustainability and the European green deal is at the forefront of the response to the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent recovery
  • How might Covid-19 create a new "normal" for insurers strategic asset allocation

12.30

PANEL: POLICY, REGULATION AND THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK POST-BREXIT

Andrew Bailey, Director of Financial Risk, Just Group plc

Further panellists to be confirmed

13.10

PANEL: SOLVENCY II IN REVIEW

Lauri Saraste, Director, ALM and Solvency, LocalTapiola Life

Tony O'Riordan, CFO, New Ireland Assurance

Further panellists to be confirmed

14.00

CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

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