As one of the largest asset classes held by UK pension funds, understanding opportunities in fixed income is in focus for almost all trustees.At this half day workshop, delegates will breakout into Investment Masterclasses to hear the latest thinking from some forward-thinking asset managers. Over the course of the morning, you will have a chance to ask questions and debate with your peers and contribute directly to some new approaches that are currently being developed and introduced to the market to meet the needs of pension funds.This unique half day workshop is Accredited by the Pensions Management Institute and is open to pension fund and their advisors.
Registration, Tea and Coffee
Welcome Address & Introductions
Rotating Investment Masterclass I: ESG Integration in Fixed Income — an event horizon moment? Mahesh Jayakumar, ESG Fixed Income Research Analyst | MFS Investment Management
Different ESG factors present greater risks over different time periods. From shorter term risks such as extreme weather shocks to longer term threats including climate change, demographic changes and food insecurity, we believe investors should consider ESG factors as an integral part of their fixed income allocation, portfolio construction and ongoing investment management. Mahesh Jayakumar, ESG Fixed Income Research Analyst, invites you to join an interactive and insightful discussion covering: • the current state of ESG integration in fixed income • how we view ESG factors in various sectors within fixed income • the role of standards, frameworks and data in ESG fixed income analysis
Rotating Investment Masterclass II: “QUANTITY AND QUALITY” - more (government bond) supply and more scrutiny (of governments and corporates) Paul Brain, Investment leader, Fixed Income team | Newton Investment Management
Ultra-low bond yields, growing political influence and rising environmental concerns will all influence fixed-income markets over the next 12 months. Over the longer term, we expect growing political disruption to drive an increase in budget deficits and a rise in government issuance. Meanwhile, with sustainability moving up the agenda for many investors, we anticipate that faster implementation of ESG principles will create a greater disparity between the strong and the weak.
Tea, Coffee and Networking