Event Details - IAPF Investment Conference Week

When: Note this is a multi day event, starting 25/10/2022 for various times and finishing on 27/10/2022
Where: Day 1 Convention Centre Dublin, Day 2,3 Online
Cost: IAPF Member - Pension Scheme Representative (Non Practitioner): Free of Charge, Non Members: €450, IAPF Member - Practitioner (Organisations that provide professional services to pension funds): €200,

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The IAPF Investment Conference Week will run over 3 days, commencing 25th October.  This event will bring together trustees, Pensions, HR and finance managers, policymakers and service providers to consider and discuss issues facing pension schemes today. 

Day 1 will be available to attend in person (or a recording will be available to view later) Day 2 & 3 will be live online and available to watch back on demand. 



This Conference will be allocated 5 CPD hours by the IAPF for on-going trustee training requirements. We will apply for CPD hours from the LIA ,  the IOB and the IIPM under category 2. Pensions, Pension Trustee Practitioners (PTP) hours and category 3. Savings & Investments. If you have a query relating to the CPD hours, please contact the relevant awarding bodies. CPD Day 1: LIA (14715_2022) & IOB (2022-2707), CPD Day 2: LIA (14716_2022) & IOB (2022-2709), CPD Day 3: LIA (14777_2022) & IOB (2022-2714)





Ann Prendergast, Chairperson, IAPF


Update from the Pensions Authority
Brendan Kennedy, Pensions Regulator, Pensions Authority


Macro-economic Outlook 
Luke Bartholomew, Senior Economist, abrdn Research Institute

Impact on pension fund investments Panel Discussion
Jerry Moriarty, CEO, IAPF, Luke Bartholomew, Senior Economist, abrdn Research Institute, Donal Keating, Head of DB, Irish Life Investment Managers/IAPF Investment Committee, Keith Burns, Director, Align Advisory Limited, Elma Fox, Professional Trustee, Law Debenture Pension Trustees Ireland


Coffee Break


Welcome Back
Liam Stack, Chair, IAPF Investment Committee

DC Defaults in a New World
Alistair Byrne, CFA, Ph.D., Head of Retirement Strategy and UK Distribution, State Street Global Advisors. We believe having a robust default investment strategy, suitable for the majority of members is central to the success of auto-enrolment and ultimately for delivering good outcomes to savers. Alistair will share thoughts on the implications of auto enrolment for defaults, what increased participation rates could mean for future innovation in Ireland and what we can learn from overseas experiences. Alistair will also look at how DC defaults can evolve to tackle macro-economic challenges and consider ESG risks. 


The Energy Crisis – What are the challenges in transitioning to clean energy?
Anthony Doherty, Chief Investment Officer, NTR plc

The Impact on pension fund investment and ESG considerations Panel Discussion
Liam Stack, Chair, IAPF Investment Committee, Robert Meaney, Senior Investment Consultant, Mercer, Emma Jane Joyce, Senior Business Manager, Sustainability & Climate Action, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)





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Chair of Day 2, Jerry Moriarty, CEO, IAPF


Finding secure income in today’s market – the role that real estate debt can play within pension scheme portfolios 
Sam Murphy, Product Manager, Real Estate Product UK, Schroders Capital. The growth, inflation and rate outlooks continue to present trustees with challenges. Finding sources of ‘secure’ income for pension schemes in this environment is particularly difficult and made more uncertain due the proximity many scheme’s now have to buy out or adopting self sufficiency.  From an investment perspective, certain private credit asset classes are still well positioned to deliver secure income. Today we will specifically explore the merits and benefits of real estate debt relative to public market alternatives, and explore the level of illiquidity that trustees might willingly adopt and what real estate debt can offer in terms of liquidity.



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Chair of Day 3, Grainne Newman, IAPF Investment Committee


Fiona Furlong, Vice President, Account Manager, PIMCO

Cash-flow oriented investing: Managing liquidity needs of maturing schemes
Soraya Kazziha, Executive Vice President, Head of Client Solutions for EMEA, PIMCO

In the present late cycle, rising rate environment, increasingly cashflow negative DB schemes could find themselves as forced sellers of assets. We have all seen the significant increased liquidity requirements for levered LDI portfolios in the UK following the sharp rise in yields. A carefully designed, cash flow oriented investment solution could be a powerful tool for managing liquidity needs of a maturing scheme. Furthermore, yields across credit assets have moved meaningfully higher in 2022 and now present a compelling entry point. In this session, we will discuss the potential benefits of a cashflow oriented investment strategy and how tailored solutions can be designed to  meet a scheme’s individual requirements. 




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Timetable Subject to Change


click on image for biography Ann Prendergast
IAPF Chairperson / State Street Global Advisors Europe
click on image for biography Brendan Kennedy
Pensions Authority
click on image for biography Jerry Moriarty
click on image for biography Luke Bartholomew
abrdn Research Institute
click on image for biography Elma Fox
IAPF Benefits Committee / Law Debenture
click on image for biography Keith Burns
Align Advisory Limited
click on image for biography Donal Keating
IAPF Investment Committee / Irish Life Investment Managers
click on image for biography Liam Stack
IAPF Investment Committee / abrdn
click on image for biography Alistair Byrne, CFA, Ph.D.
State Street Global Advisors
click on image for biography Anthony Doherty
NTR plc
click on image for biography Robert Meaney
click on image for biography Emma Jane Joyce
National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)
click on image for biography Sam Murphy
Schroders Capital
click on image for biography Grainne Newman
IAPF Investment Committee / Mercer
click on image for biography Soraya Kazziha
click on image for biography Fiona Furlong
IAPF Investment Committee/PIMCO
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