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In expectation of a downturn or recession, insurers are trying to understand where we are in the market cycle. In the Insurance Asset Management, Europe 2020 report, they examine the effects of the uncertainty and volatility on the various asset classes and the opportunities this creates. Insurers are following the trend towards private, illiquid and alternative assets to help insulate their portfolios against the volatility. The report explores the various issues and regulatory restrictions they face as they move into private markets. Insurers also re-consider their relationships with asset managers and how much to outsource, whether to go with passive vs active managers and assess how proactive they are around ESG.

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THE MACRO INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENT

1.1 WHITE PAPER: Where are we in the market cycle and what long-term opportunities for return on risk arise from the uncertainty and volatility?
- Jérôme Jean Haegeli, Group Chief Economist - Managing Director, Swiss Re

1.2 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: Reassessing relationships with managers: what to outsource and how much, how many managers to use, big vs boutique?
Moderator:
- Sara Benwell, Editor, Clear Path Analysis
Panellists:
- Jeremy Baldwin, Chief Investment Officer, AIG
- Atanas Christev, Head of Investment, Direct Line Group
- Ian Coulman, Chief Investment Officer, Pool Re

1.3 WHITE PAPER: Implementing the right ESG strategies amid the developing regulatory imperatives
- Stephen Acheson, Global Head of Insurance, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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EXAMINING TRENDS IN INVESTMENT AND ASSET ALLOCATION

2.1 WHITE PAPER: Optimising liquidity and diversifying asset allocation to drive returns
- Ed Palmer, EMEA Chief Investment Officer, MetLife

2.2 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: Examining the case for listed versus private market assets: what are the emerging opportunities in each and how do insurers strike the right balance?
Moderator:
- Paul J. Davies, Senior Markets Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Panellists:
- Ed Palmer, EMEA Chief Investment Officer, MetLife
- Nick Dixon, Investment Director, AEGON UK
- Erik Ranberg, Chief Investment Officer, Gjensidige
- Corrado Pistarino, Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society

2.3 WHITEPAPER: Sustainable credit: ESG is key
- Justine Vroman, Senior Investment Manager, Pictet Asset Management

2.4 INTERVIEW: Enhancing cash returns through global fixed income
Interviewer:
- Zoi Fletcher, Content Producer, Clear Path Analysis
Interviewee:
- Todd Cutting, Portfolio Manager, ReturnPlus, Aviva Investors

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MANAGING INVESTMENT OPERATIONS

3.1 WHITE PAPER: Creating efficient operating models and dealing with resource constraints with emerging technology
- Gautier Ripert, Global Head of Operations, AXA Investment Managers

3.2 INTERVIEW: Practical applications for AI technologies in investment operations and accounting
Interviewer:
- Zoi Fletcher, Content Producer, Clear Path Analysis
Interviewee:
- Scott Kurland, Managing Director, SS&C Technologies

3.3 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: Designing and implementing regulatory frameworks and discovering cost-efficiencies
Moderator:
- Sara Benwell, Editor, Clear Path Analysis
Panellists:
- Anthony King, Chief Operating Officer, Charles Taylor Investment Management
- Anthony Kirby, Head of Regulatory Reform in Wealth and Asset Management Advisory, EY

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ASSESSING FUTURE MARKET AND REGULATORY ACTIONS

4.1 WHITE PAPER: What do historically high cash reserves mean for the global economy and how can insurers plan for the day of cash deployment?
- Nicholas Gartside, Chief Investment Officer, Munich Re

4.2 WHITE PAPER: The 2020 Solvency Review and its impact
- Justin Wray, Deputy Head of Policy, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Jérôme Jean Haegeli

Group Chief Economist - Managing Director, Swiss Re

Jeremy Baldwin

Chief Investment Officer, AIG

Atanas Christev

Head of Investment, Direct Line Group

Ian Coulman

Chief Investment Officer, Pool Re

Stephen Acheson

Global Head of Insurance, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Ed Palmer

EMEA Chief Investment Officer, MetLife

Paul J. Davies

Senior Markets Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Nick Dixon

Investment Director, AEGON UK

Erik Ranberg

Chief Investment Officer, Gjensidige

Corrado Pistarino

Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society

Justine Vroman

Senior Investment Manager, Pictet Asset Management

Todd Cummings

Portfolio Manager, ReturnPlus, Aviva Investors

Gautier Ripert

Global Head of Operations, AXA Investment Managers

Scott Kurland

Managing Director, SS&C Technologies

Anthony King

Chief Operating Officer, Charles Taylor Investment Management

Anthony Kirby

Head of Regulatory Reform in Wealth and Asset Management Advisory, EY

Nicholas Gartside

Chief Investment Officer, Munich Re

Justin Wray

Deputy Head of Policy, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset management brand dedicated to creating long-term value for clients. To achieve this, we offer a comprehensive range of investment capabilities, as well as the highest levels of service. Overall, we manage £583 billion* on behalf of clients in 80 countries.


*Standard Life AUM/AUA data as at 30 June 2017, Aberdeen Asset Management AUM data as at 31 March 2017, all other data as at 30 June 2017

SS&C is a global provider of investment software and services for the financial industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut with offices in 21 countries around the world. 18,000+ financial services and healthcare organizations manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. SS&C recently launched the industry’s first smart investment operations and accounting system – Singularity™. Built from the ground up with embedded innovative technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic automation and advanced predictive analytics, Singularity represents a generational leap in middle and back-office investment technology, driving significant cost savings and continuous operational improvement.


Visit www.ssctech.com for further information about SS&C (NASDAQ: SSNC.

Pictet Asset Management is an independent asset manager, overseeing over GBP 143 billion (as at 31st March 2019) for our clients across a range of equity, fixed income, alternative and multi asset products. We provide specialist investment services through segregated accounts and investment funds to some of the world’s largest pension funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, intermediaries and their clients. We have 951 employees located in 17 offices across the world, close to the markets in which we invest and the clients we serve. We have had an office in London since 1980. This is an investment centre with nearly 300 employees where we have a dedicated team looking after our UK clients. We are part of the Pictet Group, founded in Geneva in 1805.

PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers.


With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,300 professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment.

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