Global Dialogue

2016 Global Dialogue Presentations

The 2016 Global Dialogue presentations are now available for download. Simply click on the name of the presenter to access their slides.

Please note: not all presentations are available due to owner discretion, also not all sessions contained a slide presentation.

-Mondays Presentations
-Tuesdays Presentations
-Wednesdays Presentations
-Thursdays Presentations
-Fridays Presentations 

Monday 25 April, 2016

Available SessionsSpeaker

BUSTING THE GENDER AND WORKPLACE MYTHS - THE LATEST THINKING

  • Understand the outcomes of providing women with flexible working arrangements
  • New thinking on workplace practices in relation to gender
  • Impact of a 24/7 work culture

Robin Ely, Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community and Faculty Chair, Gender Initiative, Harvard Business School


 

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: INVESTMENT INNOVATION

  • How innovation is paving the way for investment change??
  • New trends in managing the pool of capital
  • Innovative strategies across a range of asset classes

Mike Hunstad, Head of Research, Northern Trust

THE SKY IS FALLING - WHAT UMBRELLA DO WE NEED?

  • The impact of a burgeoning baby boomer population
  • The US pension landscape
  • The financial challenges of future generations in retirement 
  • The backdrop of US debt - what does it mean in a retirement context?
  • Lessons from the US wealth divide and financial inequality

Ron Temple, Portfolio Manager/Analyst and Director of US Research, Lazard Asset Management

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Tuesday 26, April 2016

Available SessionsSpeaker

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES  IN A LOW RETURN WORLD

  • Strategies to prosper in a low return world
  • Making a call on active vs passive
  • How to build a better portfolio for long-term results

Alice Breheny, Global Co-Head of Research, TH Real Estate - a TIAA Company

Tim Gardener, Global Head of Institutional Client Strategy, AXA Investment Managers

Eric Stein, AAIST, Trustee Director, LUCRF Super

LEADERSHIP THROUGH TIMES OF CHANGE

  • Managing organisation in uncertain times
  • How to lead through continuous change
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans

Bill Pasmore, Professor of Practice, Teachers College, Columbia University.

WHAT MAKES A GREAT BOARD GREAT?

  • How to fulfill your funds mission while building a sustainable 'engine'
  • What features distinguish exemplary boards?
  • Tips on delivering compelling strategic plans
     

Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies, Lester Crown Professor of Leadership Practice, Yale School of Management

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Wednesday 27, April 2016

Available SessionsSpeaker

TURNING TECHNOLOGY INTO BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

  • How digital technologies will change funds, economies and societies
  • How your fund can become a digital master
  • How to build the talent, structure, culture and processes needed to meet the disruption

Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT
 

HUBSPOT

Innovation in the workplace: Hubspot, one of the world's largest marketing platforms, was founded in 2006 as a result of a simple observation: people have transformed how they live, work, shop and buy, but businesses have not adapted.

Hubspot is one of the most prominent companies to emerge from the Boston area's technology sector in the past decade.

During our visit you will:

  • Tour Hubspot's award-winning office space
  • Learn how marketing and technology is changing the traditional engagement cycle
  • Hear how a winning office culture solves problems

Mark Kilens, Leader of HubSpot Academy

 

Anthony Roldan, Leader of Engineering Culture

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Thursday 28, April 2016

Available SessionsSpeaker

 CLIMATE ISSUES

  • Climate risk to investment portfolios and the financial system
  • How do funds go about measuring and reducing carbon risk?
  • How has the decision in Paris shaped our climate change thinking?

Chris Davis, Senior Program Director, Investor Programs, Ceres

 

Deborah Ng, Director, Strategy & Risk, Head of Responsible Investing, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

FEES: COMING TO A FUND NEAR YOU

  • Understand the global investment management fee landscape, as well as the latest trends and thinking about operational costs
  • U.S fee trends - where is the 'sweet spot' between the alignment of asset owners and asset managers, and what are the underlying barriers to making progress on fee structures between the two?
  • Are there gains to be made in fee reductions in certain asset classes that can cross-subside overall investment fees for a fund?
  • What benefits do members derive from an accurate oversight of costs?
  • How can our industry acheive standardised benchmarking metrics and how can a mutually beneficial outcome be acheived that is in the best interest of members?

Chris Flynn, Principal, Product Solutions, CEM Benchmarking

 

Brett Himbury, Chief Executive Officer, IFM Investors

 

Erik L. Knutzen, CFA, CAIA, Chief Investment Officer, Multi Asset Class, Neuberger Berman

 

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Friday 29, April 2016

Available SessionsSpeaker

SOLVING TOUGH PROBLEMS

  • Learn an unconventional approach to dealing with complex problematic situations in the larger business environment
  • How to work with rivals, opponents, and enemies
  • A way to use scenario planning not only to adapt but also the shape the future

Adam Kahane, Director, Reos Partners


 

RETIREMENT: IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT INVESTMENT

  • Comparison of global DC structures and their member outcomes
  • What are the happiness indicators that are important during retirement?
  • How can funds help members during this critical phase?

Lesley-Ann Morgan, Global Head of Defined Contribution, Schroders

 

Katherine Roy, Managing Director, Chief Retirement Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

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