2023 Annual Nordic Institutional Investor Forum

Join us for a full day in-person event and hear from Nordic industry leaders discussing Investor Allocation Priorities, Regulatory Perspectives and Responsible Investment.

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Event Replay:


08:00: Registration and Networking Breakfast

09:00: Welcome Remarks

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Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI

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Markus Aho, CIO, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

09:20: Opening Remarks

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Armi Taipale, Head of Capital Markets Department, FIN FSA


09:35: SBAI Priorities 2023

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Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI


09:45: Allocator Perspectives: The Future of Alternatives Portfolios

  •  Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Portfolio Construction and Alts
  • Role of Alternatives
  • Private and Public Markets 
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Mika Jaatinen, Portfolio Manager, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company 

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Iivo Paukkeri, Head of Investments, Aalto University Endowment

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Jarkko Soikkeli, Head of Strategy and Allocation, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company


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Laura Wickström, Deputy CIO, Veritas Pension Insurance


10:35: Networking Break

11:00: Interactive Breakout Sessions

Emerging Markets

  •  Now the R and C of BRIC is problematic which EMs are interesting? 
  • Where is the new frontier of EM investing? 
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Ed Cole, Managing Director, Discretionary Investments, Man Group 

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Dominic Bokor-Ingram, Portfolio Manager, Fiera Capital (UK) Ltd 

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Anthony Kettle, Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management


Carbon Foot printing


  •  Existing frameworks and methodologies 
  • Application to alternatives 
  • Regulation and reporting 
  • How to measure impact and progress


Ann-Sofie Odenberg, Head of Sustainability, Brummer & Partners

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Marc Van Loo, Investor Relations, Transtrend

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Nicolas Rousselet, Head of Business Development, Boussard and Gauvaudan Investment Management



ILS and Catastrophe Risk

  •  Has risk been re-priced? 
  • Where are the opportunities? 
  • How does ILS fit in a diversified portfolio? 
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Lorenzo Volpi, Deputy CEO, Leadenhall Capital Partners

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Aaron Garcia, Head of Investments, Hiscox ILS

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Michael Hamer, Partner and Senior Analyst, Albourne Partners



12:20: Lunch

13:30: Guest speaker

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Ilkka Harju, Director, Tax Department, Finnish Ministry of Finance

13:50 SBAI Collaboration Update

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Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI

14:00: Keynote Speaker: Climate Change the Road to Net Zero

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Dr Ajay Gambhir, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London Grantham Institute


14:45 - 14:50: Closing Remarks 

15:10: Interactive Breakout Sessions

Private Market and Credit Strategies 

  • What does 2023 hold for credit investing? 
  • Private vs Public markets
  • Impact of inflation and interest rate changes
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Stuart Fiertz, President and Co-founder, Cheyne Capital Management

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Hitesh Kumar, Senior Portfolio Manager, Orchard Global Asset Management

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Alan Shaffran, Senior Portfolio Manager, Magnetar Capital (UK) LLP

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Harsh Srivastav, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager

How to be an Active Owner

  •  Proxy voting
  • Fiduciary conflicts
  • Methods of engagement 
  • Collaboration mechanisms
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Manuela Cedarmas, Head of ESG and Impact Strategies , Investcorp Tages

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Hampus Hårdeman, Sustainability Director, Brummer & Partners

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Joe Mares, Portfolio Manager, Trium Capital LLP



Will the Opportunities for Macro Trend Strategies persist in 2023? 

  • Volatility Trends
  • Opportunities in Commodities 
  • Are these Strategies Portfolio Diversifiers?
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Thomas Dobler, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Class Strategies, Acadian Asset Management

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Razvan Remsing, Director of Investment Solutions, Aspect Capital Limited

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François Rivard, Chief Executive Officer, Innocap Investment Management Inc.

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Stephane Vial, Head of Investor Relations, EMEA, Capital Fund Management

16:15: Reception