Annual General Assembly

Join leading asset managers and allocators as we review the past year and look to the future. 


14:00 – 14:30 Registration and networking

14:00 - 14:10 Opening Remarks

  • Mario Therrien, SBAI Chair, Head of Investment Funds and External Management, CDPQ

13:15 - 13:30 SBAI Overview

  • Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI

15:00 – 15:45 Institutional Investor Panel

Where do we go from here?

  • Economic outlook
  • Role of alternatives: what is attractive for 2023 and beyond?  
  • Long term investing: Themes versus fads
  • ESG: How are your expectations in alternatives evolving?


  • Tom Joy, CIO, Church Commissioners for England
  • Elena Manola-Bonthond, CIO, CERN Pension Fund
  • Pontus von Essen, Head of Strategy, AP7

15:45 – 16:00 Networking break

16:00 – 17:00 Interactive Breakouts

Group 1: The Future of Operational Due Diligence

  • Will more ODD be virtual? 
  • Are there new risk areas being assessed? e.g Hybrid working 
  • What are managers and allocators struggling with? 

Group 2: Setting Achievable Diversity Goals

  • Discussing the types of goals and sharing potential solutions. 

Group 3: ESG Rachets and Sustainability Linked Loans

  • What are the issues?
  • Does this need standardisation? 
  • How to avoid greenwashing or the perception of greenwashing.

Group 4: Carbon Footprinting

  • How do investors influence emissions? 
  • Is there a distinction between a risk and net zero perspective? 
  • What are the Greenwashing concerns?
  • Net zero reporting frameworks - what needs to be disclosed? 

17:00 Drinks Reception