"Pension Fund Investing: Investment Objectives, Risk and Oppotunities"
Rome, 1 July 2014 - Hotel Hassler - Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6

8:30 amRegistration
9:00 amOpening Keynote
 Aureliano Gentilini
 Managing Partner, PrevInvest
9:05 amChairman Introduction
 Martin de Sa'Pinto
 Advisor, Scalaris ECI
9:10 am2014 Investment Outlook: Traditional and Alternative Asset Classes
 Ferenc Sanderson
 Managing Partner, PrevInvest
9:35 amFixed Income ETFs: Why Institutions Use Them and Latest Trends in 2014
 Vasiliki Pachatouridi
 Fixed Income Product Strategist, iShares
10:00 amDividend Matters
 Michael Kelly
 Head of Research, Schafer-Cullen
 Albert Murray
 Managing Director, Schafer-Cullen
10:25 amUsing Infrastructure in the Liability Matching Portfolio
 Hamish De Run
 Partner, Hermes Infrastructure
10:50 amThe CERN Pension Fund Model: An Investment Management Framework Designed to Address the Challenges of the “New Normal”
 Théodore Economou
 CEO, CERN Pension Fund
11:15 amCoffee break
11:45 amRegulatory Measures to "Push" Mutual Funds Towards Enterprises*
 Roberta D'Apice
 Director Legal Department, Assogestioni
12:10 pmThe Investment Policy in Pension Plans: Some Considerations in Light of the Current Asset Allocation and Review of the Delegated Legislative Framework*
 Gian Paolo Ruggiero
 Director Directorate IV, Department of the Treasury, MEF
12:30 pmRoundtable Discussion*
 The role of Pension Plans in Sustaining the Economic Growth in Italy through Allocation to New Investment Vehicles, such as Minibond and SMEs Debt Funds, Private Equity, and Infrastructure Funds. The Barbell Polarization of Asset Management and the Growing Role of ETFs in Institutional Portfolios. Best Practices in Navigating the Indexing World. Investment Policies Consistent with Sustainable Pension Plans in a Context of Ageing Population, Stagnating Labour Market, and Faltering Growth.
 Enrico Camerini
 Head of Institutional Sales, iShares Italy
 Andrea Mariani
 Director-General, Fondo Pegaso
 Stefano Pierini
 Head of Finance, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA
 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eurofer
 Gianfranco Verzaro
 Chairman, Fondo Pensioni del Personale Gruppo BNL/BNL Paribas Italia
 Aureliano Gentilini
 Managing Partner, PrevInvest
1:20 pmBuffet lunch
2:30 pmInvestment Policies in Pension Plans: Limitations and Prospects*
 Mauro Marè
 Chairman, Mefop
2:55 pmDistressed Debt – Outsized Returns with Limited Levels of Market Correlation
 Richard Cazenove
 Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management
3:20 pmHedge Funds Investing: Analysis of Strategies and Investment Methodologies*
 Aureliano Gentilini
 Managing Partner, PrevInvest
 Hedge Fund Research Committee Member, AIMA (The Alternative Investment Management Association)
3:40 pmRoundtable Discussion
 Investing in a Post-QE World, Dominated by Subdued Inflation Dynamics, Faltering Growth, and Rising Bond Yields. Investment Policies in Pension Plans: Risks and Opportunities Arising from the Diversification into Alternative Assets. The Institutionalization of the Hedge Fund Industry. The Growing Convergence Between Long-only and Hedge Fund Managers. The “Death of Alternatives”? Smart Beta Indexing: Implications for Active and Passive Investment Management.
 Richard Cazenove
 Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management
 Théodore Economou
 CEO, CERN Pension Fund
 Michael Kelly
 Head of Research, Schafer-Cullen
 Paul Voûte
 Director, Head of European Business Development, Hermes
 Martin de Sa'Pinto
 Advisor, Scalaris ECI
4:30 pmCoffee break
5:00 pmRoundtable Discussion*
 Recent Developments in the Italian Legislation Enforcing New and Less Stringent Rules on Eligible Assets for Pension Plans. Sustainable Pension Plans in a Context of Ageing Population, Stagnating Labour Market, and Faltering Growth. European Commission Agenda for Adequate, Safe and Sustainable Pensions. Risk Management in an Asset/Liability Management (ALM) Framework.
 Marco Lega
 Director-General, Fondo Pensione Fopen
 Giampiero Malagnino
 Deputy Chairman, Adepp
 Deputy Chairman, ENPAM
 Giuseppe Pagliarani
 Technical Committee Coordinator, Assofondipensione
 Director-General, Fondo Pensione Byblos
 Roberto Violi
 Director Financial Investments Department, Banca d'Italia
 Aureliano Gentilini
 Managing Partner, PrevInvest
5:50 pmConclusions on the Implementation of the Investment Policy in Italian Pension Plans*
 Elisabetta Giacomel
 Director Financial and Actuarial Analyses Department, COVIP
6:0 pmChairman Conclusion
6:15 pmConference Ends
(*)Simultaneous Translation

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