ANNUAL GEPF
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021 27 – 28 SEPT 2021

Welcome to the
GEPF Thought Leadership Conference 2021

Dear Participants

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Management of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) welcome to the Annual GEPF Thought Leadership Conference. We engage at a time when we are all still grappling with the immense impact of the coronavirus, both at business and personal levels.

A special word of appreciation to the Reserves Advisory and Management Partnership (RAMP) program of the World Bank Treasury for once again partnering with us in hosting this conference. The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) Annual Thought Leadership Conference is part of the GEPF’s commitment to stimulate dialogue on the challenges that face the global pension industry.

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The conference is a gathering of the leading pension funds, experts in pension funds, investment and economic industries decision-makers from across the globe. It is aimed at embracing knowledge sharing and fulfilling the needs of various stakeholders through providing thought provoking leadership discussions to source solutions, generate business and to connect with new and existing pension networks.

We trust that you will benefit from this platform of open and constructive dialogue, and that you gain new insights from the stimulating knowledge sharing. This year you will be able to tap into the knowledge, research and expertise offered by some of the world’s leading experts and decision-makers in the pension and investment fields as we tackle the various issues.

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The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), South Africa

Dear Participants

On behalf of the Reserve Advisory and Management Partnership (RAMP) program of the World Bank Treasury, we are delighted to partner again with the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) to co-host the 2021 Annual Pensions Thought Leadership Conference.

The world has changed significantly since we last convened in Cape Town in September 2019. COVID has globally impacted retirement saving schemes extensively and in manifold ways. In these extra-ordinary times, it is even more critical to reflect on the current and emerging challenges that public sector asset managers face. Coming together as part of a commanding platform of dialogue is vital.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of RAMP. The program was set up by the World Bank Treasury in the early 2000s at the request of World Bank member institutions to provide capacity-building services to public asset managers to strengthen their investment operations and human capital. Today, RAMP has grown to nearly 80 members entrusted by their nations to safeguard generational wealth and support macroeconomic stability in their countries. We are firm in our conviction that robust asset management practices enable policymakers to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.

As such, we are delighted to be part of this global thought leadership initiative and extend our gratitude to the GEPF for inviting us as co-hosts in 2021. We look forward to exchanging ideas on these and other topics during this year’s event and reconnecting with you, hopefully in person, at the 2022 conference.

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Reserve Advisory and Management Partnership (RAMP) program of the World Bank Treasury

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Conference will highlight the following
Programme Themes

Pensions Funds in a
COVID-19 world – Impacts and Policy considerations
A candid conversation on
Responsible Investing – supporting sustainability
International diversification
vs “Home bias” in pension fund investing
Infrastructure investing:
harvesting long term capital
Global Pensions perspective
 
Keynote addresses
and Panel discussions

some of our speakers
Speaker Highlights

Save your seat for the best gathering of the leading pension funds, experts in pension funds, investment and economic industries decision-makers in Africa and across the globe

R S V P before 23 September 2021