Programme

Draft Programme

11:50am-12:45pm Exhibition
12:50pm Welcome by your conference host,
Musa Mabesa, Principal Executive Officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)
1:00pm Opening Remarks
Renosi Mokate, Chairperson, GEPF
Therese Couture, Director, Department of Asset Management and Advisory, World Bank
1:20-1:40pm Keynote address
Pensions Funds in a COVID-19 world – Impacts and Policy considerations
Anshula Kant, Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer.
1:45-2:50pm Panel Discussion

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial position of pension funds as well as the global economy and financial markets.

Moderator: Olano Makhubela, Divisional Executive: Retirement Funds Supervision, Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA), South Africa

Discussants:
Gabriel Petre, Senior Investment Strategist & Asset Allocation, Pension, World Bank
Ismail Momoniat, Deputy Director General, National Treasury, South Africa
Jacqueline Irving, Senior Economist, International Finance Corporation
Rodrigo Valdes (former Minister of Finance Chile)

2:50-3:00pm Break / Exhibition
3:00-3:05pm Introduction of the next panel moderator by your host
3:05-4:05pm A candid conversation on Responsible Investing – supporting sustainability

Moderator: Daniela Klingebiel, Manager, Treasury Reserve Advisory and Management Partnership (RAMP) Programme, World Bank

Discussants:
Rob Bauer, Maastricht University and Executive Director, ICPM
Andrew Canter Chief Investment Officer, Futuregrowth
Claudia Kruse, Managing Director, Responsible Investment & Governance, APG Asset Management
Renosi Mokate, Chairperson of the GEPF and PRI Board Member
Eduardo Piquero, , Chief Executive Officer of MÉXICO2
Fiona Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment

4:05pm Closing remarks
11:50am-12:45pm Exhibition
12:50pm Welcome by your host, Musa Mabesa
1:00pm Keynote Address
International diversification vs “Home bias” in pension fund investing
Srikanya Yathip, Secretary General, Government Pension Fund, Thailand
1:25pm Introduction of the moderator of the next panel by your host
1:30–2:40pm

Panel Discussion
International diversification vs “Home bias” in pension fund investing.
A discussion on the advantages and disadvantages on International diversification vs “Home bias” in pension fund investing

Moderator: Eric Bouye, Manager, Products, Knowledge and Research Unit, World Bank Treasury

Discussants:
Tunku Alizakri Alias, Chairman of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP)
Richard Byarugaba, Managing Director, National Social Security Fund, Uganda
Abel Sithole, Chief Executive Officer, Public Investment Corporation
Hyup Son, Head of Investment Strategy, Korea National Pension Scheme
Fiona Stewart, World Bank
Pauli Prince Suhren, Chief Executive Officer, Provident Fund Samoa & Chair of Pacific Island Investment Forum

2:40–2:50pm Break / Exhibition
2:50–3:30pm

Panel Discussion
Infrastructure investing: harvesting long term capital
A discussion on the opportunities and challenges of investing in infrastructure by pension funds

Moderator: Mr Langa Madonko, Deputy President of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) and co-founder of Summit Africa.

Discussants:
Anita George, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec
Nicolas J. Firzli, Director-general, World Pensions Council
Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah, Chief Executive Officer, Employees Provident Fund, Malaysia
Sifiso Sibiya, Head of Investments, GEPF

3:30pm Keynote Address
Global Pensions Perspective
Pablo Antolín Principal Economist, Head of the Private Pensions Unit and Deputy Head of Insurance, Private Pension and Financial Markets Division
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
4:00pm Closing remarks
Therese Couture, Director, Department of Asset Management and Advisory, World Bank
Musa Mabesa, Principal Executive Officer, GEPF