Programme // Timetable

Day 0ne
2019-09-30
Main Event
Day Two
2019-10-01
Main Event
08:45
Setting the Conference Scene – Moderator
08:46 - 09:00
Welcome Address

Chairperson, Government Employees Pension Fund and World Bank Representative

09:00 - 09:20
Keynote Address: Pension Funds – a critical role in stimulating economic growth
09:20 - 09:35
Moderator in conversation with keynote speaker
09:35 - 10:35
Panel Discussion: How to ensure a pension for all upon retirement?

• Belonging to a pension fund or having an option to save for retirement is not a reality in most developing countries. How do we change this?
• Should there be a mandatory social security scheme?
• How can technology be leveraged to reach all citizens
• How do you incentivize people to save?

10:35 - 10:50
Q & A Session
10:50 - 11:05
Networking Break/Refreshments
11:05 - 12:05
Defined Benefits (DB) and Defined Contributions (DC) Conundrum: what are the innovations and trends?
  • Case study of the UK’s Collective Defined Contribution Plans
  • Case study of India’s New Pension System India
  • Case study of Chile
12:05 - 12:20
Q & A Session
12:20 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Panel Discussion: Building Sustainable Defined Benefit Pension Funds
  • Achieving benefits predictability while reducing volatility of contributions and funding requirements in the face of financial market volatility
  • Reviewing methodologies for measuring pension liabilities
  • Designing a funding methodology that can reduce the volatility of sponsor contributions during periods of financial market volatility
  • What is the right balance between the contribution rate and investment risk?
14:30 - 14:45
Q & A Session
14:45 - 15:45
Panel discussion: Impact investing and ESG integration: incorporating environmental, social and governance considerations in pension fund investment decision making
  • Where are the opportunities?
  • What are the key challenges?
  • Reconciling fiduciary objectives and constrains
  • Idiosyncratic vs systematic ESG risks and the role of public pension funds
15:45 - 16:00
Q & A Session
16:00 - 17:15
Panel discussion: Prescribed Investments and Co-investing
  • What are the objectives?
  • What are the governance considerations?
  • Prescribed investments – case study from Namibia
  • Pension fund co-investment platform – case study from Kenya
17:15 - 17:30
Q & A Session
17:30
Recap Day One by Moderator
18:30
Conference Dinner
08:30 - 09:00
Opening Address
  • How can King IV be used to bolster governance for pension Funds
09:00 - 09:15
Q & A Session
09:15 - 10:15
Panel discussion: Governance and fiduciary duty and public trust.
  • Fiduciary responsibility – what are the roles and responsibilities of trustees?
  • Are fund trustees falling short of their fiduciary and ethical standards in executing their responsibilities?
  • What are the key policies and procedures necessary to ensure good governance?
  • How does a pension fund assess Board effectiveness?
10:15 - 10:30
Q & A Session
10:30 - 10:45
Networking break/Refreshments
10:45 - 11:05
Pension Fund Governance at the GEPF
11:05 - 11:35
Governance challenges facing Pension Funds
11:35 - 11:50
Q & A Session
11:50 - 12:50
Panel discussion: International investing by Pension Fund Managers
  • What are the opportunities?
  • What are the challenges?
12:05 - 13:05
Q & A Session
12:50 - 13:05
Closing Remarks
13:15 - 13:25
Day 2 of Conference Close and Departure
13:25
Lunch

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