Funded and private pensions

2nd Annual World Pensions & Investments Forum


9 February 2012 - Hotel de l'Industrie, Paris


The 2nd annual World Pensions & Investments Forum organised jointly by the OECD and the World Pensions Council brought together leading researchers, pension funds, endowment and sovereign wealth funds from across Europe, Asia and the Americas to discuss the latest advances in asset allocation and diversification strategies, equity, emerging markets and infrastructure investments

Plenary presentations and roundtables focused on:

  • the OECD OECD Long-Term Investment Project
  • allocating long-term assets and devising investment solutions: the choices facing long-term investors
  • the benefits of diversification within an asset class

The afternoon session was a special session on Emerging Markets and Asia.


Download the Forum brochure with the programme and speakers' biographies.


For press coverage of the event, please visit World Pensions Council website .


Speakers' presentations


Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Carolyn Ervin, Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD; and M. Nicolas J. Firzli, Managing Director, World Pensions Council (WPC)


Presentation: ‘The OECD Long-Term Investment Project’

by Juan Yermo, Head of the Private Pensions Unit, Financial Affairs Division, OECD


Presentation: ‘The European Union Perspective’
by Herbert Barth, European Commission (replacing Gerassimos Thomas, Director Finance, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission)


Presentation: ‘The Russian Pension Perspective’
by Konstantin Ugrumov, President, Russian National Association of Pension Funds


Presentation: ‘Allocating Long-Term Assets and Devising Investment Solutions: the Choices Facing Long-Term Investors’

by Paul K. Woolley, Founder, Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE - London School of Economics

Roundtable w/ Raymond Haines, Head of UK Liability Driven Investing, State Street Global Advisors; Fiona Stewart, Principal Administrator, Private Pensions Unit, OECD; Philippe Desfossés, CEO, ERAFP; Oscar Franco, President, Association of Mexican Pension Fund Managers- Amafore


Presentation: ‘The Benefits of Diversification within an Asset Class’ (focusing on Equity and Alternative Investments)

by P. Brett Hammond, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, TIAA-CREF

Roundtable w/ Yves Choueifaty, President, TOBAM; Vincent Bazi, President, World Pensions Council; Jan Soerensen, Head of Hedge Funds, PGGM; Elizabeth Fernando, Deputy CIO & Head of European Equities, USS


Special Session on Emerging Markets and Asia

1st presentation: ‘Investing across Emerging Markets - focusing on Private Equity and Equity Investments’

by David Wilton, CIO and Manager Global Private Equity Funds, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group


2nd presentation: ‘Understanding the Asian Investment Landscape- Growth Dynamics, Ownership Structure and Foreign Direct Investment’

by Prof. Bernard Y. Yeung, Dean of the National University of Singapore Business School, Member of the Financial Research Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore - MAS

Roundtable w/Thomas Gerhardt, Director, Head of Global Emerging Markets, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management; Matti Leppälä, Secretary-General of the European Federation for Retirement Provision - EFRP


Presentation: Infrastructure as a ‘New’ Asset Class for Pensions and SWFs

by Ulrik Dan Weuder, Head of Infrastructure and CEO of ATP Alternative Investment, Supplementary Pension of Denmark – ATP

Roundtable w/ Eric Hayoun, Chief Financial Officer, CDC Infrastructure; Raffaele Della Croce, Economist, Private Pensions Unit, OECD; Stefan Lundbergh, Head of Innovation Centre, All Pensions Group – APG; Christian Kummert, Managing Director Infrastructure, Kommunalkredit; Alexander Franke, Partner, Oliver Wyman


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