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 European Pensions & Investment Summit 2014

European Pensions & Investment Summit 
28-30 April 2014

This unique forum will take place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland, 28-30 April 2014. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. 

The Summit includes presentations on increasing fund resilience, establishing a robust risk framework, capturing investment opportunities and assessing the true value of emerging market investments.

Lord Adair Turner, Former Chairman, Financial Services Authority (FSA) a speaker at the marcus evans European Pensions & Investments Summit 2014, shares his outlook on the economy and what implications it may have on investors.
A drop in interest rates in the past 15 years has induced a "ferocious "search for yield uplift?", making some pension fund investors" susceptible to claims that clever financial structuring could deliver additional yield without apparent additional risk," according to Adair Turner, Former Chairman, Financial Services Authority (FSA). "With extra returns almost always comes greater risk. Returns have to be earned by taking controlled and carefully managed risk," he says. 

Another speaker at this elite event is Dr Fan Gang, Director, China's National Economic Research Institute (NERI) & Secretary General, China Reform Foundation.

"New rounds of reforms in China will bring about a second "season" of the "Chinese miracle" as the Prime Minister said. Many pension funds in Europe did not fully enjoy the investment opportunities the first time around, so they could catch up now.

His outlook on the Chinese economy and what pension fund CIOs in Europe need to know:  
The Chinese economy is stabilised now. Like many other countries, China adopted fiscal stimulus and monetary easing policies after the financial crisis, but by mid-2010 it had already started tightening some policies, such as the housing market and government investment in infrastructure. Investors must keep this in mind when they read about a slowdown in China. Most emerging markets only started the exit in 2012. 

In the next five years, China will grow by seven to eight percent. Are there other economies with that kind of growth? This environment offers good returns on long-term investments. If compared with other emerging countries, the risks in China are under management.

Register and attend the summit, link up with industry leaders, join on social media and shape the debate!

Web Enquiries EMEA & APAC
Summits Division 
Tel:+357 22 849 400

For organisational enquiries, please contact: 
Christina Lignos
Event Manager 
Tel:+357 22 849 304

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