GPP 2020 Asia launch – Funds face a defining moment
Public pension funds are at the centre of changes in global finance, demographic transition and rising geopolitical tensions. The pandemic and economic uncertainty have magnified the relevance of these issues, impacting the ability of pension funds to deliver on their obligations.
In 2019, public pension funds held $16tn in assets globally. As central banks around the world finance fiscal stimulus to offset economic collapse, pension funds will become an important buyer in the forthcoming wave of government debt issuance. They will continue to face the challenges brought by rapidly aging populations and historically low interest rates. The search for yield is likely to force pension funds into unfamiliar asset classes, a trend that has already begun but is expected to grow in prominence. Changes in the global investment landscape will also be driven by increasing public scrutiny of how pension funds meet environmental, social and governance objectives in the light of their fiduciary responsibilities. As the desire for a ‘green recovery’ intensifies, pension funds will be under more pressure than ever to adopt responsible investment strategies.
Meeting at a glance:
09:00-09:10 Welcome remarks
09:10-09:30 Presentation of report findings
09:30-10:25 Panel discussion and Q&A
10:25-10:30 Closing remarks
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This meeting will be recorded.