GPP 2021 launch: Navigating uncertainty

Live: Tuesday 7 December 14:00 (London)

Public pensions are at the heart of global changes relating to sustainability, geopolitics and international finance. The Covid-19 pandemic and uncertain economic outlook have further complicated these unfolding challenges. OMFIF’s Global Public Pensions 2021 report seeks to examine the public pensions sector through these lenses, identify the key drivers of uncertainty and address the obstacles.

At the end of 2020, public pension funds held over $18tn in assets. As demographics evolve and the prospect of severe ecological damage increases, pension plans must mobilise their influence and financial firepower to participate in the ‘green transition’. The rise in political extremism and geopolitical uncertainty has also required pension funds to rethink assumptions about their investment strategies, while the lower-for-longer environment continues to put pressure on traditional asset allocation.

This launch meeting, featuring contributions from senior figures from international public pension funds, will highlight and discuss the key findings covered in OMFIF’s second GPP report.

All participants will have the chance to participate in the interactive Q&A session, by submitting your questions via the slido function to the right.

11:00-12:30 (London)
12:00-13:30 (Frankfurt)
06:00-07:30 (New York)
18:00-19:30 (Singapore)

David Ross sq
David Ross
Managing Director, Capital Markets
Robert Crossley sq
Robert Crossley
Head of Business Advisory (APAC & EMEA)
Mirko Cardinale
Head of Investment Strategy
USS Investment Management Ltd
First responder:
Christian Kopf
Christian Kopf
Managing Director, CIO Fixed Income and FX
Union Investment
David Marsh

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This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Institute for Economic and Monetary Policy, OMFIF’s core stream of activities covering economic and monetary policy and the political economy. OMFIF is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, providing a neutral platform for best practice in worldwide public-private sector exchanges worldwide. For membership enquiries please contact or, or for further information please see the OMFIF website.

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