Global Public Investor seminar

Hidden categoryLondonEconomic and Monetary Policy Institute and Sustainable Policy Institute
Tue 26 Mar 202408:00 - 19:00

OMFIF’s Economic and Monetary Policy Institute and Sustainable Policy Institute will convene senior representatives from central bank reserve managers, public pension funds, sovereign funds, economic experts, asset owners and asset managers to discuss key macroeconomic developments for 2024, the implications for public sector investment, and developments in transition finance. The seminar will bring together 80 key individuals for an off-record discussion.

Speakers

Ximena Alfarache

Manager, International Operations

Banco de México

Ximena Alfarache

Manager, International Operations

Banco de México

Roman Baumann

Director, Head of Asset Management

Swiss National Bank

Roman Baumann

Director, Head of Asset Management

Swiss National Bank

Roman Baumann is director and head of asset management at Swiss National Bank. He joined SNB as a risk analyst, then as a credit portfolio manager. He was then named deputy head of asset management as well as head of global rates and then head of money markets, the group responsible for monetary policy implementation in domestic markets, before he moved back to asset management.

Jitendra Bissessur

Chief Executive Officer

Mauritius Investment Corporation

Jitendra Bissessur

Chief Executive Officer

Mauritius Investment Corporation

Jitendra Bissessur is chief executive officer of the Mauritius Investment Corporation. He was previously director of the economic research and analysis and statistics department of the Bank of Mauritius. Bissessur was a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, Statistics Board and the International Monetary Fund’s Task Force on Special Purpose Entities. Bissessur is skilled in macroeconomic policy and statistical analysis and forecasting.

Sandra Carlisle

Head of Responsible Investment

Universities Superannuation Scheme

Sandra Carlisle

Head of Responsible Investment

Universities Superannuation Scheme

Sandra Carlisle is head of responsible investment at USS Investment Management. She has experience in sustainable and responsible investment as well as the financial services industry, spanning capital markets. Before USS, Carlisle was at Jupiter Asset Management where she was head of sustainability. Prior to this, she was head of responsible investment at leading investment managers, including HSBC Asset Management and Newton Investment Management.

Mark Cliffe

Visiting Professor

The London Institute of Banking and Finance

Mark Cliffe

Visiting Professor

The London Institute of Banking and Finance

Mark Cliffe is visiting professor at the London Institute of Banking and Finance.
He is an experienced international economist who has led teams, providing
analysis and insights to both corporate and retail banking customers. He is also
senior adviser to KPMG on environment, social and corporate governance and
climate risk.

Michiel De Smet

Sustainable Investment Expert, Reserves Management

National Bank of Belgium

Michiel De Smet

Sustainable Investment Expert, Reserves Management

National Bank of Belgium

Michiel De Smet is sustainable investment expert in reserves management at the National Bank of Belgium. Previously, he launched and led the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Finance Initiative and was circular economy expert in the European Union’s Platform on Sustainable Finance. His previous positions include consultant at McKinsey & Company with a private equity focus and policy officer at the European Commission dealing with circular economy innovation.

Pedro Duarte Neves

Senior Advisor to the Board

Banco de Portugal

Pedro Duarte Neves

Senior Advisor to the Board

Banco de Portugal

Pedro Duarte Neves is senior adviser for the board of directors at Banco de Portugal. He also served as vice chairman of the European Banking Authority for two complete mandates. He has chaired committees and technical groups in the scope of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities, the European Banking Authority and the Financial Stability Board.

Deborah Gilshan

Head of ESG and Stewardship, Europe

AustralianSuper

Deborah Gilshan

Head of ESG and Stewardship, Europe

AustralianSuper

Deborah Gilshan is head of environmental, social and governance and stewardship in Europe at AustralianSuper. She has experience in global investment stewardship, shareholder engagement and ESG integration. Gilshan is also founder of The 100% Club, a multi-sector networking alliance dedicated to gender equality which she established.

Torbjörn Hamnmark

Head of Strategic Asset Allocation

AP3

Torbjörn Hamnmark

Head of Strategic Asset Allocation

AP3

Torbjörn Hamnmark is head of strategic asset allocation at AP3. He joined the fund as senior strategist with responsibility for portfolio construction. Before joining AP3, he was head of fixed income at DnBNOR Asset Management in Stockholm. He started his career as an options specialist with Arbitech. His options career continued with Citibank in Frankfurt and London.

Thomas Harr

Chief Economist, Head of Economics and Monetary Policy

Danmarks Nationalbank

Thomas Harr

Chief Economist, Head of Economics and Monetary Policy

Danmarks Nationalbank

Thomas Harr is chief economist and assistant governor at Danmarks Nationalbank. In his role, he manages the economic and monetary policy department. Before joining the central bank in 2021, Harr worked in investment banking, including roles as global head of research at Danske Bank and head of local market research at Standard Chartered in Singapore.

Clive Horwood

Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

OMFIF

Clive Horwood

Managing Editor and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

OMFIF

Clive Horwood is managing editor and deputy chief executive officer of OMFIF.
He was previously at Euromoney, which he joined in 1993. He edited his first
title, International Bond Investor, in 1995. Horwood was subsequently deputy
editor of Euroweek, the capital markets newspaper (now Global Capital) and
launch editor of Credit magazine.

Richard Hunter

Chief Credit Officer

Fitch Ratings

Richard Hunter

Chief Credit Officer

Fitch Ratings

Richard Hunter is chief credit officer at Fitch Ratings. He previously headed Fitch’s global corporate rating practice, which followed his roles as regional credit officer for Europe and Asia and heading the agency’s utility rating practice in New York. Before joining Fitch, Hunter worked in lending and credit approval roles in Frankfurt and London with the central liquidity institution for the German co-operative financial system.

James John

Director, Offices in Europe and Senior Resident Representative to the EU

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

James John

Director, Offices in Europe and Senior Resident Representative to the EU

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

James John is director of offices in Europe and senior resident representative to the EU at the International Monetary Fund. John served most recently as mission chief for Georgia and as an adviser to IMF managing directors Christine Lagarde and Kristalina Georgieva. He was also deputy division chief for advanced economies where he focused on the euro area, mission chief for Slovakia and assistant to the director.

Elie Lewi

Director of Markets

Banque de France

Elie Lewi

Director of Markets

Banque de France

Elie Lewi is director of markets at Banque de France. In his role, he supervises front office as well as post trade activities for Banque de France’s own financial activities and services provided to international institutions. He first joined the Banque de France investment division and oversaw the management of foreign exchange reserves – supervising the department in charge of financial market monitoring and analysis as well as the implementation of asset purchase programmes.

Nana Maidugu

Head, Sustainability and ESG

Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

Nana Maidugu

Head, Sustainability and ESG

Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

Nana Maidugu is head of sustainability and ESG at the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority. She is responsible for developing and driving NSIA’s sustainability strategy and climate initiatives, as well as implementation of NSIA’s ESG framework across the authority, its investments and its partnerships. She has extensive experience in infrastructure investment, particularly in originating, executing and managing strategic and impactful investments in the Agriculture and Motorways sectors.

David Marsh

Chairman

OMFIF

David Marsh

Chairman

OMFIF

David Marsh is Chairman and Co-Founder of OMFIF. Before starting at OMFIF in late 2009, he worked for City merchant bank Robert Fleming, corporate finance boutique Hawkpoint, German management consultancy Droege and London investment firm London & Oxford. Marsh took over the chairmanship from John Plender on 1 January 2018 having been Managing Director since 2014. He moved to a non-executive role following John Orchard’s appointment as Chief Executive effective 1 January 2020.

Laurent Maurin

Head of Economics

European Investment Bank

Laurent Maurin

Head of Economics

European Investment Bank

Laurent Maurin is head of the economic studies division in the economics department of the European Investment Bank. Prior to joining the EIB, he held various positions at the European Central Bank in the Directorate General Monetary Policy and in the Directorate General Economic Developments. Before these roles, Maurin also worked for Banque de France.

Emma McGarthy

Head of the Sustainable Policy Institute

OMFIF

Emma McGarthy

Head of the Sustainable Policy Institute

OMFIF

Emma McGarthy is head of the Sustainable Policy Institute at OMFIF. She is responsible for researching trends, developing relationships and programming meetings for the Sustainable Policy Institute. Prior to joining OMFIF, McGarthy worked as a conference producer, developing and running international conferences in the tech, legal and finance sectors, leading on content, research and building key industry relationships.

Shahredza Minhat

Chief Representative, London Office

Bank Negara Malaysia

Shahredza Minhat

Chief Representative, London Office

Bank Negara Malaysia

Shahredza Minhat is chief representative of Bank Negara Malaysia’s London and New York representative offices. He has experience in reserves management across multiple asset classes, financial market developments and foreign exchange management. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Andrea Montanino

Chief Economist, Director, Sector Strategy and Impact

Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP)

Andrea Montanino

Chief Economist, Director, Sector Strategy and Impact

Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP)

Andrea Montanino is chief economist and director of sector strategy and impact director at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti. He was also executive director and member of the board of the International Monetary Fund, director of the economic analysis programme of the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C. and senior economist at the European Commission’s directorate-general for economic and financial affairs.

John Orchard

Chief Executive Officer

OMFIF

John Orchard

Chief Executive Officer

OMFIF

John Orchard is chief executive officer of OMFIF. He has expanded OMFIF’s activities as he steered it through Covid-19, setting up key forums on digital money, sustainability and public debt, alongside OMFIF’s longstanding work on monetary policy and policy-makers. He chairs OMFIF’s executive committee and is a member of the OMFIF board. Up to November 2019, he was a member of Euromoney’s management board, having started with the London stock market-quoted global information business in 1994.

Mitch Reznick

Head of Sustainable Fixed Income

Federated Hermes

Mitch Reznick

Head of Sustainable Fixed Income

Federated Hermes

Mitch Reznick is head of sustainable fixed income, Federated Hermes. Prior to this, he was head of research on the credit team before becoming co-head of credit. Reznick was also co-head of credit research for Fortis Investments as well as previously, portfolio manager of European high yield funds in London, senior credit analyst in Paris.

Nikhil Sanghani

Managing Director, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute

OMFIF

Nikhil Sanghani

Managing Director, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute

OMFIF

Nikhil is Managing Director, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute at OMFIF. He is responsible for the team’s events that convene leading public sector officials on topics such as monetary policy, emerging market development, global public investment, public finances, capital market development and sustainable finance. Nikhil also leads OMFIF’s economic research and content, including global surveys of central banks, regulators and market participants. Previously, he was an emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, where he led the coverage of Latin America.

Arunima Sharan

Senior Research Analyst

OMFIF

Arunima Sharan

Senior Research Analyst

OMFIF

Arunima Sharan is senior research analyst at the Economic and Monetary Policy
Institute at OMFIF. Sharan has a background in the development sector and her
previous research work focused on public accountability structures, taxation
policy and gender equality. She has worked for development consulting
firms in Canada and India, the United Nation World Food Programme and the
Government of India.

Rahmatullah Sjamsuddin

Head of the Reserve Management Department

Bank of Indonesia

Rahmatullah Sjamsuddin

Head of the Reserve Management Department

Bank of Indonesia

Rahmatullah Sjamsuddin is head of reserve management at Bank Indonesia. He has served in various policy areas, including as director of financial market development, director of monetary management, head of division in the investment team and portfolio manager in the sub-dealing room at Bank Indonesia’s New York representative office.

Cindy van Oorschot

Director of Pension Supervision

De Nederlandsche Bank

Cindy van Oorschot

Director of Pension Supervision

De Nederlandsche Bank

Cindy van Oorschot is director of pension supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank. She worked in several asset management positions in the financial markets division before moving to the treasury and monitoring department where she was occupied with the implementation of unconventional monetary policy of the European System of Central Banks. She is also the programme director for sustainability for DNB, responsible for the DNB sustainable finance strategy and office.

Boris Vujčić

Governor

Croatian National Bank

Boris Vujčić

Governor

Croatian National Bank

Boris Vujčić is governor of the Croatian National Bank. He also worked in the European Commission in Brussels, first as a trainee, and then as an external adviser in the monetary matters department. Vujčić was also deputy chief negotiator in the Republic of Croatia’s negotiations with the European Union. He has been a member of the general council of the European Central Bank and a member of the European Systemic Risk Board’s Steering Committee and chairman of the Vienna Initiative 2.0.

Jon Webster

Chief Operating Officer

CPP Investments

Jon Webster

Chief Operating Officer

CPP Investments

Jon Webster is chief operating officer at CPP Investments. Prior to joining CPP Investments, Webster was a managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group where he was a member of the financial institutions and technology advantage practices. He previously held leadership roles at McKinsey & Company and Lloyds Banking where he served as chief information officer for digital and transformation and chief operating officer for the bank’s digital division.

Fredrik Willumsen

Global Head of Strategy Research

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)

Fredrik Willumsen

Global Head of Strategy Research

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)

Fredrik Willumsen is global head of allocation research at Norges Bank Investment Management. He started as an analyst of allocation strategies, then as the head of research of fund allocation and then as global head of allocation research. Willumsen has experience in research and strategy roles, with a focus on fund allocation and strategy research.

Raymond Wong

Senior Vice President, Head of EMEA Business Development

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Raymond Wong

Senior Vice President, Head of EMEA Business Development

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Raymond Wong is senior vice president and head of EMEA business development at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. He collaborates closely with these key clients to optimise their engagement with HKEX, actively promoting and educating them on equity products, currency products and fixed income products.

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08:00-19:00 (London)

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