After a decade or more of dealing with the challenges of a lower-for-longer interest rate environment, the return of inflation and escalation of geopolitical tensions have created a new set of imperatives for global public pension funds. Alongside this, they continue to wrestle with familiar pressures and are increasingly expected to be at the forefront of asset owners’ responses to climate change and funding the green transition. Against this backdrop, OMFIF’s Global Public Pensions 2022 report seeks to build on the success of the 2020 and 2021 editions, track changes in asset and currency allocation and identify key sources of uncertainty and volatility for the long-term asset owner community.
This launch event, held in London, presented the key findings of the report. It discussed the results of a detailed survey of asset owners’ allocation plans and investment strategies, together with insights on important areas such as ESG commitments, operating models, the use of external managers and investing in exchange-traded funds and Chinese assets.
The report highlights best practice in investment and asset management for public pension funds, the investment approaches of sovereign funds, as well as providing a unique databank on the best performing funds globally.
Adnan Memon, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Data & Analytics, Citi
James Ruane, Managing Director, Capital Solutions, International, CDPQ
Neil Williams, Chief Economist, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute, OMFIF