Tackling long-term global investment challenges

25th April 2018 - 08:00

Location: New York, USA

Categories: Investment

Our inaugural investment summit brought together leading industry experts, asset owners, academics, policy makers and official institutions to discuss the major long-term challenges facing investors today. These included: record levels of debt in Western economies; demographic changes, including mass migration and ageing populations; rising political risk and populism in the West; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues; the West to East shift in economic power and the digital revolution.

Discussions also considered whether gold can play a role in helping institutional investors address these challenges.

Attendance was by invitation only and all sessions were held under strict Chatham House rules.

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Key information

Date: 25th April 2018
Time: Registration was from 9.00am, with the conference starting at 9:30am and lasting until 5.15pm. A cocktail reception and dinner with keynote address from Alan Greenspan followed.
Speakers included:

  • Dr Alan Greenspan, Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Matthew Richardson, Professor of Applied Economics, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Richard Berner, Executive-in-Residence at NYU Stern’s Center for Global Economy and Business
  • Professor Zhou Hao, Vice Chair, Tsinghua PBC School of Finance
  • Syed Haque, Director of Public Markets, United Parcel Service
  • Bernardo Bortolotti, Director of the Sovereign Investment Lab at Bocconi University and Professor in Economics at the University of Turin
  • David Marsh, Chairman of OMFIF
  • Jennifer Johnson Calari, President of JJC Advisory and former head of World Bank RAMP
  • Elliot Hentov, Head of Policy and Research, Official Institutions Group, SSGA
  • Suzanne Bishopric, Managing Partner, Global Sovereign Advisors, former Director United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
  • David Yermack, Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Frank Holmes, Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors
  • Jan G. Loeys, Senior Advisor, Long-Term Investment Strategy, J.P.Morgan
  • John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council
  • George Magnus, Economist, and Associate at Oxford University's China Centre

Topics included:

  • The current economic outlook and the long-term challenges facing investors today
  • Environmental, Social and Governance: Social responsibility and long-term investing
  • The implications of crypto-assets on long-term investing

Should you be interested in future events like this one, please contact us.