Institute Fund Summit 2021 Earth Day Event

Posted on 03/30/2021

SWFI is hosting its first IF Summit event in 2021 for global institutional investors such as pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices, and other long-term investors. The event will be virtual. SWFI will also be releasing its inaugural ESG investment report.

Spots are limited. There is no cost to attend. SWFI reserves the right on who can attend.


Thursday April 22, 2021. (Earth Day) – EASTERN STANDARD TIMES

9:00 – 9:20 AM
SWFI ESG Investment Report

Michael Maduell, Chairman, SWFI

9:20 – 10:00 AM
Current State of Markets and Asset Allocation Forecasts
This panel will take on the current state of markets and how institutional investors can navigate through the short to long-term.

Michael Maduell, Chairman, SWFI (moderator)
Bruce Cundick, Chief Investment Officer, Utah Retirement Systems
Ken Goldman, President, Hillspire
Michael Phillips, Head of Credit, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Jason Sammet, Senior Investment Officer, Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS)
David Simpson, Private Equity Investment Officer, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association

10:05 – 10:55 AM
Sustainable Themes in Developed and Emerging Markets
ESG is becoming more commonplace with institutional investors. What opportunities lie ahead?

Rachel Pether, Managing Director, Sovereign Wealth Limited (moderator)
Mona Naqvi, Senior Director, Head of ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Jiwoo Choi, Deputy Director, Division of Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund
Eric White, Chief Executive Officer, Dividend Finance

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Private Markets – What’s Next as we Emerge from Lockdowns
Without support from central banks, many private markets would have likely fared worse. What is the outlook? Are we re-entering the Roaring 20s in China and the U.S.? And what about everywhere else?

Prakash H. Mehta, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (moderator)
Philippe Busslinger, Senior Managing Director, OMERS Infrastructure
Caitlin Walsh, Senior Portfolio Manager, Thematic Investing, Active Equities, CPP Investments
Albert Tan, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

A look at the last century:
1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus)
The Roaring Twenties refers to the decade of the 1920s in Western society and Western culture.
Prohibition in the United States (no alcoholic beverages) – January 17, 1920 – December 5, 1933
Stock Market Crash of 1929
1929 to 1939 – Great Depression
WW II starts – September 1, 1939

11:45 AM
Closing Remarks SWFI

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