The Seventh Public Investors Conference

22-23 October, 2018
Rome, Italy

In recent history, the global economy has experienced a broad-based cyclical upturn, with many observers expecting a renormalization of monetary policy across advanced economy central banks in the context of sustained global growth. At the same time, an evolving regulatory environment, potential shifts in the geopolitical landscape, dramatic changes in financial technology, and an awareness of the challenges stemming from less-conventional reserve assets, such as equities and corporate bonds, have added complexity to the investment process for many institutions. As a result, public investors face a confluence of factors that may affect their organizational design, governance, decision-making processes, risk preferences, modelling approaches, and investment strategies. 

This year's conference aims to explore ideas on:

  • Strategic asset allocation at central banks
  • Reserve management frameworks
  • Sustainability considerations for official institutions
  • Portfolio construction
  • Market inefficiencies and risk premia
  • Risk management