Call for papers

The Bank for International Settlements, the World Bank, the Bank of Canada and the Banca d'Italia announce a renewed call for papers for the Eighth Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pension plans. The pandemic situation permitting, the conference will be held on 27–28 October 2022 at the Headquarters of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, Canada.

Since 2008, the Bank for International Settlements and the World Bank, in corporation with partner institutions, have organised this biennial conference to discuss policy issues, quantitative methods and the current challenges for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pension plans. The conference aims to promote an exchange of innovative ideas among practitioners and academics, to encourage knowledge-sharing and collaboration across organisations, and to foster the development and dissemination of best practices in public sector portfolio and risk management.

Submission procedure

Proposals (in the form of an abstract with preliminary findings and a supporting outline, or a working paper) should be submitted in electronic format by 15 May 2022 to, together with a short curriculum vitae.

The conference's advisory committee will review all submissions, and authors will be informed of the outcome by 1 July 2022.

The selection of proposals will be based upon, among other criteria, their quality and relevance to the conference. Final presentations will then be due by 16 September 2022.

Finally, and as for previous conferences, the advisory committee will consider the possibility of publishing selected papers from the conference in a set of proceedings.


Any questions about the conference may be directed to: 

Omar Zulaica

Eric Bouyé

Etienne Lessard

Tommaso Perez