Call for papers

Please note that submissions are closed at this stage. The selected papers and authors have been announced and can be reviewed in "Agenda" section of this website.

The Bank for International Settlements, the World Bank, the Bank of Canada and the Banca d'Italia are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Seventh Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pension plans. The conference will be held on October 22-23, 2018 at the Headquarters of the Banca d'Italia in Rome, Italy.

Since 2008, the Bank for International Settlements and the World Bank, in corporation with partner institutions, have organized this bi-annual conference to discuss policy issues, quantitative methods and 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 organizations, 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 April 30, 2018. All submissions will be reviewed by the conference's advisorycommittee, and authors will be informed of the outcome by July 15, 2018.  

 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 September 14, 2018. Finally, the advisory committee is considering thepossibility of publishing selected papers from the conference.