2019 Global West Government Funds Roundtable

3rd Apr - 5th Apr 2019
The Landmark London

At the Global West Government Funds Roundtable, our flagship Roundtable, we gather senior investment officials from major sovereign wealth funds, central bank reserve management funds, government pension funds and the largest public pension plans from all corners of the globe. Discussion topics include global macro-level trends, asset allocation, investment strategy, governance, leadership and organization, risk management, ESG, alternative investments and technology innovations, among others.

This event is underwritten and supported by members of the Sovereign Investor Institute.

Is Globalization Still Working?



Hua Fan

Former Senior Managing Director, Head of Asset Allocation
China Investment Corporation


Elie Lewi

Deputy Head of Markets
Bank of France


Russell Clarke

Chief Investment Officer
Victorian Funds Management Corporation



Matt Whineray

Acting Chief Executive Officer
New Zealand Superannuation Fund


Luis Arias

Deputy Director, International Operations
Bank of Mexico
Mexico City


Olivier Rousseau

Executive Director, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FRR)



Paul O'Brien

Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Abu Dhabi


Arjen Pasma

Chief Risk Officer


Advisory Board

Torbjorn Hamnmark

Head of Strategic Asset Allocation​

Ricardo Martinelli

Head of Investment Division
Central Bank of Brazil

Olivier Rousseau

Executive Director, Co-Chief Executive Officer​
Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FRR)

Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn

Deputy Managing Director​
Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Kuala Lumpur

Raivo Vanags

Head of Market Operations Department and Board Member​
Bank of Latvia

David Hunter

Executive Director / Chief Investment Officer​
North Dakota State Investment Board
Bismarck, ND

Jaap van Dam

Principal Director​, Investment Strategy

Jim Christensen

Managing Director, Global Multi-Asset
Queensland Investment Corporation

Philip Wabulya

Executive Director Petroleum Investment Fund
Bank of Uganda​

Kristian Flyvholm

Head of Reserve Management​
Central Bank of the UAE
Abu Dhabi

Featured Speaker
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Steve Richards

Chief Political Commentator, The Independent, London

An award-winning political commentator, our speaker will share his unique take on the extraordinary series of po- litical events that have unfolded over the last couple of years across Europe. In particular, he will address Brexit and what the future might look like for Britain and Europe. Steve is a BBC presenter and columnist, presenting a weekly political programme on BBC Radio 4. His latest series is ‘Theresa May- the Brexit Prime Minister’. He writes political columns and his most recent book is The Rise of the Outsiders.



  • Wednesday April 3
  • Thursday April 4
  • Friday April 5

The Landmark London

222 Marylebone Rd
London, NW1 6JQ
United Kingdom

Experience quintessential London charm in the sumptuous surroundings of this magnificent grande dame hotel. Discover a breath-taking oasis of luxury, sophistication and serenity. A truly enchanting hotel in the heart of the world's finest city.

The Landmark London


Participation is strictly limited to qualified executives of the sovereign, government and pension fund community. Please complete the registration information and a member of the Sovereing Investor Institute team will be in touch to confirm your registration. Please do not secure your travel arrangements until you have received written confirmation.


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Director, Programming
+1 212 224 3609

Su Lau

Assistant Director, Government Fund and Investor Relations
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Director, Memberships
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Membership Coordinator
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Topics To Be Covered
  • Uncertainty in 2019: The Biggest Risks to Global Economic Growth
  • How are Government Funds Investing in a Global System under Pressure?
  • A New Era for Fixed Income: Rising Rates, Trade Tensions
  • Future Proofing your Infrastructure Portfolio
  • New Worries in Private Debt and Credit Markets
  • Building Sustainable Private Market Portfolios in a Turbulent World
  • Emerging Markets: The New Engine of Global Growth?
  • Can Smart Beta and Factor-Based Investing help Generate Alpha in a Changing Environment?
  • Optimal Organisation for Investment Success in 2025
  • Innovations in Private Equity and Partnerships: A Robust Asset in a Rocky World?
  • Government Funds 2.0: Embracing Technology and Innovation for Organizational Success
  • Stewards of Long-term Capital and the Importance of ESG
  • The Next Wave of Reserve Management