29th European Pensions Symposium

Apr 20th - Apr 22nd 2021
Hotel Atlantic Kempinski
Hamburg, Germany

This well-established meeting, which convenes over 80 European pension and insurance fund executives, spans three days with a program that includes interactive workshops, panel sessions, guest speakers and social activities. The 29th annual meeting offers a space to share innovating ideas and best practice among European institutional asset owners and managers who ultimately set out to answer the question: What is the latest thinking on asset allocation, investment opportunities and risk management?

Register Your Interest

Participation is strictly limited to qualified executives. Once registered, a member of the Institutional Investor team will be in touch to confirm attendance. Due to capacity restraints, all registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


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2020 Agenda

The agenda is curated by an expert advisory board of Europe's most sophistication institutional investors. Last year, key topics included:

  • Lower for Longer or Just Lower Forever? How Do Asset Owners View the Economic Outlook and What Can They Do About It?
  • Latest Developments in the Implementation and Measurement of ESG and Low Carbon Policies for Institutional Asset Owners
  • Understanding the ESG and Sustainability Challenge from A Strategic Perspective
  • Reassessing the Risk and Return Characteristics of Return Seeking Fixed Income Portfolios
  • Sourcing of Returns in A World of Negative Yielding Corporate Debt
  • Big Data, Science and Fundamental Insights - Is This the Future of Equity Investing?
  • Shorting the Bad Guys! ESG and Equity Long/Short Strategies
  • Can You Still Win in A Mature Private Equity Market? 
  • Ensuring Both LP and GP Objectives Are Met In Private Markets - Are We Asking Too Much?
  • Engagement Versus Exclusion in Emerging Markets - What Works for Responsible Investors?
  • Best Approaches to Managing Emerging Market Portfolios
  • Sustainable Approaches to Infrastructure Projects
  • Low Carbon Real Estate Strategies
  • Staying On the Right Side of Developments in ESG When Investing in Long Term Illiquid Physical Assets
  • The Future Impact of Regulation on Investment Strategies

Download the full 2020 programme here

To enquire about or provide input for the 2021 programme, please contact Alex Beveridge

2020 Attendees

Last year, we welcomed 70 senior invesment officials from the below funds. For your invitation to the 2021 symposium, please contact Sara Hegan.

Allfunds Bank, Spain
AP7, Sweden
APG ASset Management, the Netherlands
APK Pensionskasse AG, Austria
Asset Advisors, the Netherlands
ATP - The Danish Labour Market Pension Scheme, Denmark
Avida Internationl, United Kingdom
AXA Investment Managers, the Netherlands
Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland
Bank of Ireland Staff Pension Fund, Ireland
Blue Sky Group, the Netherlands
BVK - Bayerische Versorgungskammer, Germany
Cambridge Associates LLC, United Kingdom
Campina, St. Psf. the Netherlands
CERN Pension Fund, Switzerland
Complementa GmbH, Germany
CPEG, Switzerland

Dalriada Trustees, United Kingdom
Danske Bank, Denmark
Deutsche Bundersstiftung Umwelt, Germany
European Central Bank, Germany
European Patent Office, Germany
Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FRR), France
Hamburger Pensionskasse von 1905 VvaG, Germany
HVB Pension Fund, Germany
Hydralis OFP, Belgium
IOVIS, Austria
Kosovo Pension Savings Trust, Kosovo
Local Pensions Partnership, United Kingdom
UK London Local Authority, United Kingdom
Luminor Eesti, Estonia
MEAG Munich Ergo, Germany
Meyer & Cie. Allokationsberatung GmbH, Germany
Ministry of Finance, Oman

MN, the NEtherlands
National Education Union, United Kingdom
NEST Corporation, United Kingdom
Norges Bank, Investment Management (NBIM), Norway
Norliv, Denmark
OP Financial Group, Finland
PBZ Croatia Insurance, Croatia
Heineken Pensioenfonds, the Netherlands
SPH, the Netherlands
Pensionsgaranti, Sweden
The Pension Superfund, United Kingdom
PFA Pension, Denmark
PK fuer die Deutsche Wirtschaft, Germany
Publica, Switzerland
RWE AG, Germany
Sammelstiftung Vita, Switzerland
Signal Iduna Asset Management GmbH, Germany

Social Security Fund, Greece
Stagecoach Group Pension Scheme, Scotland
State Super, Australia
Storebrand, Norway
Taunus Trust, Germany
TPT Retirement Solutions, United Kingdom
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Finland
Veritas Pension Insurance Company Ltd, Finland
Vida Caixa, Spain
Widhaby Advisors, Sweden
Wilshire Associates, the Netherlands
YIELCO, Germany

2020 Sponsors

Last year, we welcomed the below sponsoring organisations. To become a sponsor for the 2021 symposium, please contact Stefanie Sables

Capital Group
Cohen & Steers
Insight Investments
Jennison Associates

Franklin Templeton Investments
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Oaktree Capital Management
Pictet ASset Management

State Street Global Advisors
T.Rowe Price


Hotel Atlantic Kempinski

An der Alster 72-19
Hamburg, 20099

Dating from 1909, this grand luxury hotel on the shores of Alster Lake is a 9-minute walk from Hamburg Hbf station, a 15-minute walk from the Old Town and 4.6 km from the Alter Elbtunnel.

Offering designer furniture, plush fabrics and original artwork, the refined rooms include flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and iPod docks, plus Nespresso machines and minibars; some feature floor-to-ceiling windows with lake views. Suites add living rooms, and 1 features 5 rooms, including a kitchen.

There's an upscale seafood restaurant and an art deco bar. Additional amenities include an indoor pool and a spa, along with 13 meeting rooms and a screening room.


For more information or general enquiry, please contact:

Alex Beveridge

+44 (0) 207 303 1742

For Asset Owners interested in being invited, please contact:

Sara Hegan

Deputy Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0) 207 303 1727

For Asset Managers interested in sponsorship opportunity, please contact:

Stefanie Sables

Executive Director
+44 (0) 207 303 1712