European Pensions Symposium / European Investment Roundtable

Sep 29th - Oct 1st 2021
Marriott Hotel

The European Pensions Symposium and the European Investment Roundtable meetings will take place together this year to form one of the first and largest pan-European gatherings of leading investment officials since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These well-established meetings have historically convened up to 100 European pension and insurance fund executives for a three-day programme of interactive workshops, panel sessions, guest speakers and social activities.

The 2021 meeting will offer a unique, off-the-record setting for attendees to share innovative 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?

This is an invitation-only event and all discussions are held under Chatham House Rule to enable a candid exchange of opinions. The event is free of charge for qualified investors.

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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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The last two occasions when the European institutional asset owner community met in person, at the European Pensions Symposium in February 2020 and the European Investment Roundtable in September of 2019, there were deep concerns about indebted nations and debate as to where to find yield in a low rate environment. These questions were not new. There were also debates about what could spark the next crisis.

March 2020 answered the question on the crisis.

Now institutional asset owners face a new set of questions around how they transition their strategies to a post –Covid future. Is the transition to higher inflation now inevitable? In the United States the fiscal floodgates have been opened and a new global tax regimes look possible – what will this mean for long term portfolios?

Most importantly, ESG has logged itself ever more firmly into asset owner considerations. How will they fund and manage the risks of the transition to a greener future?


  • Wednesday September 29
  • Thursday September 30
  • Friday October 1
Dispatches from the Asset Owner Front Line

March 18, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

Immense government budget deficits. Low interest rates
and remarkably accommodating monetary policy. Sounds
like a surefire setting for inflation. Or maybe not....

Read more


March 23, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

The last big crisis - which I had a ring-side seat for back in
2008 - slammed the breaks on ESG investing. So I am happy
to report that this crisis has only increased its relevance. 

Read more


March 31, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

When I speak with the asset owner advisory board for the upcoming
European Pensions/ European Investment Roundtable, I never
suggest we debate value versus growth. And yet, it often rears its
head, as a key debate within institutions.

Read more


April 15, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

Just how will emerging markets bounce back as the world emerges from
Covid? This is one of the key questions exercising the minds of CIOs
and senior strategists who I have spoken to as part of research for the
European Pensions Symposium/European Investment Roundtable.

Read more


May 6, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

The growing number of investors gravitating to alternative
investments and private markets recognise that one reason
they may obtain higher returns is they have accepted
reduced liquidity.

Read more


May 13, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

Whether owned directly, or through securities, property
has provided an attractive combination of current income,
capital appreciation and returns that are not closely
correlated with stocks and bonds. 


Read more


May 27, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) says countries that
spend, tax and borrow in their own currency shouldn’t
worry about government deficits because they can print
as much money as they need.

Read more


June 3, 2021

Written by Alex Beveridge

In the “before times” one of the best bits of my job
was traveling around Europe meeting with different
asset owners - interviewing them on topics for
Institutional Investor’s private in person meetings
(My beat is all the beautiful and interesting cities of

Read more



In previous years, we have welcomed up to 100 senior invesment officials representing Europe's most influential funds such as the below. For your invitation to the 2021 meeting, please contact Sara Hegan.

Allfunds Bank, Spain
Alternative Equity Partners
Altis Investment Management
APG ASset Management
APK Pensionskasse AG
Asset Advisors
ATP - The Danish Labour Market Pension Scheme
Avida Internationl
AXA Investment Managers
Bank for International Settlements
Bank of Ireland Staff Pension Fund
Blue Sky Group
BVK - Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Cambridge Associates LLC
Campina, St. Psf.
CERN Pension Fund
Complementa GmbH
​Dalriada Trustees
Danica Pension
Danmarks Nationalbank

Danske Bank
Deutsche Bundersstiftung Umwelt
European Central Bank
European Patent Office
Evonik Industreis AG
Ferguson Partners Family Office
l​Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FRR)
Gabler Wassum AS
Hamburger Pensionskasse von 1905 VvaG
HVB Pension Fund
Hydralis OFP
Industriens Pension
Jyske Bank A/S
Kosovo Pension Savings Trust
Local Pensions Partnership
UK London Local Authority
Luminor Eesti
MEAG Munich Ergo
Meyer & Cie. Allokationsberatung GmbH

Ministry of Finance
MJ Hudson Allenbridge
MP Investment Management A/S
National Education Union
NEST Corporation
Nordea Group
Norges Bank, Investment Management (NBIM)
Nykredit Asset Management
OP Financial Group
PBZ Croatia Insurance
The Pension Superfund
PFA Pension
PGB Pensiendiensten
PK fuer die Deutsche Wirtschaft,
Robeco Private Equity

Sammelstiftung Vita
Signal Iduna Asset Management GmbH
Social Security Fund Greece
Stagecoach Group Pension Scheme
State Super
Taunus Trust
TKP Investments
TPT Retirement Solutions
Triglav Insurance Company
Tryg Forsikring
Unified Investors
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Veritas Pension Insurance Company Ltd
Vida Caixa
Wafra Inc.
Widhaby Advisors
Wilshire Associates


Physical Distancing

All physical distancing mandates will be followed by Institutional Investor and the hotel venue. In addition, we ask that all attendees adhere to social distancing mandates when interacting at the event.

Disinfect and Sanitize

All event spaces will undergo increased disinfection and sanitization daily. Hand sanitizer will be readily available at multiple locations.

Face Masks

If recommended by the local health authority guidance, we will ask all participants to wear a face covering. Face coverings will be available on arrival should participants not have their own.

Temperature Checks

Depending on the relevant health authority guidance, we may include temperature checks or other screening measures upon arrival at the event.
Health & Safety Advisory: If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, feeling unwell or suspect to have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention and do not attend the event.

This meeting will be hosted in partnership with the below sponsoring organisations. To become a sponsor for the 2021 meeting, get in touch


Marriott Hotel

Copenhagen, 1560

Experience a blend of style and substance at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. Enjoy stylish suites and harbour views here in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.


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

Head of Sales, EMEA
+44 (0) 207 303 1712