Past Events

Institutional Investor Summit: UK & Ireland

Date: 20-21 June 2019
Location: Syon Park

Sally Bridgeland was a co-speaker at this event, on the topic of “Is more governance good governance?” 

RI Europe 2019

Date: 11-12 June 2019
Location: London

Sally Bridgeland was one of the speakers in Plenary 5 on 12 June – “Larry Fink, CEO, Blackrock, said: “We are going to see evidence over the long term that sustainable investing is going to be at least equivalent to core investments. I believe personally it will be higher.” So, is responsible investment now core to running pensions and institutional capital? If so, how? And why aren’t more pension funds and investment managers doing it?”

Ausgewählte Themen des Kapitalmarkts und er Kapitalanlage

Date: 7 June 2019
Location: Berlin

Dorothee Franzen participated in this event by the Eberbacher Kreis.  

Aba Jahrestagung 2019

Date: 7-8 May 2019
Location: Bonn

Dorothee Franzen attended the annual meeting of the German pension fund association aba Jahrestagung in Bonn.

Avida hosts: Pooling risk management resources

Date: 26 March 2019
Location: London

Everyone understands the importance of good risk management, including the regulator. Developing risk assessments, having a solid risk policy and a governance framework around risk management are crucial for good member outcomes. But how does a pension fund attract top risk managers? Avida has frequently been asked these questions by our pension fund clients. Until now we never had an adequate answer. We now think that pooling risk management resources with other pension funds may be the way forward for those funds not able to employ a full-time chief risk officer.  

 

At this breakfast roundtable our specialists explored the pros and cons of sharing risk management resources with fellow pension funds and led a roundtable discussion. 

 

If you are a senior pension fund representative interested in attending our roundtables in future please contact stephaniewindsor@avida-int.com.

FIRCAP London

Date: 18-19 March 2019
Location: London

Bart Heenk attended this event on ‘Catalysing collaboration to solve complex problems in private markets’.

Social partner models now!

Date: 7 March 2019
Location: Berlin-Mitte

Dorothee Franzen attended this invitation-only event organised by the Eberbacher-Kreis.

PLSA Investment Conference

Date: 6-8 March 2019
Location: Edinburgh

UK and Ireland Alternatives Summit

Date: 30 January 2019
Location: Surrey

Bart Heenk is attended this event hosted by the Alternative Investments Institute.

Ortec Finance PEARL 8 Launch Event

Date: 27 November 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this event.

Mallowstreet University Dinner - Pioneers in Sustainable Investing: Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into Investment

Date: 21 November 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this dinner.

Skagen Women in Finance Breakfast Roundtable

Date: 9 November 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this roundtable.

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

Date: 8 November 2018
Location: London

Sally Bridgeland was a panellist in the ‘Practical thoughts on driving an ESG agenda’ session at this SPS conference

International Women's Forum Ethical Leadership Seminar

Date: 1 November 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this seminar.

Strategia Worldwide reception

Date: 31 October 2018
Location: London

Bart Heenk and Simone Lavelle attended this event. 

UK & Ireland Institutional Forum

Date: 11 October 2018
Location: London

Bart Heenk and Simone Lavelle attended this forum. Simone also attended the International Women’s Forum dinner.

BMO Global Asset Management conference

Date: 9 October 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this conference.

Avida hosts: Crisis management for pension funds

Date: 25 September 2018
Location: London

This roundtable was organised together with Strategia Worldwide.  Sir Richard Shirreff  introduced the subject and discussed the importance of proper planning for crises. This was followed by a roundtable discussion and a blog arising from this can be found hereIf you are a senior pension fund director/trustee interested in attending our roundtables, please contact stephaniewindsor@avida-int.com

12. Villa Mumm Konferenz: Investmentperspektiven und aktuelle Trends in der betrieblichen Zukunftsvorsorge

Date: 13 September 2018
Location: Kronberg im Taunus

Dorothee Franzen attended this event.

aba Fachtagung Aufsichtsrecht für EbAV

Date: 10 September 2018
Location: Königswinter

Dorothee Franzen attended this event.

State Street European Consultants summer drinks

Date: 10 July 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended these drinks.

International Women's Forum

Date: 3 July 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended the Rabobank event.

Goldman Sachs lunch

Date: 20 June 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this annual lunch focused on FTSE 350 research.

Avida hosts: Trustee Board and Investment Committee decision-making - what reporting support do you really need to be effective?

Date: 19 June 2018
Location: London

Peter Kolthof, Partner and Country Head for Avida International in the Netherlands, introduced the subject and discussed his extensive experience of best practice in decision-support reporting. He laid down some challenges about how trustees make use of an executive team and advisers. This was followed by a roundtable discussion and a summary can be found here.

BlackRock breakfast meeting

Date: 18 June 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this meeting on Chinese EQ.

UK and Ireland Summit 2018

Date: 14-15 June 2018
Location: Syon Park

Sally Bridgeland led a discussion on the use of factor investing on the first day of this summit.

aba Jahrestagung 2018

Date: 3-4 May 2018
Location: Berlin

Dorothee Franzen and Tim Juling attended the annual conference of the German pension fund association.

State Street Executive Women's Dinner

Date: 7 March 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this event.

Avida hosted: Running DB pensions - a CFO's perspective

Date: 27 February 2018
Location: London

Avida International organised a breakfast roundtable on running DB pensions from a CFO’s perspective. Annemarie Straathof talked about governance changes she, as CFO Europe at Rabobank, helped effect during the last couple of years at their UK pension fund.  This was followed by a roundtable discussion and a summary can be found here.

Morgan Stanley Ideas Conference 2018

Date: 21 - 22 February 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this event.

UK and Ireland Alternatives Summit

Date: 20 February 2018
Location: Bagshot

Bart Heenk attended this event.

Mercer's 2018 DB Roadshow - Finding Opportunities in a Volatile World

Date: 24 January 2018
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this event

I&PE Conference and Awards 2017

Date: 28 - 29 November 2017
Location: Prague

Paul Boerboom and Bart Heenk attended this event.

State Street European Consultant Conference

Date: 21 November 2017
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended this event.

Fiduciary Investors Roundtable for Collaboration & Partnership

Date: 3 November 2017
Location: New York

Bart Heenk attended this event.

The pinBox Washington DC Roundtable 2017 - Saving the Next Billion from Old Age Poverty: Global Lessons for Local Action

Date: 12 October 2017
Location: Washington DC

Dorothee Franzen spoke on Governance in the ‘Delivering Optimum Retirement Outcomes’ stream at this event.

11. Villa Mumm Konferenz: Investmentperspektiven und aktuelle Trends in der betrieblichen Zukunftsvorsorge

Date: 14 September 2017
Location: Kronberg im Taunus

Dorothee Franzen attended this event.

AllianzGI-Oxford Pensions Conference

Date: 11 - 12 September 2017
Location: Oxford

Dorothee Franzen and Paul Boerboom attended this conference on coping with disruptive change.

LGC Pension Fund Symposium

Date: 30 June 2017
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Sally Bridgeland participated in a Panel on Culture.

Mallowstreet Educational Summit

Date: 26 - 28 June 2017
Location: Castle Coombe

Simone Lavelle attended this event.

Avida Hosts: The Dynamic Executive Team vs. The Trustee Board

Date: 8 June 2017
Location: London

On some occasions the trustee board of a pension fund is bigger than the executive team, leading to more ‘managers’ than ‘doers’. At our most recent breakfast roundtable we considered what the right mix might be and how the governance model should work. If you are a senior pension fund director/trustee interested in attending our roundtables in future please contact stephaniewindsor@avida-int.com.

15th International Conference on Pensions, Insurance and Savings

Date: 23 - 24 May 2017
Location: Paris

Dorothee Franzen chaired the session on Financial Literacy.

Annual Conference of the German Association for Occupational Pensions

Date: 10 - 11 May 2017
Location: Berlin

Dorothee Franzen participated in this event.

TSAM: The Summit for Asset Management

Date: 15 March 2017
Location: London

Sally Bridgeland spoke at this event.

LGC Investment Seminar 2017 - Implementing the Changes

Date: 3 March 2017
Location: Chester

Sally Bridgeland spoke as part of a plenary on ‘What a pool will actually look like in the next 3/4 years according to experts outside the LGPS’.

Institutional Investor European Pensions Symposium

Date: 3 February 2017
Location: Munich

Sally Bridgeland was a panellist at this symposium focused on ‘Meeting long-term liabilities in an age of unpredictability’.

BlackRock 2017 Women in Finance

Date: 26 January 2017
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended BlackRock’s 2017 Women in Finance event.

BlackRock 2017 Investment Outlook

Date: 19 January 2017
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended BlackRock’s 2017 Investment Outlook.

SKAGEN conference - Emerging Trends in Global Investing

Date: 17 January 2017
Location: London

Simone Lavelle attended the SKAGEN Emerging Trends in Global Investing conference.

IPE Conference and Awards 2016

Date: 1 - 2 December 2016
Location: Berlin

Bart Heenk attended the IPE Conference and Awards 2016.

OPTrust Global Pension Leadership Summit

Date: 13 - 15 November 2016
Location: Toronto

Dorothee Franzen was a panellist on the ‘Collaboration in Theory and Practice Session’ at the OPTrust Global Pension Leadership Summit

Avida hosts: Crisis management for pension funds

Date: 13 October 2016
Location: Museum of London

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In today’s world, pension organisations find themselves stretched across an increasing diversity of environments, which change faster and less predictably. Good crisis management and the ability to adapt have become key to success. There are some sectors where these skills are commonplace and pension fund can learn from them.

 

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, and the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, Avida International is therefore delighted to host a seminar on the importance of crisis management for pension funds.

 

General Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Commander of NATO Europe 2010-2014, will discuss his experience of how the military deal with crisis management. Martin Reeves, Senior Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group’s New York office, Director of the BCG Henderson Institute and co-author of ‘Your Strategy Needs a Strategy’ (Harvard Business Review Press, June 2015) will discuss best practices in agile and adaptive organisations. Finally, Paul Boerboom and Sally Bridgeland of Avida International will discuss practical examples of risk management and the lessons that can be learnt by the pensions industry.

 

The event will be chaired by Professor Gordon Clark, Avida International Board member, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford and renowned author on pensions governance.

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Please note this is a registration only event – there is no fee to attend the seminar; however attendance will be limited to senior representatives from pension funds and corporate employers.

Allianz-Oxford Pensions Conference

Date: 29 & 30 September 2016
Location: Oxford

Paul Boerboom acted as commentator on the ‘New models of pension fund governance’ session at the 2016 Allianz-Oxford Pensions Conference.

IPE 360 London: Risk and Asset Allocation for European Pension Funds

Date: 9 & 10 June 2016
Location: London Stock Exchange, Paternoster Square

Bart Heenk chaired a panel discussion at the IPE 360 Conference on ‘Making outsourcing work: fiduciary management and other forms of investment strategy delegation’.

Avida hosts: Vertrouwen in onzekere tijden

Datum: Woensdag 1 Juni 2016
Locatie: Kasteel de Wittenburg te Wassenaar

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