9th Annual Global Real Assets Investment Forum

Feb 27th - Feb 28th 2018
Four Seasons Hotel
Austin
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In a recent (May 2016) survey of very large institutional investors, 65% of responding allocators reported their belief than more than 40% of an institution’s assets have to be illiquid to get to “historical” returns expectations. Is this an indication of the growing need for institutions to allocate to real assets strategies and assets, many of which are illiquid? Which sectors within the real assets “bucket” will be of greatest value to investors in 2017 and subsequent years? As the traditional fixed income and equity markets prove unable to deliver the returns that institutions need to meet their liabilities, it is almost certain that allocations to these assets will increase. But which sectors, strategies and opportunities will investors seek the most value in?

For instance, in an even more recent (July 2016) survey of allocators, 52% of respondents stated that they are interested in and actively researching opportunities in infrastructure. With many governments – including both Presidential candidates in the US – looking to increase public spending on infrastructure projects, the set of investable opportunities is likely to rise along with demand. Similarly, investors demonstrated interest in private equity, private debt/credit, and high conviction equity strategies, which play a large role in many real assets strategies, substantiate that these strategies as well are likely to be among the most important opportunities institutional investors are weighing this year.

Advisory Board

Marcus Frampton
Director of Investments, Private Markets
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Alisa Mall
Director of Investments
Carnegie Corporation of NY

Caixia Ziegler
Associate Director, Head of Real Estate
Ford Foundation

William Proom
Managing Director
Maine Public Employees Retirement System

Edward Mikolay
Senior Investment Officer and Director of Private Markets
Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan

Lodge Gillespie
Director-Real Assets
National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust 

Petya Nikolova
Head of Infrastructure Investments
NYC Retirement Systems

Ryan Bisch
Director, Private Markets
Ontario Power Generation

Mike Mueller
Investment Officer
Oregon State Treasury

Bryan Bedard
Manager, Infrastructure Investments
PSP Investments

John Ritter
Director, Energy and Natural Resources
Teachers Retirement System of Texas

Tom Masthay
Director of Real Assets
Texas Municipal Retirement System

Brian Johnson
Managing Director
University of Southern California

Mark Warner
Senior Managing Director - Natural Resources, Emerging Markets & Lower/Middle Markets
UTIMCO

Chris Culbertson
Investment Director
Wake Forest University/Verger Capital Management 

Tom Coleman
Portfolio Manager, Real Assets
Virginia Retirement System

John Graves
Assistant Senior Investment Officer - Tangible Assets
Washington State Investment Board

Sponsors
ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT
ACTIS
BARINGS
BROOKFIELD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
COHEN & STEERS
CORECOMMODITY MANAGEMENT LLC
DEUTSCHE ASSET MANAGEMENT
NUVEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT
SUMMERHAVEN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
TIAA
VAN ECK GLOBAL
MERIT ENERGY COMPANY
Program

Defining the Value and the Role that Real Assets Can Play in Today’s Institutional Portfolios

More information coming soon, for now please view the 2017 agenda

2017 Final Agenda

Venue

Four Seasons Hotel

98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 478-4500 
Fax: (512) 478-3117 
www.fourseasons.com/austin

A resort-like haven just steps from Austin's central business and entertainment districts, Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin boasts an unrivalled setting on the banks of Lady Bird Lake.  

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Registration is limited to senior investment executives from the real asset investment space. There is no fee to attend. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Randy Klein at randy.klein@institutionalinvestor.com.


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