2018-09-12T00:00:00-0400

2018-09-12T00:00:00-0400

5th Annual Great Plains Institutional Forum Minneapolis, MN | September 12, 2018 Request Agenda


The 5th Annual Great Plains Institutional Forum is an educational initiative designed through close coordination with the region’s leading institutional investors to build peer communities that merge global best practices with local expertise. The forum is specially designed to bring together 75+ staff members, investment officers, board members and trustees representing Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

The program’s agenda will cover alternative beta, pension fund management, the global equity market landscape, hedge fund allocation trends, outlook for emerging market economies, currency strategies, interest rates and the credit cycle, real assets and non-traditional asset classes, fiduciary responsibility and fraud protection.


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Key Discussion Topics

ALTERNATIVE BETA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIVERSIFYING RETURNS
Defining "Alternative Beta" and the potential diversification benefits it can bring to an investor's portfolio through persistent return streams that are uncorrelated to equity and fixed-income beta. What distinguishes these strategies from "Beta" and "Alpha."

 

ESG INTEGRATION

The panel explores how investors are assessing ESG’s longer-term material impacts and how they are positioning their portfolios to avoid these potential risks.

 

EVOLUTION OF EMERGING MARKETS EQUITIES
Over the past two decades, investment in emerging market equities has been vexing. Return patterns have oscillated, while opportunity sets and challenges have been ever-changing. The question remains: what factors should investors consider when debating whether to allocate to or diversify within the asset class?

 

SEEKING ALPHA REQUIRES LEFT AND RIGHT BRAINS
Are Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) threats or opportunities for investment managers seeking alpha? With the help of both the left (logical) and right (empathetic) hemispheres of one’s brain, an investor is better prepared to anticipate and deal with unexpected market fluctuations and achieve greater financial return.

PRICING

Sponsorship is only available upon invitation and Markets Group reserves the right to refuse sponsorship from any organization or individual deemed by Markets Group to be incompatible with the event. Markets Group forum sessions are closed to all media/press and video/audio recording is explicitly prohibited within the venue.

VENUE


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
United States 55403
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CONTACT

HEAD OF SALES, US INSTITUTIONAL GROUP

Kim Griffiths

Head of Institutional Sales & Co-Head Institutional Production

+1 646-416-6214

Kim.Griffiths@marketsgroup.org

PROGRAM MANAGER / INVESTOR RELATIONS

Georgia Quinones

Program Manager / Investor Relations

+1 347-708-1528​

Georgia.Quinones@marketsgroup.org