The 7th 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 designed to bring together fund leadership teams, investment officers, board members, trustees, and their consultants representing the Great Plains institutional investment community.
The forum's agenda was developed through extensive local travel and feedback from the institutional investor community representing institutional asset owners across public and corporate pension plans, endowments, foundations, insurance portfolios, healthcare plans, and investment consultants.
We’re committed to the health and safety of all of our attendees. At each of our events the following COVID-19 related protocols will be in place to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all guests:
*Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose in two-dose vaccine or two weeks after the first dose in a one dose vaccine.
Susan Slocum Treasurer & Chief Investment Officer Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
John Orner Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Highmark Health
Susanna Gibbons Managing Director Carlson Funds Enterprise, University of Minnesota
Greg Zick Director, Pensions & Investments Xcel Energy
Ryan Johnston Analyst – Funds Alpha State of Wisconsin Investment Board
David Bromelkamp Chief Executive Officer Allodium Investment Consultants
Ben Mohr Director of Fixed Income Marquette Associates
Jeffrey Marschke Senior Associate, Climate and Resilience Willis Towers Watson
Phineas Troy Vice President Asset Consulting Group
David Center Senior Vice President Fund Evalutation Group
Gord Latter Senior Consultant Meketa Investment Group
Susan Hammel Executive in Residence Minnesota Council on Foundations
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MACRO OUTLOOK AND GLOBAL ASSET ALLOCATION
Could COVID-19 bring the long-theorized Great Reset of capitalism to bear? Our opening session will critique and contrast institutional asset allocation before and after the worldwide pandemic.
GLOBAL FIXED INCOME: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Our panel will show how the difference between fixed income risk and opportunity is simply a matter of tolerance.
ESG IN PRACTICE FOR LONG TERM INVESTORS
The panel will examine specific strategies investors are using to address and integrate ESG issues in systematic value and multi-factor-based frameworks, among other ideas.
USING ETFS TO BUILD AND SCALE INTERNALLY MANAGED PORTFOLIOS
This session will cover how institutions are addressing the growing execution needs of different asset classes and newer instruments such as ETFs.
FIXED INCOME: EVOLVING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SECURITIZED MARKETS
This session will discuss areas organizations are exploring including the three primary sectors of the securitized space: (ABS), (CMBS), and (RMBS).
AN EVOLVING WORLD FOR ALTERNATIVE CREDIT
The impact of COVID-19 on alternative credit was swift and severe. Bank and local government assistance will mitigate publicly traded asset-, commercial- and residential mortgage-backed borrowing--but for how long? Can structured finance manage novel coronavirus risk?
ARE THE BENEFITS OF MULTI-FACTOR INVESTING STILL THERE?
Our panel will address various aspects of this subject including what it takes to weather the short-term troughs and deliver long term stable performance.
EMERGING MARKETS: RELEVANCY AND VALUE IN TODAY'S MARKETS?
For America, the risk of losing not just a diverse asset class, but a pillar of globalization, is real. What factors should investors consider when debating whether to allocate to or diversify within the asset class?
HOW MULTI STRATEGY PORTFOLIOS CAN DELIVER
This panel will explore how diversified alternative portfolios may be uniquely positioned to deliver on what should have been the original promise of institutional hedge fund programs: positive absolute returns that are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes.
A CONVERSATION WITH THE REGION’S LEADING CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICERS
This discussion Chief Investment Officers will focus on the key investment and management issues facing their funds, along with what they consider to be their plans' "best ideas" with regard to investment strategy. regard to investment strategy.
INVESTORS: Complimentary Registration for all qualified investors. Email [email protected] for more information on obtaining a complimentary ticket.
|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.|