The 8th Annual Great Plains Institutional Forum is the region's leading conference for pension funds, insurance companies, foundations & endowments, hospital plans sovereign wealth funds and consultants from throughout the region. The forum’s content is developed through hundreds of one-on-one meetings with the institutional investment community and the program's speaker faculty is primarily comprised of leaders in the sector across U.S. Great Plains region.
Our agenda covers asset allocation and protection, equity markets, fixed income, alternative investments, as well as succession planning and an outlook of the financial markets and the global economy. This event is completely closed-door and invitation-only, and it is designed to enable genuine peer-to-peer learning and networking for the regional institutional community.
Mansco Perry III Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer Minnesota State Board of Investment
Howard Bicker Former Chief Investment Officer, Executive Director, Consultant Minnesota State Board of Investment Plan, WCRA
Casey Plante, CFA Director, Investments Fairview Health Services
Ryan Johnston Analyst – Funds Alpha State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Erol Sonderegger Assistant Executive Director Minnesota State Board of Investment
Susanna Gibbons Managing Director Carlson Funds Enterprise, University of Minnesota
Susan Hammel Executive in Residence Minnesota Council on Foundations
David Bromelkamp Chief Executive Officer Allodium Investment Consultants
Gordon Latter Managing Principal Meketa Investment Group
Amanda Aponte Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer SFM Mutual Insurance Companies
KC Connors Partner, Director of Philanthropic, Healthcare & Private Wealth NEPC
Tim McEnery Managing Director, Senior Consultant Verus Investments
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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.|