The 9th Annual New England 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 New England institutional investment community.
The forum's agenda is 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.
Eric Henry Chief Investment Officer State of Vermont
Justin Maistrow Deputy Chief Investment Officer State of Rhode Island
Sanford Rich Executive Director New York City Board of Education Retirement System
Sona Menon Partner, Head of North American Pensions and OCIO, Cambridge Associates
Heather Myers Partner Aon
Elyse Vilinsky Director, Direct Private Investments MassMutual
Constance Everson Investment Committee Member MassPRIM
Michael Patalsky Managing Director, Senior Consultant Verus
Julian Regan Senior Vice President & Public Sector Market Leader Segal Marco Advisors
Steve Xia Senior Vice President, Head of Quantitative Research Guardian Life Insurance Company
Colton Lavin Investment Director, Private Debt NEPC
Alex Dauria Senior Portfolio Advisor Aksia
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Differentiated High Yield
Against a backdrop of heightened volatility and rising interest rates, investors continue to be challenged to find attractive income options. The High Yield bond market can provide potential solutions away from traditional benchmarked strategies.
Gold: Hedging risk, not returns
Gold demand in Q1 2022 was up 34% y-o-y as investors sought shelter from the market impacts of the Ukraine invasion and surging inflation.
Private Markets Investing in a Post-Covid World
The human and economic effects of Covid-19 and the global pandemic will be felt well into the future, and businesses are having to adapt and accelerate their plans for organizational growth and change.
Private debt is a potential solution for institutional investors searching for yield and low correlations with the public markets. This session will explore the key differences between sponsor and non-sponsor focused direct lenders and the questions that institutional investors should be asking themselves as they consider allocating to this segment of the private debt market.
Opportunities in Alternative and Structured Credit
As investors search for new and differentiated alternative strategies that align with their portfolio objectives, many have explored specialized segments of the credit markets to capture yield. Often, these strategies look to take advantage of less trafficked, more complex, and sometimes less liquid opportunities
With countries and companies pledging to net zero across the globe, an increasing amount of organizations are taking the pledge to eliminate carbon emissions and report regularly on their quest. But what exactly does it mean to be “net zero”?
Emerging Market Debt and Equity Overview
Just as the novel coronavirus spread to the developing world, the historic March 15 3,000-point loss on the Dow Jones Industrial Average started a domino effect in Argentina, Brazil, India, and South Africa, initiating a financial crisis in each nation to compound the impending humanitarian disaster.
Navigating the Aftermath of COVID-19
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