The 15th Annual Global ARC Boston
October 23–25, 2017 / The InterContinental Hotel Boston

2017 Investor Speakers

Global ARC is on course for a record investor turnout with the following institutional investors confirmed as speakers:

Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company – Abu Dhabi
Advocate Health Care – USA
Al-Dar Holdings – UAE
Allied World Assurance Co. – USA
AlTouq Group – Saudi Arabia
American Chemical Society – USA
AP1 Pension Fund – Sweden
AP7 Pension – Sweden
Arizona State Retirement System – USA
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – China
Assicurazioni Generali Insurance Company – Italy
Azim Premji Foundation – India
Banco Central do Brasil – Brasil
Banco BPI - Portugal
Banesprev Pension Fund – Brazil
BMO Bank of Montreal – Canada
Capital Markets Social Security System – The Philippines
Cathay Financial Holdings – Taiwan
Catholic Financial Life – USA
Central Bank of Colombia – Colombia
Central Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) – Latvia
Central Bank of Timor-Leste – Timor-Leste
CERN Pension Fund – Switzerland
Caixagest – Portugal
China Life Insurance Private Equity Investment Company – China
Church Commissioners of England – UK
City of Austin ERS – USA
CN Investment Division – Canada
CPPIB – Canada
Cummins Inc. Pension Fund – USA
DePaul University Endowment – USA
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) – Germany
Drexel University Endowment – USA
DuPont Capital Management – USA
El Ajou Single Family Office – Saudi Arabia
Emirates Investment Bank – United Arab Emirates  
Employees' Retirement System of Texas – USA
EPO Pension Fund – Germany
Erste Plavi – Croatia
Etiqa Insurance - Malaysia
Government Pension Fund of Thailand – Thailand
Halifax Port ILA/HEA – Canada
Hartford HealthCare
Harvard Management Company – USA
Highmark Health – USA
IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Ltd – India
Irish Association of Pension Funds – Ireland
Kuwait International Bank – Kuwait
Kruger Inc. Pension Fund – Canada
Local Pensions Partnership – U.K.
London Pension Collective Investment Vehicle – U.K.
LUCRF Super – Australia
MAPFRE S.A. – Spain
Marks & Spencer’s Pension Trust – U.K.
Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems – USA
MASIC – Saudi Arabia
Medical Defence Union – UK
Medical Specialists Pension Fund – Netherlands
Mercy Health – USA
Merseyside Pension Fund – UK
Merrimac Corp
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Mine Wealth & Wellbeing 
– Australia
Mitsui & Co Pension 
– Japan
Montreal Transit Society Pension Funds
– Canada
National Employment Savings Trust – UK
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Investment Corporation - Kazakhstan
NCR Corporation – USA
New Jersey Division of Investment – USA*
Nissan Motor Company Pension – Japan
North Carolina Investment Management Department – USA*
Nucleos-Instituto de Seguridade Social – Brazil
Ontario Power Generation – Canada
OPTrust, OPSEU Pension Trust – Canada
Osool  Asset Management Company – Kingdom of Bahrain
Pepperdine University Endowment – USA
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Auth.  – India
PGGM Investments – Netherlands
Ping An Trust – China
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Endowment – Colombia
Poste Vita S.p.A. – Italy
Previ – Brazil
ProFuturo AFP – Peru
Profond Vorsorgeeinrichtung Pension Fund – Switzerland
PZU Insurance Group – Poland
Raytheon Company – USA
Real Grandeza Pension Fund – Brazil
República AFAP Pension – Uruguay
Royal County of Berkshire Pension – UK
Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System – USA
Sava Re Group – Slovenia
Saudi RE – Saudi Arabia
School Employees Retirement System of Ohio – USA
SEDCO Capital – Saudi Arabia
Shell Asset Management Company B.V. – Netherlands
South Carolina State Treasurer’s Office – USA
Sparda-Bank Muenchen eG – Germany
Statewide Superannuation – Australia
State of Wyoming 
Stony Brook Foundation – USA
Sunshine Insurance Group – China
TAKAUD Savings and Pensions – Bahrain*
Texas Tech University System Endowment – USA
Textron Inc. Pension Fund - USA
The Church Investment Group – USA
The Grosvenor Estate
– UK
The Helmsley Charitable Trust - USA
The Pension Fund of JTB – Japan
The Pension Fund of Early Childhood Teachers (PBU) – Denmark
Tulane University Endowment – USA
UK Local Government Pension Scheme – UK
UniónCapital AFAP Pension – Uruguay
University of Chicago Endowment - USA
University of Iowa Foundation – USA
University of Nebraska Foundation – USA
University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) - USA
Utah Retirement System – USA
UPS Investments – USA
Verizon Investment Management - USA
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – Canada
Wüstenrot Insurance (Wüstenrot Versicherungs) – Austria

*Subject to finalised October calendar or formal board approval

2017 Academic Speakers

Note: additional academic speakers are being confirmed every month,
please visit for the updated academic speaker list.

Secretary William Perry Ph.D.
United States Secretary of Defense, 1994-1997
Michael and Barbara Berberian Emeritus Professor, Stanford University
Founder, William J. Perry Project - USA
Author: ‘My Journey at the Nuclear Brink’

Professor Jagdish Bhagwati
University Professor of Economics, Law, and International Affairs, Columbia University
Author: ‘In Defense of Globalization’ and ‘Termites in the Trading System: how Preferential Deals Undermine Free Trade’

Professor A.C. Grayling C.B.E.
Master of the New College of the Humanities, London Supernumerary Fellow, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
Author: ‘War: An Enquiry’ and ‘Liberty in the Age of Terror: In Defence of Civil Society and the West's Enlightenment Values’

Dr. Richard Bookstaber
Chief Risk Officer, University of California Investment Office
Author: ‘The End of Theory: Financial Crisis and The Failure of Economics’ and  
‘A Demon of Our Own Design: Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation’

Professor Mark Blyth
Eastman Professor of International Political Economy Brown University
Author: ‘Austerity: The History of A Dangerous Idea’ and  
‘Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century’

Professor Guy Standing
Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London
Author: ‘The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay’ and ‘The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class’

Professor Nicolas Bollen
Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance and
Faculty Director, MFS Program, Vanderbilt University

Professor Rana Mitter
Director of the University of Oxford China Centre and Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford   
Author: ‘A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World’

Professor Kaushik Basu
Author: ‘An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India’
Chief Economist, The World Bank 2012-16
Chief Economic Adviser, The Government of India 2009-12
C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Economics, Cornell University – USA/India

Professor Sara Seager
Author of ‘Is There Life Out There? Exoplanets and the Search For Habitable Worlds’
2012 recipient of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences’
Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – USA

Professor Tyler Volk
Author of ‘Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be’ and ‘What is Death?: A Scientist Looks at the Cycle of Life’
Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
New York University – USA

Professor Max Tegmark
Author: ‘Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial
Intelligence’ and ‘Our Mathematical Universe’
Scientific Director, The Foundational Questions Institute
Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – USA

Professor Luis M. Viceira
George E. Bates Professor of Economics
Senior Associate Dean for International Development
Harvard Business School – USA


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