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The Global Absolute Return Congress

2018 Investor Speakers



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

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), UAE*
Adventist Health System
, USA
Allied World Insurance, USA
AP7 Pension Fund (Sjunde AP-fonden), Sweden*
Assicurazioni Generali Insurance, Italy
Azim Premji Foundation, India
Ball State University Foundation, USA*
Banco BPI, Portugal
Banco Central do Brasil, Brazil
Bank of Singapore, Singapore*
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, USA
Brunel Pension Partnership, UK*
Caisse de Prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève, Switzerland
Caixagest, Portugal
Catholic Financial Life, USA
Central Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka), Latvia
CERN Pension Fund, Switzerland
China Investment Corporation (CIC), China*
China Life Private Equity Investment Company, China
Church Commissioners of England, UK
City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System, USA
Columbian Financial Group, USA
Cummins Inc, USA*
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Germany
DePaul University Endowment, USA
DuPont Corporation Pension Fund, USA
Eastman Kodak Pension, USA*
Emirates Investment Bank United Arab Emirates, U.A.E.
Employees Retirement System of Texas, USA
Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawaii, USA
EPO Pension Reserve Funds, Germany
Etiqa Insurance, Malaysia
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), UK
First Abu Dhabi Bank, UAE
Government Pension Fund of Thailand, Thailand
Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund, USA
Hydro-Québec Pension Fund, Canada
India First Life Insurance Company, India
Indiana University Health, USA
Irish Association of Pension Funds, Ireland
Kruger Inc, Canada
Kuwait International Bank, Kuwait
Local Pensions Partnership, UK
London Borough of Lambeth Pension, UK
London Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV), UK
Maine Public Employees Retirement System, USA
Marks & Spencer Pension Fund, UK
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, USA
MASIC, Saudi Arabia
Medical Defence Union, UK*
Mercy Health, USA
Merrimac Corp, USA
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA
Mine Wealth & Wellbeing, Australia
Mitsui & Co. Pension Fund, Japan
National Electrical Benefit Fund, USA
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, USA
National Investment Corporation of National Bank of Kazakhstan (NIC), Kazakhstan*
NCR Corporation, USA
New York City Retirement Systems (NYCERS), USA*
Nissan Motor Co. Pension Fund, Japan
Nucleos-Instituto de Seguridade Pension Fund, Brazil
Oman Investment Fund, Oman
Ontario Power Generation, Canada
Orange County Employees Retirement System, USA
Osool Asset Management, Bahrain
Parly, Singapore
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), India
PGGM, The Netherlands
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Endowment, Colombia
PROPARCO, France*
PZU Insurance Group, Poland
Real Grandeza Pension Fund, Brazil
Republica AFAP Pension Fund, Uruguay
Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund, UK
Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System, USA
Santa Barbara County Employees Retirement System, USA
Saudi Re, Saudi Arabia
School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, USA
SEDCO Capital, Saudi Arabia
Sparda-Bank Muenchen AG, Germany
SSM Health, USA
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA*
State Universities Retirement System, USA
Sunshine Insurance Group, China
Swiss Mobiliar Asset Management, Switzerland*
The Broadway League, USA
The Canadian Medical Protective Association, Canada
The Ministers & Missionaries Benefit Board, USA
The Pension Fund of JTB, Japan
The Phoenix Insurance Group, UK
Tredje AP-Fonden (AP3 Pension), Sweden*
Tulane University Endowment, USA
UK Local Government Pension Scheme, UK
UniónCapital AFAP Pension Fund, Uruguay
University of Nebraska Foundation, USA
Utah Retirement Systems, USA*
University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), USA*
Vanderbilt University Endowment,USA
Workplace Safety Investment Board (WSIB), Canada*
WTO Pension Plan (World Trade Organization), Switzerland

2018 Academic Speakers




Note: additional academic speakers are being confirmed every month,
please visit www.garc2018.com for the updated academic speaker list.

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 Francine D. Blau
Author of ‘Equal Pay in the Office and Gender, Inequality, and Wages’
and Co-Author of ‘The Economics of Women, Men, and Work’
Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics Cornell University - USA

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

Professor Mihir Desai
Author: ‘The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return’ Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance
Harvard Business School – USA

Sir Paul Tucker
Author, ‘Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State’ Deputy Governor, Bank of England, 2009-2013
Chair, The Systemic Risk Council
Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – USA/UK

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

Professor Peter Temin
Author of ‘The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy’ Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – USA

Professor Peter Singer AC
Author: ‘Ethics in the Real World’, ‘One World: The Ethics of Globalisation’ and ‘Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for our Treatment of Animals’
Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics
Princeton University - USA

Professor Walter Scheidel
Author: ‘The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century’
Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Catherine R. Kennedy and Daniel L. Grossman Fellow Stanford University - USA

Professor Nicolas Bollen
Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance
Faculty Director, MFS Program
Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management – USA

 

 

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