Shock Value

Special Report—COVERAGE OF THE 2008 GLOBAL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

Shock Value

After a few decent years of equity market returns, plan sponsors are again faced with a rocky market. Recent shocks to markets have led to a period of volatility, leaving pension investors wondering how they are going to continue to meet their liabilities and deal with the risky reality of today’s investment climate. This year’s Global Investment Conference focused on volatility as speakers shared new ideas and research in the area of global investment in tumultuous market conditions. The proceedings were held against a beautiful backdrop—Lake Louise, Alberta—and delegates spent two days discussing everything from emerging markets to liquidity to global bonds and the credit crunch.

Summaries

Eastern Promises
By Jonathan Passmore

Location, Location
By Ashok Bardhan

Innovative Approaches
By Sebastien Page

Reversal of Fortune
By Craig Scholl

Random or in Tandem?
By Stephan Siegel

Scary Monsters
By Kevin Kneasfy

Shock to the System
By Wesley Phoa

In the Trenches
By Terry Carr

Past and Present
By Kenneth Barker

Driving in Reverse
By Maurice Levi

Fresh Start
By Vincent Lépine

Gaining Ground
By Joseph Morgart

Good Business
By Christophe Vandewiele


 




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