31st Annual European Pensions Symposium

Feb 8th - Feb 10th 2023
The Westin Paris
The New Investment Environment, One Year In

Now in its thirty first year, Institutional Investor’s European Pensions Symposium continues to be the flagship event for the industry, convening the key decision makers to discuss the issues of the day. The last year has been a period of immense economic change and uncertainty in Europe. A year since Russia invaded Ukraine, the energy crisis, runaway inflation, and high interest rates have come to define a turbulent economic landscape. This year’s symposium will allow a moment to reflect on how European asset owners and their managers are approaching this new economic environment, one year on. What has the investment community learnt so far and what further change can they expect to come?

This well-established meeting has historically convened up to 80 European pension and insurance fund executives for a three-day programme of interactive workshops, panel sessions, guest speakers and social activities. The meeting will offer a unique, off-the-record setting for attendees to share innovative ideas and best practice among European institutional asset owners and managers.

This is an invitation-only event and all discussions are held under Chatham House Rule to enable a candid exchange of opinions. The event is free of charge for qualified investors with partnership opportunities available for asset managers.


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Assumption of Risk

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you agree to be voluntarily bound to our Assumption of Risk terms, which can be found HERE.

Advisory Board

Thijs Coenen, Managing Director Private Equity & Business Management
APG Asset Management, Netherlands

Pierre Sauvagnat, CIO
Banque Cantonale de Geneve, Switzerland

Olivier Mareuse, Chief Investment Officer
Caisse Des Depots Group, France

Tom Joy, Director of Investments
Church Commissioners for England, United Kingdom

Grégoire Haenni, Chief Investment Officer
CPEG - Caisse de prévoyance de l'État de Genève, Switzerland

Maria Katharina Heiden, Spezialistin Pensionseinrichtungen
Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung, Germany

Thomas Groffmann, Principal Director, Fund Administrator
European Patent Office, Germany

Giuseppe Bellavia, Markets Manager
Fondazione, Italy

Anders Lundgren, Head of Public Markets and Real Estate
NEST Corporation, United Kingdom

Mascha Canio, Head of Credit & Insurance Linked Investments
PGGM, Netherlands

John Ashworth, Chief Investment Officer
Shop Direct Group, United Kingdom

Peter Andres, Chief Executive Officer
SIGNAL IDUNA Gruppe, Germany

Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO
Storebrand, Norway

Jayne Atkinson, UK & Overseas Chief Investment Officer
Unilever, United Kingdom

Kari Vatanen, CIO
Veritas Pension Insurance Company Ltd, Finland

Théodore Economou, Investment Committee Member
Virginia Retirement System, Switzerland


Blue Sky Group

British Airways Pensions

Caisse des Dépôts

Church Commissioners for England




NEST Corporation

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)


The Phoenix Group


Stichting Pensioenfonds Medisch Specialisten

Tesco Pension Investment




For Asset Owners interested in being invited, please contact:

Sara Hegan

Executive Director, Investor Relations, Europe & Middle East
+44 (0) 207 303 1727

For Asset Managers interested in sponsoring, please contact:

Stefanie Sables 

Head of Sales UK & EMEA
+44 (0) 7580 145 382