As the world tentatively emerges from Covid-19 lockdown, we start to look to the future. There are many questions to answer: What will be the economic fallout from the crisis? What are the pandemic's inflationary consequences? How can we invest for a better future?

To address these questions and more, we are delighted to offer a series of monthly virtual forums providing a platform for expert insight and informed discussion. They will be short, but engaging and rich in content. You will have the opportunity to hear from our speakers, as well as take part in the conversation.

2021 Virtual Events

To build on the success of virtual events in 2020, we are continuing with this approach in 2021. Please see below the topics we plan to cover throughout the year.

Quarter 1 February:
The outlook for real estate in 2021 and beyond
Investing today for a net zero tomorrow (a Climate Action series event)
Diversity & inclusion
The infrastructure equity opportunity
Quarter 2 June:
Private credit – flexible investing in a new era
Quarter 4 November:
The power of ESG in DC - less harm and more good with sustainability index equity
The spectrum of fixed income

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Building Back Better - the importance of ESG and Infrastructure

As we emerge from the Covid pandemic, there is growing support for a sustainable recovery that builds back the economy in a way that addresses the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis.

In this session ASI's experts will consider how governments are focusing on environmental initiatives as part of their recovery strategy and take a deeper dive into current infrastructure initiatives which align to these goals.

Speakers include:

  • Euan Baird - Client Director
  • Jeremy Lawson - Chief Economist and Head of ASI's Research Institute, abrdn
  • Dominic Helmsley - Head of Economic Infrastructure, abrdn

The outlook for Real Estate in 2021 and beyond

For real estate, as for many things, 2020 was a challenging year. In this session, we provide an overview of the current state and future outlook of real estate and in particular, where the best opportunities lie.

Speakers include:

  • Euan Baird - Client Director
  • Luke Bartholomew, Senior Monetary Economist, abrdn
  • Anne Breen, Head of Real Estate Investment Strategy, abrdn

Managing Volatility in Growth Assets

As the Covid crisis continues to evolve, there is increasing levels of uncertainty in growth markets. How can investors such as pension schemes best manage these risks whilst still creating opportunities for growth?

Speakers include:

  • Simon Lai, Deputy CIO, John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust
  • Sathish Ramdayal, Partner, Mercer
  • Stephen Coltman, Senior Investment Manager, abrdn
  • Ian McDonald, Global Head of Client Solutions, abrdn
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