Mercer announces 2014 Global Investment Forums

Mercer announces 2014 Global Investment Forums

Opportunities in a world on the path to economic recovery

  • 29-January-2014
  • Australia, Melbourne
  • Entering the upswing?
  • Charting a course for investment success

Mercer has announced its Global Investment Forums 2014 series with events to be held throughout the year in Sydney, Singapore, Atlanta, Toronto and Dublin. Key Mercer investment professionals and other industry leaders will explore the opportunities emerging in a world on the path to economic recovery. The forums are designed for institutional investors, wealth management groups and investment managers.

“Whilst much remains uncertain, meaningful progress has been made in tackling fall-out from the global financial crisis.  We think it appropriate, therefore, to ask whether we are entering an economic upswing, and if so how investors should respond,” said Andrew Kirton, European Investments Leader and Global Strategist, Mercer.

“The road to robust health may remain a long and winding one, but investment policies that stand still are unlikely to help investors. Our forum series in 2014 will aim to provide a road map to investment success,” he said.

Mercer’s 2014 Global Investment Forums will address how investors may benefit from the upswing.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • New approaches to investing in fixed income
  • What to expect from equity investments
  • Building multiple return drivers into investment portfolios
  • Assessing investment manager’s effectiveness

The forums will feature distinguished keynote speakers at all five forums, including behavioral economics expert, Dr Nick Southgate giving the keynote address for the Sydney forum.

Simon Eagleton, Leader of Mercer’s Investment business in Australia said, “Our latest thinking on investment strategy will be outlined at our forums but the event will also be very interactive, allowing delegates to share their opinions and for us to measure industry trends in real time.”

The locations and dates for the 2014 Global Investment Forums are:

Sydney, 12-13 March
Singapore, 19 March
Atlanta, 11-12 June
Toronto, 23-24 September
Dublin, 11-12 November

For further information about the event, please visit the event site.

About Mercer

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