Event Details


23/03/2017 at 8.00am for 8.30am - 1.00pm


The Printworks, Dublin Castle


Members: €375
Pension Scheme Representatives: Free of Charge
Non Members: €550

Sponsored By

AXA Investment Managers



Despite the shocks of Brexit and the Trump election, stock markets have been at an all-time high and bond yields remain low. There are many forecasts of “stormy weather” ahead but is this likely to be the case? This conference will look at some of the main investment issues facing trustees and employers, for both DB and DC schemes.

The IAPF Annual Investment Conference will take place on Thursday 23rd March 2017 in the Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle. This half day morning conference will bring together over 300 trustees, HR and finance managers, policymakers and service providers.


Registration / Networking Buffet Breakfast

8.30 Welcome, Conference Chair
Jim Foley, Chairperson, IAPF

  Has the World Changed?
Myles Bradshaw, Head of Global Aggregate Fixed Income, Amundi Asset Management

  Panel Discussion - Has the World Changed?
Myles Bradshaw, Head of Global Aggregate Fixed Income, Amundi Asset Management 
Paula McGauran, Investment Manager, An Post Pension Fund
Jim Maloney, Director at Large, Illinois Public Pension Fund Association
Peter Fahy, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland / IAPF Council

  Dispelling the Myths of Liability Driven Investing
Lucy Barron, Head of Solutions Management, LDI, AXA Investment Managers


The Role of Fixed Income & the Missing Middle
Sorca Kelly-Scholte, Head of Pensions Solutions & Advisory EMEA, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

10.30 BREAK

  Panel Discussion - Global Pensions
James McNamee, President, Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (USA)
David Harris, TOR Financial Consulting (Australia)
Chris Parrott, Head of Pensions, Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd (UK)

  DGF's / Multi Asset Strategies - Still a Solution?
Oliver Kelly, Head of Investment Consulting, Lane Clark and Peacock Ireland Ltd.

  Investing for Retirement: New Choices; Big Decisions
Nigel Aston, Head of European Defined Contribution, State Street Global Advisors

  Weather Forecasting, Prediction in the Natural World
Gerald Fleming, Head of Forecast Division, Met Éireann



Please note: Conference topics and timings are subject to change.


Jim Foley
Trustee Decisions
Myles Bradshaw
Amundi Asset Management
Paula McGauran
An Post Pension Fund
James Maloney
Illinois Public Pension Fund Association
Peter Fahy
Eversheds Sutherland / IAPF Council
Lucy Barron
AXA Investment Managers
Sorca Kelly-Scholte
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
James McNamee
Illinois Public Pension Fund Association
David Harris
TOR Financial Consulting
Chris Parrott
Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited
Oliver Kelly
LCP Ireland
Nigel Aston
State Street Global Advisors
Gerald Fleming
Met Éireann


This Conference has been allocated 4 hours by the IAPF for on-going trustee training requirements. We have confirmation of 4 hours CPD from the LIA (Ref: LIA-O-14017) and the IOB (Ref: IOB 2017-0676) under Category 2 – Pensions and Category 3 - Savings & Investments. We also have confirmation from the IIPM for 4 CPD hours. We have applied to the FPSB and are awaiting confirmation.

IAPF Investment Conference 2017

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