Fifth Joint BIS/World Bank Public Investors Conference

  • Institution BIS and The World Bank
  • Event Type Call for Paper
  • Date November 16, 2014 - November 17, 2014
  • Location Basel, Switzerland
  • Details

    Managing Public Funds in a Low-Return Environment Private and public institutions alike are struggling with the current market environment of low yields, low premia and muted return expectations for most asset classes. However, responses by public institutions to these challenges may differ markedly from those of their private sector peers. Investment rationales, preferences, eligible investments, governance structures and accountabilities as well as aspects relating to the availability of human and technical resources distinguish public from private investors. These idiosyncrasies have profound effects on how portfolio and risk management activities are organised and performed. Against this background, the Bank for International Settlements and the World Bank are co-organising the Fifth Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management for Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Pension Plans. The conference is targeted at experts from the community of central banks and sovereign wealth managers (including commodity savings funds and sovereign pension funds) as well as academics. It aims to facilitate an ongoing dialogue between the reserve, risk and asset management specialists of the participating organisations, encouraging knowledge-sharing and collaboration across organisations and fostering the development and dissemination of best practices in public sector portfolio and risk management. The organisers encourage submissions of papers in many areas – see the full list on Authors will be informed of the outcome by mid-August 2014. The advisory committee is considering the possibility of publishing selected papers of the conference. Enquiries about the conference may be directed to: Joachim Coche Eric Bouyé Your submission should be sent with a short curriculum vitae by e-mail to:

  • Submission Deadline07-31-2014
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