Mercer Global Investment Forums 2018 - Navigating an Unpredictable World

2018

PLOT A ROUTE TO SUCCESS IN THIS EXTENDED CYCLE

As the post-global financial crisis cycle enters its tenth year against a benign economic backdrop, the primary risk to investor optimism would seem to be the pace and scale of any shift from easing to tightening by central bankers. Market expectations of an extremely gradual approach to "normalization" may be tested by the emergence of inflationary pressures as many developed economies reach secular lows in unemployment rates. The recent period of extremely low market volatility will ultimately be challenged either by “internal” economic forces, including technological developments, or “external” political events. Increases in volatility will create both risks and opportunities for investors.

Success will mean very different things to different investors. For this reason, a clear articulation of an investor's beliefs, objectives, and constraints is essential to effective governance and decision-making. For long-term investors, beliefs should extend beyond traditional risk and return considerations to include stewardship and ESG issues. Mercer Global Investment Forums 2018 considers both the wider market forces as well as investor-specific issues that we think will help investors plot a course towards long-term success.

Mercer Global Investment Forums provide the setting for stimulating and informative discussions on the economy, institutional investments, pension plan management, and more. Over the years, we've had hundreds of institutional investors, asset and fund managers, and Mercer investment professionals come together to connect, learn, and share.

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LEARN

Mercer's Global Investment Forums give you exposure to a global platform where topical ideas and insights are exchanged. Come away with practical knowledge and information to help you achieve your investment and risk management objectives.

LEARN

Mercer's Global Investment Forums give you exposure to a global platform where topical ideas and insights are exchanged. Come away with practical knowledge and information to help you achieve your investment and risk management objectives.

CONNECT

Mercer's Global Investment Forums bring together institutional investors, investment managers and senior Mercer investment specialists from around the world. The Forums have become one of the most anticipated events in the industry.

SHARE

The Forums use top-of-the-line conference technology, such as custom app, to facilitate communication and dissemination of information among attendees during and after the Forums.

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Investment Beliefs
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Research Perspectives
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