AUSTRALIA - Senator Nick Sherry, minister for superannuation and corporate governance, is to deliver a keynote address at the Global Pensions Westpac Institutional Bank Sydney Currency Forum.
Topics will include the evolution of manager selection, omega trading, defining risk profiles and appetites for pension funds, and why past performance is no guarantee of future returns.
Lou Cornelio, director and head of institutional foreign exchange sales, Australia, at Westpac Institutional Bank, said: "Westpac Institutional Bank is proud to once again offer the superannuation fund industry the chance to learn from experts in currency management from round the world.
This year's conference promises to be the best yet and we are particularly delighted senator Sherry is able to address super funds at this important time for the industry."
Alex Beveridge, editor of Global Pensions, said: "The current economic environment is particularly challenging for pension funds. Volatility in the currency markets can seriously impact the international exposure of portfolios, but this same volatility can also provide a source of welcome uncorrelated alpha.
"This conference will help funds keep up to date with the latest thinking in managing and profiting from currency risk."
For more information please go to www.currencyforum.co.uk/sydney
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Labour MP Stephen Kinnock and will listen to the experiences of steelworkers when transferring their pensions away from the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) next week in Port Talbot.
Just Group has acquired a 75% stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting in a bid to strengthen its professional defined benefit (DB) advisory services.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has exercised its production order power under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 for the very first time as part of a fraud investigation.
The ITN Limited Pension Scheme has named Trafalgar House as its administrator for an initial term of five years.