PPI’s operating environment demands careful consideration of market positioning for long-term sustainability. The time, knowledge and participation of asset owners and other investment leaders are increasingly constrained. Therefore, it is imperative that we preserve and build upon PPI’s delivery of exceptional programs. Likewise, cultivating our distinct culture of “safe space” and deeper collegial relationships, while carefully growing PPI’s membership base, is vital to its future.
To continue to create settings in which dialogue and relationships are central, PPI’s program quality and member experience must exceed those of the competition. We are also striving to connect – PPI-to-members and member-to-member – between roundtables.
We drew extensively upon the expertise of PPI members and our growing network to remain current on top-line issues.
Rigorous member engagement and ongoing PPI Program Committee stewardship contributed to the richness of PPI’s programmatic content and member dialogue throughout the year.
Further, at each roundtable, we utilized (and will continue to utilize) new survey mechanisms through the PPI mobile app to help us ensure that the sessions, speakers, and participants can contribute value to the program and membership experiences.
The 2015 roundtables included the insights of fund CIOs and CEOs, both members and non-members, which provided a powerful perspective on program themes. The high caliber of speakers in 2015 ensured richer conversations, deeper learning, and more meaningful exchanges of ideas and viewpoints for our members and community.
Our Annual Programs
February 11-13, 2015
July 22-24, 2015
October 25-27, 2015
October 28-30, 2015
Opportunities Between Roundtables
August 27, 2015
To deepen PPI's engagement with funds from Southeast Asia and to encourage their participation in the Asia Roundtable in Tokyo, Program Director Nick Sramek joined Conrad Yan, partner at Campbell Lutyens and co-chair of the 2015 Summer Roundtable, in Kuala Lumpur in August. Together they provided a one-day "replay" of the Summer Roundtable discussion of portfolio diversification via real assets allocation. The program was attended by senior executives from the two largest funds in Malaysia: Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP).
ADB-PPI Conference on Public Pension Systems
September 3-4, 2015
The ADB-PPI Conference on Public Pension Systems in Asia, held in September 2015, convened a delegation of 33 representatives from pension funds and relevant government organizations from Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and Thailand.
PPI in partnership with the ADB developed the program that focused on the challenges, needs, and best practices of these developing public pension systems. The proceedings from this program is available here.
Vietnam Social Security
PPI planned and organized a study tour for a nine-member senior delegation from Vietnam Social Security (VSS) that was visiting North America in September. PPI Vice President Kris Greenville hosted the delegation and accompanied them during the visit. The delegation traveled to San Francisco and Sacramento, CA, Olympia, WA, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Along the tour, the delegates met with the San Francisco Retirement System, the San Francisco Federal Reserve, Hamilton Lane, CalSTRS, WSIB, bcIMC and the British Columbia Pension Corporation.