Ambassador Paul W. Speltz appointed to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank advisory panel

Ambassador Paul W. Speltz appointed to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank advisory panel

PPI is proud to share the news that Ambassador Paul W. Speltz, who has been a member of PPI's Board of Directors since 2013, has been appointed to the international advisory panel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Amb. Speltz was a US executive director and ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, and currently serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of  Global Strategic Associates, which has been a member of PPI since 2011.

Read the article at China Daily, Japanese, US former officials to advise AIIB

 

PPI network fosters powerful connections

PPI network fosters powerful connections

We are proud to share with you an article from today's P&I Online, CalSTRS, GPIF coming together to tackle corporate governance issues. The article considers a proposed coalition among PPI members, Christopher J. Ailman, CIO CalSTRS, and Theodore Eliopoulos, CIO CalPERS, with Hiromichi Mizuno, CIO of the world's largest pension fund, the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, to address corporate governance concerns. (click the title to read more)

Council of Institutional Investors names new officers

Council of Institutional Investors names new officers

CONGRATULATIONS to PPI's Board Chair, Theresa Whitmarsh!

Theresa Whitmarsh, executive director of the $104 billion Washington State Investment Board, Olympia, was named chairwoman of the Council of Institutional Investors on Wednesday. Ms. Whitmarsh, a former co-chair, was elected by CII's public pension fund members to succeed Michael McCauley, senior officer of investment programs and governance for the $172.5 billion Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee.

Read the article at P&I

Strengthening Public Pension Systems in Asia

Strengthening Public Pension Systems in Asia

The Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) is very pleased to announce the release of Strengthening Public Pension Systems in Asia, a summary of the discussions from the ADB-PPI conference on public pension systems in Asia...  Click the post title to read more

PPI Board Chair Theresa Whitmarsh on Gender Equality at Davos

PPI Board Chair Theresa Whitmarsh on Gender Equality at Davos

We are proud to share with you the following New York Times article featuring the chair of PPI's Board of Directors, Theresa Whitmarsh:

A Push for Gender Equality at the Davos World Economic Forum, and Beyond
by Alexandra Stevenson, January 19, 2016

Investments are expected to be diversified so why is that logic not applied to gender, asks Theresa Whitmarsh, one of the women leading an initiative for parity in finance at the elite gathering...

Click here to read the article online

2016: LOOKING AHEAD

2016: LOOKING AHEAD

WELCOME TO 2016!

We begin the year with the expression of heartfelt gratitude to all members of PPI and the celebration of our many accomplishments last year. We will share a more thorough review of 2015 in the Annual Report in March, but today I present to you, in the trendy online listicle format... 

FIVE OF PPI'S BRIGHTEST LIGHTS IN 2015 AND
WHAT THEY ILLUMINATE AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO 2016

PPI Welcomes Two New Board Members

PPI Welcomes Two New Board Members

At its meeting in Tokyo, Japan on October 28, 2015, the Board of Directors of Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) elected two new members to the join their ranks - both chief investment officers of plan sponsor organizations - Jeb Burns of MERS of Michigan and John Skjervem of Oregon State Treasury.

Special Briefing with Eurasia Group's Dr. Evan Medeiros, Managing Director & Practice Head, Asia - October 5

Special Briefing with Eurasia Group's Dr. Evan Medeiros, Managing Director & Practice Head, Asia - October 5

PPI and Eurasia Group hosted a special briefing with Eurasia Group's Dr. Evan Medeiros, Managing Director & Practice Head, Asia. This program was held at E&O Kitchen and Bar in San Francisco on Monday, October 5, with 14 attendees. Dr. Medeiros discussed:

  • China’s economic slowdown – what does this mean for the trajectory of reforms? Has this been a correction due to overzealous investors, or the sign of something larger
  • Regional markets: along with China’s markets, Japan and others in the region have experienced setbacks. How likely is further regional contagion?
  • China-US relations: what can be drawn from Obama’s meeting with Xi later this week? What are the biggest threats for the stability of this relationship?

PPI President Lionel C. Johnson at the 2015 Asian Financial Forum, Hong Kong

PPI President Lionel C. Johnson at the 2015 Asian Financial Forum, Hong Kong

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Government of the HKSAR, the annual Asian Financial Forum (AFF) brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business communities to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia and beyond...

2015 Summer Roundtable Insights

2015 Summer Roundtable Insights

The 2015 PPI Summer Roundtable, held in San Francisco, California, focused on the role of real assets in the modern institutional investor portfolio. Over two days, the topic generated discussion and exploration on the theme, one that has been growing in importance for many of PPI’s members. While some institutional investors have had significant real asset holdings since the 1980s, it has only been the past fifteen years that investors have seen significant expansion beyond real estate... READ MORE

Our brand new look and language

Our brand new look and language

Since the beginning of 2015, we have been working with consultants from Kreativz on the PPI Branding Project...

Timothy Reif and PPI President Lionel Johnson, World Affairs Council Program

Timothy Reif and PPI President Lionel Johnson, World Affairs Council Program

We are pleased to share with you a video recording of the July 20 World Affairs Council of Northern California program, The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Impacts on the US Economy, with Timothy Reif, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative. The moderator of the program was PPI President Lionel Johnson.