SWFs Address Market Risk and Encourage Self-Assessment in Auckland

November 10, 2016 by Loch Adamson

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IFSWF Chairman Adrian Orr's Opening AddressHalf a world away from the raucous din of US election coverage, a group of sovereign wealth fund representatives gathered in Auckland this week for an annual conference to address their investment concerns, portfolio challenges and governance issues. Adrian Orr, CEO of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, took the podium on Wednesday afternoon in his role as the current chairman of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) to welcome delegates and address the organization’s priorities, concerns and future goals.This theme of this year’s conference – investing in a time of uncertainty – was intended to reflect the prevailing issues confronted by major asset allocators around the world: low interest rates, sluggish global growth, sharply rising social inequality and the hazards of climate change. But one of the key risks that Orr underscored in his opening address to the…

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