National Asset-Liability Management Europe

Markets within Europe have continued to observe economic uncertainty leading to continued growth of central banks reserves and a heightened sensitivity to risk management. A search for yield has continued to spur rise of non-traditional reserve currencies. The post crisis market has seen unconventional investment strategies with large capital inflows into faster growing emerging countries which rapidly changed as investors anticipate the tapering of quantitative easing. Key topics will include: Reducing reliance on the ratings of CRAs Positioning and preparing for risks as markets move towards the normalization of monetary policy Explaining the rise in non-traditional reserve currencies Development of the renminbi offshore market Good practices in due diligence and governance of alternatives investment funds Equities diversification: Developing benchmarking performance and the risk budget allocation