IPE Conference and Awards 2016

2016 Speakers

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Daniel Ben-Ami
Daniel Ben-Ami is the deputy editor of IPE. He has worked for many years as a financial writer with investment and asset management as longstanding areas of interest. Ferraris For All, his book defending economic progress, was first published in 2010, with an extended paperback edition in 2012. His book on global finance, Cowardly Capitalism, was recommended by the Baker Library of Harvard Business School. Daniel frequently appears on public panels debating contemporary topics and has often appeared in the broadcast media.

Pascal Blanqué
Pascal Blanqué is Deputy CEO and CIO of Amundi Group, Global Head of Institutional Business and Member of the Executive Committee since 2005. He has also been heading the third party distributors business since 2010 up to 2016. He started his career in finance with Paribas in 1991 and joined Crédit Agricole in 2000, where he was Head of economic research and Chief Economist until 2005.

As an economist and a financial historian Pascal Blanqué is the author of several contributions. His research interests and his academic work focus on monetary issues, the functioning of financial markets and the philosophical foundations of economics. His books include Money, Memory and Asset Prices, The Social Economy of Freedom, Philosophy in Economics and Essays in Positive Investment Management. Pascal Blanqué was awarded European CIO of the Year 2013 by Funds Europe Magazine and is the recipient of the Manager Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by Institutional Investor.

Pascal Blanqué graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Sciences Po in Paris and holds a PhD in finance from Dauphine University.

Christian Boehm

Christian Boehm received an MSc. from the University of Linz/Austria. He worked as civil servant for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Department of Labour Law and Industrial Relations from 1982 through 1987 and from 1987 to 1989 for an industrial company i.a. on the redesign of the occupational pension scheme.

Since 1989 Christian Boehm is Member of the Executive Board and since 2002 CEO of APK Pensionskasse AG, a multi-employer Pensionfund in Austria.

He is Member of the Board of Pensions Europe and Vice Chairman of the Association of Austrian Occupational Pensionfunds

Jared Carney

Jared Carney founded Lightdale, a global holding and strategic advisory firm, in 2012 as the natural evolution of a career spent building companies and relentlessly forging partnerships with business leaders, influential philanthropists and government officials across the globe.

Lightdale works with sophisticated investors, family offices and large pools of capital, corporations and governments which are interested not only in generating returns, but also in effecting socially impactful and philanthropic change. Through Lightdale’s collective insights, unique partnerships and trusted network, the firm is able to connect these constituents with fresh, disruptive and transformational ideas, thereby accelerating both the investment process and a company’s speed to market / growth.

Lightdale also has investments and joint ventures in dynamic growth regions of the world such as the Arctic and Africa, as well as interests in real estate, technology, industrial minerals, food, hospitality, healthcare, education and financial innovation.

Prior to Lightdale, Carney served as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at the Milken Institute for nine years where he led the annual Global Conference, the world’s largest gathering of the capital markets. During his tenure, Carney was instrumental in exponentially increasing the Institute’s programmatic and revenue growth as it became the world’s leading preeminent financial think tank. Among other accomplishments, he established the Global Capital Markets Advisory Council and its Asia Center in Singapore. He also served as a senior advisor to Knowledge Universe when it was the world’s largest privately owned for-profit education company.

Before joining the Institute, Carney worked in the high-tech and media industries where he successfully founded, launched or helped build a number of innovative companies which he helped steer to successful exits.

Carney is on the board of directors of Microbion Corporation, a life sciences company that develops innovative and scalable antibacterial solutions, and Brandenburg Realty, a German residential property company; Senior Advisor to RMR Industrials, Inc. (OTCBB: RMRI), a company that acquires and develops natural resource assets, and Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank. He also serves on the boards of nonprofit and community organizations in the Los Angeles area.

At the request of Olafur Grimmson, the president of Iceland, Carney also serves on the Board of Advisors of The Arctic Circle, a global, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthening the international focus on the future of the Arctic. He also advises Key Admissions, an admissions strategy and learning enrichment company which serves the Chinese market and is based in Vancouver, Canada. Carney is a co-founder of the Arctic Maritime Exchange, and a senior advisor to a group of governments as well as the Milken Institute and Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Trish Curry

Trish Curry is the Regional Manager UK at AustralianSuper. With more than 2.1 million members, 220,000 contributing businesses and members’ assets in excess of AU$100 billion, AustralianSuper is the largest pension scheme in Australia and is an ‘all profits to members’ organisation.

Trish has been with the Fund for 11 years, during which time she has been responsible for leading the Stakeholder Relations and Executive Accounts Teams. She relocated to London in December 2015 to manage the set-up of the AustralianSuper (UK) Ltd entity. 

Stefan Dunatov

Stefan is Chief Investment Officer at Coal Pension Trustees Limited, which is responsible for £20bn of investments of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme and the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme.  He is a member of the Wellcome Trust investment committee and the Chair of the 300 Club, a group of global investment professionals whose aim is to raise awareness of the impact of market thinking and behaviours in order to improve investment governance and strategy. Prior to Coal, he was a Director at Deutsche Asset Management, portfolio strategist at Equitas, an advisor at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and economist at HSBC. Stefan holds undergraduate degrees in law and economics from the University of Auckland and a Masters in Economics from The London School of Economics.

Mark Fawcett

Mark has been an investment manager for the last 28 years and has led the investment team at NEST (PADA) since 2008. He has managed money at a variety of institutions.  At Gartmore Mark was head of Japanese equities while at American Express Asset Management International, he was Chief Investment Officer.  Before joining PADA, Mark was a Partner at the boutique investment manager Thames River Capital LLP. He has a number of external appointments including sitting on the Investment Committee of the Universities Superannuation Scheme.                                                                                   

Mark has an MA from Oxford University and an MSc from London Business School.

Herbert Karch

Heribert has been Managing Director of MetallRente GmbH since 2001. MetallRente has evolved into Germany’s major occupational pension scheme in members.

Mr. Karch is an engineering draftsman and a graduate of the Academy of Labour in Frankfurt/Main. After ten years as a teacher at the IG Metall education/training centre Sprockhoevel with a focus on remuneration and working time systems, he was appointed secretary of collective bargaining policy for the metal industry in the newly created Berlin-Brandenburg-Saxony district in 1990, shortly after the German unification. In 1998 he was nominated Director of the Collective Bargaining Policy Department at the headquarters of IG Metall. In this position he was significantly involved in the design and foundation process of the pension scheme MetallRente, a joint venture of Gesamtmetall, the German Employers’ Association for the metalworking and engineering (electrical) industry, and IG Metall, the German Metalworkers’ Union.

Since May 2011, Heribert Karch has been Chairman of the board of directors of the German Association for Occupational Pensions (aba).

Liam Kennedy
Liam Kennedy is editorial director of IPE International Publishers, with overall responsibility for the company’s print and online output, and editor of Investment & Pensions Europe. He has over 15 years’ experience as a financial journalist and editor, specialising in the field of institutional investment and pension funds. Prior to joining IPE in 2007, Kennedy spent nearly seven years at the Financial Times group in London, where he worked as a specialist editor and writer and launched four European pension and investment publications. He holds a master’s degree with honours from the University of Glasgow.

Helen Kobæk

Helen Kobæk has been a member of an executive management team for 30 years.She is experienced in the daily operation of a company. She has been the managing director of PenSa