Press Release: Paris, 22 January 2014 – For the first time, delegates at MIPIM will have the opportunity to dialogue publicly with experts and executives of investment companies about new strategies for real estate asset management and investments in pension fund, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies.
Amundi Asset Management is organising a seminar on Wednesday, 12 March at 4:30pm during which participants will interact with a panel of experts including Philippe Ithurbide, Research Director of Amundi, and Amin Rajan, Chief Executive of CREATE- Research, a network of researchers conducting consulting assignments for governments, multinationals, and international organisations such as the European Union and the OECD. The theme of the conference is “rethinking asset allocation for long-term investors: strategic and tactical real estate investment.”
A study conducted specifically for this session by the Amundi research team will form the basis for discussions and will be exclusively distributed to the participants of the conference. The floor will be regularly asked for its opinion and to vote on certain questions. If you are a journalist and wish to participate in the Amundi workshop, please register with the MIPIM press service by contacting Marion Caillol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illustrating the growing role of insurance companies, who were some of the most active real estate investment players in 2013, Allianz will hold a conference on Tuesday, 11 March at 5:00pm in the MIPIM Innovation Forum. Olivier Piani, CEO of Allianz Real Estate, will give his analysis, along with other real estate experts, on the changing role of sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies in real estate investing.
As the preferred meeting place for institutional investors, MIPIM will bring together over 40 of the most influential pension funds and sovereign wealth funds to discuss in camera how to optimise their real estate portfolios during the third edition of RE-Invest. This summit meeting will include the National Pension Service (South Korea), Employees Retirement System of Texas (USA), PSP Investments (Canada), Första AP-fonden (Sweden), Royal Mail Pensions Trustees (UK) pension funds alongside GIC Real Estate, Korea Investment Corporation, Kuwait Investment Authority, State Oil Fund of The Republic of Azerbaijan sovereign wealth funds. RE-Invest is being organised as a pre-opening MIPIM event in partnership with IP Real Estate and KPMG and sponsored by AXA Real Estate and Aberdeen Asset Management.
Many of the conference sessions will also explore the various facets of real estate investing. These include the conference co-organised by IPD on Tuesday, 11 March at 2:30pm addressing the diversification of assets in investors’ portfolios, and the session organised by PERE Magazine on Tuesday, 11 March at 4:00pm, which will take stock of the last 12 months and give a growth outlook for private equity funds in real estate.
In addition, a number of MIPIM conferences will focus on the legal aspects of investment. For example, Loan Market Association, which brings together credit professionals, will hold a conference on Thursday, 13 March at 2:30pm on the lessons learned from the global economic crisis and how to turn them into opportunities for the future.
Finally, the American Bar Association will hold a conference focusing on the role of “bad” banks with respect to the reconstruction of the European market, citing in particular the problems and successes of “bad banks” in Ireland, Spain and France. Matteo Cidonio, Managing Director at GWM Capital Advisors LLP and Ronnie Hanna, Head of Asset Recovery at the National Asset Management Agency, will share their insights into these topics on Thursday, 13 March at 4:00pm.