Next week, Chief Investment Officer is hosting our 10th annual CIO Summit. The two-day event showcases a collection of the top investment leaders and financial professionals—and the morning of the first day, Thursday, May 16, will delve deeply into meaty issues.
The May 16-17 event at the Harvard Club in New York City will open with the Innovative Hotseat Panel, where Textron Assistant Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer Charles Van Vleet will fire off a lighting round of thought-provoking questions to panelists and fellow CIOs Susan Ridlen (Eli Lilly), Brian Pellegrino (the Georgia Tech Foundation), David Holmgren (Hartford HealthCare), and TJ Carlson (Texas Municipal Retirement System).
Next, Mercer’s Rich Nuzum, its global president, wealth, will guide a discussion around emerging market equities, featuring Exelon CIO Doug Brown, PineBridge Investments’ global head of equities, Anik Sen, and the Carnegie Corp.’s director of investments, Brooke Jones. The three financial leaders will discuss such matters as China’s economic growth and India’s future.
Following that is an exploration of opportunities in infrastructure and real assets led by moderator Jason Klein, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s CIO. His panelists are Brookfield Asset Management’s managing director for infrastructure, Hadley Peer Marshall, and the New Mexico State Investment Council CIO Robert “Vince” Smith.
Just before lunch, the conversation will turn to tech in a discussion led by Shawn Wischmeier, CIO of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Participants are Verizon Investment Management’s Joy Xu, its vice president of strategic asset allocation and fixed income; Rens Göetz, head of asset management at ABB; and Backstop Solutions CEO Clint Coghill. They will dive into how software and other digital tools will help asset owners reap better returns.
Stay tuned for more previews of what’s to come at this year’s CIO Summit, dubbed “Team Building and Smart Investing in a Topsy-Turvy World.”
Registration for the CIO Summit is still open, so be sure to save your seat for the 10th annual event. Attendees may register here.
The conference is complimentary to select asset owner CIOs from public and private plans, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and select family offices.
The CIO Summit’s full agenda can be viewed here.