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24-25 April 2023
The Grove, Hertfordshire, England

FundFocus | Europe 2023


APR 2023

The Grove
Hertfordshire, England

Bringing together Europe's leading institutional investors and asset owners.

 FundFocus | Europe is an exclusive meeting of Europe's leading institutional investors, their trusted advisors and a select group of asset managers and intermediaries.

Now in its second edition, FundFocus | Europe will once more bring together institutional investors from across the region for high-level, peer-to-peer networking, discussion and thought-leadership facilitated through carefully formulated panel discussions, presentations and interviews.

Hosted by Connect Group, the event provides institutional asset owners, a platform to meet with their peers, exchange ideas and insights about the investment environment and share actionable strategies which can help overcome common problems faced by their institutions, in areas related to investment, asset allocation, portfolio management and ESG.



Alecta & PGGM: Why Two Pension Investors Have Agreed to Co-invest in Credit Risk Sharing (CRS)

A look at the partnership between Alecta and PGGM and why the two pension investors have agreed to co-invest in credit risk sharing (CRS).


Hosted by:

Mascha Canio

Head of Credit & Insurance Linked Investments PGGM



Open to all registered participants of FundFocus | Europe

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Participation is free for Pension Funds, Insurers, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Banks, Foundations, Endowments, Family Offices and DFI's.


Previous speakers at FundFocus | Europe include:


Tine Choi Danielsen

Chief Strategist

PFA Pension

PFA is a pension company that provides pension savings, insurances, and health care products for individuals and commercial companies. With more than DKK 600 billion under management...

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Jacco Heemskerk

Senior Director, Head of Investment

Willis Towers Watson

Jacco (1970) started his career at ABN AMRO Bank in 1995 and held several senior positions in its Corporate & Investment banking division. In 2010, following the acquisition by RBS...

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Guy Verberne

Chief Economist

PGGM Investments

Guy Verberne is responsible for all macro-economic analysis within PGGM Investment Management - the second largest Dutch pension fund service provider, with currently €280bn under management...

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Faith Ward

Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Brunel Pension Partnership

Faith is currently Chief Responsible Investment Officer for Brunel Pension Partnership and Chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). These roles enable her...

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Mascha Canio

Head of Credit & Insurance Linked Investments


Mascha Canio has been with PGGM since January 2006 and is currently the Head of Credit & Insurance Linked Investments. For more than 25 years she has been responsible for portfolio...

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Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer

European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA)

Sabrina is the Chief Executive Officer for the European Leveraged Finance Association, an investor-only trade association comprised of European leveraged finance investors from 50 institutional...

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Jeroen van Lom

Chief Investment Officer

Aureus Group

Chief Investment and Chief Financial Officer from Auréus Group, the second largest independent asset manager in The Netherlands. After a career in the financial industry as a prop trader...

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Narina Mnatsakanian

Executive Director Sustainable and

Impact Investing

Van Lanschot Kempen

Narina until recently was heading sustainability and impact investing at Kempen Capital Management and is now Executive Director at the newly formed Sustainability Centre...

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Nicole Downer

Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations

MV Credit

Nicole Downer – is a Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations. She joined in 2005 and is a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Nicole was a Managing Director...

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Patrick Hoedjes

Head of Oversight

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Patrick Hoedjes has been working in various functions in EIOPA since 2011 and since 2016 is Head of the Oversight Department. The Oversight Department is contributing to the overall objective of supervisory...

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Beata Javorcik

Chief Economist

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman...

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Kiran Aziz

Head of Responsible Investments


Kiran Aziz is Head of Responsible Investments at Norway’s largest pension fund. KLP has embedded ESG in the investment strategy for more than 20 years and is seen as a leading actor on...

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"It was an interesting blend of participants. You had asset owners, fund managers and intermediaries. You also had people from a range of asset classes and backgrounds, so it was a really a good mix, and there are lots of people that are interesting to talk to in terms of investment opportunities both in the in the UK and further afield. I made some interesting connections that I'll be following up on once I get back home"

Michael Marshall
Head of Sustainable Ownership, Railpen


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