National Asset-Liability Management Asia

The 12th annual National Asset-Liability Management Asia conference returns to Singapore. This must-attend event for decisions makers from central banks, sovereign investors, state pension funds & treasuries to come together and discuss the latest industry trends & challenges.

The 12th annual National Asset-Liability Management Asia conference took place in Singapore on 4-5 September 2019.

The two-day agenda was designed for reserve managers and senior decision makers charged with managing national balance sheets at central banks and sovereign wealth funds to discuss unique investment challenges and solutions to optimise portfolio returns.

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Highlights:

• National Asset-Liability Management Asia brought together professionals from market operations, foreign exchange reserves, financial markets and monetary operations across the globe to discuss, debate and share key challenges 
• The summit provided an unrivalled opportunity for a confidential exchange of ideas on the key issues facing reserve managers amongst peers
• Renowned practitioners examined the implications of public policy and market stresses on investment strategy, risk management and market engagement

Key themes

The programme was structured around a series of interactive, content-led and practical sessions covering topics including:

• Management of geopolitical risks
• Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)
• Evolving trends in trade and growth in Asia
• Rethinking rates in the low inflation environment
• New globalisation – the path to the future
• China-US trade negotiations- an important juncture in trade and investment relations
• Greening the financial system: the new role of central banks

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What delegates experienced at the event:

• Valuable insights from speakers with truly regional perspectives
• Presentations, panels and discussion groups designed specifically for central banks and sovereign investors
• The opportunity to share, discuss and debate important industry issues facing reserve managers amongst peers
• Networking opportunities with counterparts from across the globe
• “Chatham House Rule” allowing the facilitation of open but confidential discussion
• An exclusive NALM Conference dinner with a special dinner guest speaker

Learning outcomes

Participants gained a new or improved knowledge of:

• Major developments sparking increasing market uncertainties and the associated implications to reserves managers
• Considerations for asset allocation – the risks and opportunities
• Macroeconomic and financial developments
• The risks concerning managers of central bank foreign exchange reserves
• New trends and the development of communication strategies
• Addressing increased geo-political risks on the horizon and how best to balance vulnerabilities

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6

Networking opportunities

150

Central Bankers/SWF Experts

25

Speakers

4

Expert Roundtables