Wednesday 22 November 2017

The format of the morning part of the conference is an informative plenary session with keynote speeches and presentations on opportunities in the Dutch economy and sustainable investing.
9.00 – 9:30 Registration & welcome coffee
9.30 – 9.35 Opening remarks by Mr. Cees Roels, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
9.35 – 9.50 Special Address by Mr. Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) on “Recent Economic Developments in the Netherlands”.
9.50 – 10.30 Keynote by Mr. Hiromichi Mizuno, Executive Managing Director and CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) on “ESG integration through investment chain -GPIF’s approach for stewardship responsibility-“
10.30 – 11.00 Presentation by Mr. Peter Martens (Download presentation and Download speech), Board Member, NIA/Invest-NL and Vice Director, NIA on “Investment opportunities in the Netherlands and the role of the Dutch Sovereign Wealth Organisation”.
11.00 – 11.30 Presentation by Mr. Pieter R. Leguit (Download presentation), Attorney-at-Law, Loyens & Loeff on “Investment Funds, Joint Ventures, Club Deals and Managed Accounts in The Netherlands – an introduction for Japanese Institutional Investors”.
11.30 – 11.45 Presentation by Mr. Richard Dingemans (Download presentation), CEO, Pelargos Capital on “The Role of Alternatives in Institutional Portfolios”.
11.45 – 12.00 Presentation by Mr. Jeroen Bos (Download presentation), CFA, CAIA, Head of Equities, NN Investment Partners on “Responsible Investing, ESG Integration in Practice”.
  Closing Address
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
The afternoon program will be for (Japanese) institutional investors only. 

The presentations will be given in parallel and repeated in several rounds from 13.30 – 17.30.

Please go to the registration page to indicate your preference on which sessions you would like to attend.

Each delegate will receive before the seminar from the organizer Tradinfo a dedicated schedule for its participation by email.
  Presenter Subject presentation
13.30 – 17.30

Yuji Amamoto 
Representative in Japan and Country Manager,
Aegon Asset Management

Request for sending presentation, please connect with Mr Amamoto. 
Tel. Japan: 03-6628-5701
Tel. outside Japan: 81-3-6628-5701

Investing in European Asset Backed Securities
Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) today represent a strong, mature and attractive market for investments. The asset class offers investors distinct benefits: exposure to a range of mainly consumer-backed risks, a transparent view of the quality of collateral, the prospects of premium returns and low correlation with other asset categories.
Aegon Asset Management is a leading provider of ABS globally with assets under management of €16 billion.

Jan Dexel
Programme manager Venture Capital
Board member, NIA

Opportunities in the venture capital & equity market (Download presentation)
Jan Dexel will share insights of the impact of the transition towards a more entrepreneurial economy for innovation driven economies and present investment opportunities in the Netherlands which can be stimulated by the Dutch Sovereign Investment Organisation. The Netherlands Investment Agency, NIA, is a key financial partner also for institutional investors. NIA can be seen as a sovereign investment organisation or a national promotional bank/institution, which is defined as a legal entity carrying out development, promotional and financial activities on a professional basis which are given a mandate by the Dutch State. The principal economic rationale for such a promotional bank/institution is that market failures or other reasons, like the absence of strategic international networks, may lead to less investment and, thus, slower future growth than would be economically efficient, and that an institution with a public mandate can enable and attract private investors to invest in the Netherlands and across Europe.
Invest-NL, the successor name of NIA, will operate through a combination of existing financing instruments, ESG-principles and a €2.5 billion capital contribution to stimulate investments in the Netherlands. International institutional investors can benefit from NIA’s financial operations, knowledge sharing and joining the strategic network. Investment opportunities in the international venture capital market will get special attention in the presentation.

Jeroen Bos
CFA, CAIA, Head of Equities,
NN Investment Partners
ESG Integration in practice – Walking the Talk
Jeroen Bos will share ways in which the integration of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors can contribute to better investment performance. He will discuss some of the recent research on this front and what history teaches us when it comes to the link between investment performance and ESG aspects. Furthermore, he will zoom in on how NN IP has integrated ESG in practice in its investment processes and what the different ways are an asset manager can integrate ESG in its process and benefit from investing in rapidly growing sustainable investment strategies.

Richard Dingemans 


Unlocking value in Japan with active downside control (Download presentation)
Pelargos’ investment philosophy is based on what we believe is a disciplined Value strategy. We have a systematic, bottom-up investment process, which we feel optimizes the generation of an investable universe of cheap stocks consisting of high-quality franchises with strong balance sheets. From this universe of investment candidates (but not limited to it), we use fundamental analysis to evaluate each company’s business model, the upside to intrinsic value and the catalysts for re-rating. We aim for our short book to be biased towards overvalued companies with business models that cannot cover their cost of capital and have weak balance sheets. We believe in the mean reversion of earnings and valuations in the medium to long-run and look for asymmetric risk/reward payoffs. We define risk as the permanent loss of capital. We are convinced that our systematic approach allows us to apply detailed risk management at an individual stock level as well as at the portfolio level. Implementation of our views is primarily via cash equities, with limited use of derivatives.
17.30 End of seminar