Agenda of BAI AIC 2020

Day 1, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

from 8:15am

Registration and breakfast snacks

Room Meridian

9:00 - 9:15am

Opening Speech*

Achim Pütz, Chairman, BAI e.V.
Rolf Dreiseidler, Co-Chairman, BAI e.V.

9:15 - 10:00am

Keynote Speech*
Business Cycle, Climate Change, Infrastructure – Challenges for the German Economy.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld, University of Freiburg, Walter Eucken Institute and German Council of Economic Experts

10:00 - 10:30am

How to diversify Alternative risk premiums. (member slot 1)

  • Alternative risk premiums: ideal as portfolio diversifiers
  • Ways to further improve performance
  • How can correlations with traditional portfolio components be reduced?

Break Out Session I** (Rooms Kristall, Mistral, Okzident, Orient)

10:35 - 11:05am

Structured Finance Overview
Cyril Paillard, AXA Investment Managers

10:35 - 11:05am

Real Estate Debt
N.N., Barings

10:35 - 11:05am


10:35 - 11:05am

Liquid Alternatives – A term. Many strategies. What are the return drivers?
N.N., M.M. Warburg & Co.

11:05 - 11:35am

Coffee Break (Foyer)

Room Meridian

11:35am - 12:35pm

Panel 1 about ESG

Maria Löwenbrück, Member of the Board, LuxFLAG

Moderator: Annette Olschinka-Rettig, Managing Director, BAI e.V.

12:35 – 1:05pm

Volatility in institutional portfolios? Of course! (member slot 2)

  • Reservations on the part of investors
  • What role did volatility products play during the turbulence this year?
  • How should the behaviour of volatility strategies in market turbulence be assessed?
  • What should investors be aware of?
1:05 - 2:10pm

Lunch, sponsored by

Break Out Session II** (Rooms Kristall, Mistral, Okzident, Orient)

2:10 - 2:40pm

Sustainable Investing in Alternatives – from why to why not?

  • Why does ESG integration look like for Alternatives?
  • Why is it important?
  • Why industry collaboration is key?
  • Beyond ESG integration, investment solutions that target specific sustainability outcomes
  • EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan

Teresa O'Flynn, Managing Director, BlackRock

2:10 - 2:40pm

Credit Special Opportunities in Europe – How to invest consistently across the credit cycle.
Hayfin Capital Management LLP

2:10 - 2:40pm

Private Debt: Navigating the Cycle

  • European market update
  • Global imbalances are building
  • How we approach investing in a late cycle world

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

2:10 - 2:40pm

What are the megatrends of the next 10-20 years from which private assets can benefit investments?

  • What comes after globalization?
  • What comes after digitization?
  • What happens after the demographic change?
  • What happens after urbanization?
  • Which developing countries are not yet developed?
  • What comes after fossil energy?

N.N. Schroder Adveq

Room Meridian

2:45 - 3:15pm

Are we heading to a recession? Insights from the private and public markets (members slot 3)

  • The macro context
  • US and Europe recession risks
  • What does private company data tell us about corporate sector health?
  • Implications for investment strategy
3:15 - 3:45pm

Integration of ESG risks in the investment and risk process for Alternative Investments (member slot 4)

  • Regulatory requirements: Status Quo
  • Alternative Investments & Data Availability - Where do we stand?
  • Practical approaches: Pre-Investment & Post-Investment
3:45 – 4:15pm

Coffee-break (Foyer)

Break Out Session III** (Rooms Kristall, Mistral, Okzident, Orient)

4:15- 4:45pm

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

4:15 - 4:45pm

Private Debt: Navigating the Cycle

4:15 - 4:45pm

Implementation of an investment strategy for core infrastructure equity investments
N.N., Swiss Life Asset Managers

4:15 - 4:45pm

Mission possible - investments in alternative assets

  • Standardization of investments in alternatives
  • Management of the investment life cycle
  • Control of transactions

Dr. Sofia Harrschar, Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH

Room Meridian

4:50 - 5:30pm

The World Economy in Class 5 Rapids
Prof. Dr. Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / IHEID, Research Professor and Distinguished Fellow
Emerging Markets Institute, INSEAD


Résumée of conference day 1


Shuttle busses leave to Westhafen Pier

from 6:30pm

Get together in Westhafen Pier with food and drinks

From 6:00 - 8:30pm

Investors Dinner, sponsored by

Dinner guests: Our key note speakers and Henry Maske.
Closed Door Event - Please note that only institutional end investors (pension funds, endowments, pension companies, insurance companies, single family offices) and a limited number of representatives of our goldsponsors/ our dinner sponsor are allowed to attend the investor dinner. Please make sure to register at the BAI Office before the conference begins. No access is granted without prior approvement by BAI administration.

Day 2, Thursday, April 23, 2020

9:00 - 10:30am

Breakfast and Workshop for institutional end investors (no translation service available) - room Mistral

Closed Door Event - Participation in the workshop is only allowed for institutional end investors (endowments, insurance companies, pension companies, single family offices, pension funds). Registration prior to the event is required.

From 10:00am

Registration and breakfast snacks

Room Meridian

10:45 - 11:30am

Investors speech*
The point of view of a pension scheme: Investments in illiquide asset classes
Bernd Franken, Managing Director, Nordrheinische Ärzteversorgung

Break Out Session IV** (Rooms Mistral, Okzident, Orient)

11:35am - 12:05pm

Alternative Credit – The Road Less Traveled.
Discussing investment opportunities created by gaps that exist between traditional, well-defined, efficient markets
N.N., Ares Management

11:35am - 12:05pm

ESG aspects of closed-end funds - Regulatory and Contract drafting news
N.N., P+P Pöllath+Partners

11:35am - 12:05pm

Where can we find valuable secondaries transactions in a competitive market?

  • Tailored liquidity solutions for sellers
  • Non-traditional secondaries transactions

Christian Böhler, Partner Private Equity, Unigestion




Room Meridian

12:10 - 12:40pm

Private Debt – trends, strategies and investment opportunities (member slot 5)

  • Analysis of the most important sub-asset classes in the private debt sector
  • Overview of industry-wide development
  • Reasons for investments in the private debt area and possibilities for integration into the traditional
  • Portfolio Allocation Post-Investment


12:40 - 1:50pm

Lunch, sponsored by

1:50 - 2:20pm

More than a decade of infrastructure: resurrection, transformation and outlook of an asset class (member slot 6)

  • Establishing an asset class - conservative, diverse or opportunistic?
  • Experience from LPs and/or GPs - what have we learned?
  • Current challenges - where are we heading in the next decade?



3:10 - 4:15pm

Investors Panel

Dajana Brodmann, Asset Management, E.ON SE
Maria Leitzbach, Head of Portfolio Management, SOKA-Bau

Moderation: Rolf Dreiseidler, Co-Chairman, BAI e.V.


Résumée of BAI AIC 2019