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Diversity Equity Inclusion in Pension Funds: Global Pension Leaders Discuss for International Women’s Day 2023

Rachael Le Mesurier (New Zealand Superannuation Fund), Alison Loat (OPTrust), Michelle Ostermann (PSP Investments), Matilde Segarra (APG Asset Management), and Lara Zink (Women in Capital Markets)


Catch up on our latest webinar recordings below. For upcoming webinars, please visit Events.

  • Finding Fortune: How Do Institutional Investors Pick Asset Managers?

    Preetesh Kantak, Indiana University Bloomington

  • The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing

    Kunal Sachdeva, Rice University (Call for Research 2022 Winner)

  • How to Design a Comprehensive and Effective Net-Zero Strategy

    MIPC Winners from The University of Sydney and The Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • The Retirement Security Bond: A Simple Innovation to Manage Accumulation and Decumulation of DC Assets that Meets Retirement Security

    Arun Muralidhar discusses his research paper “SeLFIES: A New Pension Bond and Currency for Retirement” that presents a solution to address the inadequate structure for pension provisions in most major markets.

  • Supercharge Me

    ICPM speaks with lead policy economist Eric Lonergan, and sustainability and climate expert Corinne Sawers about their book “Supercharge Me: Net Zero Faster”. In this practical guide, Lonergan and Sawers introduce a framework to incentivise the energy transition, such as using subsidies in lieu of punitive taxes.

  • Harnessing the Disruptive Power of De-Fi

    Richard Olsen, CEO of Lykke Corporation argues that De-Fi will prompt a new round of cost reduction for pension plans by capturing improvements in transaction efficiency and back-office processing.  He further makes the case for pension plans to use De-Fi technology to leverage their liquidity advantage, adding a new source of return.  

Global Pension Powerhouses

ICPM profiles the most powerful women in the pension industry, who handle $2.3 Trillion USD combined assets and are the driving force behind some of the most innovative changes in the pension industry. Hosted by ICPM Board Vice Chair Michelle Ostermann.

  • Anca Drexler, EVP & Head of Total Portfolio Management, OMERS

  • Kim Thomassin, Executive VP and Head of Investments, CDPQ

  • Marlene Puffer, President and CEO, CN Investment Division

Working Group Reports

ICPM Working Groups regularly produce reports covering key issues in the pension industry.

  • An Outsider’s View on the Australian Pension System

    M. Preisel, S. Banta (aided by A. Oberthur), A. de Wet, F. Larrain, A. Oerlemans, B. Morency, B. van Popta, A. Snellen, Z. Alexander (aided by E. Cooksey), D. Knox (Advisor)

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    An Outsider’s View on the Chilean Pension System

    B. van Popta, B. Morency, D. Dobson, J. van der Walt, D. Richardson, S. Banta, M. Preisel (Chair), K. Kemmerer; S. Have Balle, F. Larrain (Advisor).

  • Climate change for asset owners

    J. Coulson, A. Goehner, K. Thomassin, N. Rouault, S. Hill, D. Iverson, D. Ng, E. Angen, K. Preston, M. Zhao, J. van Dam, L. Jansen, M. Walker, D. Russell, M. Jordan