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Managing FX reserves in a post Covid-19 world - Alternative portfolios for central banks

The rise of alternative asset classes among institutional investors has been one of the most notable investment trends in recent years. But while alternative asset classes can provide additional and uncorrelated returns in the current low yield environment, the adoption by more conservative sovereign investors, in particular central banks, is still lagging behind. What is the role of alternative asset classes in the portfolio especially of fixed-income heavy investors in a lower-for-longer post-Covid-19 world? How can traditional reserve management portfolios innovate?

Timings

11.00 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. CET
5.00 a.m. – 5.45 a.m. EDT
5.00 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. HKT

Durations

45 minutes

 

Raivo Vanags

Member of the Board, Head of Market Operations, Latvijas Banka

Willem van Breugel

Head of Global Sovereign Markets, UBS Asset Management

Massimiliano Castelli

Head of Strategy, Sovereign Institutions, UBS Asset Management

 

 

Digital currencies: technological innovation in global payment systems and central banks

Central banks from different parts of the world have started pilots on so called central bank digital currencies (CBDC). Following the mixed results from private sector initiative such as Libra central banks have taken the lead as global payment systems undergo a massive technological change. What are the implications for reserve managers? How will CBDC impact reserve management? What are the implications for leading reserve currencies? How the rise of CBDC impact gold?

Timings

1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. CET
7.00 a.m. – 8.00 a.m. EDT
7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. HKT

Durations

60 minutes

 

Huw van Steenis

Senior Adviser to the CEO and Chair of Sustainable Finance Committee, UBS Group AG

Nobel Perspective on the post-Covid World

Timings

3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. CET
9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. EDT
9.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. HKT

Durations

60 minutes

 

Jean Tirole

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2014

Massimiliano Castelli

Head of Strategy, Sovereign Institutions, UBS Asset Management

Closing Remarks

Timings

4.00 p.m. – 4.10 p.m. CET
10.00 a.m. – 10.10 a.m. EDT
10.00 p.m. – 10.10 p.m. HKT

Durations

10 minutes

 

Massimiliano Castelli

Head of Strategy, Sovereign Institutions, UBS Asset Management 

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