At a time of fluctuating government policy and shifting international ties, what does the future hold for UK real estate investment?

The MSCI/IPF Property Investment Conference looks at key issues facing property investors, including the availability of debt finance, changes in pension fund management and the prospects for city performance globally. How can investors adapt to the UK’s changing position in the world economy and the predictability – or otherwise – of political and economic behaviour?

We are pleased to announce that the full programme and speaker line-up is now available for download.

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Conference Fees

Client (MSCI Client/IPF Member): £1,750 + VAT*
Non-client: £1,950 + VAT*
*Registration includes accommodation at The Hilton Brighton Metropole. The Grand Hotel is now fully booked.

 

*Written notice is required for all cancellations.
Cancellations received by Monday, 2 October, 2017 will incur the cancellation fees of £350 + VAT. After this date, the full registration fee will apply. Substitutions will still be accepted in writing up until three working days before the event. For non-attendance of events there will be no refunds and the full fee will still apply. Conference materials will be supplied on request. Hotel rooms may be cancelled free of charge until Monday, 2 October, 2017. After this date, the full accommodation fee will apply.

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Nov 23 - 24, 2017

|Brighton


Time

Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Day 2: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location

The Grand Hotel,
97-99 King's Road,
Brighton, East Sussex,
BN1 2FW,
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Certification

(8.25 hours)

We are a member of The CPD
Certification Service, our training activities
are currently being certified and once
confirmed you will be able to count these towards
your CPD requirement.

Contact

For group bookings or any other questions,
please contact the MSCI Global Events Team.


Agenda

DAY ONE - Thursday, 23 November, 2017
TIME DETAILS
9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
9:55 a.m. CONFERENCE WELCOME
Baer Pettit, President, MSCI
10:00 a.m. CHAIRMAN'S INTRODUCTION
Alex Jeffrey, Chief Executive, M&G Real Estate
10:15 a.m.

SESSION 1: THE NEW ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL WORLD ORDER

Keynote presentation:
A medium term perspective on UK growth prospects in the context of national re-alignment.
Stephen King, Senior Economic Adviser, HSBC and author, Grave New World

11:15 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:45 a.m.

SESSION 2: DEBT DROUGHT OR TRIUMPH OF RESTRAINT? 

An examination of the changing structure of real estate debt provision in the UK, and how this is affecting investment and development.

Speaker: 
John Feeney, Head of Global Corporates, Lloyds Bank

Respondent: 
Timon Drakesmith, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Hammerson

Panellists:
Barry Fowler, Managing Director, Alternative Income Solutions, Aviva Investors
Natalie Howard, Partner & Head of Real Estate, AgFe

1:00 p.m. LUNCH AND NETWORKING
2:15 p.m.

SESSION 3: RESILIENCE AND RISK IN GLOBAL GATEWAY AND SECOND-TIER CITY PERFORMANCE

Are larger 'global' cities 'safer' or 'better' real estate investment markets, or do these cities have potential downsides that may favour second tier locations? 

Speakers:
Will Robson, Executive Director and Global Head of Real Estate Applied Research, MSCI
Stefan Wundrak,
Head of European Research, TH Real Estate

Panellist:
Christopher Choa, Principal, Cities and Urban Development, AECOM

3:45 p.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK
4:15 p.m.

SESSION 4: THE PENSION REVOLUTION AND REAL ESTATE: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS FOR UK INVESTMENT

In light of LGPS reforms and other moves by UK pension funds to pool their real estate investments and reduce costs, what can UK businesses learn from the international experience? 

Potential implications of pension funds pooling their real estate holdings:
Sam Gervaise-Jones, Head of Client Consulting, UK & Ireland and Principal in US business, bfinance

Panellist:
Eoin Bastible, Head of Business Development EMEA ex Switzerland, UBS
Anne Breen,
Global Head of Investment Process and Strategy, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Patrick Kanters, Managing Director Real Assets, APG Asset Management

Further speakers to be announced. 

5:30 p.m. CLOSE OF DAY ONE
7:15 p.m. DRINKS RECEPTION
8:00 p.m.

GALA DINNER sponsored by UBS.

After dinner comedian:
Josh Widdicombe

DAY TWO - Friday, 24 November, 2017
TIME DETAILS
9:30 a.m.

SESSION 5: ESG AND REAL ESTATE - IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

Real estate funds have focused much on the 'E' in ESG but is the RE industry capable of - and will it commit to - finding value in the social aspect of the ESG agenda? 

Session chairman:
Miles Keeping, Chair, IPF Sustainability Special Interest Group and Director & Co-founder, Hillbreak

Speakers:
Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy, LGIM
Nina Reid, Director: Responsible Property Investment, M&G Real Estate
Myles White, Director of Retail, TH RE

11:00 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:30 a.m.

SESSION 6: OPINION-BASED DATA IN THE POST-TURTH ERA: CAN IT BE TRUSTED?

Recent political history has given mixed messages on the reliability of opinion polling. This may hold lessons for using survey data more widely in business and economics.

Keynote speaker:
Peter Kellner, Former President, YouGov

12:50 p.m. CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS
Alex Jeffrey, Chief Executive, M&G Real Estate
1:00 p.m. CLOSE OF CONFERENCE FOLLOWED BY LUNCH

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Event Speakers

Eoin Bastible

Head of Business Development for EMEA ex Switzerland | UBS

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ANNE BREEN

Global Head of Investment Process and Strategy | Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Christopher Choa

Principal, Cities and Urban Development | AECOM

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Timon Drakesmith

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer | Hammerson

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John Feeney

Head of Global Corporates | Lloyds Bank

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Barry Fowler

Managing Director, Alternative Income Solutions | Aviva Investors

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Sam Gervaise-Jones

Head of Client Consulting | bfinance

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Natalie Howard

Partner & Head of Real Estate | AgFe

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Alex Jeffrey

Chief Executive | M&G Real Estate

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Patrick Kanters

Managing Director Real Assets | APG Asset Management

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Miles Keeping

Co-Founder & Director | Hillbreak

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Peter Kellner

Former President | YouGov

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Stephen King

Senior Economic Advisor | HSBC

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MERYAM OMI

Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy | LGIM

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NINA REID

Director: Responsible Property Investment | M&G Real Estate

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Will Robson

Executive Director and Global Head of Real Estate Applied Research | MSCI

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Josh Widdicombe

Comedian |

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Myles White

Director of Retail | TH RE

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Stefan Wundrak

Head of European Research | TH Real Estate

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