Achieving sustainable returns in volatile times

In today’s investment environment of low yields and returns, we’re also witnessing ever increasing demands and scrutiny of pension scheme trustees. From increased governance, societal pressures to do the right thing, to geopolitical and covenant risks, that is a lot to deal with. So how can you find sustainable returns in a scarce and complex environment? Willis Towers Watson will be sharing some of our innovative solutions and vision around how sustainable long-term returns can be achieved.

We’re delighted to invite you to an evening seminar at the National Gallery. We will be joined by our keynote speaker Brian Hayes, former TD, MEP and now CEO of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland. The evening will conclude with a private tour of the National Gallery.

As a fiduciary manager with €130bn AUM globally, including €2.3bn of assets from Irish investors, our focus is to help clients navigate these volatile times. Topics on the evening will include:

  • Overview of geopolitical risks facing Irish pension schemes and investors.(Joseph O’Dea - Head of Investment Consulting in Ireland).
  • The importance of innovation, technology and cost reduction in the current low return investment environment & how to ensure long term, sustainable returns. (Paul Berriman – Global Head of Investment Management)
  • Considerations for the asset owner of the future, including: sustainability, diversity and culture assessment of managers. (Luba Nikulina – Global Head of Research)


Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art

Take a closer look at Irish botanical art in Drawn from Nature. Spanning almost 300 years, artists include William Kilburn, Ellen Hutchins, George Victor Du Noyer, Lady Edith Blake and Wendy Walsh. These pioneering men and women have made significant contributions to art, science and our understanding of the natural world.

Inspired by Patricia Butler’s book Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters, the exhibition features prints, drawings and illustrated books from public and private collections in Ireland and the UK.


For further information on our event please contact your Willis Towers Watson consultant or email us to enquire.

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