Seoul, Republic of Korea (PRWEB) October 16, 2006
Pacific Pension Institute (PPI) held its fourth annual Asian Pension Fund Roundtable at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea from October 12-13. The theme for this yearÂs event was Building AsiaÂs Pension Systems: The Key to Sound Capital Market Performance.
Pension fund managers from across Asia joined global investment practitioners, experts in international finance, investment, fund management, governance, and global affairs. Approximately 155 pension fund and investment management experts from 20 countries representing Asia, North America and Europe participated in the event.
Dr. Lee Hong-Koo, former prime minister of South Korea, delivered a keynote focusing on recent events triggered by North KoreaÂs reported detonation of a nuclear bomb and prospects for a diplomatic solution in upcoming days. Jang Ha-Sung, dean of Korea University Business School, discussed his views on the evolution of corporate governance in Asia and implications for AsiaÂs pension fund managers.
One of five breakout discussions focused on prospects for infrastructure investments and featured Julie Kim from the RAND Corporation, Christopher Ailman, CIO of California State TeachersÂ Retirement System and Dr. Woonki Sung, CEO of Darby Hana Infrastructure Fund Management Company.
Ailman, chair of the PPI Board of Directors, served as co-chair of the Asian Roundtable along with Priya Mathur, a CalPERS trustee.
PPIÂs 2007 Asian Pension Fund Roundtable will be held in Singapore in early November.
Pacific Pension Institute, a member-driven, nonprofit educational organization, assists pension funds, corporations, financial institutions and endowments worldwide with carrying out their fiduciary responsibilities, especially with respect to Asia and the Pacific region.
Contact: Kristin Lee-Swenson
Pacific Pension Institute
465 California Street, Suite 410
Email: info @ pacificpension.org