With so much turmoil in the world today, planning for the future has arguably never been as important. So when a forum renowned for bringing together Nobel Prize winners, senior government officials and leading academics gather to discuss the world’s most pressing issues, it’s a good bet that the results are worth listening to.
Founded in 1992, the World Pension Forum aims to serve public and corporate pension trusts and endowment funds by providing the best fiduciary education from respected business leaders, government representatives and some of the leading lights in academia. Earlier this month, the group’s 4th Annual Aspen Summit: Reaching New Heights addressed topics as diverse as high frequency trading, the future of health care and change in Ukraine, China and the Middle East.
Amongst those invited to speak at the Summit was Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at CKGSB, Xiang Bing, who delivered a keynote speech on China's transformation and its global implications, giving a brief history of China’s dramatic economic turnaround, before looking ahead to what the future might bring.
Other speakers at this year’s Summit included Bill Mayer, Chairman Emeritus of The Aspen Institute, the State Treasurers of California, North Carolina and Washington, former Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum, the former US Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel Kurtzer, and the former US Ambassador to NATO Robert Hunter.
As well as laying on a fascinating line-up of speeches and panels, the educational conference is designed to provide a forum for dynamic debate on policy and practice, as well as for lively, informative interchange among trustees, fund managers, asset managers and other decision makers.