Abu Dhabi: The 15th Annual Seminar for Civil Pension Authorities of the GCC Countries, titled “Effective Investment Tools for Pension Funds and Social Security,” will be hosted by the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) on June 5 and 6, 2023. The venue for the seminar will be Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
The seminar seeks to strengthen collaboration among the investment and pension sectors, emphasise the significance of strategic partnerships, and facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practises. Additionally, the seminar aims to highlight the crucial role played by the investment sector in ensuring the sustainability of pension funds and promoting the overall development of the pension sector.
According to GPSSA, the seminar will focus on various strategic partnerships, with a particular emphasis on defining clear objectives for pension funds to ensure stable income and liquidity. It will also explore the use of effective tools for designing investment portfolios.
The GPSSA added that the seminar will help define and design investment portfolio strategies based on returns, asset management and liabilities.
The initiative will further focus on the importance of geographical diversification and assets in investment portfolios as effective tools for the sustainability of funds, as well as the role of fixed assets in the pension fund portfolio in light of high interest rates, in addition to the importance of alternative investments and the use of artificial intelligence as an effective investment tool.
The annual seminars for GCC civil pension authorities are hosted in a different GCC country each year and target employees in social security and civil pension authorities and/or entities as well as experts in the field of investments. They are organised based on recommendations of the meetings of the committee of pension heads and social insurance authorities in the GCC.