We are delighted to invite you to Mercer’s gathering of top institutional investor executives1 and government officials in Riyadh, marking our firm’s second event of this scale in the Middle East, and the first in Saudi Arabia’s capital.

Our senior leadership will be hosting the event to discuss global asset allocation trends, alternative investment opportunities, with deep dives into private debt and hedge funds, AI in investments, and a focused session on their implementation.

Event details:

  • Save the date

    Tuesday, 1 October 2024 
  • Timings

    9:00 am-4:30 pm Riyadh


Time Session/Speaker(s)
9:00-10.00 am Registration and Light Breakfast
10:00-10:05 am


Pat Tomlinson, President and CEO, Mercer | CEO, US and Canada, Marsh McLennan

10:05-10:10 am

Our ‘day’ ahead 

Tarek Lotfy, President and Wealth Leader, India Middle East& Africa | Mercer

10:10-10:35 am

An era of investment opportunity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fireside chat with Mick Dempsey, Global President, Investments & Retirement, Wealth | Mercer

Host: Niall O’Sullivan, Global Solutions Chief Investment Officer | Mercer

10:40-11:05 am

Investing for the long term through an election super cycle – macro opportunities and global asset allocation trends 

Rich Nuzum, Global Chief Investment Strategist | Mercer

11:05-11:25 am

What’s the smart money doing globally? 

Niall O’Sullivan | Mercer 

11:25-11:40 am Coffee break and networking
11:40 am-12:10 pm

The hard questions to ask in alternatives and global portfolios 

Garvan McCarthy, Chief Investment Officer, Europe, Middle East and Asia | Mercer

Michael Brand, Global Head of Real Assets | Mercer 

Dave McMillan, Global Head of Hedge Funds | Mercer

Host: Raelan Lambert, Global Alternatives Leader | Mercer

12:10-12:40 pm

Emerging Risks in Real Estate – Evolving physical and transition risks

Michael Brand, Global Head of Real Assets | Mercer 

Brad Simpson, Risk Management Leader, Middle East North Africa | Marsh 

Host: Garvan McCarthy, Global Alternatives Leader | Mercer

12.40-12.55 pm

Focus session– Debunking Hedge Funds myths

Dave McMillan, Global CIO of Hedge Funds | Mercer

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch and networking
2:00-2:15 pm

Focus session – Navigating Real Assets 

Michael Brand, Global Head of Real Assets | Mercer

2:15-2:40 pm

Regional pension review: a rapidly evolving landscape 

Rich Nuzum | Mercer

Radi Alzayer, Head of Wealth, Saudi Arabia | Mercer 

Claudia Maldonado, Head of Savings & Pensions, Middle East | Mercer

Host: Rob Ansari, IMEA Wealth Leader, India Middle East and Africa | Mercer

2:40-3:10 pm

From investment opportunity to Investment management: how AI is evolving across your portfolio

Simon Coxeter, Global Head of Multi-Asset Manager Research | Mercer 

Jad Haddad, Global Head and Partner | Oliver Wyman Quotient

Damien Balmet, Head of Bespoke Investment Advisory, Middle East | Mercer

Host: Raelan Lambert, Global Alternatives Leader | Mercer

3:10–3:40 pm

Keynote session 

Yaya Toure – Assistant Coach, KSA National Football team

Interview by Tarek Lotfy | Mercer

3:40-3:45 pm

Closing remarks 

Renee Mc Gowan, CEO, India Middle East and Africa | Marsh McLennan 

3:45-4:15 pm Coffee and networking, end.

Register now to secure your spot at the premier investment event of the year.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Middle East Investment Conference!

Important information

1. Registration for this event is reserved to asset allocators, which we class as a client or contact of the Mercer Wealth business who is an executive, board member or other key decision maker of a retirement plan, wealth management firm, insurer, endowment, foundation or government agency, etc. Mercer reserves the right to decline any registrations from asset managers, press, competitors and other potential delegates that we do not qualify as target audience. We require that you register using a professional/corporate email address for us accept your registration.

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