Déjà New – from hindsight to foresight

Recently the investment community came together in London to explore what we can learn from recent history and the key themes that are likely to shape markets and investment practices. Thank you to all who attended. We invite you to learn more about our upcoming global investment forum in Atlanta here.
We continue to live in uncertain times. The challenges we face are familiar and complex. They demand creativity and patience. It’s important to stay clear-eyed about the risks even as we embrace the opportunities. Most importantly, the solutions we need all require cooperation and a willingness to work together as an investment community.


The Forum offers one and half days of main-stage sessions, dedicated content streams for different asset pools, keynote addresses, and networking time. Some of the topics that will be covered in the agenda include the latest themes and opportunities, sustainable investing, private markets, liquidity, diversification and more.

20 March, 2023

We take asset owners to a guided tour of a local infrastructure asset

Organisation, business and search trend updates presented by the investment manager research team to GPs (see full agenda here)

All attendees

21 March, 2023

Dan Melley, Head of UK Investments

Rich Nuzum, Global Chief Strategist, James Brundrett, Jo Holden, (Moderator) Client Speaker

Nick White

Jo Holden

  • A decade of DC auto enrolment
  • Hedging 2.0 panel discussion (defined benefit)
  • Insurance industry update (insurance)
  • Swimming in new regulations: Pathway to transition (EU/UK Focus) (sustainability)

Brian Henderson, Vanessa Hodge

  • Is diversification dead? Looking at how DC Schemes can invest in 2023 and beyond (defined contribution)
  • Investment Strategy: CDI and liquidity (defined benefit)
  • Insurance industry client discussion (insurance)
  • Is impact now mandatory? (sustainability)

  • Headline inflation: only half the story for DC retirees (defined contribution)
  • End games debate - A European perspective (defined benefit)
  • Not-for-profit industry update (non-for-profit)

Paul Fleming and Craig McBride

  • ESG: What are managers thinking?

  • The power of DC schemes to drive real world change (defined contribution)
  • Lessons from a recession (defined benefit)
  • Not-for-profit: what are clients saying?
  • COP27 and COP15: live download from recent historic events (what did we learn?) (sustainability)

22 March, 2023

Choose between:

Includes presentations from industry consultants, Mercer specialists, and moderated discussions with asset managers and asset owners

Includes presentations from Mercer specialists and an interactive crisis management exercise for attendees

Choose between:

Includes presentations from industry consultants, Mercer specialists, and moderated discussions with asset managers and asset owners

Includes presentations from Mercer specialists and an interactive crisis management exercise for attendees


Meet the speakers

Meet our keynote speaker - Rt Hon Baroness Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson is a journalist, broadcaster, author, and politician. She served for eight years as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, during which time she transformed the party’s prospects, leading to its greatest electoral results in thirty- five years.

She also played a prominent role in both the Scottish independence and EU referendum campaigns, arguing her case in stadium television debates at the Glasgow Hydro and Wembley Arena.

As the first openly gay leader of a major political party in the UK, and the first party leader to give birth while in office, Ruth has broken barriers throughout her time in public life.

In addition to esteemed keynote speakers, each Forum features top thought leaders from within Mercer and the investment community and renowned consultants shaping the way we think. Other speaker names will be available soon.

Location and Hotel

We look forward to welcoming clients and asset managers in person in London.

InterContinental London - The O2

One Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula

London SE10 0TW, United Kingdom

+44 20 8463 6868


Hotel website

The InterContinental London - The O2 is a luxury hotel in the historic Royal Greenwich located on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula.

The hotel exposes breath-taking views of the river Thames and Canary Wharf and features 453 guest rooms and suites, luxury spa with indoor pool, multiple restaurants and bars, a Tea Salon and the glamorous Sky Bar with magnificent 360-degree views of the City of London and Greenwich.

Hotel booking information

For your convenience, Mercer has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the InterContinental London - The O2 at a rate of £264.00 inclusive of tax. This rate is available until 02 March. Reservations made after this date will be based on hotel availability and at the prevailing rate. Hotel accommodation can be booked here.

Accommodation terms and conditions

Hotel room cancellations must be received by the hotel 14 days in advance of your scheduled check-in date. Failure to do so will result in being charged for the duration of your stay.

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Which attendee are you?

Asset owner/investor1

For the purposes of the Forum, an asset owner is a client or contact of Mercer who is an executive, board member or other key decision-maker of a retirement plan, wealth management firm, insurer, endowment, foundation, government agency or similar entity. Invited asset owners do not have to pay registration fee.

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Asset/fund manager2

The asset manager registration fee for this event is $13,000 (USD) for one attendee. Registration includes attendance at the asset manager briefing, attendance at the networking opportunities, main presentations and breakout sessions, one 40 minute Learn, Share, and Connect session, up to five 30 minute one-to-one sessions, opportunities to make new professional connections with hundreds of other attendees and all session materials after the event.

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Global forum member

Global members have a secured seat at all five events. If you have purchased a global membership for the Global Investment Forums 2023 programme, you can register as a global forum member. Please contact us if you are not sure of your status or click here to sign up for a global membership.

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