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Santander Asset Management sponsors London School of Economics Global Pensions Programme


After sponsoring the LSE Global Pensions Programme for the past 4 consecutive years, Santander Asset Management sponsored the fifth edition of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Global Pensions Programme, which was held from 17-19 July in the Miguel Angel Hotel in Madrid, Spain. The annual event was attended by 130 guests, including SAM clients from Mexico, Chile and Spain.

On the first day, Juan Manuel San Román, Global CEO for SAM, gave a short welcome speech alongside Adam Austerfield, Director of Global Market Development at LSE Enterprise, while Miguel Angel Garcia Diaz, Director of Economic Management of Social Security in Spain, introduced the agenda and set the tone for the 3 day seminar. The first day concluded with a presentation from José María Martínez Sanjuán, Head of Manager Research and Selection at Santander Asset Management, where he delivered the investment approach to pensions, including perspectives, opportunities and macroeconomic outlooks.

The event provided an opportunity to share different views with world-renowned professionals and academics, including Professor Nicolas Barr, Doctor of Economics at LSE, who participated actively throughout the 3 day event as well as Ole Settergren, Director of the R&D Department at the Swedish Pensions Agency, Helen Dean, CEO of NEST and a leading player in delivering UK pension reform, Waldo Tapia, Senior Specialist in the Labour Markets Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Ángel Martínez-Aldama is President of INVERCO to mention just a few. Along with Juan Manuel San Román, Lázaro de Lázaro, CEO of SAM Spain, lead the round table discussions on the final day of the event about the diversification of long term investments.

The programme, which is designed specifically for professionals involved in the field of pensions, concluded last Wednesday, with all attendees receiving a certificate of attendance. The feedback received was very positive and we are looking forward to continuing our commitment with our clients to bring the best knowledge and expertise in the pension’s arena.



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