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Summer Treasury Management Network Workshops


Event summary

These workshops will cover the latest economic forecasts and regulatory updates plus a look at investments opportunities that can offer more yield whilst limiting risk. They will also consider how to assess low carbon products to deliver wider policy objectives. As always, these events are excellent educational and networking opportunities.

Private sector rate: £495 + VAT. Please contact to book.

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19 June 2019
Starts: 10:15
Ends: 15:40


Lloyds Banking Group Newcastle
4th Floor
102 Grey Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE99 1SL
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Standard price

£95.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The new regulatory environment is now firmly in place and authorities will have prepared capital strategies and set out investment strategies for the the year ahead. The range of ‘alternative’ investments is ever increasing and the challenges of the local and global economy plus climate change require a new set of skills and experience.

Governance within the public sector has always been a source of strength but this should not be taken for granted with the results of austerity reducing capacity at a time when the world has never been more complicated. It is vital that we take the appropriate steps and due diligence to demonstrate assurance to senior staff and Members as well as the taxpayer.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at treasury practitioners and all those involved in treasury management within your organisation.

How will I benefit?

Attendees will gain the following benefits:

  • CIPFA News Bulletin  
  • economic update – Lloyd's discuss their insight into investment behaviour's and how they are reacting
  • looking further up the yield curve – what additional yields can be achieved and at what risk
  • low carbon investing – things to consider and ways to achieve objectives
  • investment governance – how do we assess the opportunities in front of us
  • open forum discussion – Chatham House Rules discussion – anything goes!

CPD hours



  • Local government
  • / Risk management
  • / Treasury management

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Speaker - Neil Sellstrom, Client Service Manager, PIRC

Neil Sellstrom

In his role with PIRC, Neil is responsible for the delivery of services to all clients. In particular he leads on the performance analytics service by regularly contact existing clients to ensure the service is meeting their expectations and delivering presentations on the performance universe at committee meetings, training sessions and national events. Beyond the performance service he provides technical advice on the LGPS regulations and the statutory and reporting framework. This includes monitoring the latest research and regulatory changes to ensure clients are aware and PIRC products and services are adapted accordingly. He also undertakes research and work with internal and external colleagues to produce relevant information for clients and the wider LGPS community.

Speaker - Dr Bob Swarup

Dr Bob Swarup is Principal at Camdor Global Advisors, a boutique advisory firm providing investment, risk management and due diligence support services to institutional investors, especially those with complex balance sheets, funding needs and/or liabilities, and investments in alternative assets. Current and past clients include Warrington Borough Council, Westminster City Council, London Borough of Newham and the Pensions Regulator. The firm prides itself in the ability to deliver bespoke advice and solutions that are tailored to each client’s requirements.

Bob was formerly head of alternatives and Chief Risk Officer at Pension Corporation, a leading UK pension buyout firm with over £20bn in assets under its stewardship today. He is also co-founder of the Insurance Investment Exchange, the leading forum for UK insurers to debate investment issues and trends. Bob is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School and on the Advisory Council of the Columbia Committee for Global Thought. He has also sat on numerous boards, industry committees and consortia.

Bob is a well respected author and commentator on macroeconomic, investment and regulatory issues, with his work featuring in the Financial Times, Economist, Guardian, IPE and Room151 amongst others. His latest book is the critically acclaimed bestseller, Money Mania, which examines the themes underlying the last 25 centuries of financial crises and the lessons to be learnt. Bob has a PhD in cosmology from Imperial College London and a MA(Hons) from the University of Cambridge.