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Watch recordings from the New Year's Conference 2021

Meet best-selling author of the Big Short, Michael Lewis, Black Swan author Nassim Taleb as well as other world-renowned experts on the economy, globalisation, risk analysis and sustainability. The theme of this year's conference is Investment risks and opportunities – what lies ahead? 

Nobel laureates, innovators, academics, philosophers and entrepreneurs. SKAGEN Funds' New Year's Conference has featured many well-known - and not yet so well-known - names since 2004.

The New Year's Conference usually takes place over three consecutive days in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. In 2021, we will for the first time be conducting a live digital event with speakers and participants joining us from all over the globe.

Listen to this year's prestigious line-up of speakers live on 12 January 2021


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Speakers 2021

You will find an overview of this year's speakers below.

New Year's ConferenceEmerging Markets
Positive outlook for emerging markets
26 January 2023

"You have to dare to be contrarian and look for the really good bargains. That is where the great opportunities in the emerging markets lie," says Portfolio Manager Fredrik Bjelland.

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Fiona Hill: On the political front line
27 December 2022

Having dined with Vladimir Putin, been adviser to a former US President and taken the witness stand ...

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Mark Mills: Daring to tread new ground
21 December 2022

It is typically measures such as wind, water and renewable energy that are at the core of the ...

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Aswath Damodaran: "Dean of Valuation"
12 December 2022

Professor Aswath Damodaran has dedicated a large part of his career to explaining how companies are ...

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Mohamed El-Erian: Influential economist, investor and commentator
28 November 2022

Few people are better placed to understand the turmoil in global financial markets today than ...

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Eliot Higgins: wielding the power of the internet to fight for facts
17 November 2022

The man behind the open-source intelligence service Bellingcat is on a relentless quest for the ...

17 years of New Year's Conference

We have been holding an annual New Year's Conference since 2006. This year we will be host a digital version for the first time. 

Two Nobel Prize winners

Robert Shiller spoke at our New Year's Conference in 2012 and received a Nobel Prize the following year. Paul Krugman received a Nobel Prize in 2008 and was the keynote speaker at our 2014 New Year's Conference. 

Five countries

The New Year's Conference has been held in several European capitals: Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London and Amsterdam.

Over 90 Speakers

Over the past 17 years, SKAGEN has welcomed over 90 speakers on stage at our New Year's Conferences.

The SKAGEN New Year's Conference is a leading Scandinavian finance conference held in January each year, and is primarily targeted at institutional investors. Do you want to find out more about the conference? Contact customer services by sending an email to

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