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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 ConferenceSustainability
Optimistic sustainability guru: Mike Berners-Lee
17 décembre 2020

He is the climate expert who has garnered fame through his books "How Bad are Bananas?" and "There Is No Planet B". In January, you can hear him speak at SKAGEN's New Year's Conference.

New Year's Conference
One of the world's leading bank economists to speak at our New Year's Conference
17 décembre 2020

Torsten Slok spent many years at Deutsche Bank before recently being appointed chief economist at ...

New Year's ConferenceChina
Monica Hsiao: Asian credit market is rife with opportunities
14 décembre 2020

Our New Year's Conference speaker Monica Hsiao, CIO of Triada Capital, believes that China still ...

New Year's Conference
Elite Division: Catherine L. Mann
9 décembre 2020

The world-renowned economist and researcher Dr. Catherine L. Mann has a long and impressive track ...

New Year's ConferenceEmerging Markets
Mark Mobius: full-time nomad
2 décembre 2020

The emerging markets pioneer who advocates ESG as the next frontier will be speaking at SKAGEN's ...

New Year's Conference
Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Dealing with the unexpected
23 novembre 2020

Nassim Nicholas Taleb made his fortune by holding a steady course through unpredictable financial ...

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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