ALFI Leading Edge Conference - Sustainable Finance for Asset Managers

Sustainable Finance for Asset Managers is the topic of ALFI’s first Leading Edge event of 2019.

This ALFI Leading Edge event will cover Sustainable Finance from an asset management perspective.

Sustainable investing decoded

An overview of public sustainability policy and regulatory developments, both on European level and globally, will help to set the scene, along with an analysis of the status quo. There are many definitions out there that warrant a closer look. Responsible or sustainable? Green or carbon-neutral?

Strategies and innovative approaches

The same goes for the different strategies and product types in sustainable investing. Whether to choose a screening method or to follow the impact investing approach, to combine the E, S and G factors in a cross-sectoral product or to set a thematic focus (such as climate or microfinance) may not always seem a straightforward decision for asset managers. It may also depend on the availability and reliability of data, and the question of how impact can be measured could in itself be the subject of a conference.

Practical considerations for fund operations

Another topic will be the consequences for fund operations that the inclusion of sustainability factors has – not just risk management and governance bodies will be affected, but also reporting and auditing functions, even depositary and fund administration.

Success stories for a sustainable future

Inspiring stories from the field and a look at ever-increasing investor demand should be an adequate finish to whet any asset manager’s appetite for increasing their contribution to a sustainable future.

Sponsor and partners

Confirmed speakers include

Anouk Agnes Deputy Director General ALFI
Stéphane Badey Partner Arendt Regulatory & Consulting S.A., Luxembourg
Silke Bernard Partner Linklaters LLP
Nathalie Dogniez Partner PwC
Carey Evans Director BlackRock
Christophe Girondel Global Head of Distribution Nordea Asset Management
Laetitia Hamon Senior Manager, Sustainability Services KPMG
Nina Hodzic Director ESG Strategy and Integration Allianz Global Investors, Frankfurt
Corinne Molitor Chairperson, ALFI Responsible Investing Technical Committee Partner, Innpact Sàrl
Martin Parkes Managing Director, Global Public Policy BlackRock
Garry Pieters Partner The Directors’ Office, Luxembourg
Jim Prouty Senior Advisor-impact investments
David Suetens ALFI Board Member
Maria Teresa Zappia Deputy CEO, Chief Impact and Blended Finance Officer BlueOrchard Finance Ltd
Julie van Cleemput Director Deloitte
Sachin Vankalas General Manager LuxFLAG