Leonardo Royal London St Paul's
Leonardo Royal London St Paul's, 10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ, UK

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Event Date Wed Nov 17 GMT (16 days ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Nov 17 3:00am - Wed Nov 17 12:30pm
Location Leonardo Royal London St Paul's
10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ, UK
Region EMEA

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is going through a breakthrough moment, with the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) adding force to the growing tide of green investor sentiment.

Ready to service this demand, European issuers have launched record numbers of core and thematic ESG ETFs so far in 2021. Investors themselves have also not disappointed, pouring €53.4bn assets into the product class during the first eight months of the year – almost half of all inflows – according to data from Bloomberg Intelligence.

This explosive growth has also raised a number of challenges, however, with IOSCO highlighting a lack of standardisation in ESG ratings and data collection, while InfluenceMap found 71% of ESG funds ranked negatively for Paris-alignment.

This event will look at some of the key issues investors face while navigating the ESG landscape, including:
• ESG as a factor
• The rise of ESG fixed income
• The effectiveness of climate ETFs
• Developments in regulation
• How to incorporate ESG ETFs into a multi-asset portfolio.


2021 Speakers

Vitali Kalesnik
Head of Research, Europe, Research Affiliates

Tom Eckett
Editor, ETF Stream

Beata Bienkowska
Deputy Research Lead and Project Coordinator, Transition Pathway Initiative

Paris Jordan
Multi Asset Analyst, Waverton Investment Management

Hiten Savani
Portfolio Manager, Equities, Fidelity International

David Stevenson
Columnist, Financial Times

Stuart Kirk
Head of Responsible Investment and Head of Research & Insights, HSBC Asset Management

James McManus
Chief Investment Officer, Nutmeg

Brendan Ashe
Head of ETFs, HSBC

Victoria Hasler
Head of Fund Research, EQ Investors

Christopher Mellor
Head of ETF Equity and Commodity Product Management, Invesco

Gregg Guerin
Senior Product Specialist, First Trust Global Portfolios

Monika Dutt
Head of EMEA Passive Strategies Research, Morningstar

Dan Kemp
Global Chief Investment Officer, Morningstar

Andrew Walsh
Head of UBS ETF & Index Fund Sales – UK & Ireland, UBS Asset Management

Ernst Knacke
Head of Research, Shard Capital

Matt Brennan
Head of Investment Management, AJ Bell

Fred Kooij
CIO, Tribe Impact Capital

Sebastian Schiele
Head of Passive Mandates Sales EMEA & APAC, DWS Xtrackers

Isabelle Bourcier
Head of Quantitative and Index, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Patrick Thomas
Investment Director, Head of ESG Investments, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Jamie Gordon
Reporter, ETF Stream

Alan Miller
Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer, SCM Direct

Ciara O’Leary
Partner, Dechert

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• BNP Paribas Asset Management
• Fidelity International
• First Trust
• HSBC Asset Management
• Invesco