Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

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Event Date Wed Dec 1 GMT (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Dec 1 4:00am - Wed Dec 1 12:45pm
Location Barbican Centre
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK
Region EMEA

The pressure from investors on firms to demonstrate a serious commitment to ESG is mounting, even more so recently in the wake of the latest IPCC report; indeed, the UK government is now working towards reducing carbon emissions in 2030 by at least 68%. This goal, together with the societal movement towards greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace, means that the adoption of ESG initiatives has never been more imperative.

Funds must be proactive rather than reactive in order to ensure they stay ahead of the curve when it comes to investor appetite. Therefore, HFM is creating a space for European hedge fund leaders to come together to discuss, share and debate the best ways to integrate ESG both into the investment process and on a corporate level.

The Summit content has been shaped by the industry, focusing on specific areas of ESG as well as regulatory updates and government initiatives. From how to champion ESG within alternative investments and deep-diving into combatting climate change, to how funds can demonstrate a strong ESG commitment to investors, we will explore all the things most crucial in the industry as ESG continues to grow.

The event will host a range of session formats, including presentations, panels and intimate roundtables. We are delighted that the Summit will be taking place in person at the Barbican, which has a range of social and sustainable initiatives and commitments, including championing a huge reduction in the use of single-use plastics, the use of 100% renewable energy and free electric vehicle charging points around site.


2021 Speakers

Adam Jacobs-Dean
Director, Markets, Governance & Innovation, AIMA

Alexandra Robbins
Investor Relations Manager, Melqart Asset Management (UK) Limited

Alexandros Tselentis
Founder, Finex LLP

Alice Wilton-Steer
Investor Relations, Cheyne Capital

Chloe Harper
Investor Relations & Chair, ESG Committee, Serone Capital

Daniel Johnson
SVP, SS&C EMEA Fund Services, SS&C Technologies, Inc.

Daniel Page
Head of Asset Management Advisory, KPMG, Ireland

Emlyn Palmer
Partner, Head of ESG Investing, Albourne Partners

Franklin Allen
Professor, Finance & Economics | Executive Director, The Brevan Howard Centre, ICL

Gareth Deacon
Investment Director, Blackfinch Asset Management

Gibran Registe-Charles
Founder & CEO, Urban Edge Capital

James Wilde
Chief Sustainability Officer, The Phoenix Group

Jason Mitchell
Co-Head, Responsible Investment, MAN Group

Jessica Craven
Head of Responsible Investment, Kimura Capital

Jonathan Maxwell
CEO, Sustainable Development Capital LLP

Josh Gennet
Co-Founder, Portfolio Management & Research, ECO Advisors

Kate Sullivan
Head of ESG, Trium Capital

Kaya Axelsson
Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow, The Envrionmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Lisa Lim
Partner & Fund Manager, Prusik Investment Management

Lydia Guett
Investment Director, Cambridge Associates

Mario Russo
CIO, Conditor Asset Management

Matt Smith
Hedge Fund Editor, With Intelligence

Megan Herzl
Event Content Manager, With Intelligence

Melissa Hill
Co-Founder, Eleos Capital

Mike Eberhardt
Director & Head of European and Global Sustainable Credit, BlackRock

Paul Miller
Managing Partner, CEO, Bethnal Green Ventures

Sasha Fedorenko
Senior Reporter, With Intelligence

Sergio Carvalho
Head of Impact, Planet First Partners, Sherpa to the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, NGO Agent Green

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, GIB Asset Management UK

Ted Holmes
Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Investment Partners

Tina De Baere
Head of ESG & Macro Strategy, Cairn Capital

Will Byrant
Head of Advisory, NorthPeak Advisory

Marie Luchet
Signatory Director, Continental Europe, UNPRI

Daniella Woolf
Principle, Danesmead ESG

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• SS&C
• BlackRock
• Nasdaq
• Danesmead