The Transatlantic edition of the Women in Asset Management Summits set to take place on 23 February celebrating the achievements and sharing knowledge of females working in our sector.
With the transitional period of Brexit at the forefront of people’s mind, this Transatlantic event will provide thought leadership and overviews from across Europe, the UK and across the pond.
With the newly appointed president of the US Joe Biden, many expect more of an ESG focus with climate change and environmental sustainability back at the top of the policy agenda. The asset management industry has endured a lot of challenges, during the pandemic which has led us to the creation of the first virtual summit for the year with a transatlantic viewpoint to help individuals and firms reassess their adaptability to lead & work remotely, while actioning D&I efforts globally.
Diversity is expected to be a major topic for discussion as firms develop their talent objectives for 2021, while ESG, talent and operations are three ongoing areas that investment management firms appear to be prioritizing to emerge into the post-pandemic environment stronger than they were at the start of 2020. Revenues for investment management firms remained largely intact, but the people, the operations, and the technology used by investment managers were impacted. At the same time, market volatility and price movement dramatically accelerated at the industry sector and asset class levels.
Investment data will soon include diversity data not only about the composition of an investment management firm’s leadership, but also at the portfolio manager team level. This additional perspective is important because it allows investment management firms the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which in turn may better enable the organisation to attract and retain top talent.
See also: – Outlook 2021: What’s next on the D&I agenda?
Last year, over 800 delegates joined the event and this year’s virtual summit will bring together delegates from around the world to listen to actionable tips and recommendations on how to adapt to the new asset management landscape, transforming business and new-age operating models, where to find talent and how to better understand the future workforce.
Panel discussions on the day cover topics such as the evolution of sustainable investments, adapting to modern environments, corporate culture from top to bottom, guidance, influence and empathy, global regulation, and intersectionality.
ESG Clarity’s parent firm Bonhill, which has created the summit, is delighted to have secured a number of key speakers including Mili Fomicov, researcher at the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London, Bev Shah, founder and CEO at City Hive, Radiant ESG’s Heidi Ridley, Nina Roth, director – responsible investment at BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA), Darren Johnson, COO – listed equities and executive director at Impax Asset Management, Dr Sabine Dittrich, global head of regulatory intelligence at UBS and many more.