Seminars and Events

Recent events

Institutional Investors and Climate Risk

Institutional investors own the majority of shares in corporations around the world which puts them in a unique position to influence the environmental policy decisions of these firms.

The Centre for Asset Management Research at the Business School held a conference on January 14, 2020 to discuss how well institutional investors are doing to address the enormously pressing issue of climate risk and how they might help further to deal with this problem going forward.  The line-up for the conference was an exciting mix of leading practitioners and academics.  These included, Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson (Head of ESG Research, Allianz Global Investors), George S. Dallas (Policy Director, International Corporate Governance Network), Zacharias Sautner (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Bige Kahraman Alper (Saïd Business School, Oxford University), Anastasia Petraki (Head of Policy Research at Schroders ), Edward Baker (PRI Senior Specialist at Climate and Energy Transition) and Amir Amel-Zadeh (Saïd Business School, Oxford University).

Value Investing: Who, What and Why? with Professor George Athanassakos

29th November 2018 at the Business School - City, University of London. Dr. George Athanassakos, the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at Ivey Business School and the Founder & Managing Director of The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing discussed who the value investors are, what do they believe in, what process do they follow and whether their strategies work and whether they will continue to work.

Asset Management with Climate Risk

23rd January 2018 at the Business School - City, University of London. This conference discussed the implications for the asset management industry of dealing with climate risk. There were a number of speakers including the Head of sustainability at the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund the ESG integration manager at Allianz Global Investors and who both discussed the integration of climate risk concerns into portfolio strategy. In addition the Head of sustainability at Legal and General Investment Management and the CEO of the sustainable fund family Impax Investment Management discussed the measurement of carbon risk in investment portfolios.