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If there is a major investment wave to ride in the world today, it is surely the wave of ESG, impact and sustainability. It originated actually some decades ago in the US and Europe, and in recent years has really gained power and momentum and is now flooding the investment landscape worldwide, and increasingly so in Asia. The Hubbis Digital Dialogue of March 17th will analyse the world of ESG and sustainability from the viewpoint of how it impacts the Asian private wealth market, to determine what the fund management community, the private banks, the EAMs/IAMs/MFOs and the single-family office are doing to ride the wave, or perhaps to find out why some of them might still be watching from the shore.

As we know, environmental criteria aim to define how a company performs from an environmental impact perspective. Social criteria define how a company manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities in which it operates. And governance deals with a company’s corporate culture, its leadership, executive and broader compensation, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights. But what does it all mean to investors? Well, a growing body of research shows that ESG investors who support these more ‘sustainable’ companies/assets can make a positive difference to the world whilst reducing investment risks and also harvesting more competitive financial returns.

This recognition is spreading, and the growth of ESG in both popularity and coverage is almost certain to continue, especially as the arrival of more data and more ratings and greater confluence of standards will increasingly influence the decisions of fund managers from sovereign wealth funds through the world’s largest pension funds and all the way down to retail investors, especially these days the HNW and UHNW investors. In short, these ESG criteria are used to help investors identify companies with corporate values that they feel comfortable with and therefore that accordingly meet their investment requirements. The theory goes that investing in single assets or in funds that are aligned with approved or rated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria will help private investors align with the major institutional investors who increasingly shun investments that do not appear to do their utmost to improve their E, S and G footprints and qualities.

The mission for our panel of experts on March 17th will be less to analyse ESG itself and more to look under the hood of the approach that Asia’s wealth management community is taking to spreading the ESG word across the region. As the world’s leading global investors continue to embrace ESG, what progress is being achieved amongst wealthy investors in Asia, and specifically, are Asia’s private clients jumping increasingly on the ESG express? If they are, why and are they pleased thus far? If not, then why not?

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  • 15.00pm

    ESG and Sustainability – Refining the Investment Proposition to Attract Asia’s HNW Clients

    • What is the Asian WM community doing to adapt their products, services and expertise to the evolution of the ESG investment market today and for the future?
    • What are the expectations of investors in relation to ESG, Sustainability and Climate?
    • How are you delivering on their expectations?
    • What are some of the issues - data quality, reporting, consistent regulations ect?
    • How do you discuss the investment strategy with clients who are interested in ESG and Sustainably?
    • How do you frame the conversation with clients?
    • What are the consequences of ESG factors when related to portfolio performance and risk?
    • When selecting funds – how do you decide what is relevant and appropriate?
    • How can Asia’s wealth industry curate the best range of ESG investments, from individual stocks, through funds, ETFs, DPM mandates, and so forth?
    • How can ‘The Climate Pledge’ potentially drive ESG investing growth in Asia-Pacific fund industry
    • Is there a passive route to ESG?
    • Is there a positive impact of the metaverse on carbon emissions?

    Moderator

    Michael Stanhope

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Hubbis

    Speakers

    Marc Lansonneur

    Managing Director, Head of Managed Solutions and Investment Governance

    DBS Private Banking

    Stephanie Maier

    Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment

    GAM Investments

    Arjan de Boer

    Head of Markets, Investments & Structuring, Asia

    Indosuez Wealth Management

    Jean-Louis Nakamura

    Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific - Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong

    Lombard Odier

    Stephanie Leung

    Director & Head of StashAway HK and Group Deputy CIO

    StashAway

    Qiusha Zhan

    Associate Director, ESG Specialist

    CSOP Asset Management

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GAM Investments

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StashAway

Marc Lansonneur

DBS Private Banking

Arjan de Boer

Indosuez Wealth Management

Qiusha Zhan

CSOP Asset Management

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