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AlphaWeek Prime Advocates


Implementing ESG London 2019 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, London, UK



0800 – 0845: Registration and Breakfast


0845 – 0900: Introductory remarks from AlphaWeek and Prime Advocates


0900 – 0930: Keynote 1: Werner von Baum, Managing Partner, Chief Risk Officer, LGT Capital Partners Ltd

Werner von Baum will will give an overview of how LGT evaluates the development of ESG integration by hedge funds, and discuss the role of data and recent investor feedback on ESG to understand how hedge funds operate and will have to operate going forward with regards to ESG.


0930 - 1015: Session 1: How To Develop An ESG Policy That Meets Investor Requirements  

This session will provide you with a practical, step-by-step process to help you develop an ESG policy that addresses the main responsible investment considerations that we are seeing an increasing number of asset owners raise during investment due diligence meetings.

Presenter: Anthony Murphy, Managing Director, Prime Advocates


1015 - 1115 - Session 2: Understanding The Practical Implications Of Adopting An ESG Policy

This session will provide you with clear guidance with regards to the key operational, legal, marketing and compliance considerations to take into account once you have developed and are ready to implement your ESG policy.

Presenter: Anthony Murphy, Managing Director, Prime Advocates


1115 – 1135: Morning Break


1135 – 1220: Session 3: How Well Do Responsible Investment Approaches And Hedge Funds Mix?

This session explores whether some hedge fund strategies every truly satisfy ESG criteria or whether they are diametrically opposed. Are asset owners placing too much or not enough emphasis on ESG when conducting due diligence on hedge fund managers?


Sarah Olofsson, Responsible Investments Manager, Swedbank Robur

Speaker: TBA

Speaker: TBA


1220 - 1250: Keynote 2: Marisol Hernandez, Head of Asset Owners, UNPRI


1250 - 1350: Lunch


1350 – 1435: Session 4: ESG Pioneers - Lessons From Hedge Funds Championing Responsible Investment Approaches

Guidance and wisdom from leading hedge fund managers running responsible investment strategies both from the security selection perspective and the investor pitching perspective.


Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & ESG, Impax Asset Management

Arleta Majoch, Partner, Auriel Investors

Speaker: TBA


1435 – 1520: Session 5: ESG Regulation - The Pending Tide Of Sustainability Regulations As It Affects The Alternative Investment Industry

What affect will upcoming ESG or sustainability regulation have on hedge funds' ability to transact and obtain investment?


Anthony Murphy, Managing Director, Prime Advocates

Speaker: TBA

Speaker: TBA


1520 - 1540: Afternoon Break


1540 - 1620: Session 6: ESG Data - What You Need To Know

What's the latest understanding of the materiality of ESG data? Which are the new arenas for ESG inclusion - credit and fixed income? And why do individual security ESG scores affect different hedge funds in different ways? This panel digs deep to tell you what you need to know when sourcing, understanding and implementing ESG data into your security selection process.

Speaker: James von Claer, Director, Arabesque S-Ray

Speaker: TBA

Speaker: TBA


1620 – 1700: Keynote 3: TBC


1700 - 1800: Drinks Reception