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Murray Birt- Deutsche AM
NameMurray Birt
Job titleVice President, ESG Thematic Research Strategist
CompanyDeutsche Asset Management
TitleThe New World Order for ESG investing: Trends and Prospects
ContentESG, or responsible investing, has increasingly become a prevalent topic of conversation for investors, especially over the past three years. $21trn of assets are now invested in ESG or sustainable strategies globally in aggregate. Asset owners are becoming more and more aware of sustainability issues and their perception of responsibility for stewardship.
BiogMurray Birt joined the company in 2011. Prior to his current role, Murray supported senior management leadership in the area of climate finance and implementing the company's climate change business strategy. Before joining, he worked with companies to develop consensus policy positions, published papers and lobbied UK and European governments on energy and climate change policies at the Confederation of British Industry. Murray began his career in consulting, policy research and program support for energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon markets in Alberta, Canada. Murray holds a BA in Economics from University of Calgary; MSc in Environmental Change and Management from University of Oxford; Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Laurence Taylor- T. Rowe Price
NameLaurence Taylor
Job titleGlobal Equity Portfolio Specialist
CompanyT. Rowe Price
TitleGlobal Equities: Volatility, uncertainty and the aging bull
ContentAs the equity cycle continues to mature, will the bull market die of old age, crisis or extreme valuation? Alternatively, are we in an unprecedented period of low inflation and stable growth that can continue to drive equity markets onwards and if so, what areas of the market continue to offer attractive fundamentals?
BiogLaurence Taylor is a Portfolio Specialist in the equity division at T. Rowe Price, representing the firm's global equity strategies to institutional clients, consultants and prospects. Laurence Taylor has 19 years of investment experience, nine of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Laurence Taylor was a quantitative portfolio manager at AXA Rosenberg, with responsibility for European institutional clients, and began his career at Hewitt Associates in the UK investment practice. At Hewitt, he provided investment advice to European institutions as a client-facing consultant before specializing in the research and selection of global and regional equity managers in the manager research team. Laurence Taylor obtained his B.A., with honours, from Greenwich University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Graf Von Hardenberg,Carlos Michael Udo Willmer
NameCarlos Von Hardenberg
Job titleSenior Vice President & Director of Frontier Markets Strategy
CompanyFranklin Templeton Investments
TitleFrontier Markets – A Growing Opportunity
ContentStrong growth, the rise of the domestic consumer and technological innovation are key themes at the forefront of frontier markets and known to Carlos von Hardenberg of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. Please join us where he will share his view on market developments and where he is finding opportunity in the Middle East.
BiogCarlos von Hardenberg is Senior Vice President and the Director of Frontier Markets Strategy for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting the overall strategy for his respective area, providing guidance and thought leadership, coordinating appropriate resources and coverage, and leveraging the group's expertise to add value across products within the strategy. In addition, he is the portfolio manager for the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust PLC, and collaborates on the global emerging markets strategies. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2002, Carlos von Hardenberg was an analyst in the corporate finance department for Bear Stearns International in London. He entered the financial services industry in 1999. Carlos von Hardenberg holds a M.Sc., with distinction, in investment management from London City University Business School (UK) and a B.Sc., with honours, in business studies from the University of Buckingham (UK). He speaks German, English and Spanish.
Ami Kemppainen-Evli
NameAmi Kemppainen
Job titleLead Advisor, Evli Emerging Frontier
CompanyEvli Fund Management Company
TitleNew markets in a new way – value investing in smaller growth markets
ContentSmaller developing economies, overlooked in most portfolios, with their uncorrelated inefficient markets and consumer growth stories, offer outstanding potential in a world where high asset prices abound. Working out of Dubai, meeting all target companies in person, lead advisor Mr. Ami Kemppainen shares how a different, responsible approach can pay off.
BiogAmi Kemppainen is the Founder and Lead Advisor for the value focused Evli Emerging Frontier fund, investing in small to very small companies in smaller emerging markets. The Nordic Investment Bank Evli, Finland’s fourth largest asset manager, engaged Ami for the fund set up in 2013. Since then the fund has won Lipper and Morningstar awards and has outperformed peers. Prior to Asset Management Kemppainen worked as a strategy consultant, researcher and advisor in the USA, Singapore, India, and Europe. He has 10+ years of due diligence and operations experience from start-ups to multinationals, and he graduated from Harvard Business School.