Webinar: ESG Reporting

Client reporting is a critical part of wealth management firms’ relationship with their clients, and as ESG becomes more and more important the focus on how to communicate this information continues to increase. Join our free webinar to listen to industry specialists explain the current landscape, potential future developments, the regulatory horizon, and what practical steps you can take now to improve your ESG reporting.

In March 2018, the European Commission unveiled a collection of regulations as part of its action plan on sustainable finance, which require financial market participants and advisers to comply with certain standards when making decisions and providing advice on corporate ESG performance. These regulations take effect during late 2020 and 2021. Firms will need to disclose their ESG policy and report on their approach to due diligence, how sustainability risks are taken into account in investment decisions and information on how remuneration policies are consistent with the integrations of sustainability risks. As a result of BREXIT, these have not been implemented in the UK. However, many firms have decided to implement a response to ESG in order to continue to market to EU clients and respond to client expectations in the UK.

Register below to join us on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 4pm. Participants will include Tim Fassam, Director of Government Relations and Policy at PIMFA, who will speak about the latest regulations, client and industry expectations and how ESG Reporting can be an opportunity for innovation. We will also hear from Ian Whyte of Parkwell on how to develop and implement a strategy to address ESG reporting.

There is no charge for this webinar for representatives of wealth management firms and private banks. A charge of £100 + VAT applies for service providers.

CPD certificates will be issued shortly after the webinar.

Event Information

16:00 – 16:05           Jason Raikes, Parkwell – “Welcome & Introduction”

16:05 – 16:15           Tim Fassam, PIMFA -“ESG reporting –what is expected?”

16:15 – 16:25           Ian Whyte, Parkwell – “How to implement ESG reporting”

16:25 – 16:55           Panel Discussion -“How are firms preparing for ESG reporting?”

Tim Fassam (PIMFA), Kate Rogers (Cazenove Capital), Patrick Thomas (Canaccord Genuity)

16:55 – 17:00           Jason Raikes, Parkwell  – “Summary & Close”

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Jason Raikes, Senior Consultant – Parkwell

Jason is a senior consultant with 25 years’ experience of the financial services industry.  Jason has detailed knowledge of business process re-engineering and the appropriate use of technology to improve front office productivity.  Jason’s areas of expertise also include project management, regulatory projects and management information.  Jason is a Chartered Accountant having trained with one of the big four firms

Tim Fassam, Director of Government Relations and Policy – PIMFA

Tim joined PIMFA as Director of Government Relations and Policy in March 2020. He is responsible for PIMFA’s relationships with government’s and regulators as well as regulatory and supervisory policy.

He joined from TheCityUK where he was Managing Director of Public Affairs, Policy and Research. Prior to this he spent ten years at Prudential in a range of public affairs roles, latterly as UK Public Affairs Director and Head of the Group Chairman’s Office. Earlier in his career he worked for Barclays supporting the Chairman and CEO during the financial crisis.

Ian Whyte, Senior Consultant – Parkwell

Ian is a senior consultant and has over 20 years of successfully delivering change in financial services, specialising in Wealth Management.  Ian’s experience of regulatory and business change includes successful delivery of major change programmes including MiFID I, MiFID II, and GDPR.  He is currently responsible for an ESG programme at a global Wealth Management firm.

Patrick Thomas, Head of ESG portfolio management – Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Patrick set up and is responsible for Canccord Genuity’s range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) portfolios. Patrick chairs the ESG Committee. He also sits on the firm’s Portfolio Construction Committee, Fund Selection Committee and Alternatives Committee. He specialises in managing investment portfolios for intermediaries, trusts, charities and pension funds, specialising in discretionary mandates.

Patrick is a chartered Wealth Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the CISI.

Kate Rogers, Head of Sustainability | Co-Head of Charities – Cazenove Capital

Kate specialises in investment on behalf of charities, endowments and foundations and has over 20 years of experience, with 16 years at Schroders and Cazenove.  She is a CFA charterholder and has a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham, is Chair of her local community foundation, Vice-Chair of her local primary school and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Cripplegate Foundation.  She won a Women in Investment Award for her work with the Charity Commission and FCA creating a new charity investment vehicle.

She has researched and co-authored a series of publications on Charity investment best practise including ‘For Good and Not For Keeps’, which examines sustainable expenditure, ‘Intentional Investing’, which researches how charities can align their investment policy with their aims as an organisation, and more recently ‘Time and Money’, which explores how charities can make the best use of longevity.  Kate was chair of the Charity Investors’ Group for 12 years, standing down in 2019.  In this role she collaborated with CFG and authored a guide to written investment policies.  Kate also regularly writes on charity investment in the charity sector press.

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