WEBINAR – Are you ready for ESG?

Three sets of rules have been finalised by the EU, changing the way firms approach ESG when they make investments and manage their portfolios. The rules cover disclosure, changes to benchmarks and a sustainable finance taxonomy, which sets out a common language for what is and what is not ‘sustainable finance’. These rules take effect from late 2020 and during 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 integration of sustainability risks.  

During the webinar, we will provide a status update on the regulatory roadmap facing the investment management industry and present Compeer’s research findings on firms’ readiness to undertake the changes required.

We will also be joined by wealth industry experts in a panel discussion to discover what firms should do to develop a framework to manage and deliver the policies, procedures and compliance systems necessary.

Event Information

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

16:05 – 16:15           Tim Fassam, PIMFA – “The best of both worlds: ESG for retail customers”

16:15 – 16:25           Ian Whyte, Parkwell – “Managing Change Effectively”

16:25 – 16:40           Tariq Khan, Objectway – “ESG: Gaining an edge through digital change”

16:40 – 17:10           Panel Discussion

(Tim Fassam – PIMFA, David Howard – Rathbones, Glenn Murphy – Stonehage Fleming)

17:10 – 17:15           Jason Raikes, Parkwell – “Conclusion”

This webinar is now full and so no further registrations can be accepted. However, please note the slide pack from the webinar will be available on the Compeer website and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the information in greater detail.

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.

Tariq Khan, Director – Objectway

Tariq Khan is a Director at Objectway- providers of front to back office software solutions to wealth managers and is one of the ESG leads there. Tariq has been working with UK wealth managers for over 10 years with a focus on digital transformation. Most recently he has been spending his time with senior wealth managers and discussing how firms can make the most of digital solutions to be ahead of the curve when it comes to being ESG ready.

David Howard, Head of Client Service and Proposition – Rathbones

Having first qualified as a Chartered Accountant, David has spent over 30 years in retail financial services. Starting within financial roles he subsequently progressed to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Insinger de Beaufort from 2004 to 2008 and for Williams de Broë from 2008 to 2012 before joining Brewin Dolphin as Chief Administration Officer in 2013. Since 2016 David has been Head of Client Service and Proposition at Rathbones.

Glenn Murphy, Chief Operating Officer – Stonehage Fleming

Glenn is the Chief Operating Officer at Stonehage Fleming. His role includes delivering strategic operating and technology platforms to enable the business to offer robust solutions and improved processes for the benefit of our clients. Glenn is the strategic interface between Operations, Technology and Investment Management helping to shape, design and deliver the companies operating model.

Glenn joined the Group in 2018 and has over 20 years’ commercial experience, having worked in lead functions for Schroders, Cazenove Capital, London & Capital and Rathbones. He is Investment Management certified (IMC) and qualified in Investment Operations (IOC). Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science degree, having studied Applied Physics and Computer Science. He is also a non-executive director for a FinTech start-up and an active member of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and CFA UK.

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