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ESG Portfolio Management - Fund Manager’s Talk with Global Research Provider [Full] Event Code: 180612G1
Date 12-Jun-2018
Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Mr. Michael Wilkins
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings
Ms. Corinne Bendersky
Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings
S&P Global Ratings

Ms. Natalie Ho, CFA
Executive Director, Global Strategic Product Management
Ms. Noriko Kuroki, CFA
Executive Director, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) Equities Team
J.P. Morgan
Fee Complimentary
This seminar is qualified for 1 CPT hour(s), 1 CE hour(s)
Remarks
  • Due to the proprietary issues, not all speakers' Powerpoint slides will be distributed.
  • Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. 
  • Language: English

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HKSFA is proud to announce the strong line-up of speakers for this ESG gathering:
 
Mr. Michael Wilkins, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings of S&P Global Ratings will kick off by exploring with the audience "How ESG factors Can Impact Credit Ratings and the Rise of Sustainable Finance" with the following topics.  He will also be joined by his co-worker, Ms. Corinne Bendersky, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings.  
  • How credit ratings have been affected by ESG factors over the past two years
  • Why Sustainability matters ‎to fixed income investors
  • The rise of Sustainable Finance instruments
  • The focus on improved disclosure and what this means
Following that, Ms. Natalie Ho, CFA, Executive Director, is a member of the Global Strategic Product Management team at J.P. Morgan, will share with us her insights of how an asset manager integrates ESG into the investment process.  Ms. Noriko Kuroki, Executive Director, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) Equities Team of J.P. Morgan Asset Management will join with Ms. Ho to further elaborate on this topic.
Last but not least, please also join us for an engaging panel discussion with the speakers for a deeper perspective in the field.
 
Program:
 
6:30 – 6:45pm         Registration & Networking
6:45 – 6:50pm         Welcome & Introduction
6:50 – 7:50pm         Speaker Presentations  
7:50 – 8:10pm         Q/A Session
8:10 - 8:30pm          Networking               
8:30pm                    End of Event
 

About the Speakers
 
Mr. Michael Wilkins
Managing Director
Head of Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings
S&P Global Ratings
 
Mr. Michael Wilkins is a Managing Director at S&P Global Ratings based in London where he has global responsibility for the firm’s sustainable finance activities, including environmental and climate risk research and related new products.
 
Michael’s experience at S&P Global Ratings includes seven years as Head of Infrastructure Finance Ratings, the analytical group within S&P Global Ratings which covers utilities, project finance, PPPs and transportation in Europe, the Middle East  and Africa. Michael was also co-head of the Corporate Securitisation group. He joined S&P Global Ratings in London in January 1994 and has also worked in the Melbourne and Hong Kong offices. Michael’s expertise encompasses the European power, water, environmental, transportation and social infrastructure sectors.
 
Previously, Michael worked for Water UK, the trade body representing the UK water industry. He also worked for four years as a journalist on various UK daily regional newspapers and global business publications.
 
Michael is a frequent guest lecturer at the London Business School MBA programme, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, MFin programme and Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment as well as at UCL and King’s College London. He is also a member of the FSB Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG), the advisory council of the Smith School Sustainable Finance Programme and the Climate Bonds Initiative.
 
Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree within Modern Languages at Bristol University. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the Cass Business School and additionally has a Certificate of Carbon Finance & Analytics from the London Business School.

Ms. Corinne Bendersky

Associate Director
Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings
S&P Global Ratings


Ms. Corinne Bendersky is an Associate Director at S&P Global Ratings based in London.  She works in the Sustainable Finance team where she focuses on environmental and climate risk research and the development and implementation of related new products, including the Green Evaluation which evaluates the environmental impact of financings. Corinne’s research focuses on renewable energy, energy transition risk, energy storage, climate policy, ESG risks, and the impact of climate and environmental factors on credit ratings.

Previously, Corinne worked in the North America Infrastructure & Renewables group at S&P Global Ratings where she was responsible for rating a portfolio of project finance debt transactions, including renewable energy, conventional power assets, and public private partnerships.

Prior to S&P, Corinne worked at a socially responsible investment group where she conducted financial, regulatory and environmental risk analysis on electric utilities and represented shareholders in dialogues with corporate management focused on ESG risks and opportunities. Corinne received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School at the University of California Berkeley and her Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz.


Ms. Natalie Ho, CFA 
Executive Director, Global Strategic Product Management
J.P. Morgan


Ms. Natalie Ho, CFA, Executive Director, is a member of the Global Strategic Product Management team at J.P. Morgan.  In this role she shapes the positioning of J.P. Morgan strategies, specializing in multi-asset solutions, and also provides portfolio construction insights to clients.  Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2016, Natalie was responsible for establishing distribution and marketing strategies for Rothschild Asset Management in New York.  She also previously worked at J.P. Morgan in New York as a member of Strategic Product Management with a focus on delivering competitive insights for fixed income strategies.  Natalie started her career at Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy group as a Business Analyst.  She holds a B.A. in Finance from Franklin & Marshall College and is a CFA® charterholder.

Ms. Noriko Kuroki, CFA
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan


Ms. Noriko Kuroki, Executive Director, is a client portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) Equities team, based in Hong Kong. She transferred from London to Hong Kong in April 2012. She then spent two years in Singapore between 2014 and 2015, before relocating back to Hong Kong in February 2016. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a Portfolio Manager in the Japan Portfolio Group in London since 2004. Before that, she was a vice president in Japanese equity sales at JPMorgan Securities and an associate director in Japanese equity sales at UBS. Noriko obtained an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.