Are you really ready for ESG investing? Panel discussion


Increased awareness of sustainable investing and ESG issues, changes to client preferences and regulation, mean that advisers are having to change the way they approach initial fact-finding and annual reviews for clients. Do you know what your clients really want from their investments when it comes to ESG and is your current investment proposition able to meet their needs? 

Is the market ready for these changes and who is best placed to support advisers? In-house investment teams, DFMs or Investment Managers?

Our expert panel discussed how advice and investment processes may have to change. You can jump straight to the key questions they debated;

Do clients really understand ESG investing?

Does the complexity and additional time in running ESG portfolios mean that outsourcing is the only viable option?

Are the concepts of meeting client preferences and running model portfolios mutually exclusive?

Can ESG be run passively or is active asset management the only effective way to run ESG portfolios?

Does ESG enhance or constrain returns?

Your panel of industry experts

Hosted by Paul Richards, Head of FundsNetwork Distribution, Fidelity International. The panel is comprised of industry leading experts in investment to help solve these pressing issues; 

Maike Currie, Investment Director, Fidelity International

An expert in providing insight, guidance and commentary to our end investors on topics ranging from pensions to personal finance.

Ben Yearsley, Director, Shore Financial Planning

A leading commentator with a wealth of experience in fund selection, building portfolios and tax efficient investments.

Gareth Johnson, Head of Digital Channels, Brewin Dolphin

Responsible for Brewin Portfolio Service and WealthPilot, specialising on service offerings that utilise new technologies to focus on client outcomes.

Richard Romer-Lee, Co-founder and Managing Director, Square Mile

More than 25 years of experience in the industry, including Joint Managing Director of Morningstar OBSR, then MD of European Investment Consulting at Morningstar Inc.

Steve Nelson, Insight Director, Lang Cat

Author of the Lang Cat’s annual State of the Adviser Nation omnibus research and was the man behind ‘Crossing the ESG Event Horizon’, the Lang Cat’s seminal ESG white paper.

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