ESG Investments: A Supply and Demand Outlook

Recorded On: 09/02/2020

Get up-to-date market updates from both the demand and supply side of the equation. Find out about the growing reputational, regulatory and fiduciary risk for misalignments in product management. Learn about the quickly evolving distribution landscape for ESG products such as pooled funds and SMA strategies.

Learning Objectives:

·       ESG investment landscape outlook

·       Distribution trends for ESG products

·       Portfolio construction and research tools

·       Regulatory update on greenwashing, EU/ESMA NFRD rulemaking, potential SEC rulemaking, and DOL guidance

Who should attend? Product development, distribution, investment management and compliance professionals  

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CPEs Earned: 1
CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued. 

 Questions or Cancellations: Please contact Jordan DeBettencourt at 508.683.1618.

Dan Bender (Moderator)

Managing Director, EY

Dan is a Managing Director in EY Business Consulting specializing in wealth and asset management (WAM).  He has over 29 years of combined consulting and financial services industry experience advising large banks, investment management firms, fund sponsors and wealth management platforms on matters relating to regulatory, fiduciary and operations risk.  Dan leads EY’s WAM Enterprise Governance Risk and Controls service offering.

Prior to EY, Dan advised global asset managers, fund sponsors and wealth management organizations on matters relating to operations and regulatory risk at KPMG LLP and Navigant Consulting, Inc..  Prior to Navigant Consulting, Inc., Dan spent 14 years in industry and held several asset servicing and operations risk at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and JP Morgan Chase Investor Services.

Scott Reddel

Managing Director, Capital Markets, Accenture

Scott is a managing director in Accenture’s Capital Markets practice, responsible for all Wealth Management transformation business. He brings 15 years of experience working with banking, wealth asset management and private equity firms advising on wealth strategy, M&A, new business launch and transformation agendas. Scott serves as the client account lead for several wealth management and investment banking clients and heads partnership engagement with the wealthtech and innovation ecosystem. Based in New York, Scott holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Butler University and an MBA from NYU.

Marcus Hooper

Director, BNY Mellon

Marcus Hooper joined BNY Mellon Data and Analytics Solutions as Product Manager for the Data and Analytics team in January 2020. Marcus has worked in capital markets and broader financial services for over 30 years, and his expertise includes launching capital markets businesses, as well as managing and improving operational divisions of financial services firms.

Marcus’ extensive experience covers a range of business types and activities—from wholesale broking via prime services and alternative investment to regulation, systems management, and many other areas. Throughout his career, Marcus has worked in the fields of market design and microstructure, electronic trading, financial markets regulation, transaction cost analysis, and the deployment of advanced and new technologies in capital markets. Presently, Marcus is working on projects involving the deployment of machine learning systems.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Marcus provided strategic management and technical consulting services to investment banks, asset managers, capital markets systems vendors, stock exchanges and trading venues. In addition, by demonstrating actionable insights from machine learning models and uniting capabilities from Microsoft Azure, Kortical, and GFT, Marcus led the 2019 winning team of the inaugural Schroders Distribution Datathon.

Prior to his consulting work, Marcus was the Chief Executive Officer of the European division of Aritas Financial, an investment firm offering algorithmic and electronic trading services. Marcus established Aritas from the ground up as one of the very first pan-European MiFID compliant MTFs (Multilateral Trading Facility). In addition, he has worked on projects undertaken by The European Commission, The UK Treasury, The FCA, The Investment Managers’ Association, The British Banking Association, The European Securities and Markets Authority and The London Stock Exchange. Marcus has authored papers on financial markets behaviour and has contributed to a number of books about financial markets. As a regular speaker at industry conferences, Marcus is a firm believer in improving the public’s knowledge and understanding of capital markets. Marcus is honoured to have lectured at executive MBA programs in the UK and US and was a nominated speaker for the US Association of Investment Management and Research regulatory education program.

Kumaran Ram

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Kumaran Ram is an Executive Director in the Corporate & Investment Bank division of J.P. Morgan, and the product lead in the US for the J.P. Morgan Emerging Market bond indices (EMBI®) which are widely followed in the industry. 

With over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Kumaran is a trusted advisor for J.P. Morgan’s institutional clients in the field of fixed income indices and emerging markets debt.

Since joining the team in 2008, Kumaran has focused on product strategy and client engagement, and is responsible for development of ETFs and innovative factor-based indices. 

Kumaran previously worked at Morgan Stanley in Equity program trading and algorithmic strategies, and holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.


09/02/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/02/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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