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This two day conference was held on May 19, 2022 and May 20, 2022 

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST:

  •  1:30 pm - 1:45 pm:
    • Opening of the Conference, Day I - Henry Shilling, FIASI Board Member and Director of Research Sustainable Research and Analysis
  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm:
    • US Infrastructure policy agenda with a focus on environmental and social considerations:
    • A moderated panel discussion consisting of fixed income portfolio managers and ESG analysis. The panel  will focus on the implications of infrastructure investments on various segments of fixed income investing.
    • MODERATOR: Chris Hartshorn, Climate Tech, Impact and ESG Strategy
      • Trevor d'Olier-Lees, Senior Director, Sector Lead Global Renewables and North American PPP, S&P Global Ratings
      • Emma W, Griffith, Senior Director and the Head of Surveillance, GIG and Project Finance Group, Fitch Ratings
      • Leonard Jones, Managing Director - Public Finance, Moody's Investor Service
      • Timothy Winter, CFA, Portfolio Manager, The Gabelli Utilities Fund, GAMCO
  • 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    • The role of central banks and regulators in greening the financial system and making it more sustainable.
    • A moderated panel discussion focused on some of the initiatives at global and national levels and how these are impacting banks, insurance companies and markets. 
    • MODERATOR: Rian Pressman, CFA, Director, S&P Global
      • Paul Fisher, Ph.D., Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
      • Joydeep Mukherji, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings
      • Claudia Ramirez, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at the General Directorate for Financial Stability, Banco de México (Mexico’s Central Bank), 
      • Vitaline Yeterian, Senior Vice President - Global FIG, DBRS Morningstar
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Keynote
    • Q&A with Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner of the US Securities & Exchange Commission


Friday, May 20, 2022 | 9:15 am to 12:45 pm EST:

  •  9:15 am - 9:30 am:
    • Opening of the Conference, Day II - Monica Aggarwal, CFA, FIASI Board President and Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am - Keynote
    • Paul Taylor, President and CEO, Fitch Group
    • Interviewer: David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    • Announcement of Fordham University / FIASI ESG in Fixed Income Research Competition award winners
      • John D. Finnerty, Ph.D., Professor of Finance at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business
      • Mark Howard, CFA, Senior Multi-Asset Specialist at BNP Paribas
  • 10:15 am - 11:30 am
    • ESG Data and Technology
    • A moderated panel discussion with panelists from major ESG data firms will cover the latest trends and developments in providing ESG data solutions that focus on the more complex nature of fixed income instruments, from corporates to structured securities.
    • MODERATOR: Bahar Gidwani, CFA, FSA, Cofounder & CTO, CSRHub
  • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    • The implications of a commitment to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative for asset management firms, and climate risk analysis
    • A moderated panel discussion with executives from asset management firms that are signatories to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative as well as asset management industry analysts.
    • MODERATOR: Joyce Chang, Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan
      • Simone Andrews, Responsible Investment and Governance Manager at APG Asset Management
      • Carey Buxton, Head of Sustainable Investing Business, Brown Advisory
      • Kay Herr, CFA, Head of Research, Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
      • Josh Stein, CFA, FSA, Senior Research Analyst, Breckinridge Capital Advisors
      • Malika Takhtayeva, Sustainable Fixed Income Lead - EMEA, BNP Paribas Asset Management


Event Date 2022-05-19

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