The 2nd Pensions and ESG Forum - The Dynamics in a Changing World

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Event Type: Roundtables
Date: 16 November 2017
Time: Whole Day Event
Venue: Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Contact: Betty Kiang
Telephone: 25477331
Event Description

Asia Asset Management is organising its 2nd Pensions and ESG Forum on November 16, 2017 at Mandarin Orchard Singapore.

The Dynamics in a Changing World

Topics for discussion:

  • Going Green: An Academic’s Perspective on Social and Environmental Investing
  • ESG’s Growing Global Impact
  • How ESG Impacts Investment Decisions and Returns
  • ESG Investing in Asia: A Portfolio Manager’s Perspective
  • Global Market Inefficiencies
  • Overview of Global ESG Market: Key Trends to Watch
  • Corporate Strategy for Managers and Investors

Plus four panel discussions:

  • Impact Investing : The Role of Government Funds
  • Harmonization  of Stewardship Codes of Conduct in Asia
  • Global Themes Driving Demand for Responsible Investing
  • SRI, ESG and Impact Investing


  • Dr Johan Sulaeman, Research Director, Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI), NUS Business School
  • David Smith, Head of Corporate Governance, Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Omar Lodhi, Partner & Regional Head – Asia, Abraaj Capital Asia Pte Ltd
  • Arthur Kwong, Head of Asia-Pacific Equities, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Mary Leung, Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute
  • Paul Smith, President and CEO, CFA Institute
  • Gareth Davies, Head of Responsible Investment Solutions, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Dr. Peng Chen, CEO, Dimensional Fund Advisors (Asia ex Japan) and Chairman, Dimensional SmartNest (Dimensional Retirement)
  • Heman Wong, Former Executive Director, Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme Hong Kong
  • Rana Karadsheh-Haddad, Country Manager, IFC – Singapore
  • Atsushi Yoshikawa, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, NUS Business School, Chairman of the Board, Nomura Real Estate Holdings and Former President and Group COO, Nomura Holdings
  • Dr Lawrence Loh, Director, CGIO, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore ·
  • Professor Joseph Cherian, Practice Professor of Finance, Director, Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI), NUS Business School
  • Hannah Skeates, Senior Director, Strategy and ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Tianyin Cheng, Director, Strategy and ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Vivek Jamwal, Practice Head (Risk & Research), Stradegi Consulting
  • Marc Bindschädler, Portfolio Advisor, Director, Vontobel Asset Management
  • Dr. Söhnke M. Bartram, Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Note: The Award Winner of the 2017 AAM-CAMRI-CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management will be announced during the Forum; the winner will also deliver a presentation based on the winning paper.

Who will attend?

Institutional investors and asset owners including pensions, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, big finance groups, SWF, banks, private wealth and custodians, regulators etc.

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Substitution will be accepted at NO Extra charge with prior notice. Please provide the name & title of the substitute delegate at least 2 working days prior to the event.


If you wish to cancel your reservation to this event, please send an email to Betty Kiang at or call at 25477331. There will be an administration fee of 20% for all cancellations on or before 17 October 2017. Regrettably, no full nor partial refund will be given for cancellation received after this date.


The Organizer, Asia Asset Management (“AAM”), reserves the right to make any amendments, cancel and/or change the programme, speaker, date or venue if warranted by circumstances beyond its control. In the unlikely event of programme cancellation by AAM then a full refund of the fee payment will be made but AAM disclaims any further liability.