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Synopsis

Asset Managers play a key role in developing more sustainability in capital markets. Their decision on how to allocate funds will directly influence the behaviour of the companies they invest in –  they have an impact. EuroCham is happy to present a session dedicated to Asset Management and Green finance with speakers from BNP Paribas, Swiss Re and ING to share some insight on the topic. 

Furthermore, EuroCham Singapore has this year conducted a programme on European Excellence in Sustainability. Under this programme, the Financial Services Committee in collaboration with Accenture has produced a position paper on the topic of Green Finance in Singapore and ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges. EuroCham would like to take this opportunity to share some of the key findings from the paper with you in this session. 

Programme

3:45 pm Webinar Waiting Room Opens

4.00 pm Welcome Remarks

  • Mr Federico DONATO, President of EuroCham and Executive Director – Private Banking APAC, Credit Suisse, Singapore Branch

4.10 pm Short presentation of EuroCham’s Position Paper on Green Finance

  • Mr Greg HUGUET, Chair of the Financial Services Committee of EuroCham and Commercial Director – Data and Analytics, SWIFT Terminal Services

4.25 pm Presentation on the role of Asset Managers in Green Finance

  • Mr Paul MILON, ESG Specialist, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Hong Kong
  • Mr Robert TURNBULL, Head of Asset Management Asia & Solutions, Swiss Re Asia
  • Mr Andrew CHEW, Director – Non-bank FI Client Coverage, ING Bank Asia

4.55 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Professor Johan Sulaman, Dean’s Chair and Associate Professor of Finance, NUS Business School

  • Also joining the panel: Mr Stephan POUYAT, Global Head of Capital Markets and Funds Services, Euroclear Bank

5.25 pm Closing Remarks

  • Nele CORNELIS, Executive Director, EuroCham Singapore

Speakers

Mr Paul MILON
ESG Specialist, Asia Pacific
BNP Paribas Asset Management, Hong Kong

Mr Milon joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in January 2008 and has more than twelve years of experience in the asset management industry. In his current position, he is the representative for BNPP AM’s sustainable investment capabilities across the Asia Pacific, leading and coordinating sustainability initiatives across the region. Mr Milon works closely with the Asian investment team to better integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in investment decisions, including through engagement with portfolio companies. His role also includes engagement on ESG issues with regulatory and industry groups in the region.
Prior to that, Mr Milon held various positions within BNP Paribas Asset Management in Hong Kong and Paris. As an investment specialist, he oversaw the strong growth of BNPP AM’s Indian equities capability for international clients. Mr Milon was also responsible for consultant relations in Asia, and launched and managed the award-winning BNPP AM Investment Academy in the region. Before relocating to Hong Kong, he worked as an ESG analyst in the Sustainability Research team in Paris.
Mr Milon holds a Master’s in Management with a major in Entrepreneurship from the EDHEC Business School
in France. He is a SASB FSA (Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting) Certificate holder.

 

Mr Robert TURNBULL
Head of Asset Management Asia & Solutions
Swiss Re Asia

Mr Turnbull has been with Swiss Re for the last 12 years in both Europe & Asia and is currently Head of Asset Management Asia & Solutions. He is currently based in Hong Kong where he has been for the last 6 years. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Mr Turnbull worked for Barclays Capital, UBS & Price Waterhouse Coopers in London.

 

 

Mr Andrew CHEW
Director – Non-bank FI Client Coverage
ING Bank Asia

Mr Chew is a director in ING Bank N.V. based out of Singapore, looking after the bank’s relationships with non-bank financial institutions. In his current role, he engages asset managers (both traditional and alternative), sovereign wealth funds, and insurers, working together with the sector and product specialists in the bank to deliver customized and integrated financial solutions to the client. He also originates, structures, and executes Financial Institutions Sector solutions for the fund, fund manager, and insurance clients. Outside of his primary role, he is a sustainability ambassador in the Asia-Pacific region in ING. His responsibilities include catalyzing the closing of sustainability finance transactions in the Financial Institutions Sector and assisting colleagues throughout ING’s network of 14 markets in Asia-Pacific in spotting relevant opportunities.

Before joining ING in January 2016, Mr Chew worked in Standard Chartered Bank in a similar capacity covering asset managers. Prior to that, he spent 8 years in various roles, first as an Equity Derivatives trader and later, as a Fixed Income salesperson. His financial markets roles spanned both Hong Kong and Singapore and included firms like JP Morgan and Nomura.

Mr Chew has over 14 years of banking experience and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in the USA, obtaining his CFA and CAIA charters shortly after. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

 

Panellist

Mr Stephan POUYAT
Global Head of Capital Markets and Fund Services
Euroclear Bank

Mr Pouyat is Global Head of Capital Markets and Funds Services at Euroclear. The Capital Markets business represents €33 trillion of assets under custody across the group, while the Funds Services business represents approximately €1 trillion.

Mr Pouyat is a trusted advisor to Ministers of Finance, Governors and Deputies, including the Heads of Debt Management and various regulatory bodies. He is a highly regarded speaker in the industry and leads discussions with various senior-level government officials, with the objective of implementing solutions that help to increase market liquidity, resulting in a stronger macroeconomic climate and financial stability.

Mr Pouyat has also held a number of senior positions within Euroclear in product management, network management, chief of staff to the UK and Dutch CEOs, corporate restructuring and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Euroclear, Stephan was employed by Federated Investors as vice president for e-commerce, where he developed a web-based settlement engine. He has a Master’s degree from both Eurecom and Polytechnique Lausanne (Switzerland) and has completed an Executive Program at Harvard Business School.

 

Moderator

Johan SULAEMAN
Dean’s Chair and Associate Professor Finance
NUS Business School

Johan SULAEMAN is a Dean’s Chair and an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at the NUS Business School. He is currently the Academic Director of the NUS MSc (Finance) Programme. He recently served as the Research Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI). He obtained his PhD in Finance from University of Texas at Austin (McCombs). He received his Masters of Financial Engineering (MFE) from the Haas School at the University of California, Berkeley, and his BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

He teaches in various educational programs, including executive education, in courses involving portfolio theory, equity, fixed income assets, options, futures, investment strategies, and risk management.  His current research interests focus on the effects of geographic factors on various economic outcomes.  He also works on research questions related to the effects of ownership structure on corporate decisions, and the role of various economic agents in disturbing and maintaining market efficiency.

 


 

Student tickets are available for this event.
Students from partnering universities are invited to join, free of charge. Partnering universities; NUS, NTU, SMU, EDHEC, ESSEC & INSEAD.
There are limited student tickets available and are subject to correct registration details. 

  • Please sign up with your university-issued email address
  • Enter your institution under “company”
  • Enter your major/programme under “designation” 
  • Select “Complimentary Student Ticket”

 

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