Chapter Meeting - Integrating climate risks into investment portfolios

Chapter Meeting - Hong Kong, China: Integrating climate risks into investment portfolios

Overview

Climate-related risks are posing a potential threat to long-term resilience of businesses, with climate reporting requirements on the rise. Investors are increasingly focusing on climate risk management, practices, disclosures and impact measurements when making investment decisions. Institutional investors who intend to report according to recommendations in Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are deploying various methodology to climate-proof their portfolios.

Join us to discuss:

•   The integration of climate risk into existing financial risk categories – practice and challenges, active vs passive portfolios

•   The tools being deployed to understand the potential impacts of climate risk, such as scenario analysis – are there reliable sector-specific model scenarios available?

•   What reports/data sources can asset owners and asset managers rely on to be comfortable that investees are able to effectively manage climate risks and even turn them into opportunities?

•   What are the main issues and are there particular challenges relating to physical risk vs transition risks?

•   In Hong Kong, what are predominant drivers of climate risk management and disclosures?

Details

October 29, 2020 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hong Kong Time (HKT)

Online Meeting

Agenda

Panel Discussion: 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Q&A: 7:15pm – 7:30pm

Speakers

Agnes K Y Tai, Senior Partner & RO, Yaozhi Asset Management International Co. Ltd. (YZAMI)

Agnes has been advocating sustainability/ESG since 2010 through investing, speaking and writing. She is an External Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports since 2014, board/committee member of various NGOs and professional organizations including GARP and HKIoD. She held senior positions in asset management companies, banks, family offices, consulting firms, NGOs and Foundations in her forty years of serving the financial community across several jurisdictions. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a PhD candidate of HKUST. She has written 2 books and a Harvard business case.

Martin Graham, CFA Director, Global Public Policy Group and Risk & Quantitative Analysis, BlackRock

Dual-hatting as a Director in BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Group and Risk & Quantitative Analysis team, Martin Graham is responsible for engaging with policy makers, regulators and industry bodies on matters of regional interest; as well as the development and application of analytics in support of the risk management of Index and Multi-Asset portfolios. Recently, Martin has been proactively working with regulators on policies promoting the development of the ESG space in APac.

Prior to his current role at BlackRock, Martin worked in the Risk Strategy division of HSBC Hong Kong, latterly as the Senior Manager leading the design of HSBC’s global stress testing methodologies. Martin has also worked on the Structured Finance and Discretionary Investment desks in the Treasury department of Nationwide Building Society in the UK.

Martin earned a first class BSc degree in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Leeds, graduating top in his school. In addition to being a CFA charterholder, Martin also holds a Certificate in Quantitative Finance and a Certificate in Investment Management.

Wai-Sin Chan, Global Head, Client Change Centre of Excellence, Global co-Head of ESG research, HSBC

Wai-Shin is Head of HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence and also Co-heads Environmental Social Governance (ESG) research. His dual role involves analysis of climate change and its multi-asset implications as well as the integration of ESG within HSBC’s Global Research. Wai-Shin has previously worked as a fund manager and was an equity analyst for several years. He has also spent time in the non-profit sector focusing on sustainable investing.

Wai-Shin and holds a degree in Mathematics and Physics from Durham University and is a CFA charterholder.

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