Green bonds today and tomorrow

Thursday 05 May 2022 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This event is the second of three in the climate  investing  series, jointly organised by  Climate Bonds Initiative  and CFA UK 

Green bonds represent a fast growing area of the fixed income market that allows investors to allocate their capital to climate-friendly proposals and on the flip-side provides funding for climate friendly activities. The main point is the definition of what constitutes a green bond. A panel of industry experts will discuss the bonds, the market and will cover the following areas:

  • Where does the green bond market go from here
  • Greenwashing
  • The role of green bonds in a net zero carbon transition

Where recordings are made, these are a member benefit that are accessed through the member-only platform, CFA UK Discover.


Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00

CPD Points: 1.00


David Zahn, CFA, Head of Sustainable Investment & Europe, Fixed Income, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton

David Zahn is the senior vice president and head of Sustainable Investment & European fixed income for Franklin Templeton Fixed Income in London, United Kingdom. David is Co-Chair of Franklin Templeton’s Stewardship and Sustainability Council. He is responsible for leading the management of European fixed income strategies, and several global aggregate and global government fixed income portfolios.

David has over 26 years of experience in financial services. He is a member of the Fixed Income Research and Strategy Team (FIRST), which sets broad fixed income strategy at Franklin Templeton. Prior to his current role, David was a senior portfolio manager for Citigroup Asset Management. David joined Franklin Templeton in 2006 as a senior vice president and portfolio manager.

David holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Maine, a MA in war in the modern world from King's College London, and a MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.

Fabrizio Palmucci, Senior Advisor, Climate Bonds Initiative

Fabrizio Palmucci, CFA is a Senior Advisor at the Climate Bonds Initiative. Fabrizio is focused on mobilising capital towards companies and projects that feature credible, Paris-aligned, transition plans and projects.

Fabrizio works with issuers, originating banks as well as investors to reduce market friction and improve risk differentiation for transition and green investments. He has spent close to 20 years in the fixed-income buy-side space in different roles, trading, credit analysis and strategy and with several firms from boutique to tier one assets managers and rating agencies.

Monica Filkova, CFA, Climate and Sustianabale Finance Advisor

Monica Filkova, CFA, is a debt finance professional with a focus on climate and sustainable finance strategy, research and criteria definition. Between 2017-2020, Moncia was Head of Market Intelligence at climate finance NGO Climate Bonds Initiative, and then Director, Sustainable Finance at Fitch Ratings. She chairs the Certificate in Climate and Investing Panel, convened in 2020 to advise CFA UK on the development of a climate and investing qualification, and is a member of the ESG Panel, which is responsible for the Certificate in ESG Investing, launched by CFA UK in 2019.

Prior to pivoting to sustainable finance, Monica’s focus was in property finance and debt capital markets, including roles as Head of Structuring, Debt Capital Markets at Eurohypo AG, senior credit research analyst at Chalkhill Partners, and real estate investment banking with Deutsche Bank. Monica is a CFA charterholder. She holds a master of management degree from Cornell University, USA, and a BBA from the American University in Bulgaria.
Krista Tukiainen, Head of Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative

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