UK long-term ESG objectives have universal support from all societal stakeholders. Yet, there are significant unacknowledged execution risks. Post-MiFID II asset manager funding models have made these outcomes essentially contingent upon perpetually rising public asset markets – for decades into the future.
The UK is at a critical juncture as it designs its post-Brexit financial regulatory architecture and prepares to host COP 26. How can it address these challenges?
Asset owner/asset manager ESG/engagement strategies are the spearhead of private market-based initiatives to reach the UK’s objective of carbon neutrality by 2050.
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Event: 13:00 - 13:40
CPD Points: 0.75
Neil Scarth, Principal, Frost Consulting
Neil Scarth is a Principal of Frost Consulting, which works with asset managers and asset owners on research issues including research valuation/budgeting, strategy-level research spending database/benchmarks, and investment process ESG integration/benchmarking.
Frost solutions allow asset managers and asset owners to collaborate on mutually transparent research/ESG budgets designed to emancipate investment strategies to seek their targeted return and ESG objectives.
Research transparency and “sustainability” are emerging as ESG factors and stewardship/ governance issues for asset owners.
Neil has held a range of roles in asset management and investment banking in Europe and North America.
Neil has consulted extensively with global regulators on research issues. Frost has authored papers on research topics for, and in collaboration with, the CFA Institute, CFA UK, the University of Edinburgh, and Stanford University.
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