Wednesday webinar at one: TCFD reporting reforms - interactive discussion with the FCA

Wednesday 25 August 2021 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

This event is brought to you by the Climate Change Disclosures Reporting working group

On 22nd June, the FCA published two consultations with further proposals to further enhance TCFD reporting requirements from both regulated firms and listed companies respectively. The FCA also included some topics for discussion on ESG issues in capital markets. CFA UK set up working groups to respond to these consultations and intend to submit formal responses by 10 September.

This webinar is an opportunity for members to listen to and participate in a discussion on some of the key elements of the FCA’s proposed reforms. Representatives of the working groups will present their considered reaction to the FCA’s proposals to the FCA’s team and members will be invited also to contribute their thoughts and participate in polls.

The webinar will consider matters such as the:

  • scope of the disclosure requirements
  • design of the rules
  • mandatory/voluntary basis for the proposed rules
  • interaction with other disclosure requirements

For listed companies, an important area of focus will be the future path towards a common baseline international corporate reporting standard under the IFRS Foundation, that builds from the TCFD’s recommendations.

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


Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40

CPD Points: 0.75

FCA Speakers:

  • Mark Manning
  • Louisa Chender
  • Federico Cellurale
  • Thorben Heidrich

CFA UK Working Group Representatives:

Emily Barnard, CFA, Equity Analyst, Majedie Asset Management

Emily Barnard is an analyst with six years’ industry experience in UK and international equity markets. Emily works as an Equity Analyst at Majedie Asset Management.
Prior to joining Majedie in 2016, Emily completed a two year rotational graduate programme at the Welcome Trust, focusing on equity analysis.

Emily holds a Master of Physics degree in theoretical physics from Durham University. She is IMC qualified and is a CFA charter holder.

Amit Bisaria, CFA

Amit Bisaria, CFA, has been working in portfolio and fund management for about fifteen years, latterly focussing on investment risk. He is a CFA charter holder and an active volunteer with the society, including being part of the leadership team of the performance & risk working group and a member of the professionalism committee.

Amit was part of the group that responded to the initial FCA consultation on climate disclosure and has continued on that theme by leading the current CP 21/17 consultation response.

Rachel Neill, CFA, Chief Impact Officer, Connected Asset Management

Rachel Neill, CFA, joined Connected Asset Management in 2021. Previously, Rachel was Head of Sustainable Investment at Smart Pension, a technology-based master trust, where she developed and implemented Smart’s responsible investment strategy alongside the trustees. Prior to this she held roles in product design, credit analysis and asset management at various global banks.

She has also championed diversity and inclusion in the roles she has had, and heads up this work at Connected Asset Management. Rachel is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Matthew Bates, CFA, Middle Office Finance Officer, Kexim Bank

Matthew Bates, CFA, is Middle Office Finance Officer at Kexim Bank (UK) where he leads the Climate Change Financial Risk working group, and is a member of the same-titled group at the Association of Foreign Banks. Previously spent over 11 years at Aminex PLC, an oil and gas company premium and later standard listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, where he held analyst, financial reporting, governance and Risk Committee responsibilities.

He is a CFA Charterholder, Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Governance Professional.

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