Responsible Investments for Institutional Investors in Hedge Funds

Responsible Investment for Hedge Funds

The PRI is delighted to be working in partnership with The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) on a half day interactive event being kindly hosted by APG in New York City, which aims to address responsible investments into hedge funds.

The programme, which will consist of two panel discussions, will review what is responsible investment and how asset owners consider ESG factors when allocating to hedge funds and evaluate the evolving nature of their demands. The agenda will also consider how alternative investment managers are responding and adapting their transparency reporting, fund structures and investment strategies. The invited panellists will provide a unique insight into the evolving relationship between responsible investors and hedge fund managers.

AGENDA

08:15 Registration and arrival networking refreshments
09:00 Introduction
Marisol Hernandez, Manager, Investment Practices, PRI
Host welcome
Isabel K.R. Dische, Ropes & Gray LLP
09:15 Panel Discussion: How do institutional investors consider responsible investment in hedge funds? How can responsible investment and hedge fund be aligned?
In this session, we will review what is responsible investment, how asset owners consider ESG factors when allocating to hedge funds and evaluate the evolving nature of their demands. Our panellists will discuss their approaches and share their insights.

Led by: Keith Black, PhD, CAIA, Managing Director, Curriculum & Exams
Panellists:
  • Ron Auer, Executive Director, CORPaTH
  • Jess Gaspar, Managing Director, Head of Asset Allocation and Research CommonFund
  • Linda Giuliano, SVP/Head of Respomsible Investment Chief Adminstrative Officer -Equities, AllianceBernstein
  • Marta Jankovic, Senior Sustainability and Governance Specialist, Head of ESG Integration Alternatives at APG
10:15 Networking refreshments  
10:35 Panel Discussion: How alternative investment managers are responding and adapting their transparency reporting, fund structures and investment strategies for responsible investment.
The invited panellists will provide a unique insight into the evolving relationship between responsible investors and hedge fund managers.

Led by: Jennifer Wood – AIMA Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Management Regulation and Sound Practices
Panellists:
  • Stephen Kennedy, CFA, Senior Portfolio Analyst, Albourne Partners
  • Lukasz Pomorski, PhD, Vice President, AQR
  • Nicholas Rontiris, Head of Product Development and Chief Compliance Officer, New Holland Capital 
  • Mariela Vargova, PhD, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Impact Investments at Rockefeller & Co
11:35 Concluding Comments
Marisol Hernandez, Manager, Investment Practices, PRI
11:45 Event Close
 
The PRI would like to thank AIMA and APG for their support with this event.

Organiser

The PRI

Where

Ropes & Gray LLP
1211 Avenue of the Americas
    New York NY 10036-8704
    United States

When

03 Nov 2016 08:15 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)

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