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The Asset Manager CIO Breakfast Series: Purpose & Profit

The CIO’s responsibility in the future of stewardship

London |
Speakers include:
Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Financial Times

Overview

In recent years, stewardship has shot into focus for fund managers. Despite today’s challenging and uncertain financial environment, effective stewardship has solidified into a longer-term priority, recognised as a crucial component of sustainable business. Since the UK’s adoption of a stewardship code in 2010, formalised sets of principles are now present in as many as 20 countries around the world*. These principles, or codes, encourage asset management firms to monitor and engage with the companies they invest in and disclose this information publicly.

But what does effective stewardship look like in practice? What were its original objectives, and has it achieved them? Critics have suggested that sets of principles are well-intentioned but ineffective; morally sound, but lacking any practical recommendations. Conversely, regulations that are perceived as too stringent risk turning good stewardship from a long-term direction of travel into a mechanical compliance exercise. What kind of revisions to stewardship codes are needed to ensure that the standards for corporate governance are evolving with the market? How can CIOs develop and promote workable solutions for effective oversight and better long term ownership? What responsibility should CIOs carry for translating regulation into wholesale culture shift, both internally and across the investment landscape?

Join the Financial Times and Societe Generale at this exclusive breakfast roundtable to discuss what is needed for stewardship to drive sustainable, long-term growth whilst delivering better returns for shareholders.

*‘UK stewardship code in line for significant overhaul’. Source: ft.com

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fallback Add to my Calendar 05/02/2019 07:30:0005/02/2019 09:35:00falseThe Asset Manager CIO Breakfast Series: Purpose & ProfitIn recent years, stewardship has shot into focus for fund managers. Despite today’s challenging and uncertain financial environment, effective stewardship has solidified into a longer-term priority, recognised as a crucial component of sustainable business. Since the UK’s adoption of a stewardship code in 2010, formalised sets of principles are now present in as many as 20 countries around the world*. These principles, or codes, encourage asset management firms to monitor and engage with the companies they invest in and disclose this information publicly.But what does effective stewardship look like in practice? What were its original objectives, and has it achieved them? Critics have suggested that sets of principles are well-intentioned but ineffective; morally sound, but lacking any practical recommendations. Conversely, regulations that are perceived as too stringent risk turning good stewardship from a long-term direction of travel into a mechanical compliance exercise. What kind of revisions to stewardship codes are needed to ensure that the standards for corporate governance are evolving with the market? How can CIOs develop and promote workable solutions for effective oversight and better long term ownership? What responsibility should CIOs carry for translating regulation into wholesale culture shift, both internally and across the investment landscape?Join the Financial Times and Societe Generale at this exclusive breakfast roundtable to discuss what is needed for stewardship to drive sustainable, long-term growth whilst delivering better returns for shareholders.*‘UK stewardship code in line for significant overhaul’. Source: ft.comThe-Asset-Manager-CIO-Breakfast-Series:-Purpose-&-Profit202d4a4194f65693a37a654389d8ddf6MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 2nd May

  • 7:30am
    Welcome Refreshments
  • 7:45am
    Chair's Opening Remarks
  • 8:05am
    Discussion Commences
  • 9:25am
    Chair's Closing Remarks
  • 9:30am
    Ends

Chair (1)

Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Markets Editor
Financial Times

Katie Martin is the Financial Times' Markets Editor, having previously run fastFT, the FT's breaking news service. Prior to the FT, she was at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

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Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth. With over 145,000 employees, based in 66 countries, we accompany 31 million clients on a daily basis.

In the commodities space, Societe Generale has a recognized expertise and provides a one-stop shop for hedging, financing & investment solutions. What’s more, 2017 marks 30 years of continuous commitment to commodities markets for the Bank.

Following the integration of Newedge in 2014, Societe Generale’s commodities offering was reinforced by a listed derivatives offering, strengthening its comprehensive set of services which includes: over-the-counter derivatives, clearing & execution of exchange-traded derivatives for corporates;  investment solutions, clearing and high-touch execution of Exchange-traded derivatives for Financial Institutions.

Venue

Financial Times Headquarters
One Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7775 6653
Email: ftlive@ft.com

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Contact

Jordan Harries
Content Editor
Financial Times