There is a lot of discussion on transitioning to a low-carbon global economy, but what does it mean for the investment required, and the role institutional investors and fiduciary managers can play?
Join us, along with our colleagues from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, for a session where we will discuss:
How fiduciary duties of investors can drive behaviours
How we get to low-carbon while strengthening economic growth
Why this transition presents an enormous challenge, given the significant capital required to transform economies that have been reliant on an energy system that has been largely fossil-fuel based
The close coordination between investors and asset managers, and the role of “active” delegation and monitoring of decisions
Managing third-party expectations – members, sponsoring employers and activists
We will be joined by partners Clifford Sims and Chris Harper from our Pensions Practice, and Ed Francis and Cyprian Njamma from Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Multi Asset team.
The roundtable discussion will take place at Goldman Sachs’ London offices and lunch will be provided. Registration and lunch from noon; the presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. We hope you can join us.
Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
About the speakers:
Clifford Sims, Pensions Partner
Clifford Sims is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ pensions group and the UK lead for the firm’s Institutional Investors Group. He is recognised by Chambers UK as a leading individual for pensions and “an expert in investment and financial services in relation to occupational pensions” who is "extremely well organised, very commercial". He advises trustees, local authorities, sovereign wealth funds, product providers, investment banks and sponsoring employers on pensions and investment issues.
Chris Harper, Pensions Partner
Chris advises trustees of UK defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes and a number of Local Government Pension Scheme authorities. His experience includes advising major institutional investors on a wide range of pension investment strategies, including a variety of fiduciary management mandates, on all asset classes.
Chris is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and of the Society of Pension Professionals Investment Sub-Committee.
Ed Francis, Managing Director
Ed joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2021. He works in the Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he leads the UK Fiduciary Management team. Prior to joining the firm, Ed worked in the Investment business at Willis Towers Watson for 20 years serving as the EMEA Head of Investment from 2014 to 2020. Previously, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an investment consultant. Ed earned a BSc in Economics from the University of Hull in 1992.
Cyprian Njamma, Executive Director
Cyprian is an executive director in the Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) Group, based in London with over 17 years’ experience working with institutional clients, predominately UK pension schemes. He is a lead portfolio manager for outsourced and fiduciary managed multi-asset class portfolios for UK institutional clients. Prior to joining the firm, Cyprian was a Director of Client Strategy at SEI Investments (Europe) Ltd where he focused on providing investment advice and strategy to institutional clients. He was also a Trustee Director of SEI’s £2bn DC Master Trust. Before joining SEI, Cyprian spent the first five years of his career at both Mercer and Aon. At Mercer, he was an investment consultant, providing strategic investment advice for pensions schemes and at Aon, he was an Associate Consultant carrying out pension liability calculations. Cyprian is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and received a Masters in Actuarial Finance from Imperial College and a Masters in Physics from Oxford University.