In this podcast episode from our Founder series, Poul Winslow (until recently Global Head of Capital Markets and Factor Investing at CPP Investments and an SBAI Trustee) is joined by SBAI Trustee Stuart Fiertz (President of Cheyne Capital – one of the founders of the SBAI) to look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, the case for alternatives, ESG and more.
In the first of our Founder series podcasts, one of our newest Trustees Paula Volent (CIO of Rockefeller University) is joined by our Deputy Chair Luke Ellis (CEO of Man Group – one of the founders of the SBAI) to look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, where to find alpha, diversity and more.
Mark Smith, Principal and Head of Business Development of Northwest Investment Management and Alvin Fan, Chief Executive Officer of OP Investment Management Ltd, discuss China. Discussion topics include how the market has changed as well as both the opportunities and the risks.
Mario Therrien, CDPQ and Dame Amelia Fawcett, Lead Independent Director, State Street Corporation, discuss diversity from the perspectives of a board member and an institutional allocator. The discussion focuses on why culture and diversity are important and the role of board members and allocators in helping to improve culture and diversity in the alternative investment industry.
Sara Razmpa, Director, Head of Responsible Investment Portfolio Manager, Equities at Unigestion SA and Rob Sachs Head Of Business Development, Head of Business Development at Whitebox Advisors LLC touch upon producing carbon footprints for firms and portfolios, the state of ESG data, and the frequency and content for investor reporting.
Barbara Bernstein, Chief Human Resources Officer, Magnetar Capital and Amanda Cherry, Director of HR, Aspect Capital discuss measuring and evidencing the culture of a firm - a difficult concept that many alternative investment firms are currently grappling with. Also covered is the shifting cultural focuses due to the pandemic, and some practical tips on forming an inclusive culture in the workplace.