AIMA Hong Kong: The Future of Impact Funds & Sustainable Investing in Asia

Hong Kong

AIMA  invite you to join our afternoon seminar where you will learn first hand from a panel discussion on Responsible Investment.

Investing on the basis of environmental and social factors, as well as incorporating good governance (now collectively referred to as ESG criteria) is not new. However, investors across the world are becoming increasingly aware of the need to measure and manage the ESG impact of their investments. They are also asking questions of their managers as to how such issues and risks are managed, to what extent such criteria are incorporated into the implementation of fund strategies and for more information on investment opportunities linked to a sustainability purpose.  In addition, we are starting to see private equity, hedge and other alternative investment funds raising their ESG awareness and collaborating with and hiring experts in this field in order to develop their own ESG strategies.

Ogier investment funds partner Kate Hodson will be moderating a panel of experts to discuss their insights and experiences on this topic from the Asia perspective, including on questions such as: We have seen a greater pace of change in Europe but are we now seeing a turn in the tide for regulation in Asia?  What are the opportunities for ESG and impact investing in Asia and for Asian fund managers?  What are the specific areas of impact that are of interest to investors in Asia? What are the key factors that will contribute to the transition towards more sustainable investing in Asia?  



Adeline Tan, Wealth Business Leader, Mercer

Adeline joined Mercer Hong Kong in 2014 as the Head of Investment Advisory and later expanded her oversight to include Retirement Advisory within Mercer’s Wealth business.

As Mercer’s head of Advisory, she led  the consulting team in serving clients on asset and liability matters, and was responsible for client delivery and growing the technical capabilities of the team. Prior to joining Mercer, she was with another leading consulting firm for 12 years and she began her career advising large UK pension schemes on the funding and risk management of their liabilities. In the same firm, she was seconded to the Shanghai office and gained experience in the region.

Later she returned to the UK to specialize in development of long-term investment strategy, asset-liability studies, dynamic de-risking and portfolio construction matters. She then focused on delivering whole-fund investment solutions to clients that opted to delegate a greater part of their investment processes.

Adeline is a graduate of the Business School at the University of Warwick, UK, and is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Actuaries.

Iain Henderson, Managing Director, ADM Capital 

Iain Henderson is a managing director for ADM Capital based in Hong Kong. He works primarily on helping scale sustainable investments through the Tropical Landscape Finance Facility. Before joining ADM Capital, Iain held senior positions in the UN, a global conservation organisation and in banking. While at the UN, Iain worked on sustainable finance for the United Nations Environment Programme, most recently as head of international cooperation. This work included supporting the People’s Bank of China and the Bank of England in launching the G20’s work on green/sustainable finance. Before joining the UN, Iain worked for WWF in Hong Kong on sustainable finance and its potential to address tropical deforestation across SE Asia. He held a range of sales and structuring positions at UBS and Deutsche Bank in London earlier in his career. He is a CFA and CAIA Charterholder.

Ryan Shah, Executive Director, Capital Consulting, APAC, UBS AG

Mr. Shah is currently an Executive Director with UBS in Hong Kong on the Capital Introduction team with a focus on both our Asian Hedge Fund Clients and US based Institutional Investors. He relocated from New York in the summer of 2015, having previously been a senior member of the US Capital Introduction team since 2011. Prior to this, he was a Vice President with Goldman Sachs in their Prime Brokerage group. He started his career at the American Stock Exchange.   
He holds a Masters of Science in Finance degree from Boston College, and completed his Bachelor of Arts at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Mr. Shah holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.   


Kate Hodson, Partner, Ogier

Kate advises GPs and fund managers on the establishment and structuring of private equity funds and hedge funds as well as advising LPs on their fund investments. Her experience covers a broad range of strategies and industries, including impact funds and sustainable investment funds, real estate, credit funds, venture capital and infrastructure funds. Kate has been working in Asia as a funds lawyer for over 9 years and prior to that was based in London with Allen & Overy.                    

Please note there is a limit of 2 attendees per firm.

Please note, registration is currently closed as it had reached full capcity, please check this webpage for further updates. 


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