Private Wealth Financing Sustainability Webinar

Thursday 24 September 2020

New York Climate Week Private Wealth Financing Sustainability

Panel Session 1: What role does private capital have in mitigating climate change?

Gillian Tett

Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US

Gillian Tett is Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large US at the Financial Times.

She previously served as US Managing Editor, leading the Financial Times’ editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the FT, covering a range of global economic, financial, political and social issues, and has previously held diverse roles at the newspaper including Capital Markets Editor, Tokyo Bureau Chief, London-based economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels over a 27-year career.

In 2014, Gillian was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and also received the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award, and is also a published author.

Guy Hands

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Guy is Founder and Chairman of Terra Firma Capital Partners. He is Chief Investment Officer and sits on the boards of the general partner of each of the Terra Firma funds.

Guy started his high-profile career with Goldman Sachs International where he went on to become Head of Eurobond Trading and then Head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Asset Structuring Group. He was a leading pioneer in the development of securitisation, extending the practice beyond simple debt instruments to include assets such as shopping malls, mobile home parks and distressed loans.

In 1994 he joined Nomura International plc, where he established the Principal Finance Group (‘PFG’), which went on to undertake ground-breaking deals involving trains, housing and pubs and other sectors, using securitised debt to finance acquisitions. In 2002, he led the spin-out of PFG to form Terra Firma.

Since 1994, Guy has overseen the investment of more than €17 billion in 34 businesses with a total enterprise value of more than €48 billion, and is also well known for his commitment to philanthropy.

Anastasia Amoroso

Executive Director, Head of Investment Strategy

Anastasia is Executive Director and the Head of Cross-Asset Thematic Strategy for JP Morgan Private Bank, serving many of their most active and absolute-return oriented clients around the world. She develops and monitors global investment and thematic ideas, and facilitates their implementation across asset classes. She also develops global tactical ideas for global opportunistic clients and facilitates institutional level implementation across asset classes.

Anastasia regularly appears on CNBC and BloombergTV and is often quoted in the financial press. Prior to joining JP Morgan, she managed global tactical multi-asset portfolios and performed investment due diligence at Merrill Lynch, as well as provided consultative financial advisory services to high-net-worth families and businesses. Previously, Anastasia held several financial analysis, research and strategic business planning positions with both private and public sector organizations.

Dr Andy Sloan

Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy

As Deputy CEO, Strategy, Guernsey Finance, Andy is responsible for co-ordinating the development of financial services strategy. Andy established and chairs Guernsey Green Finance, the island’s sustainable finance initiative, and represents Guernsey at the UN’s Finance Centres for Sustainability Network. He is an expert reviewer for the International Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report and a Non-Exec Director of ESI Monitor, an environmental assessment company. He is a member of the BVCA’s Channel Islands Working Group, the CityUK’s IRSG’s regulatory coherence working group and is a member of the Institute of Directors and Institute of Risk. He joined Guernsey Finance on August 1st, 2018, from the GFSC where he was Director of Financial Stability and International Policy Advisor. He was previously GIBA’s first technical advisor and prior to this was States Economist and Head of Policy & Research. Andy has a PhD in Macroeconomics.

Tim Hames (Moderator)

Former Director General

Tim Hames has been a Senior Adviser at FTI since 2019. Before then he was the Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) from 2013-2019, having previously been its Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Campaigns.

Tim started his career as a lecturer in Politics at Oxford University (1989-1996) where he specialised in US and UK Government. He moved to The Times newspaper (1996-2008) where he became Assistant Editor, Chief Leader Writer and a columnist, and regularly edited the newspaper from 2006-2008. He also served in a part-time, personal, capacity, as Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Commons (2009-2019), giving him a unique Whitehall and Westminster network.

Tim has continued to write for academic publications and has extensive links with the university sector, multiple independent research institutions and an array of think tanks and lobby groups.

Panel Session 2: How to route private capital to the cause of sustainability - lessons from Guernsey in structuring, services and products

Annette Alexander

Partner

Annette Alexander is a Partner at Carey Olsen in Guernsey. She qualified as a lawyer in her native Australia before moving to the island and joining Carey Olsen in 2001.

Annette advises on a broad range of corporate matters with a particular emphasis on the establishment, regulation and operation of investment funds, regulatory compliance, capital markets and banking and finance.

Rebecca Booth

Client Director

Rebecca Booth, Client Director at Guernsey-based administration firm Carey, is a professional governance adviser, who over the past 15 years has worked with fund and listed company boards in European and offshore locations worldwide to apply best practice on issues such as ESG and migration.

Rebecca, a member of the Guernsey Green Finance working group, has a Master’s Degree in Corporate Governance, and has presented her research to academic peers at the International Corporate Governance Society conference in Rome and the British Academy of Management in the UK.

Emmalene Holden

Director

Emmalene is a Director at Albany Trustee Company, a long-established, independent trust and corporate services provider in Guernsey. Emmalene, a STEP member, specialises in the administration and management of international trust and corporate structures and family office support. Such structures comprise an array of assets where ESG is increasingly becoming a key consideration.

Frances Watson

Partner

Frances is a partner in Mourant's Guernsey office, having previously worked for Allen & Overy in London. Her focus is on corporate, investment funds, finance, regulatory advice and restructurings, typically on a multi-jurisdictional basis, for global financial institutions, family offices, corporations, private equity firms, asset managers and investment funds.

Frances has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for corporate and M&A work and within investment funds.

Dr Andy Sloan (Moderator)

Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy

As Deputy CEO, Strategy, Guernsey Finance, Andy is responsible for co-ordinating the development of financial services strategy. Andy established and chairs Guernsey Green Finance, the island’s sustainable finance initiative, and represents Guernsey at the UN’s Finance Centres for Sustainability Network. He is an expert reviewer for the International Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report and a Non-Exec Director of ESI Monitor, an environmental assessment company. He is a member of the BVCA’s Channel Islands Working Group, the CityUK’s IRSG’s regulatory coherence working group and is a member of the Institute of Directors and Institute of Risk. He joined Guernsey Finance on August 1st, 2018, from the GFSC where he was Director of Financial Stability and International Policy Advisor. He was previously GIBA’s first technical advisor and prior to this was States Economist and Head of Policy & Research. Andy has a PhD in Macroeconomics.