What to expect at the US Women in Asset Management Summit 2021

Kicking off on 8 September 2021, attendees can expect to learn about nurturing a diverse talent pool

The Women in Asset Management USA Summit, taking place on 8 September 2021, will see delegates from around the world share knowledge on the changes affecting the asset management industry.

The US Women in Asset Management Summit 2021 – what not to miss

The free online event, where sponsors include J.P Morgan and The Vanguard Group, will feature a series of keynote presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions with industry leaders who will offer actionable advice on various sector-related topics including ESG in 2021, the current sector landscape, sustainable careers in the industry, and addressing current DEI challenges and failures.

For those looking for tips on how to nurture a diverse talent pool, the morning’s Stream 2 fireside chat entitled “Developing your diverse talent to ensure career development,” is a must. Catherine Banat, Managing Director, Responsible Investing at RBC Global Asset Management, and Nancy Tengler, Chief Investment Officer, Laffer Tengler Investments will discuss the ‘glass ceiling’ of Wall Street, the accountability of leadership for enforcing workplace equity, and upskilling effectively in an ever-changing industry.

ESG-minded attendees should head to Stream 1’s morning’s fireside chat entitled “What does ESG and Impact Investing actually mean?” The all-female panel will include Asha Metha, Managing Partner & CIO, Global Delta Capital, LLC, Nidhi Chadda, Founder and CEO, Enzo Advisors, and Rachel Shuman, VP. J.P. Morgan. Topics to be discussed in this session include what metrics gauge performance and philanthropic, social, and internal governance practices, and evaluating companies’ ethical supply chains.

Another highlight of the upcoming event will be a Stream 1 case study entitled “Gender Lens Investing becoming a norm?” The session will include advice on eliminating unintentional blind spots in decision-making and questioning how companies that include and empower women perform better. The speaker is Ivka Kalus, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner at Promethos Capital.

To find out more about the event and to register your free place, please click here.


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