The Women in Asset Management Summit Transatlantic Edition is here: what to expect

The asset management sector hasn't been as affected by COVID-19 as other industries; this year's event will offer tips, insights, and advice on how women can lead the sector to new heights

On February 23rd, the Women in Asset Management Summit Transatlantic Edition will take place online. With COVID-19 an ongoing issue, conversations about how the pandemic will continue to alter working life in the industry, as well as discussions around Brexit and the environment, will feature heavily.

What to expect

The free event will focus on how firms can prosper in the post-pandemic world. With the industry having sustained less economic damage than other sectors, the overarching conversation will be positive, with women playing a vital role in furthering its resilience to external change.

With 2021 already giving industry insiders a lot to talk about, from Brexit to the new US President, other themes will be explored, including pursuing ambitious diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) actions while working and leading remotely.

Attendees can expect actionable tips on navigating the post-coronavirus era, including transforming business and new-age operating models, finding talent, and understanding the future workforce.

Who’s speaking

Speakers will include Marie Fromaget, Human Capital and Diversity Analyst, AXA Investment Managers, who will join the day’s – “Intersectionality – considering all the elements that make us who we are,” panel which will explore overcoming unconscious bias when talking about diversity topics, the future of the race conversation, and the progress of gender versus LGBT+ implementations in the industry.

Other talks include a fireside chat on “Guidance, Influence, and Empathy – Leadership in 2021”, which will explore how to remain a resilient leader as businesses operate remotely and the characteristics that will make a successful asset manager over the next five years. One of the speakers featured here is Meike Bliebenicht, a self-described “multi-asset enthusiast and neurodiversity activist” and Global Product Director, Multi-Asset, at investment management and research firm AllianceBernstein.

Tapping into sustainability topics, an afternoon presentation entitled “ESG Investing in Equities” will focus on investing in line with the UN’s Sustainability Goals, including the challenges faced in new markets. Basak Yavuz, Fund Manager, Emerging Markets Equities, at Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP, will bring her decades of top-level asset management experience to deliver this timely topic.

Registration for the event can be found here.
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