Exclusive Senior Executive Breakfast Briefing

An exclusive senior executive breakfast conversation with Hanneke Smits, CEO of Newton Asset Management, on November 7 2019 at The Ritz, London.

Overview

Join us for a breakfast conversation with Hanneke Smits, CEO of Newton Asset Management, on November 7 2019 at The Ritz, London.

Hanneke will be sharing her thoughts on the outlook for the asset management industry in 2020, and the headwinds the industry is currently facing. She will offer insights into how Newton manages the challenges presented by environmental and social governance (ESG), how and why this has been a core issue for the company since its establishment, and how Newton’s approach differs from elsewhere in the asset management industry. Hannah will also share some personal thoughts from her illustrious career.

The discussions will be guided by Peter Swabey FCG, Policy and Research Director at The Chartered Governance Institute.

Agenda

  • 8.00am: Registration
  • 8.30am: Welcome by BNY Mellon
  • 8.45am: Hanneke Smits, CEO of Newton Asset Management and Peter Swabey FCG, Policy and Research Director at The Chartered Governance Institute, will discuss the outlook for the asset management industry in 2020. Topics will include:

- Headwinds facing the asset management industry

- How Newton manages ESG and how their approach differs from other asset management companies

- Broad themes that Newton is focusing on for the near and mid term

  • 9.30am: Audience questions 

Speaker

Hanneke Smits joined Newton, the largest of BNY Mellon’s eight asset management boutiques, as CEO in 2016. A board member of Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM) and Newton Investment Management (North America) Limited (NIMNA), Hanneke is also a board member of The Investment Association, the trade body that represents UK investment managers.  She previously served as a member of the Executive Committee at private equity firm Adams Street Partners from 2001 to 2014 and was its Chief Investment Officer from 2008 to 2014. Hanneke is a non-executive member of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England and also serves as Chair of the Board of Impetus, a venture philanthropy organization that backs charities dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Booking information

Date: Thursday 7 November 2019

Timing: 8.00 - 10.00am

Location: The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR

Price: Free

Please note that this is an invite-only event with limited spaces for senior investor relations professionals, company secretaries and c-suite officers working in FTSE350 companies only.

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