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Can Capital Markets Save the Planet?
In a joint effort, KPMG International, CREATE-Research, and CAIA Association examine the role of capital markets in the transition to a low-carbon world. This report investigates the experiences to date of climate investing and the changes we can expect in the next three years, as we move towards a new investment paradigm. The research includes insights from 90 institutional investors, alternative investment managers, long only managers and pension consultants in 20 countries in all the key regions. This panel discussion will focus on the insights, findings, and takeaways gathered from this report.

Moderator:
Bill Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, CAIA Association

Speakers:
Anthony (Tony) Cowell, Global Lead Engagement Partner and Head of Asset Management, KPMG, Cayman Islands
Jodie McTaggart, Principal, KPMG IMPACT, KPMG Islands Group
Amin Rajan, Chief Executive Officer, CREATE - Research

Dec 8, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Bill Kelly
Chief Executive Officer @CAIA Association
Bill Kelly is the President & CEO of the CAIA Association. Bill has been a frequent industry speaker, writer, and commentator on alternative investment topics around the world since taking the leadership role at the CAIA Association in January, 2014. Previously, Bill was the CEO of Boston Partners and one of seven founding partners of the predecessor firm, Boston Partners Asset Management. Bill’s career in the institutional asset management space spans over 30 years where he gained extensive managerial experience through successive CFO, COO and CEO roles. In addition to his current role, Bill is a tireless advocate for shareholder protection and investor education and is currently the Chairman and lead independent director for the Boston Partners Trust Company. He is also currently an Advisory Board Member of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute.
Tony Cowell
Global Lead Engagement Partner and Head of Asset Management @KPMG, Cayman Islands
Anthony is a Global Lead Engagement Partner and Head of Asset Management for KPMG in the Cayman Islands. His portfolio of clients include some of the world’s largest asset managers and alternative investment platforms, as well as independent hedge funds, private equity structures and institutional investment portfolios. Anthony is a member of KPMG’s Global Alternative Investments Leadership Team and KPMG’s European Council for Investment Management. A regular speaker at industry conferences and author of thought leadership across asset management, he is regularly featured in the business press and is Editorial Chair of the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. He is also a member of the Cayman Finance International Relations Working Group, and a founding member of KPMG’s Global Impact Investing Steering Group.
Jodie McTaggart
Principal, KPMG Impact @KPMG Islands Group
Jodie is a Principal in KPMG IMPACT for KPMG Islands Group, a sub-region of countries within EMA. KPMG IMPACT combines efforts in ESG and Sustainability; Economic and Social Development; Sustainable Finance; Climate Change and Decarbonisation; and Impact Measurement, Assurance and Reporting. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the asset management industry in the Cayman Islands and the USA focusing on hedge and private equity funds. Jodie is also in charge of leading the corporate citizenship team at KPMG in the Cayman Islands and across KPMG Islands Group. From protecting and preserving the Cayman Islands for future generations, to improving literacy rates and helping those less fortunate, she is committed to building a brighter and more sustainable future.
Amin Rajan
Chief Executive @CREATE - Research
Amin Rajan is the Chief Executive of CREATE-Research - a network of prominent researchers undertaking high level advisory assignments for governments, global banks, fund managers, multinational companies and international bodies such as the EU, OECD and ILO. As well as appearing on radio and television regularly, he has contributed feature articles to The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The London Evening Standard and IPE. He has published reports and articles on leadership, business cultures, strategic change, globalisation, new technologies, and new business models. He has presented the results of his work at over 100 major events in the USA, UK and Asia-Pacific in the last five years. His expertise covers, amongst others, leadership and new business models in financial services.