NYSSA Green Bond Investment Outlook

Thursday February 2, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NYSSA Conference Center
Available as: Live Session;Online;
Categories: Conference, Global Investing, Industry Conference

Description

NYSSA Green Bonds Event

Green bonds continue to set new volume records this year. About $26 billion in green bonds came to market in the third quarter alone, bringing the year-to-date global total to $63 billion. It is now expected that 2016 will be the best year on record, with volume likely to exceed $80 billion. With China’s increasing commitments to the green bond market, issuance could even reach $100 billion in 2016. While the growth rate has been impressive, absolute green bonds volume still represents only a small fraction, less than 1% by some estimates, of the total worldwide fixed income market.

Green bonds have served as an important catalyst to focus attention on climate change and the collective actions that must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the green bond market will have to achieve geometric growth if this segment of the bond market is to play a significant role in mobilizing capital toward environmental solutions. To achieve the Paris Climate agreement goal of limiting greenhouse gas emissions by holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, an unprecedented allocation of capital will be required to green the global economy. Estimates for the amount of climate finance needed for this transition vary widely, but generally range from around $34-$114 trillion over the next 12 years. This, by necessity, will involve mobilizing public funds and also re-channeling a substantial flow of private capital towards sustainability projects.

Green bonds are expected to play an important role in such mobilization initiatives The event is intended to focus on current green market dynamics, such as why we don't see even higher levels green bond issuance, but importantly, it will address the factors that could further stimulate the future growth and development of green bonds in the US and overseas.

What You Will Learn

  • The evolution of, in addition to the outlook for, the green bond market

  • Understanding and managing green bond risks

  • Green bond opportunities in the corporate bond market

  • The potential for green project bonds financing green infrastructure

  • The rise of green bond funds


Agenda

5:00PM Welcoming Remarks
Daniel Dagen, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, NYSSA

5:02PM Keynote Address
Mike Eckhart, Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup

5:30PM Green Bond Asset Manager Panel

Moderator
Henry Shilling, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

Panelists
Eric Glass, CFA, Portfolio Manager, AllianceBernstein
Stephen Bonte, CFA, Director of Sustainable Investing, Standish Timothy J. Coffin, Senior Vice President, Breckinridge
Ann Marie Griffith, Managing Director US Fixed Income, APG Asset Management

6:30PM Green Bond Asset Allocator Panel
Moderator
Manuel Lewin, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance Company
Panelists
Bryon Willy, Principal, Mercer Investment Consulting
Andrew Russell, Director of Fixed Income Investments, Pension Boards- UCC
Stephen Freedman, PhD, CFA, Executive Director, Head of Thematic and Sustainable Investing Strategy, UBS Wealth Management Americas

7:30PM Closing Remarks & Networking
Deepika Sharma, CFA, Board of Directors, NYSSA

Who Should Attend

Portfolio managers and research analysts employed at asset management firms, investment banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies, as well as pension plan sponsors; professionals working at potential participants on the issuance side, including corporations and private equity firms; and service providers such as attorneys, consultants, and rating agency personnel.

NYSSA expects all attendees to comply with NYSSA’s Code of Conduct while attending NYSSA events or meetings. NYSSA expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to grant or deny access to any individual, or to expel any individual from any NYSSA event or meeting.


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Program Details

Date
February 2, 2017

Time
5:00PM - 8:00PM

Registration Deadline
February 1, 2017

Fee
Members: $40
Non-member: $100
No Students

CFA Institute CE: 2.5 credits


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Opening Remarks
Daniel Dagen, CFA, CEO, NYSSA

Keynote Address
Mike Eckhart, Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup

Moderators
Henry Shilling, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service
Manuel Lewin, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance Company

Panelists
Eric Glass, CFA, Portfolio Manager, AllianceBernstein
Stephan Bonte, CFA, Director of Sustainable Investing, Standish
Bryon Willy, Principal, Mercer Investment Consulting
Timothy J. Coffin, Senior Vice President, Breckinridge
Andrew Russell, Director of Fixed Income Investments, Pension Boards-UCC
Stephen Freedman, PhD, CFA, Executive Director, Head of Thematic and Sustainable Investing Strategy, UBS Wealth Management Americas
Ann Marie Griffith, Managing Director US Fixed Income, APG Asset Management

Host
Global Investing Thought Leadership Group

Organizers
Deepika Sharma, CFA
Thomas Brigandi
Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA
Evelyn Yeow, CFA
Robert Discolo, CFA, CAIA, CPA
Chris Cutler, CFA
Jae Yoon, CFA


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