Tuesday 17 March

We hope that you can join us for a seminar that’s in your area.

You can register for either the morning, lunch or afternoon session where both speakers will be presenting.

The sessions will have a running time of 90 minutes with food and refreshments are available at each venue before the seminars begin.

A CPD certificate of 45 minutes will be offered for Will's session and a CPD certificate of 45 minutes will be offered for Ryan's session.

Hear Senior Fund Manager for Royal London, Will Kenney, speak on 'Global Equities - Where to deploy capital in a world of low returns. Joined by Senior Business Development Manager, Ryan Medlock who will present 'Back to the sustainable future'. 

With a narrow cohort of growth equities having driven the market higher for a number of years, we ask how long can this continue and what the right approach is to deploying capital in a world of excess capacity and disruption.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand what underlying factors have driven equity markets since the Global Financial Crisis.
  • To examine which metrics are appropriate to measure corporate wealth creation at the stock level.
  • To understand practical stock examples of where capital can be deployed globally in a world of low returns.

Will Kenney - Senior Fund Manager, Global Equities, RLAM

Will is a portfolio manager with over 19 years of experience. Prior to joining Royal London Asset Management, Will was a portfolio manager at Waverton Investment Management, where he worked alongside Peter Rutter and James Clarke under the same team construct. Prior to this, Will had previously been a partner and portfolio manager at Spencer House Capital Management (SHCM). Prior to joining SHCM in 2006, Will worked at Deutsche Asset Management for seven years as a member of the global equity team. He graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in Economics and Politics and is a CFA charterholder.

Did you know that Oxford Dictionary’s word of 2019 was ‘climate emergency’? OK, that’s two words but all of the extreme weather events across the globe coupled with the extinction rebellion protests have put environmental issues, climate change and sustainability right at the top of the world’s news agenda. In parallel, we’ve also witnessed responsible investing quickly becoming part of the global mainstream.

This presentation starts by looking to the future and the impending regulatory changes that are likely to drive environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing right into the heart of the advice process as well as tackling all of the confusing labels and myths about responsible investing. We’ll also take a look at some of the global initiatives pushing sustainable finance further into the spotlight and discuss the opportunities this is creating within the advised market.

The presentation also covers some practical steps that advisers can take today to start integrating ESG factors within the advice process as well as exploring wider responsible investing considerations.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the key regulatory and legislative changes being introduced for ESG investing
  • Understand the key terms and issues relating to responsible investing
  • Understand the global macro initiatives driving the development of sustainable finance
  • Identify ways to incorporate ESG considerations into your advisory process

Ryan Medlock - Senior Business Development Manager, Royal London

Ryan’s journey with Royal London began back in 2008 after starting his career in compliance with Aviva. As an Investment Proposition Manager, Ryan learnt how to live and breathe Royal London's Governed Range contributing to both its growth and development as well as speaking all things investment at adviser events. Ryan moved to Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2017 for a stint in the strategic client’s relationship team before a return to the Royal London adventure followed in October 2018 and becoming a senior business development manager focusing on pensions. Ryan holds the IMC qualification.

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