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Chris Wright speaks to Ramy Rayes, executive vice-president for investment strategy and risk at British Columbia Investment Management Corporation – one of Canada’s key sovereign wealth funds – about the fund’s strategic overhaul and its pioneering role in alternative assets.
A two-part Euromoney podcast looks beyond the clichés and asks if big banks can really innovate. Speaking to some of the top names in the field, Euromoney finds out how some banks are leveraging technology and their existing assets not just to improve efficiency but also to create new business models.
A two-part Euromoney podcast looks beyond the clichés and asks if big banks can really innovate. Speaking to some of the top names in the field, Euromoney finds out how some banks are leveraging technology and their existing assets not just to improve efficiency but also to create new business models.
In this latest podcast from Euromoney Country Risk, economist and editor Jeremy Weltman discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what it means for other countries in Eastern Europe with Constantin Gurdgiev, associate professor of finance at Monfort College of Business in the US, and Panayotis Gavras, head of policy and strategy at the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank* in Greece. Both guests are providing their views in a personal capacity.Constantin Gurdgiev and Panayotis Gavras discuss the refugee crisis, the economic effects in terms of economic growth, the supplies of Russian and Ukrainian goods, and inflation. The two contributors also analyse what the crisis means for the EU’s eastwards enlargement, how it is affecting the Baltic states, and whether any countries in Eastern Europe are more insulated than others from the war.* Not to be confused with a similar sounding Russian bank now under sanctions
In this latest podcast from Euromoney Country Risk, economist and editor Jeremy Weltman discusses European risks in 2022 with Nicolas Firzli, director of the G20 Pensions Forum and advisory board member of the World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility, and Nick Sherry, the former pensions minister of Australia and co-founder of the EU Asean Centre at the Singapore Economic Forum.The two guests discuss the pandemic and the social instability arising from Covid regulations, the inflation problem, fiscal imbalances, geopolitical themes – which include the issues surrounding China and Russia – the immigration crisis and prospective elections. The discussion rounds out with a take on the US scene and how it may be an influential factor.
Euromoney’s Asia editor Chris Wright speaks to Sue Brake, chief investment officer at Australia’s Future Fund, about the need to be flexible, taking a total portfolio approach and the importance of illiquid and private markets.
Inside one of Africa’s most sophisticated new sovereign wealth funds.
In the final episode in this series, Marjella Lecourt-Alma, of ESG risk management specialist Datamaran, explains why she gave COP26 a miss, what she expects to be the main drivers of climate action next year and why the quest for perfect data is a distraction from the transition challenges ahead.
James Close, head of climate change at NatWest, looks at how the endgame might play out in Glasgow, what promises of a net-zero finance centre in London will mean in practice and the opportunities from creating credible carbon markets.
Richard Mattison, formerly CEO of environmental data pioneer Trucost and now head of S&P Global’s Sustainable1 division, talks new climate accounting standards, the need for scrutiny of net-zero commitments and what it will take for Glasgow to count as a successful COP.
Speaking from the World Climate Summit in Glasgow, Chris Iggo of Axa Investment Managers calls for more collaboration between governments, sectors and regulators, and warns of the dangers of self-congratulation among climate leaders.
Under its ambitious president, the five-year-old Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has developed into an outfit with its own distinct personality and ambitions. Jin Liqun sits down with Euromoney to discuss climate financing, private-sector capital and why a post-Covid ‘normal’ is least two years away.
Marisa Drew, Credit Suisse's chief sustainability officer, had a busy week ahead at the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow. But she found time to tell Euromoney about her hopes for COP26, how banks and corporates can change, and the benefits of sticky capital.
Standard Chartered’s CEO discusses COP26, climate finance in emerging markets, the need for consistent ESG data, and the challenges of creating high-integrity carbon markets .
Nazir Razak built CIMB from a modest merchant bank to one of the few truly regional Asian banks. But Nazir – son of the country’s second prime minister, brother of the fifth – took an early stand against 1MDB that would place him at odds with his family. 
Harry Boyd-Carpenter, head of the EBRD's green economy and climate action team, discusses the latest developments at COP26, how they will affect emerging markets, and what multilateral banks can do to bridge the climate gap.
Val Smith, Citi's chief sustainability officer, and Constance Chalchat of BNP Paribas share their thoughts on the latest announcements from Glasgow and the implications for the banking sector.
Henry Fernandez, chief executive of MSCI, talks greenwashing, what to expect from Finance Day, and why ESG ratings should never be regulated.
James Gifford, Credit Suisse's head of sustainable & impact advisory and thought leadership, and one of the team who created the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment  in 2006, discusses sticky capital, industries of the future and his 'light-bulb moment' on ESG. 
In the first of a new podcast series, economist and contributor Jeremy Weltman discusses the results of Euromoney’s latest quarterly country risk survey with Euromoney editor Louise Bowman
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