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Fink Investing Conference
 

May 7, 2021

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Via EngageZ

Join us for this year's virtual Fink Investing Conference, an annual gathering that brings together the professional finance community with UCLA students, faculty and alumni to discuss markets and emerging trends. This year's event will feature panel discussions on sustainable investing and the equity markets.

Speakers
 
Olivia Albrecht
Head of ESG Business Strategy,
PIMCO
Dave Fanger ('15)
U.S. Business Leader
in Responsible Investment,
Mercer
Jonathan Posen ('19)
Head of Strategy
for Sustainable Investing,
BlackRock
Lori Santikian
Faculty Director,
Fink Center for Finance;
Associate Adjunct Professor of Finance and Strategy,
UCLA Anderson
Feifei Li (PhD ‘05)
Partner and Head of Equities,
Research Affiliates
Joseph Shaposhnik ('11)
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer,
TCW Special Purpose
Acquisition Corp.
Chris Wright (‘09)
Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst,
Kayne Anderson Rudnick
Eric Sussman
Adjunct Professor of Accounting, UCLA Anderson;
Founding Partner, Clear Capital LLC
Schedule
 

2021 Fink Investing Conference

10:00 – 11:00 am

The Accelerating Shift Towards Sustainable Investing

The threat of climate change is rapidly bringing sustainable investing to the forefront of asset management. As global business leaders across all sectors grapple with the transition to net-zero emissions, asset owners are facing new risks and opportunities in their investments and increasingly demanding more sustainable portfolios. While regulators ramp up oversight efforts, investors are searching for innovative ways to navigate the fragmented disclosure environment. Our panel will discuss the ongoing challenges and opportunities as asset managers across the investment landscape move to incorporate ESG considerations within their traditional investment frameworks.  


Olivia Albrecht, Head of ESG Business Strategy, PIMCO 

Dave Fanger ('15), U.S. Business Leader in Responsible Investment, Mercer
Jonathan Posen ('19), Head of Strategy for Sustainable Investing, BlackRock 

Moderator: Lori Santikian, Faculty Director, Fink Center for Finance; Associate Adjunct Professor of Finance and Strategy, UCLA Anderson

11:00– 11:30 am     

Networking

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Equity Markets Today: Insights from Quantitative and Fundamental Perspectives

With the fear and uncertainty of the pandemic's onset giving way to hope and optimism as vaccines roll out, what will this mean for volatility and returns in the equity markets? Amid the appearance of historically high valuations, where can investors look for opportunities? What are the potential market headwinds and how do investors navigate these risks? Our panel will discuss today's equity markets and how investors are approaching these challenges.


Chris Wright (‘09
), Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst, Kayne Anderson Rudnick
Feifei Li (PhD ‘05), Partner and Head of Equities, Research Affiliates
Joseph Shaposhnik ('11), Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. 

Moderator:  Eric Sussman, Adjunct Professor of Accounting, UCLA Anderson; Founding Partner, Clear Capital LLC

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Networking


2019 Fink Investing Conference Highlights
 

Fink Investing Conference

Keynote: A Conversation with Ric Kayne, Founder and Co-Chairman, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.

Panel Discussion: Investing in an Era of Data and Technology Proliferation

Keynote: A conversation with Josh Friedman, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Canyon Partners, LLC.

Panel Discussion: The Year Ahead: A Global Investment Outlook

Past Keynotes
 
Ken Leech
Chief Investment Officer
Western Asset
Richard Kayne (’68)
Founder and Co-Chairman
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
Joshua S. Friedman
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Canyon Partners, LLC
Jay Wintrob
CEO, Oaktree Capital Group
2018 Keynote Speaker
John Mapes (B.A. '90)
Managing Partner, Aurora Capital Partners
2018 Keynote Speaker
Tad Rivelle ('90)
Group Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer–Fixed Income, Co-Director Fixed Income, TCW
2017 Keynote Speaker
Hans Hufschmid ('85)
Managing Partner, AltB Partners LP
2017 Keynote Speaker
Neel Kashkari
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
2017 Keynote Speaker
Rob Arnott
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Research Affiliates
2016 Keynote Speaker
David Booth
Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors
2016 Keynote Speaker
Antony Ressler
Chairman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ares Management L.P.
2015 Keynote Speaker
Steven Romick
Managing Partner, First Pacific Advisors
2014 Keynote Speaker
Joshua S. Friedman
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Canyon Partners, LLC
2013 Keynote Speaker
Howard Marks
Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital
2012 Keynote Speaker
Sponsored By
 






Presented By

Anderson Investment Association

For sponsorship opportunities or general questions, please contact us at fink.center@anderson.ucla.edu