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

 

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