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ASI2021: Inflation: are the jitters justified?

55 mins 1 CPD Hours

The inflation story is complex, but it’s one that superannuation funds need...

ASI2021: Responsible investing: The new norm

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This session explores the role that ESG plays in investment strategy and how...

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ASI2021: Responsible investing: The new norm

60 mins
1 CPD Hours

ASI 2021 Investment  COVID-19  Risk  ESG

This session explores the role that ESG plays in investment strategy and how this is evolving in the context of present-day government policy. Hear perspectives from Europe and Australia on everything from stewardship to a just transition to disclosure and the delivery of outcomes for members.

Published Date: 19 August 2021


Richard Lacaille, Global Head of ESG, State Street (UK)

Rick Lacaille is executive vice president and senior investment advisor.  He also leads and coordinates the environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at State Street.  In his current role, he provides enterprise leadership for our ESG program to ensure a well-coordinated and optimized approach to our ESG policies, products, initiatives and thought leadership.

Prior to his current role, Rick was the global chief investment officer (CIO) at State Street Global Advisors from 2008 to April, 2021.  He was also the global head of Quantitative Active Equities and European CIO.  Before joining State Street Global Advisors in 2000, he held various roles in Quantitative Fund Management and Research at Gartmore Investment Management, including the head of Quantitative Research and Structured Equities.

Rick has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in operational research from Lancaster University and Master of Science degree in econometrics from London Guildhall University.

Rick is a member of the MSCI Advisory Council, the FTSE Russell ESG Advisory and Sustainable Investment Committee and is Chair of the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Association.  He is a writer and broadcaster on investment issues and speaks frequently at industry conferences.

Saker Nusseibeh CBE, Chief Executive Officer, International, Federated Hermes (UK)

Saker is CEO of the international business of Federated Hermes, appointed November 2011, having joined in June 2009 as CIO. He is a member of the Federated Hermes Executive team. Prior to this, Saker was Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments, having been CIO Global Equities since 2005. Before this, he was CIO of Global Equities and Head of Marketing for SGAM UK, following SGAM’s acquisition of Trust Company of the West, where Saker was an MD running global and international strategies, and the London office. He started his career at Mercury AM in 1987.

Saker is founder of the 300 Club and was an inaugural member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council 2013-2019. He is a member of the IIRC Council, the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum, the UN Environmental Programme Financial Initiative Steering Committee, the Banking Standards Board, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and the UN Business and Human Security Initiative Advisory Board.

Marian Wilkinson, Freelance Journalist; Author, The Carbon Club

Marian Wilkinson is a multi-award winning journalist, whose career has spanned radio, television and print, including working for the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC’s Four Corners program. Her latest book, The Carbon Club, investigates the network behind Australia’s bitter political battles over climate change. 


Mary Delahunty, Head of Impact, HESTA

Mary is the Head of Impact for HESTA and has been with the fund since early 2013. She has held senior roles in financial services organisations for over 15 years and is passionate about progressing responsible investment practices. HESTA is one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds with $50bn under management and over 880,000 members.

Mary is a 2015 Churchill Fellow awarded for the completion of international research on equity for women in pension systems.

Mary is the Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Gender Equality in the State of Victoria.  The Council’s role is to advise the Minister for Women on the Safe and Strong equality strategy.

Mary is also a councillor and former Mayor of the City of Glen Eira.  Mary is also a Board Member of The Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority and an advisory panel member for the State Government, she is a past Chair of Reclink Australia, a National Not For Profit organisation offering sports and recreation opportunities to break the cycle for disadvantaged Australians.

Mary holds a Masters of Finance (Corporate Advisory) and has three young children.

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