Important notice

Due to current developments in connection with the corona virus and based on the new recommendations of the Cantons of Zurich and Geneva, we have decided to postpone this event. As soon as the situation has calmed down, we will fix a new date.

We are looking forward to welcoming  you on the alternative date and thank you for your understanding.

Asset Management Platform

 

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The Asset Management Greenhouse Event series, hosted by the Asset Management Platform Switzerland, connects investment professionals that share common values and support the goal of making Switzerland an even more attractive location for both asset managers and investors.

 

Short-term profit vs. long-term sustainable development -
How asset managers influence corporate development

Many listed corporations have recently fallen under pressure from investors who demand better financial results – in the short term, no less. But can the meaning and purpose of companies be purely short-term and monetary? How much influence should investors be able to exert for the sake of short-term interest, if they endanger the company’s long-term development in the process?

On the one hand, companies must implement forward-looking strategies efficiently and profitably. And when they do so, their shareholders profit from higher share prices. On the other hand, public expectations have risen. Globally active corporations are expected to live up to the principle of sustainability, to be world leaders in innovation, to offer secure and well-paid jobs, and to be committed to social and societal responsibility. In short, they should simultaneously create value for shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and the public, and foster their long-term satisfaction and loyalty.

Today, the vast majority of shares in large listed companies are held by institutional investors, namely pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds and hedge funds. We discuss with experienced experts and explore the question of how asset managers can influence corporate performance.

Speakers and panelists:

  • Lorenz Arnet, CEO, Asset Management Platform
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Binder, Director Corporate Governance Center, University of St.Gallen (HSG)
    Brief biography
  • Christoph Müller, CEO, Inrate AG
    Brief biography
  • Christopher Greenwald, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Research and Stewardship, UBS Asset Management Brief biography
    Brief biography
  • Moderation: Regula Faeh O'Neal, UBS Switzerland AG

 

ZURICH

Date: tbd

Konferenzgebäude UBS, Grünenhof
Nüschelerstrasse 9
8001 Zurich

This event is free of charge and will be held in German and English.

 

GENEVA

Date: tbd

Credit Suisse Forum Genève
11-19, Rue de Lausanne
1201 Geneva

This event is free of charge and will be held in English.

 

Note: All already registered participants were informed about the cancellation by email.