ZÜRICH MARRIOTT HOTEL,
THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 08:00-11:00
Sustainable investing is facing massive interest from all sides, resulting in growing market volumes and increasing debates about standards and definitions. In its market study, Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) is shedding light on the developments relevant for institutional investors and illustrating the dominant trends in the Swiss sustainable investment market as well as international trends influencing local players.
Catastrophe bonds have become a core holding in many multi-asset portfolios since the start of the asset class in the mid-1990s, mostly due to their low correlation to traditional financial markets. In the past 20 years, catastrophe bonds have delivered more than 7% return per year and the asset class has grown to more than USD40bn of notional value. As sustainability-related topics have become more important, catastrophe bonds have emerged as an asset class of special interest from an ESG/SI perspective. While they are exposed to certain ESG-related risks, mostly climate change, they provide the financial capacity needed to reinsure residential properties against the effects of climate change. Sponsoring by the World Bank and the World Health Organisation in recent years highlight the acceptance of catastrophe bonds as a sustainable asset class.
The future of real estate is green:
This presentation will focus on the practical application of sustainable investing in U.S. small cap stocks, highlighting some of the opportunities and challenges that are present in the asset class. Key topics will include: