heads the investment management department of Caisse des Dépôts (CDC)
within the Asset Management Division. He is responsible for ca. 190 bn€
of AuM, invested in fixed income, equities, real estate, private equity,
infrastructures and forestry, mostly managed internally. He manages 5
asset management teams (85 people in staff). He is also member of the
French institutional investors association (Af2i) Strategic Committee on
behalf of CDC and head of the Responsible investment commission of this
Before joining CDC in 2011, Joël was head of investment
strategy division in Allianz France. He worked beforehand in ALM, both
in the insurance sector (AGF) and in the banking sector (Crédit
Joël studied economics, finance and statistics; he
graduated in 1988 from ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de
l'Administration Economique) and from University Paris I
is a Senior Associate in Solactive AG's Strategic Initiatives
department, which oversees the company's group ESG approach. A
dedicated focus of his role lies on the company's implementation of EU
regulatory guidelines around Climate Transition and Paris-aligned
benchmarks as well as ESG disclosures. Furthermore, he is working with
Solactive's strategic investment companies right. based on science and
Spark Change to develop next generation climate indices. Before taking
on his current role, he worked in Solactive's Equity Product
Development team where he focused on the creation of ESG indices for
investment banks, asset managers & owners as well as clients from
the public space.
Christopher J. Wigley
is an experienced ESG Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. He began his
career in 1987 with the Mitsui Bank in London, managing the bank's fixed
income investment portfolio of primarily US mortgage-backed securities.
In 1996, Chris joined Aioi Insurance Company of Europe as the
investment manager responsible for government bonds, corporate bonds and
European branch investments.
In 2004, Chris became the senior fund
manager responsible for fixed income at Epworth Investment Management, a
specialist in ethical investment. At Epworth, Chris pioneered ESG
integration in fixed income by applying ESG ratings to corporate bond
portfolios, in addition to developing engagement through fixed income.
He further pioneered investment into the newly emerging Green and Social
Bond markets. In 2014, Chris joined Mirova in Paris where he was
responsible for Green Bonds and credit. There he designed, launched and
managed three Green Bond funds, in addition to managing a sustainable
corporate bond fund.
Chris is a Chartered Wealth Manager. In 2013, he
was a consultant to the UNPRI on their report Corporate Bonds:
Spotlight on ESG risks. Chris has been a member of the Green Bond
Principles Executive Committee from 2014 to 2019, where he helped to
evolve the organization's Green Bond and Social Bond Principles. Chris
was voted 'Most impressive Green / SRI Investor ' by Global Capital
magazine in 2016, 2017 (joint) and 2018 and has recently published
articles in Responsible Investor magazine and Environmental Finance
magazine on Covid-19 and Social Bonds.
Chris has been a regular member of the CFA since 2001.
This event will be held in English, but questions in French are welcome.