Episode

COVID-19 and the role of sustainability

In this Fiduciary Investors series podcast Amanda White talks to Joel Prohin who is director of the portfolio management division at Caisse des Depots in France. Prohin heads the portfolio management team and is responsible for €140 billion across fixed income, equities, real estate and private equity. They talk about how Caisse is positioning the portfolio during this time of uncertainty and how sustainability as a long-term issue, can be prioritised at a time when short-term risks, and survival, are taking priority for many investors.

 

 

What is the Fiduciary Investors series?
The COVID-19 global health and economic crisis has highlighted the need for leadership and capital to be urgently targeted towards the vulnerabilities in the global economy.
Through conversations with academics and asset owners, the Fiduciary Investors Podcast Series is a forward looking examination of the changing dynamics in the global economy, what a sustainable recovery looks like and how investors are positioning their portfolios.

The much-loved events, the Fiduciary Investors Symposiums, act as an advocate for fiduciary capitalism and the power of asset owners to change the nature of the investment industry, including addressing principal/agent and fee problems, stabilising financial markets, and directing capital for the betterment of society and the environment. Like the event series, the podcast series, tackles the challenges long-term investors face in an environment of disruption,  and asks investors to think differently about how they make decisions and allocate capital.

About Joel Prohin
Prohin heads the portfolio management team and is responsible for €140 billion across fixed income, equities, real estate and private equity. He manages five asset management teams and 60 staff with most of the assets of the fund managed internally. He is also member of the French institutional investors association’s strategic committee.

About Amanda White
Amanda White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor of Top1000funds.com, she is responsible for directing the global bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium which challenges global investors on investment best practice and aims to place the responsibilities of investors in wider societal, and political contexts.  She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Art in Journalism and has been an investment journalist for more than 25 years. She is currently a fellow in the Finance Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. The two-year program seeks to develop the next generation of responsible, community-spirited leaders in the global finance industry.

White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor of top1000funds.com, she is responsible for directing the bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium.