ESG in derivatives – the quest for the right methodology

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Responsible Investor in partnership with Eurex

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With global investors shifting away from existing benchmarks to sustainable alternatives and Paris Agreement-aligned reference benchmarks, ESG integration in derivatives is top of mind. The EU’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance and Green Deal mean that the momentum towards ESG integration in derivatives will accelerate through the 2020s, with 71% of institutional investors expecting all of their portfolios to be managed in line with ESG principles by 2030. With the recent introduction of five futures on key global, regional and local MSCI Indices, Eurex has grown its ESG derivatives suite to 12 contracts. With 1,000,000 contracts traded to date, Eurex is the leading liquidity pool for ESG derivatives worldwide. Join us for an update on the future of ESG integration in derivatives markets and to tackle some tough questions: Are derivative instruments a credible and cost-effective way to further manage sustainability risks, seek additional alpha and better meet various investment mandates in an era of volatility? Are green derivatives and structured finance products the easiest and cheapest way for global investors to get sustainability exposure in a diversified portfolio? What are the risks and opportunities linked to the latest push for innovation in sustainable finance products? Debating ESG derivatives index methodologies – which methodology is the most suitable for what purpose? What are the use-cases for ESG derivatives across market segments? Speakers Christine Heyde, Equity and Index Product Design, Eurex Magnus Linder, Head of Derivatives, Swedbank Robur Guido Giese, Executive Director, Core Equity Research, MSCI Vasileios Koutsoulis, Executive Director, Index Derivatives Product, MSCI Moderator Hamish Stewart, Responsible Investor

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