Innovation and Sustainable Investments in Credit Derivatives

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Frank Soussan, Michael Amakye and Adam Johnson

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Interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment is growing. But is this just a fad, or is it a critical investment tool that shouldn’t be ignored? And what will the launch of the first CDS ESG index at CDSClear mean for the market? Agenda: Welcome & Opening Remarks - Frank Soussan, Global Head of CDSClear & Head of SA EquityClear & CommodityClear, LCH Panel: Evolving Market Structure – The Rise of ESG Investing in Credit As ESG volumes soared during the pandemic-driven volatility, were firms equipped to hedge risk effectively? Are investors pushing for more sustainable investment? What role will clearing play in ESG investments, and what benefits will this bring? Our expert panel discusses the key issues. - Moderator: Michael Amakye, Director, CDSClear Sales, LCH - Kay Hope, ESG for Global Fixed Income, BoA Credit Research - Srichandra Masabathula, Product Specialist, Indices, Markit - Elisabeth Seep, Executive Director, ESG Products, MSCI - Dr. Henrik Pontzen, Head of ESG Portfolio Management, Union Investment Panel: Development of CDS Options Clearing What are the latest trends in the CDS options market? How are regulatory pressures and the drive for efficiency shaping the market? And where does CDS options clearing fit in? Find out in our panel on the development of CDS options clearing. - Moderator: Michael Amakye, Director, CDSClear Sales, LCH - Ahrash Daneshvar, Portfolio Manager, Cheyne - Robin Fox, Index Options Trading, J.P. Morgan - Adam Johnson, Head of CDSClear Product Development, LCH - Owain Roberts, Executive Director, Institutional Equity Division, Morgan Stanley Closing Remarks - Frank Soussan, Global Head of CDSClear & Head of SA EquityClear & CommodityClear, LCH

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