Wed, 24 Nov | Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre

Introduction to Impact Investing Panel and Networking Drinks

An all-female panel discussion which will demystify the meaning of “Impact Investing” with networking drinks. Speakers: Rosie Bichard, investment professional and Board Member for OxFam UK Dr Mary Johnstone-Louis, Said Business School Supriya Menon, multi-asset strategist at Pictet Asset Management
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Introduction to Impact Investing Panel and Networking Drinks

Time & Location

24 Nov, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Walton St, Oxford OX1 2HD, UK

About the Event

Dr. Mary Johnstone-Louis

Dr. Mary Johnstone-Louis is Programme Director of the Ownership Project and a Senior Research Fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She is Head Tutor for Oxford’s Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme and has worked on five continents including fieldwork in Bangladesh, South Africa, and across Latin America. She is a World Economic Forum Global Futures Council Fellow and Chair of the Board of B Lab UK.

Rosie Bichard, CFA

Rosie has worked in financial services since 1990, and most recently spent 12 years as an equity analyst at Newton Investment Management in London, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon with AUM of US$80bn, where her role was to pick the best consumer stocks around the world for client portfolios on a 3-5 year view.  At Newton she was recognised as one of the firm’s top alpha generators over time and the leader of a high-performing team.  Prior to that, she worked for 15 years at Deutsche Bank in a variety of roles including investment banking and fund management.  In January 2018 she joined Lofoten Asset Management as Senior Analyst for the Global strategy, and leads on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies at the firm.  Her role involves a considerable amount of engagement with senior management of companies on their strategy, shareholder returns and ESG policies.

In August 2020, Rosie was appointed as an Independent member of Royal London’s Independent Governance Committee. Part of the FCA’s governance framework for the pensions industry, the RL IGC is responsible for oversight of workplace pensions schemes, in particular the value for money offered to consumers.  Rosie was appointed in particular to add her expertise on ESG and investment issues to the group.

Having spent time studying and working in Latin America, Rosie is a passionate believer in sustainable development, and a strong advocate of women's empowerment.  In 2017 she joined the Board of Oxfam UK’s Enterprise Development programme (EDP), where she is now Chair and a member of the Investment Committee.  EDP is a £4m gender lens impact fund investing in promising businesses in the global south in order to create sustainable jobs and drive women’s economic empowerment.  Rosie is also a member of the Audit Committee of SAITCo, the international operations of the Salvation Army.  Lastly, Rosie is co-President and Board member of WomenExecs on Boards, a global network of 200 alumnae of HBS Executive Education’s Women on Boards and other governance programmes which supports its members via networking, education and board placement.

An alumna of Oxford High School, Rosie has an MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from St John’s College, Cambridge and speaks fluent French and Spanish; she is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has completed executive education programmes at London Business School and Harvard Business School, as well as the Competent Boards ESG Certificate programme for board members. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, the visual arts, literature, theatre and opera, alongside current affairs and development issues.  A keen runner, she took part in her second half marathon in October 2019 as part of #Team Spinal and looks forward to the ski season each winter.  She is married with one son and lives in London NW8.  Her heroes are Odysseus, Malala Yousafzai, Melinda Gates and Sir Mo Farah.

Supriya Menon

Supriya Menon joined Pictet in 2012 and is a Senior Multi Asset Strategist within the Multi Asset London team. Prior to taking on the role within this team in 2018, she was a Senior Strategist in the Strategy team at Pictet Asset Management.

Before joining Pictet, Supriya worked three years at Aviva Investors as a Macro Strategist, where she developed investment views, models and indicators to help portfolio management of Tactical Asset Allocation and Global Macro funds. From 2005 to 2009, she worked at Lehman Brothers, first as an Equity Strategist for three years and then as an Investment Analyst. She started her career as an Associate at Morgan Stanley in 1999.

Supriya holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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