Exploring Global Market Megatrends

10 Sep 2018 | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Considering the complex global landscape facing the modern investor, what are some of the emerging trends that will affect world markets? How can institutions and managers be both profitable and responsible in handling these new influences with investment analysis and portfolio construction? Do Catholic investors have additional concerns when making financial decisions in light of future forces?

Recently, the Catholic Finance Association welcomed two global finance leaders as they explored these key questions in light of international market megatrends in technology, transparency, and governance. This event was generously hosted at the law offices of Haynes & Boone located in Rockefeller Center. A reception followed at Brasserie Ruhlmann on Rockefeller Plaza.

Georg Kell
Arabesque Asset Management
Former Director, UN Global Compact

Georg Kell is Chairman of Arabesque Asset Management, an ESG Quant fund manager that uses self-learning quantitative models and big data to assess the performance and sustainability of globally listed companies. He is the founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 9,000 corporate signatories from more than 160 countries. Through Mr. Kell’s leadership, the Global Compact became the foremost platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. Mr. Kell also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact’s sister initiatives on investment, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and on education, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), together with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

Dr. Carolyn Woo
President’s Fellow – Global Development
Purdue University
Former Dean – Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo currently serves as the President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University. In 2016, she retired as President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Dr. Woo joined CRS after a distinguished academic career. From 1997 to 2011, she served as Dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that, she served as Associate Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Purdue University. Her teaching, research and administrative leadership have been recognized through Best Paper Awards by the Academy of Management, having been selected as one of Forty Young Leaders of American Academe by Change Magazine (the journal of the American Association for Higher Education).

Dr. Woo holds distinguished alumna and honorary alumna awards from Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, and received honorary doctorates from Providence College, the University of St. Francis, and Lewis University. Dr. Woo was the first female dean to chair the accreditation body for business schools (AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and directed its initiative for Peace through Commerce.