BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum (Singapore)

ESG: Improving the quality of the investment management process and enhancing risk analytics Moderator: Mr Madhu Gayer, Head of Investment Analytics and Sustainability, BNP Paribas Securities Services Panellists: Mr Rizal Mohamed Ali, Vice President, Responsible Investment, KWAP Ms Talieh Williams, Manager – Governance & Sustainable Investment, Unisuper Mr Jason Mitchell, Head … Continue reading

Korea’s Corporate Governance Reform (Edaily interview)

Edaily (Korea) Reported by Jeong-hee Choi Improvement in corporate governance and expanded dividend policies would help alleviate Korea discount Translated synopsis: Jason Mitchell, Sustainability Strategist at Man Group, commented on corporate governance reform in Korea in an interview with Edaily. Mitchell said, “In an undervalued market like Korea, it is possible … Continue reading

UNPRI Presentation – Social Cohesion and Inclusive Growth

UNPRI’s has posted plenary sessions from its Berlin Conference, held September 25-27, 2017. You can view my panel, addressing “Social Cohesion and Inclusive Growth”, here. You also can read a summary of the panel discussion here. Social Cohesion and Inclusive Growth With forms of economic inequality rising, we have seen increasing … Continue reading

UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Conference

I’m proud to be presenting at the UN-supported PRI conference this September in Berlin. Social cohesion and inclusive growth ​Helga Birgden, Principal and Head of Responsible Investment Business, Mercer Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Partners Jason Mitchell, Sustainability Advocate & Portfolio Manager, Man Group ​David Wood, Adjunct Lecturer in Public … Continue reading

Quant funds see bright future in responsible investing

Steven Desmyter  and Jason Mitchell write in FundFire about why quant funds are a force for good in responsible investing. As the capabilities to analyse ESG scores and their underlying data improve, quant funds could bring a considerable advantage in converting ESG signals into potential alpha generation. Many have already … Continue reading

The Libyan Coastguard (London Review of Books)

This article first appeared in London Review of Books My latest essay on the European refugee and migrant crisis appears in the March 16, 2017 issue (Vol. 39 No. 6). The Libyan Coastguard When we left Malta for the Libyan coast twenty hours away, two birds followed us. We were crewing aboard … Continue reading

Nordic Responsible Investor Institutional Roundtable

Panel Discussion: “Responsible Investments”  Spectrum of approaches  Applicability to alternative investments  Investor due diligence – ESG DDQ Panellists:  Jason Mitchell, Fund Manager, Man GLG  Eric Cockshutt, Director, Head of RFP & Responsible Investment Coordinator, Unigestion  Jarkko Matilainen, Director, Hedge Funds, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance … Continue reading

On the front lines of the migrant crisis

This article first appeared in Christian Science Monitor. DECEMBER 21, 2016 —It’s night, 18 miles off Libya’s coast. I’m waiting alongside Sharo, who is eight months pregnant. That morning, we’d rescued her from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat. To save her, as well as the children and those who were … Continue reading