Wednesday, March 4th 2020,
Hotel Sheraton Brussels Airport
Senior Investment Specialist
Thomas is the investment specialist for the European Climate Transition Strategy since its inception in 2019, he is also responsible for the implementation of the climate transition philosophy through institutional solutions. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Thomas was a senior economic strategist covering the European area at CPR Asset management and prior to that, was private wealth manager and equity fund manager at Amundi. Thomas holds a Bachelor in Business Finance from University of Florida, and a Master in European politics from IAE Aix-en-Provence.
"No Short-Lived Trend: Climate Protection and Capital Growth."
We do not assume that climate protection on the capital markets is a temporary phase. Climate change is receiving more and more attention, and interest in investment opportunities with a focus on climate is growing. The increasing concentration of CO2 leads to global warming, and climate change represents a systemic risk for life on earth and thus for the global economy. Aviva Investors has an answer and offers a climate equity fund that pursues a pioneering thematic strategy on climate change. The objective is capital appreciation through an investment in European equities. We select in companies that offer solutions and services against climate change (Solution) and in companies that change their business model to a warmer, low-CO2 environment (Transition).
As part of the Aviva Group, we are uniquely positioned to combine our insurance heritage with our investment capabilities to deliver the outcomes that matter most to today’s investor. We offer our clients a wide range of expertise in fixed income, liquidity, multi-asset and equity through innovative products and tailor-made solutions, as well as expertise in Real Assets (real estate, infrastructure and private debt). Aviva Investors has been a PRI signatory since 2006 and has a Responsible Investment team of 20+ ESG specialists dedicated to research and analysis. Located in 14 countries and with more than 1,500 employees, Aviva Investors has €402 billion in assets under management at the end of September 2019, including €113 billion managed in France.