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HSBC Asset Management visits the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

24 May 2024

On 30 April 2024, 80 UNJSPF Office of Investment Management (OIM) team members and 20 HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) participants attended the ‘HSBC Asset Management Day’. The hybrid event took place at OIM’s office in New York and virtually.

Pedro Guazo, Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the UNJSPF assets, kicked off the session by welcoming HSBC AM to OIM. He highlighted that HSBC AM and OIM have many aligned values.

At UNJSPF, responsible investing is at the core of what we do. We integrate ESG issues in all our asset classes; regardless of whether these are managed internally or externally. When we found that HSBC AM is also part of the same group of like-minded market participants, it only made sense to have them over at our offices to learn more about their services and efforts to champion sustainability and climate action,” he said.  

Stuart White, CEO HSBC Asset Management UK: “We were delighted to support a ‘HSBC Asset Management Day’ with the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund Office of Investment Management (OIM) and welcomed the opportunity to engage in a wide-ranging exchange of ideas around the important themes of sustainability (climate, biodiversity and diversity, equity & inclusion), alternatives, and Asia/emerging markets. We look forward to continuing our dialogue and exploring how forward-thinking asset owners and asset managers may work together to champion sustainability and climate action across public and private markets.”

Stuart White, HSBC Asset Management CEO UK, Joanna Munro, HSBC Asset Management Alternatives CEO, and Pedro Guazo, Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the UNJSPF assets.

Paul Dawe, HSBC Asset Management CEO, US & COO Americas and Nora Rodriguez, Managing Director Global Banking, Public Sector Coverage also acknowledged the shared values and points of convergence between HSBC AM and OIM.

Erin Leonard, HSBC AM’s Head of Sustainability, spoke about HSBC AM’s commitment to “transition to a world where we all want to live in.” She provided a detailed presentation on HSBC AM’s responsible investing approach.

HSBC AM’s approach to sustainability includes established and emerging asset classes that it believes are climate critical; repositioning traditional core investment approaches toward sustainability; and embedding a just transition framework to lead and influence inclusive growth.

Other key topics discussed included an exchange of ideas and best practices on pension fund management and an overview of a broad spectrum of investment solutions focusing on energy transition infrastructure, technologies accessible via venture capital that can accelerate decarbonization efforts across energy and transportation, as well as private credit, natural capital, and emerging market corporate sustainable bond strategies.

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