Speakers - EDHEC Climate Finance Conference

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Giorgio Baldassarri, Global Head of the Analytic Development Group (ADG), S&P

S&P Giorgio is Global Head of the Analytic Development Group (ADG). His team is responsible for the analytical development, maintenance and on-going validation of all credit risk models and products across Risk Services, which are used by financial institutions and corporate companies to measure and manage credit risk, including within regulatory frameworks such as Basel II/III or Solvency II. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2011, Giorgio worked at Barclays for three years as Associate Director in Group Risk (Operational Risk and Credit Risk). Giorgio holds a PhD in Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.


Jean-Michel Beacco, CEO, Louis Bachelier Institute

Jean Michel Beacco ILB InstituteEngineer from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and graduate from Stanford GSB, Jean-Michel Beacco started his professional career in 1989 as the Asset and Liability Manager of French social housing at Caisse Autonome de Refinancement (the Caisse des Dépôts group). In 1992, he became Global Head of Credit and Derivatives at Société Générale (1992-2000), Crédit Agricole CIB (2000-2005) and Natixis (2005-2009). Since 2009, Jean-Michel Beacco has held the position as CEO of the Institut Louis Bachelier and Associate Professor in Finance at University Paris-Dauphine.



Laurent Chatelin, Managing Director, Marguerite Fund

Marguerite Fund

Laurent Chatelin is Managing Director at Marguerite Fund. Former Head of Infrastructure Investment with Oasis Capital Bank, a Middle East government sponsored financial institution, where he launched the first GCC Cleantech and Renewable Energy fund. Former Director with Macquarie Capital and previously with ABN-Amro where he led across Europe a number of principal Greenfield infrastructure investments in renewable, environmental services, transportation, telecom and healthcare. He previously spent 6 years in Alcatel-Lucent headquarters in Paris as finance manager within the Trade and Project Finance department. During his 14 years experience he advised on and/or invested on Greenfield projects with an aggregate enterprise value in excess of EUR 4billion.



Jaap van Dam, Principal Director of Investment Strategy, PGGM

Jaap van DamJaap van Dam is the Principal Director of Investment Strategy at PGGM in The Netherlands. He is chairman of the European chapter of The 300 Club and of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Jaap’s career in investment management spans more than three decades. He has held many roles within the industry, ranging from fundamental and quantitative analysis to external manager selection and portfolio construction. He joined PGGM in 2005 as Head of Internal Equity Management. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Strategist. Notably, within PGGM he was responsible for developing PFZW’s new investment framework and Investment Strategy 2020. Jaap is a member of ICPM’s research committee and the International Advisory Board of EDHEC.



Frédéric Ducoulombier, ESG Director, Scientific Beta

Frédéric Ducoulombier is ESG Director at Scientific Beta. From 2015 to 2019, he was in charge of risk and compliance for Scientific Beta having previously served EDHEC Business School’s risk and investment management research centre for ten years as the founding director of EDHEC Risk Institute’s executive education arm and of EDHEC Risk Institute–Asia. At EDHEC Business School, he also taught economics and finance, managed graduate programmes and served as Deputy Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Deputy Associate Dean of Research and Development. His research and advocacy work has focused on the purported risks of exchange traded funds, the governance and transparency of financial indices, non-financial risks in the fund management industry, smart beta and factor investing and the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria into investment. He was a member of the Consultative Working Group of the European Securities Markets Authority’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee from February 2015 to January 2017. He holds a master’s in management from IESEG School of Management, a graduate certificate in East Asian Studies from a University of Montréal/McGill University program, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designee.


Charlotte Gardes, Deputy Head of Unit in charge of Sustainable Finance and ESG reporting, French Treasury

Charlotte Gardes, French TreasuryCharlotte Gardes is Deputy Head of Unit in charge of Sustainable Finance and ESG reporting at the French Treasury; where she works notably on EU and national sustainable finance regulations and performs economic studies on these issues. She is the rapporteur of the report handed out by Patrick de Cambourg to the French Minister of Economy and Finance in June 2019 on the quality and relevance of non-financial information. Charlotte started her career at the French Securities Markets Authority, in the Department of European and International Regulatory Policy. She is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris in International Economics and of the Sorbonne Law School in Business Law, and currently a Ph.D. candidate in economics, focusing on climate risk and financial regulation.





Gianfranco Gianfrate, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School

Gianfranco Gianfrate is Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School. He writes and researches on topics related to innovation financing, corporate valuation, and climate change finance. Prior to joining EDHEC Business School, he held teaching and research positions at Erasmus University (Netherlands), Harvard University (USA), and Bocconi University (Italy). Gianfranco also has extensive experience in the financial industry, having worked, among others, for Deloitte Corporate Finance (Italy), Hermes Investment Management (UK), and iStarter (UK). Gianfranco holds a BA and a PhD in Business Administration from Bocconi University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.



Harisson Hong, John R. Eckel Jr. Professor of Financial Economics, Columbia University

Harisson HongHarrison Hong is Professor of Economics at Columbia University, where he teaches courses in the undergraduate and PhD programs. He is currently the John R. Eckel Jr. Professor of Financial Economics. Before coming to Columbia in 2016, he was on the economics faculty of Princeton University, most recently as the John Scully ’66 Professor of Economics and Finance. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1997-2001. He received his B.A. in economics and statistics with highest distinction from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1997. He has contributed to a number of topics in financial economics, especially on behavioral finance and stock market efficiency. Topics include disagreement in asset markets, speculative bubbles and crashes, frictions and arbitrage, strategic bias among professional forecasters, scale and performance in asset management, social networks and investments, compensation and bank risk-taking, and corporate sustainability and climate change risks. In 2009, he was awarded the Fischer Black Prize, given once every two years to the best American finance economist under the age of 40. He has received several honorary doctorates. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. He has been an associate editor at the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation and a Director of the American Finance Association.

Lionel Martellini, Director, EDHEC-Risk Institute

Lionel Martellini is a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and the Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute. He is a former member of the faculty at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and has also taught at U.C. Berkeley and at Princeton University, where he has been a visiting fellow at the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department. Lionel holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics and Mathematics, as well as a PhD in Finance from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Outside of his activities in finance, he recently completed a PhD in Relativistic Astrophysics and has become a member of the LIGO/Virgo international collabouration for the observation of gravitational waves. Professor Martellini is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Alternative Investments, and The Journal of Retirement. He conducts active research in a broad range of topics related to investment solutions for individual and institutional investors, equity and fixed-income portfolio construction, risk management and derivatives valuation. His work has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals and has been featured in major European and global dailies such as The Economist, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has co-authored reference textbooks on topics related to Alternative Investment Strategies, Fixed-Income Securities, Goal-Based Investing and is preparing a new textbook on Investment Solutions.


Pierre Monnin, Fellow, Council on Economic Policies, CEP

Pierre Monnin is a fellow with CEP where he is focusing on the environmental and social effects of monetary policy. Prior to that he has been with the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in various roles for a total of ten years – counseling SNB’s Board Members on issues concerning financial markets and monetary policy as well as developing measures of financial stability and integrating them into the bank’s monetary policy framework. He also worked at Man Investments as a Quantitative Analyst, developing asset allocation strategies for alternative investments. Pierre holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich, a MSc in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London, as well as a MSc in Statistics and a BA in Economics from the University of Neuchatel.




Ivan Odonnat,  Deputy General Director for Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France

Banque de France

van Odonnat is Deputy General Director for Financial Stability and Operations at the Banque de France, where he has been working since 1988 holding different positions in the Research and Operations areas. He also served two years as Chief Economist of Agence France Tresor, the French debt management office. He is a member of the Eurosystem Financial Stability Committee (FSC) and Market Infrastructure Board Committee (MIB) and of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI). He is a graduate in Economics and Statistics from ENSAE in Paris, in Public Administration from Harvard University, and in Mathematics from University of Paris VI.




Riccardo Rebonato, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School

Riccardo Rebonato was previously Global Head of Rates and FX Research at PIMCO. He also served as Head of Front Office Risk Management and Head of Clients Analytics, Global Head of Market Risk and Global Head of Quantitative Research at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Prior joining RBS, he was Head of Complex IR Derivatives Trading and Head of Head of Derivatives Research at Barclays Capital. Riccardo Rebonato has served on the Board of ISDA (2002-2011), and has been on the Board of GARP since 2001. He was a visiting lecturer in Mathematical Finance at Oxford University (2001-2015). He is the author of several books, in particular having published extensively on interest rate modelling, risk management, and most notably books on SABR/LIBOR Market Model pricing of interest rate derivatives, as well as on the use of Bayesian nets for stress testing and asset allocation. He has published articles in international academic journals such as Quantitative Finance, the Journal of Derivatives and the Journal of Investment Management, and has made frequent presentations at academic and practitioner conferences




Olivier Rousseau,  Executive Director Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR)

Olivier Rousseau is executive director at Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR), France’s pension reserve fund, where he also chairs the asset manager selection committee. Before joining FRR in 2011, he was attached to the French Embassy in Sweden as an economic advisor, a position he took up after two years on the board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Olivier Rousseau began his career at the French Treasury, eventually joining BNP Paribas where he spent 11 years working in international banking and finance in Paris, Tokyo, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney offices. He graduated from the French National School of Administration (ENA) in 1986. He also holds a degree in political sciences and master degrees in law and economics from the University of Aix-en-Provence.




Andreas Stang, Head of ESG, PFA Pension

 Andreas Stang is the Head of ESG at PFA Pension. PFA manages pension assets of more than 1.2 million clients with a total AUM of € 80 billion+, spread across fundamental and quant equity strategies, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure, PE, & hedge funds. 

Andreas has a master’s degree in applied economics and finance from Copenhagen Business School and he gives lectures at the Business School about sustainable and impact investments. He is a member of the board of the Danish Sif, DANSIF, and he has worked with ESG integration and active ownership in most asset classes ranging from listed equity to infrastructure.