As the Managing Director for Russell Investments New Zealand, Alister focuses on the management and strategy of the New Zealand business. Alister joined Russell Investments in 2006 as consultant, then becoming Head of Consulting in 2008. Alister leads a team which delivers asset consulting advice, implementation services and funds management to some of New Zealand’s largest investors.
Prior to joining Russell Investments Alister lived in the United Kingdom where he worked in various roles in the investment management industry at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now called Blackrock).
Alister has a young family to which he devotes the majority of his time outside the office. When he finds himself with some free time he enjoys skiing, surfing, and mountain biking.
Alister has a B.MS. (Honours), International Management and Japanese, The University of Waikato, 1993 CFA Charterholder.
The panel covers responsible investing and ESG funds, enhancing portfolio returns through ESG, options in New Zealand and a practical guide as to how advisers can incorporate RI into the advice process and client portfolios.
John is an advocate for responsible investment and for greater transparency around investment products. He is CEO (and co-founder) of Pathfinder Asset Management, a boutique fund manager specialising in ethical investment.
Clayton has been working in the Financial Services industry since 1984, with a background in share broking, money markets, financial planning and asset management.
Kate is an Associate Director managing the Sustainalytics Sydney office. Kate joined Sustainalytics three years ago and works with a variety of clients across the Australian Pacific region to develop and execute their responsible investment policies.