Findings from C-Suite Asset Manager Breakfast Briefing- May 2021


After running Meeting of Minds Asset Management in March 2020 and being faced with not being able to meet in person, this meeting took place virtually, as a Breakfast Briefing on Thursday 20 May.

These Meetings bring together the Chief Executive Officers and Chief Operating Officers from substantial asset management firms – both retail and institutional. The goal is to provide a platform for these very senior men and women to address the big issues they are grappling with. The Meeting is Chatham House and thus participants are encouraged to speak openly and frankly and share insights and learning in the knowledge that any comments they might make will be non-attributable.

This Meeting discussed Politics and COP 26 - the world is returning to normal and was a game of two halves.

The first part of the roundtable was led by David Gauke, who is now Head of Policy at Macfarlanes. You will remember him as Theresa May’s Lord Chancellor.  He is still plugged into the Westminster bubble (very Covid compliant) and shared an update on his thoughts around both the global political landscape as well as that more close to home. In other words, he covered what we should expect from the G7 meeting through to the politics post Super Thursday, including Hartlepool as well as north of the border!  

The second half questioned: "Is the asset management industry ready for COP 26?".

The Format:

A Meeting of Minds Asset Management is a strategic forum organised by Owen James in association with Lansons. 

This breakfast briefing was a roundtable sessions addressing a pre-researched and a pre-agreed agenda.

The Findings