Steve Freedman, senior product specialist at Pictet Asset Management, is joining the upcoming Copenhagen Roundtable 2019 on 30 October to outline reasons why investors should pay heed to the urbanisation trend that is ongoing globally, which is highlighting significant challenges requiring solutions, and therefore redirection of capital.
Solutions are being sought in areas such as intelligent building technology, digital infrastructure, advanced transportation, housing solutions and intelligent workplaces.
An estimated 70% of the global population is expected to live in cities by 2050, up from 55% currently.
Freedman joined Pictet Asset Management in 2019 as senior product specialist in the Thematic Equities team. Previously, he was at UBS Wealth Management as head of Sustainable Investing Solutions for the Americas, based in New York. He started his career at UBS in Zurich in 1998 as an economist and public policy analyst.
Since 2019 he has been teaching environmental finance at New York University. He holds a PhD and a Masters in economics from the University of St. Gallen. He is a CFA charterholder and earned the FRM designation from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
To find out more about the upcoming Copenhagen Roundtable, which takes place 30 October at the Hotel d'Angleterre, click here: https://events.investmenteurope.net/copenhagen