This Fireside Chat hosted by Credo Wealth was an insightful conversation between Ainsley To and Alex Edmans.
They discussed the pitfalls of ESG investing, the social responsibility of business, the nuances in interpreting data & research, and many other topics. A must watch for those curious about the ways conventional wisdom is misguided when it comes to how companies serve investors and wider society.
Professor of Finance at London Business School
Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance. He is Managing Editor of the Review of Finance and Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics. Alex graduated from Oxford University and has a PhD in Finance from MIT Sloan.
Alex has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Economic Literature. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He won the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing, the FIR-PRI prize for Finance and Sustainability, the Investor Responsibility Research Centre prize, and the WRDS Award for Best Empirical Finance Paper at the WFA.
His book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, was named by the Financial Times as one of the top business books in March 2020, and his TED talks have a combined 2 million views.
Head of Multi-Asset
Ainsley joined Credo as a Research Analyst in 2012 and is now the Head of Multi-Asset. Prior to this, he worked as an investment analyst at Stamford Associates. He also had previous roles at Fidelity International and Bloomberg LP. Ainsley graduated from Imperial College and became a CFA Charterholder in 2014.