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Annual Investment Conference 2022

29th March 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


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Our annual investment conference is back in person for 2022. This conference will look at the financial markets ahead and where your money will be best placed in 2022 and beyond.

Our experts will discuss the worlds emerging markets and what markets to invest into in areas such as China, Russia, Taiwan and Brazil.

The UKs sustainability journey is something on everyone’s mind. Our experts will discuss our current ‘energy crisis’ opportunities and threats when it comes to investing and how the energy transition to net zero, isn’t a straightforward ‘black’ to ‘green’ change.

Our key speakers include:

Kim McAllister (Event host) is a journalist and communications consultant. She hosts “Clever About Cash” on BBC Radio Scotland and has appeared on Radio 4’s “Inside Science” and “Farming Today”. She produces and presents the UK’s no 6 science podcast “Scotland’s Secret Space Race” and has hosted conferences across the UK. She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two sons.

Twitter: @KimMcAllister


David Coombs is head of the team that is responsible for managing the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios and Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolio funds. He joined Rathbones in 2007 after spending 19 years with Baring Asset Management where he managed multi asset funds and segregated mandates. He began his career with Hambros Bank in 1984.



Andrew Ness is co-manager of the Global Emerging Markets strategy at Franklin Templeton. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in September 2018, Andrew was a Portfolio Manager at Martin Currie, an Edinburgh based asset manager. He began his career at Murray Johnstone in 1994 and also worked with Deutsche Asset Management in both London and New York before joining Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in 2007.
He is an Associate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals and a member of the CFA Institute.


Jo Freeman-Young is a sustainable finance manager at EY. Jo specialises in Sustainable Finance, particularly the integration of climate-related risks and opportunities and the quantification of climate risks for investment and insurance firms.




Evelyn Simpson is MD at Investing Women Angels. She is a highly experienced Non-Executive Director and Company Chair. She works extensively in the start-up ecosystem as a business coach, trainer, mentor and NXD; focusing on leadership, strategy and funding, advocating a disciplined and practical approach and has a particular passion for supporting female founders.



Mark Brennan is a Partner and Lead Manager of the Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund (FIIF) and Foresight Sustainable Real Estate Fund (REF) and is based in our London office. Prior to Foresight, Mark worked at Standard Life Investments and the UK Green Investment Bank. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh.






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29th March 2022
8:30 am - 11:30 am


Royal Scots CLub
29-31 Abercromby Place
Edinburgh, EH3 6QE United Kingdom
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