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The Future of ESG in Fixed Income: How a Growth in Sustainability Translates to Asset Growth

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn more about what’s next for ESG in the asset management space, moderated by Alex Struc, CEO of GOALSFIRST IM.

Panelists include

  • Tim Coffin, SVP at Breckinridge Capital Advisors
  • Ksenia Koban, SVP & Municipal Strategist at Payden & Rygel
  • Eric Glass, SVP & Senior Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein

Looking to the Future of ESG in Fixed Income Investment Management

The fixed income ESG market has exploded over the past few years.  Some estimates have found the green bond market even doubled over 2020.  As demand for socially responsible investing increases and the sense that ESG boosts returns and helps mitigate downside risk, the market is only poised to grow even more.  In a market that’s constantly changing, asset managers are looking to see what the future holds for this sector.

Join our webinar to learn how our panelists foresee the sustainable investing market evolving over the next few years and how to ESG leaders are improving performance. 

Discussion topics include

  • How ESG in fixed income will change over the next few years
  • Why green and sustainability strategies are becoming a necessity to remain competitive
  • What type of data and technology you need to effectively determine which investments fit in your portfolios

Panelists

Below, find our esteemed panelist lineup, all of whom share expertise within the fixed income space, specifically as it pertains to ESG. Click on headshots to view panelists’ bios.

Alex Struc Headshot

Alex Struc

CEO, GOALSFIRST IM
Moderator

Tim Coffin

SVP, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Ksenia Koban

SVP & Municipal Strategist, Payden & Rygel

Eric Glass

SVP & Senior Portfolio Manager, AllianceBernstein

Alex Struc

Alex Struc is the founder and CEO of GOALSFIRST – a specialist fixed income firm with a disruptive investment approach and the vision of mobilizing finance for change.  He is a fixed income investor and a portfolio manager with deep credit expertise. 

For nearly 15 years he managed PIMCO’s leveraged loans, corporate debt and the firmwide exposure to financials, including the world largest capital securities fund, making the FN’s 40 under 40 asset managers list in 2014. 

Alex is also known as an innovator in impact investing – he led the industry-wide efforts on engagement as the Chair of the inaugural PRI Bondholder Engagement Committee in 2017. Having founded and led PIMCO’s first dedicated ESG investment platform, he originated large and liquid bonds linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Tim Coffin

Tim is director of sustainability and a member of the consultant relations team at Breckinridge Capital Advisors. Tim has helped lead the introduction of Breckinridge’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) capabilities to clients. He has 30 years of fixed income experience. Prior to Breckinridge, Tim was a vice president at Fidelity Investments where he launched and managed the firm’s municipal finance group within Fidelity Capital Markets.

Tim speaks regularly at conferences on topics related to sustainable investing and finance. He is a member of the advisory committee for the Brookings Institute’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy Annual Municipal Finance Conference. He is on the advisory board for the Journal of Impact and ESG Investing, and a member of the steering committee of the Intentional Endowment Network.

Tim serves on the governing board for Ridley College in Ontario, Canada, and is the President of Ridley’s U.S. Scholarship Foundation.

Ksenia Koban

Ksenia Koban is an SVP and Municipal Strategist at Payden & Rygel. She is responsible for credit research and assists in developing the firm’s views and strategies with regard to municipal sector and market positioning. She is also Co-Chair of the ESG Committee which guides the firm’s broader strategy for integration of ESG factors and impact investing approaches.

Prior, Koban was a credit risk analyst on a large portfolio of distressed municipal debt held by an investment bank. Her career in public finance began as a budget and policy analyst in New York City government.

Ksenia Koban has an MPA in Public Finance from New York University and a BA in International Relations from University of California, San Diego.

Koban is an active industry participant and frequent speaker on all topics related to public finance, ESG integration and impact investing. Her affiliations include the PRI, NFMA, Women in Public Finance, and Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy.

Eric Glass

Eric Glass is a Senior Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income Impact Strategies and lead of the Municipal Impact Investment Policy Group. He has been at AllianceBernstein as a research analyst, trader and portfolio manager.

Before a career in capital markets, Eric spent several years helping to manage a transitional homeless shelter in Essex County, New Jersey.