Dr Gabrielle Walker
Dr Gabrielle Walker is a strategist, speaker and facilitator, helping businesses to address global challenges–with a focus on sustainability, new energy and climate change. She works at boardroom-level with global companies in a wide range of sectors to analyse emerging global trends, challenge conventional thinking and help catalyse change.She gives keynote addresses to corporate audiences around the world and is an accomplished moderator of high-level debates, guiding panels involving global CEOs, former heads of state, government ministers, military generals and global humanitarian leaders.Gabrielle has presented many TV and radio programmes and series for the BBC. She has written very extensively for many international newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Prospect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Gabrielle is the author of four books including co-authoring the bestselling book The Hot Topic, how to avoid global warming while still keeping the lights on, which was described by Al Gore as “a beacon of clarity”and by The Times as “a material gain for the axis of good”. She has a PhD from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities.
Ross McSkimming Senior Investment Specialist for EquitiesRoss is the investment specialist for the Aberdeen Standard Investments equity fund range and is responsible for the commercialisation and development of the equity asset class. He works alongside the investment team and his primary role is to ensure that clients and consultants have clarity on the philosophy, process and investment positioning of this growing asset class. By understanding the changing needs of different groups of investors, he is responsible for developing new equity strategies and customised investment solutions for institutional clients globally. He has recently been involved in the development of the global equity impact strategy.
Fabien Collado Credit Portfolio ManagerFabien is a portfolio manager on AXA IM’s Buy and Maintain Credit team. He manages both global and sterling credit portfolios, and is increasingly involved in our cash flow delivery solutions. Based in London, he also covers the Industrials sector on a relative value basis within our Portfolio Manager Analyst credit research organisation. He was a key member of the project team which developed and launched AXA IM’s flagship Buy and Maintain ‘SmartBeta’ Credit strategy in 2012, and plays a leading role in the integration of Responsible Investment into AXA IM’s fund management capabilities. Initially joining AXA IM in 2009, Fabien spent three years in a dual portfolio engineer/portfolio manager role within the Euro Credit team where, in addition to portfolio management, he was responsible for calibrating portfolios, monitoring risk, and attributing and analysing performance. Fabien holds a Master’s in Finance from IESEG School of Management, Lille. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Tracey Milner Director of UK Institutional Sales
Tracey is a DB specialist on AXA IM’s UK Institutional Client team, with over 20 years’ experience of the local authority market. She currently has particular responsibility for managing relationships with AXA IM’s LGPS and local authority treasury clients. She joined AXA IM in 2012 having previously been Pensions and Treasury Manager at Surrey County Council, which she joined in 1991 as a trainee accountant.
Tracey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Essex University. She is also a member of CIPFA.