Investment in infrastructure assets and the importance of ESG to be discussed during a MeDirect webinar

MeDirect’s upcoming webinar will discuss infrastructure and the impact it has on our daily lives and on sustainable growth.

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The concept of investing in a portfolio of infrastructure companies, as a means to provide sustainable income and drive global sustainable growth, is the theme of the next MeDirect webinar, which will be held on the 24th September 2020 at 18.00hrs.

This is the second medirectalk of its kind to be held online, given the current situation and the necessary social distancing requirements. It follows the highly successful first online medirectalk held earlier this year, on the current financial markets’ environment and the effect of the pandemic on investment decisions.

medirectalk is a series of seminars organised by MeDirect, featuring several financial experts and asset managers sharing their views on market and investment opportunities.

The upcoming medirectalk is organised by MeDirect Bank, together with leading global fund house Franklin Templeton Investments. The webinar will kick off with an overview by David Chambers, Business Development Director, followed by Ajay Dayal, who will be delivering a keynote speech. Dayal is the Managing Director and Head of International Equity, Product Specialist Group, Legg Mason – a division of Franklin Templeton.

He will be focussing on the reasons why infrastructure is deemed to be the critical life blood of the world, and why it is a mega-trend that will shape our children’s lives over decades. More infrastructure spending is being committed to by the big nations, as they continue to develop. Clearly, such infrastructure projects require funding.

Dayal will also be delving into Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects to investing, arguing that ESG is here to stay, and that stakeholders need to understand how government policy makers and investors think in terms of making future investments.

He will cover the benefits of infrastructure and how investors can access infrastructure assets. Dayal will explain why a smart portfolio of infrastructure stocks can provide an investor with a stable, sustainable and attractive income, as well as capital growth.

At the end of the webinar, an overview of the Legg Mason ClearBridge Infrastructure Value Fund will be given.

Ajay Dayal joined in 2008 as an Investment Director in the Product Specialist Group of Legg Mason. As the senior product specialist of the company’s international equity, multi-asset and liquid alternatives equity-based products, he works closely with multiple Specialist Investment Managers within Franklin Templeton, to articulate and shape their investment solutions and accelerate the sales process.

He has 20 years of investment experience, of which over a dozen years of in-depth experience meeting and engaging with clients around the world, as well as across multiple distribution channels, including wealth and advisory, quasi institutional and pensions. He has represented the company at conferences, and through different media channels and forums – printed articles, recorded events and live TV broadcasts.

In order to register for the medirectalk, as well as to view past events visit: https://www.medirect.com.mt/invest/medirectalk