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Measuring Physical Climate Risk in Equity Portfolios.

DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management) were delighted to be partner with FEAL to explore investment solutions as they relate to climate change and risks. At this luncheon Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research, presented how investors can build climate resilience in their investment portfolios with specific focus on the physical risks of climate change, such as sea level rise, droughts, flooding and cyclones and the effects these events have on the world’s largest corporations and their supply chains. Delivering investment solutions in this area has become increasingly pressing as losses from natural disasters are becoming more regular occurrences. In 2017, total economic losses from natural disasters were estimated to be $606 billion globally, $306 billion from the United States alone.

Michael was joined by Pieter Furnee, Managing Director, Head of Global Client Group for Deutsche Asset & wealth Management Benelux and Member of the Deutsche Bank Executives Committee Netherlands: Amsterdam.








Pieter Furnee
Managing Director
Managing Director, Head of Global Client Group for Deutsche Asset & wealth Management Benelux 

Pieter joined the company in 2004 with 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining, Pieter served as a Manager at NNEK. Previously, he worked as a Business Manager, Commercial Portfolio Manager and as a Business Controller at Zurich Financial Services. Pieter began his career as a Management Trainee at Zurich Financial Services.

Pieter has a BA in Business Economics from Hoger Economisch en Administratief Onderwijs, Haagse Hogeschool; Master’s Degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University.



Michael Lewis
Managing Director
Head of ESG Thematic Research: London

 Michael joined the Company in 1990. He is part of the CIO for Responsible Investments team. Prior to his current role, Michael was Global Head of Commodities Research in the Corporate Banking & Securities division. Before this, he was a G10 FX strategist and Deputy Head of FX Research at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.


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Date: Friday 11 May
Venue: DWS (Deutsche Investments Australia Ltd)
Address: Level 23, 333 Collins Street

Date: Monday 14 May
Venue: DWS (Deutsche Investments Australia Ltd)
Address: Level 16, 126 Phillip Street

Time: 12.15pm – 2.00pm
Cost: FEAL members $0
Non members $145 (inc GST)

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