Do not miss the first two minutes of this film. It starts with a bombshell from Richard Buxton, chief executive of Old Mutual Global Investors, who says that he has been challenged by one of his clients for owning shares in a company where Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Standard Investments, is a non-executive director.
Though no one actually says the G word, it is clear what they are referring to.
And we thought this was going to be a sedate chat about the merits of ESG investing!
The eight participants were:
Andrew Formica, co-chief executive, Janus Henderson Investors
Andrew Telfer, joint senior partner, Baillie Gifford
Martin Gilbert, co-chief executive, Standard Life Aberdeen
Saker Nusseibeh, chief executive, Hermes Investment Management
Richard Buxton, chief executive, Old Mutual Global Investors
Robert Higginbotham, head of global investment services, T Rowe Price
Robert Fairbairn, senior managing director, BlackRock
Frédéric Janbon, chief executive, BNP Paribas Asset Management
You can watch the previous episode of CEO Tapes here.