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FIIN at IMN’s Solar, Pace and ESG Virtual Event


FIIN’s ESG Task Force members were recruited as moderators and panelists for several webcasts at IMN’s Solar, Pace and ESG Virtual Conference held from September 2nd to 4th.  Task Force member Nate Gabig of KPMG kicked off the event as the moderator of the first session focused on Solar in the ABS Market.  Discussants included Danny Abajian of Sunrun, Alex Kaplan of Mosaic, Stepen Viscovich of CS, and Gary Blitz of Aon. Themes covered include recent solar transactions, the state of various segments of the solar marketplace, the ITC tax credit, technological advancements and other issues.

FIIN Requests Extension to DOL Rule Proposal Comment Period

On June 30th the US Department of Labor released a proposed rule on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments which would amend the “Investment Duties” regulation (12 CFR 2550.404a- 1). The DOL explained in a press release that the rule was designed to “… provide clear regulatory guideposts for plan fiduciaries in light of recent trends involving environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.” The proposed rule affects employee retirement accounts that fall under the ERISA Act of 1974. At its core, the rule dictates that investment decisions must put “pecuniary factors” ahead of ESG factors when making investment decisions. The rule in its entirety can be found here: https://bit.ly/30wqQqc

FIIN Nominating Committee Meets to Fill Key Leadership Roles

The FIIN Nominating Committee convened in June to suggest candidates for key leadership positions within FIIN, including members of the Education Committee, Editorial Review Committee, a vacancy in the Membership Committee, as well as Chairs of the newly established FIIN Task Forces. The Board of Directors will take up the task of appointing candidates to their new roles once the Committee submits its final roster later this month.

The Association encourages members to consider joining FIIN Task Forces, and all FIIN members are eligible. 

FIIN Member Call to Action: Task Force Volunteers Needed

FIIN asks your help. The single most valuable resource of the Association is our membership and the vast knowledge base garnered through the unique experiences of investors in the numerous markets and asset classes in which they are involved on a day to day basis. FIIN is eager to tap this immense resource to advance the mission of the Association. We ask that you consider joining a task force to bring your point of view and expertise into the discourse to help FIIN represent the buy-side in the most granular and holistic way: We are by investors, for investors.

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