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IWD2021 with Eva Halvarsson & Barbara Stewart

March 8, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

We are pleased to keep up the tradition and hold our International Women’s Day lunch event in 2021.

The theme for this year’s discussion is Female Leadership & Investments and we have the privilege to welcome Eva Halvarsson, CEO of Swedish buffer state pension fund AP2, followed by a presentation by Barbara Stewart, who will unveil this year’s RichThinking report on women and finance.

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12:30 – Welcome address – Claudia Stanghellini (AP3), Chair of KvinnoKapital
12:35 – Introduction – Karolina Qvarnström (Länsförsäkringar), Vice-chair of KvinnoKapital
12:40 – Fireside chat: Eva Halvarsson (CEO, AP2) in conversation with Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA (NordSIP), Board member, KvinnoKapital
13:00 – Q&A
13:10 – Presentation of this year’s RichThinking research by Barbara Stewart, CFA
13:30 – Q&A
13:40 – Concluding remarks

About our guests:

Eva Halvarsson (pictured left)

Eva is CEO of the second Swedish buffer state pension fund (AP2) and has been in this position for the past 15 years. She also sits on the board of the UN PRI among other organisations, such as Swedish real estate company Vasakronan AB, The Royal Swedish Opera, WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award, Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademin (IVA) and FinansKompetensCentrum. Prior to joining AP2, Eva was Head of the Division for State Enterprises at the Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications, where she  led the administration of the majority of state-owned companies since 2002. Earlier, she was investment manager for a number of Swedish state holdings, as well as holding a post at the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Prior to this, she worked for several years within the Swedish Tax Authority. Eva a graduate of Gothenburg University’s School of Economics.

Barbara Stewart (pictured right)

Barbara is a keynote speaker for CFA Societies, banks and stock exchanges around the world, and conducts interview driven research for financial institutions in Canada and globally. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst with 28 years of investment industry experience; five years as a foreign currency trader and then more than two decades as a portfolio manager investing on behalf of high net worth entrepreneurs. 10 years ago Barbara saw a need to challenge outdated financial industry stereotypes and share positive messages about women and money. Today, Barbara is recognized worldwide as one of the leading researchers in women and finance. Her Rich Thinking® global research papers quote smart women from all ages, professions and countries and are released annually on International Women’s Day, March 8.  Barbara is a columnist for CFA Institute, Canadian Money Saver, and Golden Girl Finance. She is also on the Advisory Board of Kensington Capital Partners in Toronto.



March 8, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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