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Stuart Kirk

12 October 2023

Stuart Kirk is the former Global Head of Responsible Investments at HSBC, and works as a columnist for the Financial Times. 
In 2022, global awareness of Stuart Kirk increased significantly after his polemical speech at a conference where he argued that that the risk to investment returns from climate change was over-hyped. The speech quickly went viral and sparked long debates among US senators, amongst others. During his speech, Kirk explained that he believes that humanity will deal with the climate crisis just as we have dealt with world wars, pandemics and much else. Kirk predicts that the future for investors will continue to be bright. 
Climate and sustainable investments are among the topics that Kirk writes about for the Financial Times. His recent column Skin in the Game, address a number of other topics including asset management, markets and investments. 
Kirk received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics from Cambridge University. He has worked as a portfolio manager in the financial industry, as a management consultant and advisor for state-owned funds. He has held several prominent positions including Global Head of Multi-Asset and Thematic Research at Deutsche Bank. 

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