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Heike Schmitz

Heike Schmitz is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and advises the insurance industry, funds and asset managers on investments, investment processes, general regulatory issues and the integration of sustainability and ESG considerations, with a particular focus on impact investing and alternative investments. She has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, both as in-house counsel at Generali and as external legal counsel at various law firms. Heike Schmitz is a member of the ESG Committee of the European private equity association Invest Europe. She has also supported the work of the Insurance Development Forum for several years, most recently as co-chair of the IDF Infrastructure Taskforce, a global coalition of insurers and public partners working to address the consequences of climate change.