(La Française Group) Resolutely mobilized for the transition to a sustainable economy, La Française appoints Laurent Jacquier-Laforge as Global Head of Sustainable Investing.
He will be the reference for all parties, internal group or external, and embody La Française’s commitment to sustainable investment relative to all the group’s areas of expertise. Laurent will be supported by Inflection Point by La Française, the group’s proprietary extra-financial research center, based in London.
Achieving the group’s medium-term development objectives, depends on its ability to successfully position itself on the European market and offer sustainable investments solutions, covering all asset classes, that simultaneously generate value, meet ESG standards and have a positive impact on climate change.
“Beyond its corporate commitments, La Française has chosen to integrate the consequences of climate, ecological and demographic risks into its investment management. To do so, we rely on our extra-financial research center, the development of impact solutions and the integration of impact measurement into our economic scenarios. Our objective is to offer investment solutions that meet the expectations of investors who are eager to participate in a more sustainable economy,” explains Laurent Jacquier-Laforge.
“Taking into account environmental and social issues is crucial. The appointment of Laurent Jacquier-Laforge and the creation of a dedicated team are further proof of our determination to become an asset manager committed to a world undergoing profound change. It is vital to promote impact management in order to converge the expectations of society in general and investors. This is our conviction and the key role we must play. ” emphasizes Xavier Lépine, President of La Française Group.
Laurent Jacquier-Laforge began his career in 1985 as Head of Equity Research at CCF and then at Svenska Handelsbanken Markets. After several experiences with investment management firms such as CDC Ixis Asset Management and Fortis Investments, Laurent was appointed Head of Equities at Scor Global Investments in 2008. He spent four years there before being appointed Head of Equities at La Banque Postale Asset Management. Laurent joined La Francaise in 2014 and was appointed CIO Global Equities of La Française AM in 2017. Since he joined La Française, Laurent has transformed the equity fund range by integrating a responsible dimension, according to a methodology developed by Inflection Point by La Française, the group’s extra-financial research company.
Laurent Jacquier-Laforge holds a DESS-DEA degree in Economics from the University of Paris X Nanterre. Laurent is a member of the SFAF ((the French Society of Financial Analysts).
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