Stockholm (NordSIP) – Schroders announced it was expanding its global sustainable investment team with four new senior appointments and promotions, including the appointment of its first Head of Sustainable Investment Management, a Head of Active Ownership, a Sustainability Analyst and an Active Ownership Manager.
The UK-based global asset manager appointed Margot Von Aesch as its first Head of Sustainable Investment Management, responsible for detailed research, the development of sustainable investment models and ensuring the continued integration of this analysis into Schroders’ investment decision-making. Von Aeschjoins from Redburn, where she worked in various capacities for seven years, including contributing to the development of the firm’s ESG business. Prior to this, Von Aesch worked for over nine years at Societe Generale.
Von Aesch is joined by Sustainability Analyst Angus Bauer, also from Redburn where he was a partner and former co-head of the Redburn ESG franchise.
On the engagement front, Kimberley Lewis was also appointed Head of Active Ownership. Lewis joins from Federated Hermes International, where she worked as a Director of Engagement. Active Ownership Manager Katie Frame will report to Lewis. Frame also joins Schroders from Federated Hermes International.
Von Aesch and Lewis will report to Andy Howard, Global Head of Sustainable Investment at Schroders.“These additions will further strengthen Schroders ability to deliver market-leading sustainability data, support its focus on stewardship and engagement and expand the products and services it offers to its clients globally,” Howard says.
“We see this moment as a significant milestone in our sustainability journey and a natural step to ensure our path to net zero is clear and successful: we are injecting into the firm market-leading talents with vision and experience, who are highly regarded not only within, but also outside our industry,” he adds.
“As a corporate and investor, we recognise that we have a fundamental role to play in making sure the companies in which we invest are on the journey to net zero and a sustainable future. That’s why we’ve made a number of commitments to accelerate our progress on managing climate risk and achieving net zero by 2050 or sooner. These commitments can be achieved thanks to our distinctive approach which is supported by our data driven and active engagement process,” Howard concludes.
Von Aesch, Bauer, Lewis and Frame are the lastest in a wave of hires by Schroders’ Sustainable Investment Team. Prior to this announcement, the asset manager had announcement that Lazaro Tiant and Mervyn Tang would be joining its New York and Singapore offices.