A global investment business has retained Acre to appoint a Director of Sustainable Investing Product to focus on passive ESG products for the EMEA region, based out of the London office. This is a newly created senior appointment that will leverage our client's long-established ESG / sustainable investment business and institutional client network.
The successful individual will predominantly lead on the development of new passive sustainable investment products and contribute to the regional strategy. ESG / sustainable investment business continues to be strategically important, feeding into the global growth strategy for across the business.
The externally facing aspects of the appointment involve extensive client engagement to support the development of commercially viable products and ESG research, alongside speaking at conferences and, taking part in industry platforms. Participation in sustainable development public policy development in the EMEA region will also help inform innovation.
Experience and competencies sought
Experience of contributing to sustainable investment / ESG strategies, product design & development or asset allocation across asset classes
A background in ESG/ SI research and analysis of sustainability megatrends
Understanding of how ESG data methodology is applied across different asset classes
MBA, MSc or CFA and a top-grade degree, or equivalent
The ability to influence and build relationships with credibility and flair
This is an important and highly visible remit, forming part of the global investment team. This is a unique opportunity to play a significant role in the growth and creation of pioneering ESG and sustainable investment products in the EMEA region, whilst benefiting from the support of an established internal infrastructure set up to facilitate this.