Aegon appoints global climate solutions lead

Anne Scott will take on the newly created role

Aegon Asset Management has appointed Anne Scott (pictured) to the newly created role of global climate solutions lead.

She joins the firm’s global fixed income team with a focus on supporting its efforts in climate solutions.

With 25 years in industry, Scott arrived at Aegon in 2005 to lead its middle office delivery teams. She joined the firm’s investment department in 2012, before leading the Mifid II structure to evaluate Aegon’s investment research consumption.

She has also co-chaired the asset manager’s global investment management risk control commitee. Before arriving at Aegon, Scott held roles at Financial Times Information and HSBC Global Fund Services.

Adrian Hull, Aegon global head of core fixed income, said: “Responsible investing has been a key element of Aegon Asset Management’s investment philosophy for more than 30 years and we are constantly reviewing our product offering to ensure we meet the needs of our clients. Most recently this has seen us shift our short-dated investment grade bond strategy to become the Global Short Dated Climate Transition Fund, focusing on the transition to a net-zero global economy.

“Anne brings deep experience of implementing regulatory change and adaptation across the business and is a strong advocate for climate solutions with real-world impact. Her appointment as global climate solutions lead allows us to accelerate our expertise in climate transition investing as we continue to adapt for the future.”

This article first appeared on ESG Clarity’s sister title Portfolio Adviser.