BNY Mellon hires head of responsible investing from Neuberger

Global role for Manisha Ali

BNY Mellon Investor Solutions has hired former Neuberger Berman ESG portfolio specialist Manisha Ali as its head of responsible investing, the firm announced on Wednesday.

The role is a new one at BNY Mellon and is global in scope.

Ali had worked at Neuberger Berman since 2017 and was the firm’s portfolio specialist for its core equity and sustainable equity strategies.

In her role at BNY Mellon, Ali “will help build and shape the Investors Solutions Responsible Investing franchise, and work to identify best-in-class solutions”, the company stated. “Manisha will partner with investment management, wealth management and family office clients at different stages of their responsible investing journey.”

Ali is based in New York and reports to global head of investor solutions Sinead Colton Grant.

Previously, Ali had also been an associate director at Russell Investments, working on investment strategy and outsourced chief investment officer options for institutional clients.

BNY’s investor solutions group oversaw $25.1bn in assets as of the end of June.