Credit Suisse Asset Management has expanded its sustainable investing team with the appointment of a head of active ownership.
Christine Chow will join the firm in that role on April 1, the company recently announced.
Chow, who has extensive experience in sustainability, will join from HSBC Asset Management.
In her new role Chow will focus on further accelerating Credit Suisse Asset Management’s efforts in voting and engagement across all asset classes, an important pillar of its sustainability strategy.
Chow will work alongside the head of ESG integration Dominik Scheck and the recently appointed head of sustainability research, Nisha Long. That team has also made other key hires in recent months.
Chow will be based in London and report to Jeroen Bos, global head of sustainable investing.
“Sustainability is of key importance to our clients and society, so I am very excited by the wealth of experience and talent that is joining our team,” Bos said in a statement.
Chow was formerly HSBC Asset Management’s head of stewardship, a role she assumed in September 2021.
There, Chow implemented a comprehensive stewardship program and won the Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the year (large firms) in 2022.
Earlier in her career, she held roles at Schroders, Aon (Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow), Federated Hermes and IHS Markit.
Chow was an adjunct professor in finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is an Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Currently, she is an appointed adviser to the Hong Kong Accounting and Financial Reporting Council, the independent regulator of the accounting profession.