Credit Suisse hires Robeco SAM’s co-CEO

Daniel Wild spent more than 12 years at Robeco SAM before moving to the Swiss financial giant

Credit Suisse has announced the appointment of a new global head of environmental, social and governance strategy, from Robeco SAM.

Daniel Wild joins the Swiss financial group’s Impact and Advisory Finance team, as a managing director, from Robeco SAM, where he was co-chief executive officer.

For the past 12 years, he has overseen more than £16 billion (CHF 21 billion) in assets and managed over 100 employees at Robeco SAM. He was promoted to the role of co-CEO in 2018.

In a statement confirming the move, Credit Suisse described Wild as a “pioneer” in the sustainable finance market, and outlined plans to “enhance and expand” the group’s sustainability franchise, by developing products and services and integrating ESG across all divisions of the bank globally.

“Since establishing the IAF department in October 2017, we have invested significantly in our franchise and have made great strides in responding to the material growth in interest from our clients for ESG and impact investing opportunities,” Marisa Drew, chief executive of Credit Suisse’s Impact and Advisory Finance team, said.

“Daniel has all the skills and expertise to help us further integrate ESG into the fabric of what we do at Credit Suisse. This is a huge opportunity for us, as the financial community increasingly looks to have ESG serve as the underpin for investment products and services.”

Wild will be based at the Zurich office and report to Marisa Drew.

He said: “Joining Credit Suisse to head the bank’s efforts in ESG is very exciting for me, as I will be able to build on the leadership’s strong dedication and high ambition for sustainability.”