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J.P. Morgan AM creates two ESG research roles

Roland Rott joins as head of sustainable investing research and Soňa Stadtelmeyer-Petru as lead sustainable investing strategist in EMEA

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has created two new roles in its sustainable investing research team.

Roland Rott will take on the new role of head of sustainable investing research, responsible for a team of ESG researchers developing JPMAM’s ESG scoring system and embedding climate analytics into the firm’s investment process. He joins from L a Française Group where he was head of ESG and sustainable investment research, leading a buy-side ESG research team to cover a range of actively managed equity and credit portfolios. Before this, Rott was an investment partner at GO Investment Partners LLP for 10 years and a corporate governance analyst at DWS Investment GmbH for several years.

Soňa Stadtelmeyer-Petru (pictured) has been appointed lead sustainable investing strategist in EMEA. As part of this newly redesigned role, she will work on bespoke portfolio requests, offering ESG policy guidance and best practice, assisting in setting net zero targets as well as engaging with clients globally on net zero, as well as helping drive product innovation. She joins from Allianz Investment Management, where she headed up sustainable investing. Before this, Stadtelmeyer-Petruwas a junior manager deal origination at iBRAIN Consulting Group.

Jennifer Wu, global head of sustainable investing at JPMAM, said: “Their skill sets are a great compliment to the existing team, which includes a diverse mix of talent ranging from sustainable investing specialists, stewardship specialists, climate scientists, academics, researchers, as well as those with a background in traditional fundamental portfolio management.”