Mirabaud Asset Management has announced the arrival of its new head of ESG who joined this week from BNP Paribas Cardif.
During his time at BNP Paribas Cardif, Hamid Amoura was responsible for developing new ESG analysis techniques and established the first socially responsible investing (SRI) reporting system within the company’s general fund. In 2011, he was promoted to head of SRI development.
In an announcement, Mirabaud Asset Management said that Amoura would assist the firm in integrating its ESG principles into the investment process, driving best practice and ensuring that sustainable investing was “a cornerstone” across the investment teams.
Geneva-based David Jeannet, who has been the company’s SRI officer since 2017 will now join Amoura’s team, while Amoura will report to Umberto Boccato, head of Investments at Mirabaud Asset Management.
“He brings deep expertise within the field of ESG itself, as well as solid experience working with investment teams to integrate it in the investment process,” said Boccato.
“The appointment also reflects a growing demand from clients, who increasingly view ESG as an integral part of the investment solutions they require.”
Speaking after the announcement of his appointment, Amoura added: “It is a privilege to join a focused and specialised investment boutique such as Mirabaud Asset Management.
“With almost 200 years of history in the group, Mirabaud’s DNA is clearly earmarked as sustainable. Its social values are at the heart of the firm and I am thrilled to further build on the work that has already been put in place to further refine and expand Mirabaud’s ESG capabilities.”