Quilter hires responsible investment head from PRI

Marisol Hernandez replaces Eimear Toomey

Quilter Investors has hired ex-Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) responsible investment adviser Marisol Hernandez to head up its responsible investment team.

Hernandez, who replaces Eimear Toomey, will develop and implement the firm’s responsible policies and activities and report into chief investment officer Marcus Brookes.

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At the PRI, Hernandez was head of asset owners, developing programmes for the selection, appointment and monitoring of investment managers and passive investments. She was also responsible developing the first industry standard responsible investment due diligence questionnaire and guide for hedge funds, helping with the implementation of responsible investment across the hedge fund industry.

“There can still be a lot of confusion on terminology and approaches and as such it has become crucial to be clear and precise in what it is we want to achieve in this space, where people, profits and planet can co-exist,” Hernandez said.

“Responsible investment has surged in popularity in recent years, but with that has brought challenges that need to be addressed.”