Quilter Investors has expanded its responsible investment team by appointing two experienced investment analysts.
Jonathan De Pasquallie has joined as a responsible investment analyst from KPMG, where he provided investors with ESG due diligence as well as assisting them with approaches to climate risk and decarbonisation strategies. At Quilter Investors, De Pasquallie will support enhancements being made to ESG integration and reporting and help lead active ownership activities.
Meanwhile, Chris Wu has joined the business as a responsible investment quantitative analyst. Wu was most recently a research officer at the London School of Economics and has a decade of experience in applied data science. With a PhD in urban studies, Wu has been hired to help the business utilise data and technology in its responsible investment decision making and conduct detailed research within the sector.
The responsible investment team at Quilter Investors is part of the extended manager research hub the business launched at the end of last year to enhance its fund manager research capabilities.
“The addition of a data scientist and an experienced responsible investment consultant brings an advanced set of skills to scale up the work already being done by the existing team, as we continue to work with our fund managers and distribution partners to meet customer and regulatory needs,” said Marisol Hernandez (pictured), head of responsible investment at Quilter Investors.
“Given the increase in regulatory requirements in responsible investment, we want to give advisers and investors the confidence that their objectives are being met and their money is being managed in line with their needs and regulations. Having a strong and well-resourced responsible investment team is a positive step in providing that support and expertise for our clients.”