Quilter Investors has hired Eimear Toomey from Sustainalytics to take on the role of head of responsible investment
Working closely with the investment team and in a newly-created role, Toomey will be tasked with embedding ESG principles into the processes of the business including fund selection and stewardship as well as activities that are part of the wider Quilter group.
She has 15 years’ experience in investment and ESG, most recently working as director of client relations at Sustainalytics supporting asset managers with the integration of ESG risks and opportunities in the investment process.
Toomey has also previously worked as a portfolio manager at Rothschild Wealth Management and prior to that at Merrill Lynch Portfolio Managers, where she developed its responsible investment portfolio offering. She started her investment career at Fidelity International.
She commented: “It is a really interesting time to get involved in this new role as we see the evolution of sustainable businesses happening in front of us right now. ESG and responsible investment considerations are now a core part of how we invest and I believe asset managers increasingly have a huge role to play in furthering this trend.”
Dean Bowden, managing director of Quilter Investors, added: “Responsible investment is truly coming to the fore. Eimear brings a great calibre of wealth management and ESG-related experience and as such we believe she puts us in a great position to further enhance our credentials in this space. More and more clients are asking advisers what impact their investments are having, and we want to ensure we are in the best position possible to help advisers and the wider Quilter group to answer that question.”