People Moves 28 April: Invesco, Algebris, Robeco and more
Several asset managers across the US and Europe named new sustainability leads this week
An overview of this week's most important hires and departures within the net zero community.
Invesco hires internally for head of ESG
US investment manager Invesco named Glen Yelton, the firm’s former head of ESG client strategies for North America and EMEA, as its new global head of ESG.
Yelton replaces the outgoing Cathrine de Coninck-Lopez, who has been with Invesco since 2017, and was previously responsible investment officer at Columbia Threadneedle.
Yelton has been with Invesco since 2019, and previous roles include as head of responsible investment for the Americas.
EU Platform on Sustainable Finance names subgroup rapporteurs
The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, established to advise the European Commission on the implementation and usability of the EU taxonomy, has appointed rapporteurs to each of its three subgroups.
Of the first subgroup, exploring usability and data, the rapporteurs will be Elodie Feller, global policy lead at the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, and Clémence Humeau, head of sustainability coordination at AXA.
On the second subgroup acting as a Technical Working Group, Astrid Matthey, senior economist at the German Environment Agency, and Andreas Brunsgaard, senior adviser to the Confederation of Danish Industry, will act as rapporteurs.
The third subgroup will be focused on the monitoring of capital flows, and rapporteurs will be Karl-Oskar Olming, head of sustainability strategy and policy at the SEB Group, and Bertrand Magné, a senior economist at the European Investment Bank.
Robeco names trio to institutional team
Robeco, a Dutch asset management firm with focus on sustainability, has made three appointments to its institutional team.
Angela Ruane has been named as head of institutional sales in the US and Canada. She joins from New York firm Insight, where she was head of institutional business development for North America.
Tim Kruis is to lead institutional sales in the Netherlands, based from Robeco’s Rotterdam headquarters. Kruis was previously head of institutional advisory at Record Asset Management, working from Amsterdam.
Arabella Townshend is to lead Robeco’s UK institutional sales, and joins the firm from River and Mercantile, where she was managing director and head of institutional.
Algebris names senior investment director
Italian asset managers Algebris has named Antonio Volpin as senior investment director, to be working with the Sustainable World team in Milan to support the development of Algebris’ global thematic equity strategy.
Volpin has over 30 years of experience in the energy and sustainability sectors, working at McKinsey & Company from 1993 to 2022. Between 2008 and 2022, he led the firm’s electric power and natural gas practice, based in London then Singapore.
On his move, Volpin said: “Algebris has an excellent suite of actively managed investment solutions across asset classes. I am delighted to join the team as the firm seeks to develop its sustainable offering and capture the opportunities offered by the increasing global demand for new resources.”