BMO announces raft of responsible investment hires

Nina_RothBMO Global Asset Management has announced a raft of additions to its responsible investment team as it seeks to meet increasing demand from the European market, the firm said.

Nina Roth (pictured) will become a director in the responsible investment team, providing additional resource and expertise on key European markets. Roth’s duties will include managing client relationships in Germany and she will also play a role in environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis and engagement in various sectors. She joins BMO from GIZ - Germany’s development agency - and has more than ten years of experience in responsible investing.

Alan Fitzpatrick has been appointed as a product specialist. The post is newly created, and he will oversee the delivery of the firm’s engagement business, as well as growing the responsible investment product offering. Fitzpatrick joins from Hermes EOS client service and business development team, where he served as a client director.

Finally, Derek Ip has been hired as an ESG analyst in the responsible investment team and has nine years of experience. His previous experience includes various positions at Trucost, the Climate Bonds Initiative and Reset Carbon Limited.

Claudia Wearmouth, co-head of responsible investment at BMO Global Asset Management, said: “We are pleased to welcome Nina, Alan and Derek to our Responsible Investment team, as we continue to respond to increasing market demand in Europe and build out our expertise across key markets on the continent.

“One of our fundamental beliefs at BMO Global Asset Management is that companies that effectively manage their environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities are best positioned for long-term success.”

Earlier this month, BMO launched a global equity fund, focusing on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The new fund, seeded by UBS Global Wealth Management, is designed to deliver long-term capital growth while also improving the environment.

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