Investec appoints head of ESG, alternative investments

European private credit manager Investec Alternative Investment Management has appointed Alicia Forry as head of ESG, alternative investments.

With almost seven years of experience at Investec, Forry brings knowledge from her time in Investec’s equity research team as head of UK equity ESG products, leading cross-sector ESG research on UK-listed companies.

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Forry is also a member of Investec’s Sustainable Business Forum, which was set up to help coordinate efforts across the organisation to support clients in the transition to a net-zero economy.

As part of her new role, Alicia will help to embed further a responsible investing framework and series of processes across Investec’s private market credit strategies.

Callum Bell, director at IAIM and head of direct lending, said: “At a time when the sustainability credentials of a business are increasingly under scrutiny, we believe that top ESG performers have an increased edge in delivering long-term value creation for shareholders.”

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Expressing her excitement to collaborate with companies dedicated to enhancing their ESG credentials, Forry added: “Our research recently found that 7 in 10 mid-market firms in the UK are currently planning, implementing, or have already implemented an ESG strategy – with the majority believing it makes their business more attractive to potential acquirers and investors.”

 

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