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Quilter Investors appoints new head of responsible investment

Quilter Investors, QI, PRIQuilter Investors (QI) has appointed Marisol Hernandez as its new head of responsible investment, replacing outgoing RI head Eimear Toomey, who resigned earlier this year.

Hernandez spent four years as head of asset owners at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), according to LinkedIn, where she developed programs for selecting, appointing and monitoring investment managers and passive investments.

According to QI, Hernandez developed the first standard for a responsible investment due diligence questionnaire and guide for hedge funds, enabling the implementation of responsible investment across the hedge fund industry.

Hernandez will report to QI CIO, Marcus Brookes, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of responsible investment policies and activities at the firm.

Hernandez replaces former head of responsible investment Eimear Toomey, who left the business earlier this year.

Hernandez said: "Responsible investment has surged in popularity in recent years, but with that has brought challenges that need to be addressed. There can still be a lot of confusion on terminology and approaches and as such it has become crucial to be clear and precise in what it is we want to achieve in this space, where people, profits and planet can coexist.”

Brookes added: “We have come a long way in a short space of time in implementing responsible investment and are proud of the products and services we have in place for advisers. However, we recognise that there is more to be done and that we cannot rest on our laurels. I look forward to working closely with Marisol to develop our offering further and ensure responsible investment is one of our core pillars of Quilter Investors."

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