Ossiam hires head of sustainability and appoints deputy head

Smart beta specialist Ossiam has hired Clarisse Simonek to the new role of head of responsible investment and sustainability, and appointed Philippe Chanzy as deputy chief executive.

Simonek, reporting to chief executive and founder Bruno Poulin, will lead the Paris-based firm’s responsible investment strategy, as well as the company’s sustainability objectives.

She joins from the UK’s Local Pensions Partnership’s investment strategy department, which advises pension trustees on asset allocation and responsible investment.

Poulin said: “No one in the investment industry can have missed the fundamental shift in attitudes to sustainable investing, with investors making record allocations to sustainable investments. To invest responsibly in the most effective way and with credibility requires deep expertise.”

The new deputy chief executive Philippe Chanzy has been Ossiam’s chief financial officer, and chief risk officer, overseeing the firm’s finance and risk management since 2010.

Previous deputy chief Antoine Moreau, who also founded the affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers alongside Poulin, stepped down from the role back in 2017.

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