London-headquartered hedge fund Man Group has announced the appointment of a head of responsible investment.
Steven Desmyter has been appointed as Man Group’s head of responsible investment and chair of the company’s responsible investment committee.
The new role will be in addition to Mr Desmyter’s current role as head of sales across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
In a related move, Man Group has also appointed Jason Mitchell as a sustainability strategist in addition to his role on Man GLG’s European and international equity teams.
“In this role, Jason will be responsible for developing the strategy, organisation and methodology to underpin Man Group’s ESG efforts,” the firm said in a statement.
“He will work across the firm’s investment strategies, to support the integration of extra-financial factors and sustainability themes into investment processes across all asset classes.”
Man Group chief executive Luke Ellis said, "Our investors increasingly consider environmental, social and governance factors to be a key part of sound investment stewardship.
“We are committed to furthering the interests of our clients in this area and I am delighted that Steven will now be formally leading Man Group’s efforts in this space, supported by Jason Mitchell who has been a key industry advocate for responsible investment."
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