Man Group has promoted its former sustainability strategist to be the co-head of responsible investment alongside Steven Desmyter.
In a statement, Man Group said that London-based Jason Mitchell would depart his former role of sustainability strategist at the company to become co-head of responsible investment.
The new position will see Mr Mitchell carry responsibility for Man Group’s investment activities and ensure the processes and policies identify operational, governance and strategic risks.
He will be an adviser to funds that have ESG or impact investing at its core and head up the growth of investment strategies, as well as the integration of ESG principles across asset classes and multi-asset solutions.
Mr Mitchell has already been with Man Group for eight years and is a member of the company’s responsible investment committee.
He also sits on numerous boards relating to sustainability, and currently serves on several London-based investment association and academic committees.
Mr Mitchell will report to Man Group chief investment officer Sandy Rattray, who said the company was delighted to appoint him.
“Jason’s promotion recognises his long-standing commitment to sustainability and contributions to the firm in this area.
“Along with Steven Desmyter, he will lead efforts to further enhance responsible investment at Man Group and promote sustainability across a range of funds and investment engines.”
Commenting on his own appointment, Mr Mitchell spoke to his own experience in developing the company’s strategies.
“I look forward to continue to working with Steven and growing Man Group’s sustainable investment offering, both through existing products and new strategies,” he said.
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