Allianz Global Investors, a fund management division of German insurance giant Allianz, has expanded its ESG team, hiring Eugenia Jackson to the newly-created role of Senior Governance Specialist and ESG Analyst from BMO Global Asset Management, where she was Head of Corporate Governance for the past five years.
BMO Global Asset Management is the former F&C Asset management that was acquired by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) for £708m in 2014.
In her new role at Allianz, Jackson will report to Bozena Jankowska, Global Co-Head of ESG and support the integration of ESG factors into investment processes and stewardship activities, including corporate governance engagement and proxy voting.Jankowska sits on the Listed Equity Steering Committee at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
A spokeswoman for Allianz said the new role was created to expand on its global governance and stewardship capabilities. David Diamond, Co-Head of ESG at the firm, is returning in June after a sabbatical.
Late last year, Jackson was named Co-Chair of the International Corporate Governance Network’s Shareholder Rights Committee.
Kalina Lazarova, who joined BMO in 2014, after a six-month stint at GES Investment Services, is to replace Jackson. She has 11 years ‘ experience in corporate governance, including roles at Fidelity Investments, Governance for Owners and PIRC.