RI People & Appointments, Sept. 23: MN, Osmosis, Schroders, Carlyle, Christian Brothers, Schroders, OPIC, Cartica

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Martijn Scholten has been promoted to CEO of Dutch fiduciary manager MN, which oversees more than €155bn worth of assets for clients like metals industry pension funds PMT and PME. He was previously the Director of Fiduciary Management. He replaces Gerald Cartigny, who is joining Goldman Sachs Asset Management to head up its Benelux business. Scholten said MN would continue to consolidate its reputation as a “long term responsible investor” by providing “custom client investment solutions, further implementing our data driven IT strategy and expanding market alliances”.

Drew Spangler has been announced as the first North American hire of specialist boutique Osmosis Investment Management, which invests in companies based on their resource efficiency performance. Spangler, a former portfolio manager with Boston firm GMO, will be responsible for growing London-based Osmosis’s US client base and further evolving the firm’s investment process. Osmosis, which manages $1.5bn in client assets, has almost doubled its staff in the past two years.

Sadia Eggerstedt has been appointed as Head of Sustainable Credit at Schroders, where she will act as “an architect” for the firm’s range of sustainable credit strategies. She will report to Patrick Vogel, Schroders’s European Head of Credit and will work in tandem with Schroders’ Sustainability team, led by Jessica Ground. Eggerstedt was most recently Head of Corporates, Financials at German firm Deka Investment.

Matthieu Maurin has left his role as Managing Director of Carbon4 Finance, a climate data provider and subsidiary of Paris-based low carbon consultancy Carbone 4. According to Maurin, he will soon be launching “a new venture with other ESG experts” although additional details were not forthcoming. Maurin was previously Sustainable Finance Director at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking, leaving to join Carbone 4 in 2017.

Rodrigo Robledo, formerly Head of Capital Markets at Spanish development bank Instituto Oficial de Crédito, has been appointed Director General of Finance and Treasury of Madrid’s regional Government. The appointment was published by The Madrid Gazette on September 3.Phil Davis has been named Head of Sustainability EMEA at private equity giant Carlyle Group, where he will have oversight of regional ESG activities in Private Equity, Real Assets and Global Credit. Davis, formerly an Assistant Director within PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team, will report to Jackie Roberts, Carlyle’s Chief Sustainability Officer.

Francis Coleman is retiring as Vice Chair of US faith investment group Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS).

Kate Ahern has been named as Managing Director of ESG and Sustainability at women-owned investment firm Cartica Management. She will report to Emily Alejos, the Washington-based firm’s Chief Investment Officer. Ahern was formerly Director of ESG and Communications at Bain Capital, and oversaw the ESG integration strategy for Bain’s Public Equity Global Long Equity Fund and helped to launch the Bain Capital Double Impact Fund.

Edward Burrier has been promoted to the post of Chief Operating Officer at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance agency. He formerly served as OPIC’s Vice President of External Affairs. According to a statement, Burrier was “instrumental” to the creation of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), a new agency which will use development finance to advance US development and foreign policy goals.

Ian Jackson, Tom Shaw and Marine Guerin have been hired by Man Global Private Markets (Man GPM), the Man Group’s private markets investment business. Their appointments support GPM’s Community Housing strategy which aims to provide “both social and financial returns”. Jackson and Shaw will be responsible for sourcing and executing investments, while Guerin will oversee new investments and assist in the daily running of the portfolio. They report to Head of Community Housing, portfolio manager Shamez Alibhai.

Jean-Philippe Quittot has been named Head of EMEA at eVestment, the institutional investment data and analytics firm that is a subsidiary of Nasdaq. He has been with the company for more than 10 years.