Sustainable Investing Alerts: July 16, 2018 – July 30, 2018

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July 30, 2018



Event: Co-Head of responsible investing announced for MAN Group.

Briefing Points: i) Jason Mitchell is MAN Group’s new co-head of responsible investing, a position he will share with Steven Desmyter who will focus on client- and corporate-level efforts in the same area:  ii) Mr. Mitchell’s main responsibility is to “ensure the firm’s investment processes follow ESG principles” and to develop strategies including, impact, thematic, and ESG factor integration:  iii) Mr. Mitchell was previously a sustainable strategist at MAN.

Affected Fund(s): All MAN Group funds, strategies, and SMAs

Asset Classes: All US and Non-US Equities and Fixed-Income

Management Company: MAN Group plc (London, UK)

DD Concern: Competitive strategic move and repositioning

Marketing Considerations: The firm’s international and institutional presence can be expected to gain traction, although its US retail status is not likely to benefit in the near-to-mid-term.  The elevation of the “co-head” positions to the corporate level suggests a serious corporate-wide commitment to the sustainable space as well as the likelihood of increased resource allocation to advance the initiative.      

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