People Moves-update: RCM/UKSIF, BVI, Bank Sarasin, SLI, Stonehage, Revere Capital

RCM’s Jankowska (pictured) appointed UKSIF committee chair, BVI enters Brussels with Kohl at its helm, Bank Sarasin opens in Lucerne, Standard Life adds to Paris real estate investment arm, Stonehage snaps up du Pasquier for Swiss board, Mackin to promote Revere funds.

RCM/UKSIF – updated

Sustainable investing association UKSIF has made RCM’s global head of sustainability research Bozena Jankowska chair of its analyst advisory committee.

Jankowska, who was appointed by Allianz Global Investors’ company RCM 18 months ago to lead a review of its approach to sustainable investing, takes up the post following agreement among the association’s board and members.

The ultimate decision lay with UKSIF’s executive committee, which includes chief executive of the organisation Penny Shepherd and its chair Martin Clarke.

Nominations for candidates were put forward in April at the last meeting chaired by Marianne Harper Gow, Baillie Gifford’s head of environmental and social governance research, whose term was due to come to an end. A formal decision was reached on 11 May.

The committee led by Jankowska will oversee the association’s support for ESG investment analysts working in its member organisations, including asset managers, investment banks, and independent research providers.

ESG investment analysts use environmental, social and governance information to advise on stocks, bonds and other investment opportunities.

BVI

Ulrike Kohl is to head up a Brussels office of Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management (BVI), as Germany’s investment fund association seeks greater influence at the European level over the future for the industry.

As regulation issued by the European Commission mounts up, the association hopes its new presence will enable it to influence law-making at an earlier stage, said BVI director-general Thomas Richter.

“Ordinances and directives are formulated in Brussels, but the details of how such directives are implemented will also be dictated more often by Brussels in future,” Richter said. The organisation will also work more closely with Europe’s fund association, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) to exert influence in Brussels.

Political scientist and sociologist Kohl has worked in EU positions for 10 years, including working for MEPs and as a senior adviser on capital markets at the European Association of Savings Banks. She is vice-president for the BVI.

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