Triodos Investment Management has now taken all its socially responsible investment activities in-house and has appointed a team of new fund managers.
As part of the transition, which was announced in March last year, Triodos IM, which currently manages €2.2bn, has transferred the asset management of its private banking discretionary portfolios from Triodos MeesPierson to its in-house SRI platform as of January 2018.
The transition process was completed in April 2018 with the transfer of its four Triodos SRI funds, which were previously managed by Delta Lloyd Asset Management.
In a bid to reinforce its in-house fund management capacities, Triodos has gradually expanded its team of fund managers as part of the SRI team led by director Erik Breen.
Erik Breen comments in the transition: “Since the 1990’s, Triodos Investment Management has contributed to the industry-wide adoption of socially responsible investing. Building on our pioneering track record, we now increasingly enable our clients to strengthen their contribution to a more sustainable society through our SRI funds.”
Dirk Hoozemans has joined Triodos in August last year to manage the Sustainble Pioneer Fund. Prior to that, he worked among others as director and deputy portfolio manager at Robeco, where he managed the Global Stars fund.
William de Vries joined Triodos in January last year and is now responsible for the Sustainable Bond Fund. He joins from Kempen Capital Management, where he most recently worked as head of Core Fixed Income.
Pieter-Jan Hüsken joined Triodos in November last year and now takes on the management of the group’s Sustainable Equity Fund. He joins from Actiam, where he most recently worked as senior portfolio manager.
The Triodos SRI team led by Breen now includes 21 fund managers, portfolio managers, investment analysts and associates.