Investec Asset Management (Investec AM) has appointed Deirdre Cooper as a portfolio manager focusing on sustainable investment capabilities.
With a specific focus on renewable energy, decarbonisation, electrification and resource efficiency, Cooper’s appointment highlights the firm’s commitment to this area.
Cooper joins Investec AM from Ecofin, where she was a partner, head of Research and co-portfolio manager of the Ecofin Vista and Global Renewable Infrastructure fund, as well as co-portfolio manager of a number of institutional mandates.
Bringing wide experience in the finance and investment industry, Cooper dedicated the past 10 years to the renewable energy, clean tech and utility sectors where she pioneered considerable innovation, particularly around carbon.
Mimi Ferrini, Investment AM joint CEO, said: “Cooper brings deep insight and an excellent track record in the area of environmental investing and decarbonisation. Positioning her expertise within our investment team provides our clients with a compelling investment opportunity and reflects the increased focus on the energy transition and the deep integration of ESG factors.”