Metzler Asset Management has established sustainability activities into a Sustainable Investment Office, thus expanding its ESG competence further.
Two ESG experts, Jan Rabe and Daniel Sailer, have been appointed to head the newly created unit. Together they will be responsible for implementing and advancing Metzler's ESG strategy.
Jan Rabe, former head of ESG Research at Deutsche Bank, has ten years of experience in equity strategies. As an ESG investment strategist, his most recent tasks included advising global institutional investors on asset allocation as well as companies in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) on regulatory and capital market ESG issues.
Daniel Sailer has eight years of experience in ESG research and ESG benchmarks, most recently as executive director at MSCI responsible for ESG research and the ESG sales team in the GSA region (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). In this role, he developed individual ESG strategies in cooperation with institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and clerical institutions.
With this step, Metzler Asset Management underlines the significantly increasing importance of sustainability in its investment processes. The new ESG experts will also support clients in developing their own sustainability strategies and expand Metzler Asset Management's ESG reporting further.
In future, it will be possible to provide ESG reports for master funds and their sub-segments as well as for certain special AIFs and mutual funds at no additional costs. In addition, the reporting system shall be expanded to cover climate risks in particular but also to include sustainable impact analyses.