Our Fund Management team were asked to help build out, from scratch, both a Sustainable Equity Investment Team and a Thematic ESG Research Team. The Investment Team would be responsible for the multiple launch of both article 8 and 9 thematic fund strategies. The ESG Research Team would be responsible for providing fund managers with research, frameworks and insights as well as being on hand to discuss and debate ESG related matters.
Our pedigree in sustainable investment markets enabled us to quickly identify the right leadership teams for these exciting new ventures. We were delighted to identify the team heads quickly and build a team of experts around them. This included climate and environmental experts and social/human rights experts for the Thematic ESG Team.
The client, a market leading equity investment boutique, has now hired the first three fund managers for the investment team who will be launching a succession of thematic equity products in the coming months.
In summary, from a standing start in 2022, an investment team has been built from scratch, a thematic research team has been built from scratch, and three new funds will be launched and a total of eight senior hires delivered by the McLean team.
We continue to advise the board of this valued client, working on new initiatives for them as they seek to develop not only their new sustainable platform, but other products as well.