Global investment firm, Man Group, has announced the appointment of Jason Mitchell as co-head of responsible investment, where he would join Steven Desmyter in integrating operational, governance and strategic risks.
Reporting to chief investment officer, Sandy Rattray, Mitchell would be responsible for directing the development of impact, thematic and norms-based investment strategies, as well as the broader integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria across asset classes.
Mitchell was previously sustainability strategist at Man Group and a member of the Responsible Investment Committee and chaired the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Hedge Funds Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2018.
The new co-head has over 15 years’ experience in portfolio management and has been actively involved in responsible investment at Man Group for over eight years.
Rattray said responsible investing was becoming increasingly popular among clients and Mitchell’s promotion would lead efforts to further enhance sustainability strategies at Man Group.
Mitchell said he looked forward to beginning his new role and growing Man Group’s sustainability investment offering through existing products and new strategies.