Jens Peers, CFA®
Jens Peers has been part of Mirova/Ostrum AM since 2013. Previously head of environmental equities at Kleinwort Benson Investors, Jens Peers is a thematic investment expert with 22 years of experience. At Kleinwort, he developed and managed several thematic strategies (demographic and environmental), including water, agribusiness, and clean tech. Jens joined Mirova in 2013 as CIO Sustainable Equities, and has been portfolio manager on the Global Sustainable Equity strategy since its launch in 2013.
Jens has considerable international experience and has extensive knowledge of consultants’ and clients’ needs. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on environmental, water, and agricultural themes.
Jens holds a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is also a CFA® charterholder and is a certified CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst of the BVFA/ABAF – Belgian Association of Financial Analysts).
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* Mirova is operated in the US through Mirova US LLC (Mirova US). Prior to April 1, 2019, Mirova operated through Ostrum US.
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