BOSTON, November 14, 2018 – Mirova today announced it has appointed Amber Fairbanks, CFA, as co-portfolio manager for the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Fund. Fairbanks joins co-managers Jens Peers, CFA and Hua Cheng, Ph.D, CFA, who have managed the fund since its inception. Mirova is growing globally with an asset growth rate of 158% in the last five years.
“We are excited to welcome Amber Fairbanks as a member of our growing US-based portfolio management team,” said Jens Peers, CIO of sustainable equities and fixed income at Mirova. “Mirova’s substantial asset growth has given us the ability to add Amber to our US-based portfolio management team, while we further enhance our product lineup and continue working closely with our global sustainable investment teams.”
As a result, Suzanne Senellart will no longer serve as a co-portfolio manager on the Fund, but will focus on the development of a European environmental equity fund that she has managed since inception. Amidst this expansion, Hua Cheng has joined the rest of the Fund’s portfolio management team in Boston as of September 2018.
Before joining Mirova in October 2018, Fairbanks was a portfolio manager and analyst at Zevin Asset Management for over a decade. Previously, she was an analyst at J.L. Kaplan Associates, a division of Evergreen Investments, and worked for Delta Partners, L.L.C., a Boston-based hedge fund, accumulating 16 years of industry experience. She received her MBA from Boston College and a BS in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts. Fairbanks is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA) and the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS).
About Mirova and Ostrum Asset Management U.S., LLC
Mirova is an investment manager dedicated to responsible investing through a conviction-driven approach. The firm’s goal is to combine value creation over the long term with sustainable development. Mirova is a pioneer in sustainable finance and dedicated to developing impactful solutions for its clients. Mirova is operated in the US through Ostrum Asset Management U.S., LLC (Ostrum U.S.). Ostrum U.S. provides access to investment solutions that benefit from the extensive resources of a leading European asset management group. Mirova had $11.8 billion under management globally, and Ostrum U.S. had $862 million in assets under management (as of 9/30/18).
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