Sustainable asset manager GIB Asset Management (GIBAM) has appointed Neil Brown as Head of Equities.
Sustainable asset manager GIB Asset Management (GIBAM) has appointed Neil Brown as Head of Equities.This move marks the next stage in GIB’s strategic development as it increases its ability to provide specialist solutions across asset classes to international investors, built around sustainable investment theses that will drive long-term, consistent returns.
Brown joins from Liontrust where he was a Partner and Lead Fund Manager on the highly successful Sustainable Future team. He has pioneered the integration of sustainability into investment for more than 18 years, including as Head of Responsible Investment at Threadneedle Asset Management, Fund Manager at Alliance Trust and Lead Fund Manager at Aviva Investors. He is a Trustnet FE fundinfo Alpha Manager and achieved an AA rating from Citywire.
At GIB Asset Management, Brown will work to develop the firm’s active equity sustainability capability that will include a suite of products as well as customised investment solutions and segregated mandates.
Katherine Garrett-Cox, CEO of GIB Asset Management, says: “We are delighted that Neil is joining us to spearhead the launch of our new equity offering. We believe that strong financial returns are generated by putting positive impact at the heart of the investment process. Developing our capabilities in this area is key both for us and our vision for the future, in order that capital is mobilised in support of a more sustainable world and global economy. Having someone of Neil’s calibre and experience will allow us to deliver specialist, sustainable strategies to institutional investors across markets that address both their return requirements and fiduciary responsibilities.”
Brown says: “I’m excited to be joining GIB AM at such a pivotal time for sustainability. Finance has shown that we can be successful through being a force for good. We now have to increase our investment in the transition to more sustainable economies and accelerate our delivery of positive impacts across every region of the world.
“I have long believed this is best achieved through investing in those companies that create value by delivering on sustainability: positive profits driven by positive impacts. It is a vision that GIB supports, and I look forward to building an innovative capability and range of products here. I believe we can deliver success for our clients and all of our stakeholders through making the world a better place.”