MainStreet Partners, the London based ESG Advisory and Portfolio Analytics specialist has added to its team with two new hires.
Matteo Balicco joined the team from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). He is a Director and is responsible in leading the digitalisation of the Company. At SSGA, Balicco was responsible for developing thought leadership and executing custom projects for clients across EMEA in the fields of asset allocation and portfolio construction, as well as working with global portfolio managers and strategists to design multi-asset investment solutions. He holds a master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering and has been working in the asset management industry for 12 years after spending four years working in tech related consultancy projects.
In addition, Liron Mannie, research analyst, will be joining the team to strengthen the breadth and depth of analysis and advice the company provides to asset managers, wealth managers and asset owners. Prior to joining, Mannie was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Sustainability and Climate Change consulting division. Mannie completed his MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change at the London School of Economics. He also holds a first-class degree in Economics, CFA Level 1 and CFA ESG investing certifications. Commenting on the appointments, Rodolfo Fracassi, co-founder and Managing Director of MainStreet Partners says: “Integrating ESG factors into investment strategies and solutions has been gathering pace over the last decade. It is fair to say that 2020 saw this interest take on a fever pitch. “More and more investors are keen to understand the sustainability profile of their assets and develop investment strategies that lessen the environmental impact and contribute to sustainable, social and governance improvements. “We aim to reduce the gap between data providers and investors, helping them to develop strong and clear principles, underpinned by robust investment practices. As this demand is only increasing, we are excited to welcome Matteo and Liron to ensure we provide all our clients the deepest level of data analytics and dedicated advisory necessary to build ESG solutions that stack up in principles and financially.”