Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has appointed Sarah Peasey in the newly created position of director of European ESG investing.
Based in London, Peasey will report to Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman. Peasey will work directly with the firm’s investment teams to further incorporate ESG principles across asset classes and to enhance long-term value for Neuberger Berman’s clients.
Peasey joins Neuberger Berman from Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), where she served as head of responsible investment strategy – investments. There she worked closely with the CIO to drive long term responsible investment strategy, with a focus on research and portfolio management across all investment capabilities, whilst also providing the investment perspective to support product innovation and shape client solutions. Prior to this, Peasey was an investment strategist and head of fixed income investment specialists, also at LGIM. She holds a BSc in Business Management from the University of East Anglia.
Bailey comments: “Sarah brings with her more than a decade of investment experience and we’re thrilled to have her on board as we continue to engage our European clients on important sustainability topics like net zero. She will work with our investment teams across the region to continue to innovate their approach to ESG investing.”
Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America at Neuberger Berman, says: “Neuberger Berman has a long history of integrating ESG into investment processes while helping our clients to achieve their investment goals. With Sarah’s extensive experience, we hope to further generate sustainable, long-term returns for our clients through our approach to ESG, as seen in our recent EUR1.3 billion climate transition-related multi-asset credit mandate from the Brunel Pension Partnership which is designed to align Brunel’s portfolio with the Paris Climate Agreement.”