30 July 2018 – Man Group, the global active investment management firm, today announces the appointment of Jason Mitchell as Co-Head of Responsible Investment.
Together with Steven Desmyter, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Jason will oversee responsible investment activities across Man Group.
In his new role, Jason will work across the firm’s investment engines to ensure that investment processes and policies identify and integrate operational, governance and strategic risks. Reporting to Sandy Rattray, Man Group’s Chief Investment Officer, Jason will be responsible for directing the development of impact, thematic and norms-based investment strategies as well as the broader integration of ESG criteria across asset classes and multi-asset solutions.
In addition, Jason will act as advisor on funds where ESG, impact investing, engagement and norms-based screening represent a principal feature of the strategy. Jason will lead this effort alongside Steven, who will continue to oversee the firm’s client service and corporate-level responsible investment activities. Steven and Jason will co-chair Man Group’s Responsible Investment Committee.
Jason was previously Sustainability Strategist at Man Group and a member of the Responsible Investment Committee. With more than 15 years of experience in portfolio management, he has been actively involved in responsible investment at Man Group since 2010, and has a wealth of experience in these issues from across the industry and academia. Jason currently serves on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School’s Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, and is a member of the PRI Academic Advisory Committee, the PRI Macroeconomic Risk Advisory Committee, the Investment Association’s Sustainability and Responsible Investment Committee and numerous industry and governmental working groups. He chaired the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Hedge Funds Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2018. Last, Jason hosts Man Group’s Perspectives towards a Sustainable Future podcast, available on Man Group’s responsible investment website and iTunes.
Sandy Rattray, Chief Investment Officer, Man Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint Jason Mitchell as Co-Head of Responsible Investment at Man Group. Responsible investing is increasingly important to our business and we see growing client demand for sustainable investment strategies. Jason’s promotion recognises his long-standing commitment to sustainability and contributions to the firm in this area. Along with Steven Desmyter, he will lead efforts to further enhance responsible investment at Man Group and promote sustainability across a range of funds and investment engines.”
Steven Desmyter, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Man Group, said: “Jason has unique expertise in sustainable and impact investing, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside him to enhance Man Group’s efforts across various areas of our business, ranging from investment management and client services, to stewardship and corporate engagement activities.”
Jason Mitchell, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Man Group, said: “In today’s climate, responsible investing is an essential consideration for all asset managers and can take many forms. I have spent a number of years developing and advising on sustainable investment practices across our strategies. I look forward to continue to working with Steven and growing Man Group’s sustainable investment offering, both through existing products and new strategies.”