Smart beta specialist Ossiam has recruited Clarisse Simonek as head of responsible investment and sustainability
Reporting to Ossiam CEO Bruno Poulin, Simonek will be charged with leading the firm’s responsible investment strategy and related product development, as well as the company’s sustainability initiatives.
She previously worked with asset managers Amundi and Mirova in responsible investment roles and has been a member of a number of pension board of trustees and joins Ossiam, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, from the UK’s Local Pensions Partnership’s (LPP) Investment Strategy department, which advises pension trustees on asset allocation and responsible investment, including climate risk. She is also academic advisor on the ESG Investing certificate at CFA UK, according to her LinkedIn profile.
CEO Poulin said: “No one in the investment industry can have missed the fundamental shift in attitudes to sustainable investing, with investors making record allocations to sustainable investments. To invest responsibly in the most effective way and with credibility requires deep expertise, which Clarisse has in abundance.
“Her background and professional experience are impeccable and we are excited to have her join Ossiam. She will play an important part in shaping Ossiam’s social responsibility and how we take advantage of the investment opportunities in ESG that lie ahead.”
Commenting on her new role, Simonek added: “It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of responsible investment at Ossiam. I’m excited at the prospect of deepening how ESG is integrated at Ossiam to ensure we’re at the forefront of ESG investment practice.”