Swiss investment boutique QUAERO CAPITAL is building on its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) capabilities with the hire of specialist ESG analyst Georgina Parker.
Georgina joins from the Swiss sustainable finance consulting firm Conser Invest. She will work with funds across the QUAERO CAPITAL investment department, identifying opportunities to expand and enhance their approaches to responsible investment. She began her career in 2007 as an equity analyst with Bessemer Trust, working in both London and New York.
In 2014 she co-founded BroadMinded, a London-based network supporting gender equality for ambitious women, and in 2015 she worked as Head of Sales for Virgin Pure, a Richard Branson-backed start-up focused on reducing plastic waste. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and is a CFA charter holder.
Thierry Callault, Partner at QUAERO CAPITAL, said: “We want to make a strong commitment to Responsible Investment as we recognise its importance in the investment success of our clients and hence of our firm. We welcome Georgina and look forward to seeing how she will build more value into our investment processes, to the benefit of not just our investors but the environment and society at large.”
In 2017, QUAERO CAPITAL onboarded an Accessible Clean Energy strategy, conceived in 2014 and managed by Martina Turner. The firm also manages European small cap funds, as well as listed and unlisted infrastructure equity strategies which have been integrating ESG criteria into their investment processes for many years.
QUAERO CAPITAL has been a signatory to the UN PRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) since 2015 and has more recently become a member of the IIGCC, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, a network of some 150 members managing more than €120 trillion in assets under management.
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About QUAERO CAPITAL
QUAERO CAPITAL is an independent, specialist fund management group which brings together independently minded investment managers who use original research to provide highly actively managed strategies for clients in the institutional and wholesale markets. QUAERO CAPITAL was founded in 2005 in Geneva as “Argos Investment Managers S.A." It is a 100% employee-owned company with its founding partners taking an active role in its investment processes. The Group, which manages some EUR 2bn, comprises a team of 65 individuals including 32 experienced investment professionals. QUAERO CAPITAL offers a range of high conviction investment strategies through its Luxembourg, Swiss, French and Irish regulated funds.
If you would like more information about QUAERO CAPITAL, then please go to www.quaerocapital.com
In 2018 QUAERO CAPITAL won three Thomson Reuter Lipper Fund Awards in Switzerland, Germany, and Europe. The awards are as shown below:
February 2018 ‘Best group in over three years’ in the ‘Equity small company’ category at the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards in Zurich
March 2018 ‘Best group in over three years’ in the ‘Equity small company’ category at the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards in Frankfurt
March 2018 ‘Best group in over three years’ in the ‘Equity small company’ category at the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards in Europe