José Luis Jiménez, Group Chief Investment Officer at MAPFRE shares his top priorities for expanding investments and his strategies for overcoming operational challenges.
Sara Benwell POSTED ON 2/25/2021 9:05:03 AM
Sara Benwell: What are your focuses for developing investment capabilities?
José Luis Jiménez: The principle focus for our asset management businesses is to continue to develop our skills, processes and procedures, and a product range, which projects the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aims of MAPFRE GROUP.
CSR has been at the heart of our Group’s policies since as long ago as 1964 when our Foundation statement was accepted at the AGM.
“We have rolled out the EEFAS accreditation certification to all our asset management staff, including myself”
Now that we are actively expanding our asset management businesses, the onus going forward is not just to reflect those values but to project them to customers around the world through a distinctive approach to ESG and sustainable investing.
Our focus is therefore moving beyond the development of investment capabilities towards a focus on supplementing our product range and improving distribution.
We also need to look to Europe to create European standards of excellence. For our part we will embed professional standards at MAPFRE insofar as we can, and so we have rolled out the EEFAS accreditation certification to all our asset management staff, including myself. I feel this is an important step in terms of setting high standards in terms of ESG research.
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