Capital Group appoints Belinda Gan as ESG Investment Director

Photo: Belinda Gan
Photo: Belinda Gan

Based in London, Belinda Gan will collaborate with the ESG team at Capital Group to guide client servicing

October 04, 2021 (INVESTMENT WEEK) -- Capital Group has appointed Belinda Gan as its new ESG investment director for the Europe and Asia Client Group, according to Investment Week.

In her new role she will work alongside Capital Group's ESG wider team to deliver on the firm's approach to ESG and investment philosophy across its clients. She will report to Alexandra Haggard, head of product and investment services for Europe and Asia.

Gan has over 17 years of experience, focusing on climate change and ESG in the past eight years. She most recently worked as investment director for global sustainability at Schroders UK and was a member of the Investment Association's Sustainability and Responsible Investment Committee. She began her career at Goldman Sachs Australia. 

Haggard said: 

"We are committed to ensuring we meet clients' needs on ESG. As we continue to bring the firm's robust equity, fixed income and multi-asset strategies to investors in Europe and Asia, this role is of the utmost importance. Belinda's deep subject matter knowledge and experience will be key to Capital Group supporting clients' evolving ESG requirements."

Gan added: 

"Capital Group's long-term investing approach has ESG deeply woven into it. Such a thoughtful and robust approach is imperative in helping clients navigate their evolving needs on ESG and I am looking forward to leading Capital Group's efforts in this area."

About Capital Group

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2021, Capital Group, home of American Funds, has been singularly focused on delivering superior results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. As of December 31, 2020, Capital Group manages more than $2.3 trillion in equity and fixed income assets for millions of individuals and institutional investors around the world.

Capital Group manages equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed income investment professionals provide fixed income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups.

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