Edinburgh-based boutique expands its Investment team


The socially responsible investment firm, Trillium Asset Management, makes three important hires as it grows its capital base 

Photo: Trillium have announced the hire of three new appointments in the asset manager's Edinburgh office
Photo: Trillium have announced the hire of three new appointments in the asset manager's Edinburgh office

EDINBURGH, October 06, 2021 -- Trillium Asset Management has appointed Andrea Zdanaviciute, Melanie Miao and Vickie Little in its new Edinburgh office.

Zdanaviciute has been made its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research Specialist, Miao comes in as an Investment Analyst and Vickie Little joins as an Office Manager and Investment Assistant.

Zdanaviciute joined the team last month, bringing more than 10 years' experience of working in private and public sectors, from banking, financial stability, research, change management, behavioural insights and sustainable finance.

She previously worked in sustainable finance for the United Nation s. Earlier in her career she was head of research and analytics at fintech start-up Liquidatum.

Zdanaviciute will report to Jamie Mariani, portfolio manager at Trillium. She will work collaboratively with the Trillium ESG specialists based in the US on the implementation of all aspects of the related ESG process.

Photo: Andrea Zdanaviciute joins Trillium Asset Management
Photo: Andrea Zdanaviciute joins Trillium Asset Management

Miao will join at the end of October from Ruffer, where she was a Research Associate in the Global Equities team.

She brings experience with working on ESG issues, from active ownership activities, including engagement and voting to analysis of sectors and companies.

Miao will report to Ian Warmerdam, Lead Portfolio Manager at Trillium, and will play a role in evaluating potential investments and shaping global portfolios.

Little started at Trillium last month and reports to Jamie Mariani. She has 10 years of experience in the asset management industry, including roles in UK wholesale market support roles at Standard Life Investments and Standard Life Aberdeen.

Jamie Mariani, Portfolio Manager at Trillium, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Andrea, Melanie, and Vickie to join us in our mission of providing investors with access to our world-class ESG investment process.

"Their industry knowledge offers a diverse range of experience and perspectives which will ultimately benefit our clients' portfolios."

The Boston-headquartered asset manager was founded in 1982 and now has around $4.8bn worth of assets under management.

Last year, Trillium was acquired by Australian financial firm Perpetual.

About Trillium Asset Management

Trillium Asset Management is at the forefront of thought leadership and continues to draw from decades of experience focused exclusively on responsible investing. Trillium's founder, Joan Bavaria, was a true visionary and served as an early catalyst for change in the investment industry. The firm's innovative approach led to the creation of numerous organizations, the development of the ESG investment field, and the first generation of investors focused on improved environmental, social, and governance outcomes.

Today, the firm is an impact-driven, ESG-focused firm dedicated to aligning values with investment objectives. Trillium's commitment to active ownership and shareholder advocacy has contributed to concrete and positive change.