HSBC Asset Management appoints Christine Chow as Head of Stewardship

10/29/2021

HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has appointed Christine Chow as Head of Stewardship and Engagement

Based in London, Chow joined on 1 October and reports to Stuart Kirk, Global Head of Responsible Investing & Research.
Based in London, Chow joined on 1 October and reports to Stuart Kirk, Global Head of Responsible Investing & Research.

October 29, 2021 -- Earlier this year, HSBC Asset Management strengthened its sustainability proposition with the creation of a Sustainability Office and reorganisation of its Responsible Investment team, headed up by Erin Leonard and Stuart Kirk respectively. The appointment of Dr. Chow reinforces HSBC AM's commitments towards ESG, and the firm's broader integration, stewardship and engagement initiatives. 

Dr. Chow, who holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Finance & Development from the University of Melbourne, joined HSBC in her new role on October 1, 2021, after departing from a previous role with Federated Hermes, where she was a Director and Global Tech Lead and Head of Asia & Global Emerging Markets.

Commenting on the appointment of Dr. Chow, Stuart Kirk was quoted as saying: 

"Christine's appointment, as well as the imminent new hires, underlines the importance we place on engagement. Her extensive experience will allow us to build on the work we have done to date and enable us to be a leader when it comes to engagement topics in emerging markets."

Dr. Chow added: 

"With its presence in Asia and emerging markets, HSBC AM is in a unique position to help these economies to transition sustainably. I look forward to leading a world-class stewardship team focused on outcome-based engagements and to be a strong voice for change where it is needed."

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