Schroders continues buildout of ESG capabilities through new appointments for regional Sustainability hub

07/15/2021

As previously announced, Schroders will assemble a team of four Asian ESG specialists by year-end, including a senior appointment for the Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC

SINGAPORE, 15 July 2021 -- Following the establishment of their Regional Centre of Excellence for Sustainability (CoES) in Singapore, Schroders Singapore is today announcing an update on the buildout of the APAC Sustainability team. 

As previously announced, Schroders will assemble a team of four Asian ESG specialists by year-end, including a senior appointment for the Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC. 

Effective 27 July 2021, Mervyn Tang will commence his role as the new Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC. He will initially be based in Hong Kong before relocating to Singapore at the end of the year. In this role, Mervyn will lead the CoES and build on Schroders' sustainable investment proposition with clients across Asia Pacific, reinforcing Schroders' position as the sustainability manager of choice. Mervyn will help drive pertinent conversations with Asian clients, leveraging on Schroders' proprietary ESG research and tools, including a recently announced partnership with Oxford Sciences Innovation and Natural Capital Research on a leading-edge bespoke science based tool to value natural capital assets, to support clients on their sustainability journeys and transition to net zero portfolios.

Mervyn will report locally to Roy Diao, Head of Asian Fixed Income, and Lily Choh, Country Head of Singapore, with a functional reporting line to Hannah Simons, Head of Sustainability Strategy, in London. 

At the same time, Schroders has appointed Wong Dan Chi as Head of ESG Integration, Asia Pacific. In this pivotal role, Dan Chi will work with the heads of the various Asia Pacific investment desks to drive further integration of Schroders' proprietary sustainability research and tools into the overall investment processes. Dan Chi will report to Stephanie Chang, Head of ESG Integration, in London. 

The team also comprises of a Sustainable Equity Analyst, and Schroders will add another APAC Sustainability specialist by year-end, to complete the plan for a team of four ESG-dedicated specialists. The buildout of the CoES with dedicated Sustainability headcounts is key to Schroders' commitment to advancing their sustainability push in the region, and there are plans to further grow this regional Sustainability team over the longer term. The Singapore-based CoES team will form an integral part of Schroders' Global Sustainability team of over 20 specialists, led by Global Head of Sustainable Investment Andy Howard

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Our ongoing success is built on a history of experience and expertise, whereby we partner with our clients to construct innovative products and solutions across our five business areas consisting of Private Assets & Alternatives, Solutions, Mutual Funds, Institutional and Wealth Management and invest in a wide range of assets and geographies. By combining our commitment to active management and focus on sustainability, our strategic capabilities are designed to deliver positive outcomes for our clients.

We are responsible for US$785.1 billion* assets of our clients, managed locally by 42 investment teams worldwide. As a global business with over 5,500 talented staff across 35 locations, we are able to stay close to our clients and understand their needs. We have over 200 years of experience in investment and innovation and remain committed to creating a better future by investing responsibly for our clients. 

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*As of December 2020