Aberdeen Standard Investments makes ESG appointments in APAC
Danielle Welsh-Rose is appointed as ESG investment director-Asia Pacific, and Petra Daroczi as investment analyst-ESG, fixed income
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Danielle Welsh-Rose as ESG investment director – Asia-Pacific, and Petra Daroczi as investment analyst - ESG, fixed income, strengthening its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment capabilities in the Asia-Pacific.
Based in Sydney, Welsh-Rose will help drive ASI’s ESG strategy in Asia-Pacific and partner with the investment teams across all asset classes to ensure the full integration of ESG principles into investment decision-making. She will also act as an advocate for ESG investing with clients and investors across the region.
Welsh-Rose brings more than 17 years’ experience in ESG leadership roles and has joined ASI from the Victorian Funds Management Corporation, where she was head of ESG. She reports to Euan Stirling, global head of Stewardship and ESG Investment, and Brett Jollie, managing director – Australia.
As part of the Asian fixed income team based in Singapore, Daroczi is responsible for providing Asian credit analysis from an ESG risk perspective and supporting the integration of ESG risk assessment in the regional fixed income portfolios. She joined ASI from Thomson Reuters where she gained solid ESG analysis experience as its regional ESG ambassador in Singapore. Daroczi reports to Paul Lukaszewski, head of corporate debt – Asia and Australia.
Euan Stirling, global head of stewardship and ESG investment, comments, “We are delighted Danielle has joined our ESG Investment team, which is growing in importance, as we continue to move ESG considerations further up the investment agenda in the Asia-Pacific region. Globally, we are committed to integrating ESG factors into all of our investment decisions because we believe that will ultimately generate the best long-term, risk-adjusted returns for our clients.”
Adam McCabe, head of fixed income – Asia and Australia, comments, “Asia looks set to be a sustainable investment hub in the next decade, driven by structural economic changes, tightening regulations and growing institutional allocations. Institutional investors and asset managers will have a critical role to play in funding the infrastructural needs and driving the long-term sustainable development of the region.”
Aberdeen Standard Investment’s global ESG team has a dedicated team of around 20 professionals and more than 30 specialists across different asset classes, supporting more than 1,000 investment professionals.
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