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St James’s Place appoints Emma Hunt as new Head of Responsible Investment

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Wealth management group St James’s Place has appointed Emma Hunt as Head of Responsible Investment. 

In her new role, Hunt will be leading the strategic and operational development of the St James’s Place responsible investment offering, to enhance the company’s stewardship capabilities and further engage Partners and clients in its responsible investment work.
 
Tom Beal, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at St James’s Place, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Emma to St James’s Place and look forward to developing our responsible investment offering with her, further integrating it into the St James’s Place identity and investment approach. We operate a minimum ESG criteria framework for all our underlying portfolio managers which reflects the increased interest in this area from our clients to hold ESG-friendly portfolios. Emma joins us at an exciting point for the business, bringing with her a wealth of expertise and experience, having been at the forefront of developments in sustainable and responsible investing for over 20 years.”
 
On joining St James’s Place, Emma Hunt, says: “ESG practices and good stewardship are now integral to the identity of any investment institution. Given the reputation of St James’s Place and its market leading position in the financial advice market, I look forward to developing the business’ capabilities and helping to further enhance its investment proposition in the interest of clients.”
 
Prior to joining St James’s Place, Emma worked at Mercer, Towers Watson and Hermes, focusing on ESG (environmental, social, governance)/Responsible Investing.
 

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