Neuberger Berman Appoints Sarah Peasey as London-Based Director of European ESG Investing
London, August 31 2021 — Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, announced today the appointment of Sarah Peasey in the newly created position of Director of European ESG Investing.
Based in London, Ms. Peasey will report to Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman. Ms. Peasey will work directly with the firm’s investment teams to further incorporate ESG principles across asset classes and to enhance long-term value for Neuberger Berman’s clients.
Ms. Peasey joins Neuberger Berman from Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), where she served as Head of Responsible Investment Strategy - Investments. There she worked closely with the CIO to drive long term responsible investment strategy, with a focus on research and portfolio management across all investment capabilities, whilst also providing the investment perspective to support product innovation and shape client solutions. Prior to this, Ms. Peasey was an Investment Strategist and head of fixed income investment specialists, also at LGIM. She holds a BSc in Business Management from University of East Anglia.
Jonathan Bailey comments, ‘‘Sarah brings with her more than a decade of investment experience and we’re thrilled to have her on board as we continue to engage our European clients on important sustainability topics like net zero. She will work with our investment teams across the region to continue to innovate their approach to ESG investing.”
Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America at Neuberger Berman, comments, ‘‘Neuberger Berman has a long history of integrating ESG into investment processes while helping our clients to achieve their investment goals. With Sarah’s extensive experience, we hope to further generate sustainable, long-term returns for our clients through our approach to ESG, as seen in our recent £1.3bn climate transition-related multi-asset credit mandate from the Brunel Pension Partnership which is designed to align Brunel’s portfolio with the Paris Climate Agreement.”More about the firm’s approach to ESG investing can be found at www.nb.com/esg
About Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate, and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors, and individual investors globally. With offices in 25 countries, Neuberger Berman’s diverse team has over 2,300 professionals. For seven consecutive years, the company has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). In 2020, the PRI named Neuberger Berman a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The PRI also awarded Neuberger Berman an A+ in every eligible category for our approach to ESG integration across asset classes. The firm manages $433 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2021. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com.
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