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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Schroders, Natixis

Editorial Staff

15 February 2019

, with €808 billion of assets under management, has created the new role of head of environmental, social and governance-based (ESG) investment. The appointee is Harald Walkate, who was formerly global head of responsible investment at Aegon Asset Management in the Netherlands.

Walkate will be responsible for driving and implementing the company’s ESG strategy globally, as well as coordinating all aspects of ESG policy and regulation across its network of affiliate managers. He will report to Beverly Bearden, deputy CEO, Natixis Investment Managers, and Christophe Lanne, chief transformation and talent officer, asset and wealth management division. He will be based in Paris.

Prior to Aegon, he worked on new business initiatives for AAM, developing strategy with a focus on institutional clients. Since 2018, he has also worked as an adviser to the Impact Management Project (IMP) on secondment from Aegon.  He will continue this advisory role when he moves to Natixis Investment Managers.