Mirabaud AM – the investment arm of the Mirabaud Group, an independent wealth and asset management group established in 1819 – has strengthened its UK relationship management team with the addition of Benjamin Carter as head of UK wholesale. Mirabaud also welcomes Michael Wang, and Elena Bignami to the company. Wang joins their Global Emerging Market (GEM) Equities team as a Senior Analyst / Deputy Portfolio Manager, working under the leadership of Charles Walsh on both the GEM and Asian ex-Japan Equities strategies, and Bignami joins the Responsible Investment team as an ESG analyst.
Carter, who has a decade of experience within the financial services industry, joins Mirabaud from Aviva Investors, where he spent the last six years as a director within its business development team. The hiring of Carter enhances Mirabaud’s UK wholesale capability and further demonstrates the group’s long-term commitment to its UK client relationships.
In the UK wholesale market, Mirabaud is witnessing increasing client demand for its fully ESG integrated sus tainable and responsible strategies. Drawing on the group’s strong sustainability heritage, Mirabaud continues to develop its range of high conviction responsible solutions, with a combination of approaches encompassing integration, engagement, exclusions, positive and negative screening as well as a focus on climate change.
For example, Mirabaud recently unveiled its Global Climate Bond strategy, which targets global issuers with strong commitments to emissions reduction and carbon neutrality – both within and beyond the burgeoning green bond market. In addition, Mirabaud’s sustainability-focused Impact and Innovation private equity vehicle, which targets opportunities tied to evolving consumption patterns of younger generations, has also garnered significant UK investor appeal.
Mirabaud’s continued commitment to investing in top talent and strengthening of their high-quality investment propositions is reflected in the positive AUM growth they have seen since the beginning of 2020; growing from 7.2b CHF to 9.4b CHF1 .
“Mirabaud AM has been building a strong reputation in the UK as a provider of high-conviction, responsible investment solutions. The UK remains a hugely important market for Mirabaud, and the arrival of Ben to head up our wholesale sales capability enables us to further build our relationships within this key client area. I also welcome Michael and Elena to Mirabaud, who bring with them great expertise, further strengthening our investment capabilities and our dedication to providing responsible investment solutions for our clients.’1As of 30 June 2021Lionel Aeschlimann, managing partner of the Mirabaud Group and CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management