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Martina Macpherson joins ODDO BHF as Head of ESG Strategy for Asset Management and Private Equity

Press releases 06.01.2021


Paris, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Luxembourg, January 6th, 2021.

The appointment of Martina Macpherson, a recognised expert in SRI (Socially Responsible Investment), is in line with ODDO BHF AM's commitment to make sustainable investment a pillar of its value creation. ODDO BHF AM, a signatory of the PRI since 2010, has over the years forged an identity as a responsible asset manager. At the end of 2020, the main open-ended funds had incorporated ESG criteria, thus meeting the growing demand from institutional and retail investors in Europe.

In her newly created role as Head of ESG Strategy for Asset Management and Private Equity, Martina's primary mission will be to accelerate the integration of extra-financial analysis into all asset management activities. Martina will also continue to participate actively in the debate on how to promote and formalise a harmonised ESG framework at European level that is clear and understandable to investors. Martina becomes a member of the Executive Committees of ODDO BHF AM and ODDO BHF Private Equity.

Martina Macpherson, German citizen, has held several leadership roles in the world of sustainable finance in Germany, Switzerland and the UK over the past 20 years. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President ESG & Engagement Strategy at Moody's. Previously she was in charge of ESG at various financial institutions including Foreign & Colonial and Insight IM in London. Martina has an MA in Law and Human Sciences from the Goethe University in Frankfurt in Germany.

Nicolas Chaput, CEO of ODDO BHF Asset Management and ODDO BHF Private Equity: "Thanks to her expertise, Martina will be our clients' ally in integrating ESG criteria into portfolios and understanding their impact on the environment and society. We are convinced that taking these criteria into account is value-creating for the investment. I am delighted to welcome her to the firm, which continues our commitment as a responsible asset manager serving our clients and the community.”

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