CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northern Trust Asset Management announced today that Emily Lawrence has joined as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Senior Product Specialist. In this new role, Emily will support the development of Northern Trust’s ESG platform with a primary focus on growth opportunities in the Wealth Management and Global Family Office channels.
Lawrence joins Northern Trust Asset Management from MSCI, where she was head of screening and bespoke research operations, based in Boston. In that role, she led teams responsible for collecting and analyzing data for negative screening, impact screening and custom research products.
“We see growing interest from investors in North America and globally for strategies that contribute to social goals while supporting financial objectives,” said Mamadou-Abou Sarr, global head of ESG Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management. “Emily’s experience in research and development of ESG investment products will be valuable to our clients as we continue to innovate across an array of asset class capabilities, working closely with other research teams and investment strategists at Northern Trust.”
Lawrence holds an MSc. in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Masters in Conflict Resolution from the Institut Catholique de Paris and a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of New Hampshire. She is also fluent in French.
Lawrence joins an ESG team that also includes Avantika Saisekar, a product specialist focused on institutional clients, and Julia Kochetygova, who leads ESG research from the London office.
ESG investors look for companies whose practices promote environmental stewardship, social justice, human rights, diversity, consumer protection or corporate governance. Northern Trust Asset Management has more than 25 years of experience managing socially responsible portfolios, including ESG and sustainable investing strategies in exchange-traded funds, mutual funds and pooled funds for global investors. Northern Trust Asset Management has approximately US$55 billion in assets under management specifically related to its globally diverse set of ESG strategies.
Northern Trust Asset Management is a leading global asset management firm serving institutional and individual investors in 29 countries, with $906 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2016. Northern Trust Asset Management’s robust investment capabilities span all markets and asset classes, from passive and risk-factor to fundamental active and multi-manager strategies, delivered in multiple vehicles. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @NTInvest.
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