Global asset manager Ninety One announced today the appointment of Stephanie Niven as a portfolio manager in the Thematic Equity team within Multi-Asset. In her new role, Niven will lead the firm’s development of a global sustainable equity offering.

The firm stated that the appointment underscores the expansion of the team’s sustainable investing credentials and its belief that companies which respond successfully to global sustainability challenges will outperform over time.

Mimi Ferrini, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Ninety One, said:

“We are delighted with Stephanie’s arrival, and believe her appointment demonstrates our clear commitment and ability to attract outstanding long-term investment talent to Ninety One. The broadening of our global sustainable equity offering will be another milestone in Ninety One’s drive to put sustainability at the core of our business. Stephanie shares our vision for developing the firm’s sustainable investing capabilities, and her sustainable investing philosophy is absolutely aligned to ours.”

Niven joins Ninety One from Aviva Investors, where she served as Global Equity Portfolio Manager, co-managing the Global Equity Endurance Fund. Prior to joining Aviva in 2018, she worked at Tesco Pension Investment as a Global Equity Portfolio Manager.

Niven said:

“I am excited to join Ninety One and form part of the team building on the firm’s strengths and progress developing meaningful sustainable investment solutions. Investors face mounting challenges as the world grapples with the transition to a more sustainable growth model. Ninety One is clearly committed to sustainability with substance. We have a compelling opportunity to develop sustainable global equity capabilities with a differentiated approach to understanding externalities and how culture leads to sustainable competitive advantages. Our aim is to meet investors’ financial needs and contribute to positive environmental and social progress, while minimising negative impacts.”