Global asset manager GAM Investments announced that Stephanie Maier has joined the firm in the newly created role of Stephanie Maier as Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment. In her new position, Maier will lead the firm’s sustainable investment and ESG strategy and will be responsible for strengthening GAM’s ESG proposition for clients.

Maier has held a series of senior sustainable investing roles throughout her career. She joins GAM from HSBC Global Asset Management, where she served as Director for Responsible Investment. Prior to HSBC, Maier worked at Aviva Investors in roles including Head of Responsible Investment Strategy & Research, and Head of Corporate Responsibility. She also served as Head of Research for ESG research and consultancy firm EIRIS.

Peter Sanderson, Group CEO at GAM, said:

“We are excited to welcome Stephanie to GAM. She brings a wealth of experience in the ESG space and is one of the industry’s brightest minds in this field. Covid-19 has served to further reinforce the importance of ESG considerations both to GAM and to our clients and Stephanie’s appointment represents our continued commitment to providing the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking required to meet our clients’ needs.”

Maier said:

“GAM has a compelling range of actively managed funds spanning asset classes. We are now at an inflection point for sustainable investing and I am looking forward to joining the firm, working with some of the industry’s best investment talent, to harness GAM’s capabilities to deliver differentiated and impactful ESG solutions for clients.”