Global investment firm Invesco announced today the appointment of Maximilian Kufer as Head of ESG – Private Markets. In his new role, Kufer will be responsible for the strategy and integration of ESG into the firm’s real assets and private alternative strategies globally. Kufer will also lead Invesco real estate’s Global ESG+R Committee.

R. Scott Dennis, Global CEO, Invesco Real Estate, said: 

“We’re delighted to have hired someone of Max’s calibre and experience to the team. ESG is a priority focus for Invesco as a way to drive performance in our clients’ portfolios. We believe we are very well positioned to meet this market need and will continue to develop and extend our program as we look to lead the sector.”

Kufer joins Invesco from AXA Investment Managers – Alts, where served as Global Sustainability Manager, Real Assets, responsible for the management of the ESG strategy across for Real Assets globally, including Real Estate, CRE Debt, Infrastructure Equity/Debt. Kufer sits on the GRESB Benchmark Committee, ULI Sustainability Council as well as the GRI ESG & Impact Investment committee.

 Kufer said:

“ESG has been become the defining investment criteria of this decade and will likely dominate the market approach for all investment firms across asset classes. Invesco has already developed an extensive and detailed programme and I’m honoured to be part of the team focused on delivering on our commitments for the benefit of all stakeholders.”