Global active asset manager Janus Henderson Investors announced today a significant expansion of its ESG Investment team, with six new appointements, including Dan Raghoonundon as ESG Research Lead, as well as Charles Devereux as ESG Research Analyst, Olivia Jones as Junior ESG Research Analyst, Jesse Verheijen as ESG Data Analyst, Bhaskar Sastry as ESG Content Manager and Blake Bennett as Governance and Stewardship Analyst.

According to the company, the new hires are aimed at driving the integration of ESG practices across the firm’s business and strategies, and add to a series of recent internal moves to grow the team.

Paul LaCoursiere, Global Head of ESG Investments at Janus Henderson Investors, said:

“Janus Henderson has an ambitious strategy to further evolve our ESG integration and support investors with data, tools, and analytics and best in class reporting. These appointments represent a big step forward in delivering this goal.”

Raghoonundon previously worked at Janus Henderson as a portfolio manager in Emerging Markets Equities, and rejoins the firm following a three-year PhD in Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management. In his new position, he will be responsible for leading efforts to establish a hub of specialist technical expertise on ESG investment research at the firm, which will contribute to portfolios across Equities, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset.

Enrique Chang, Chief Investment Officer of Janus Henderson Investors, said:

“The ESG Investment Team at Janus Henderson is integral to our business strategy and is key to maintaining the firm’s position as an innovator. We are keen to enhance and grow our sustainable investing business and these new appointments will help us achieve that goal.”