Global active asset manager Janus Henderson announced today that it has hired Paul LaCoursiere for the newly created role of Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investments.

LaCoursiere joins Janus from Aviva Investors, where he worked for six years, most recently as the firm’s Global Head of ESG Research. Over the course of his career, he has also held senior portfolio manager, client portfolio manager, and senior fixed income strategist roles with Chicago Equity Partners, Barclays Global Investors, and Munder Capital Management.

Enrique Chang, Global Chief Investment Officer at Janus Henderson, said:

“We believe there is a correlation between the evaluation of ESG factors and identifying companies that will grow and succeed in the future. With Paul’s hire, Janus Henderson is demonstrating how seriously we take ESG considerations. Paul augments our existing strong capabilities with his experience and leadership skills which will further embed ESG capabilities within our investment philosophies.”