Global investment manager Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) announced today that it has hired Julie Moret, appointing her Global Head of Sustainable Investing and Stewardship.

In her new role, Moret will be responsible for overseeing NTAM’s sustainable investing and global engagement policies, fostering research and product development agendas, advancing portfolio integration across asset classes and contributing to the firm’s perspectives to external industry associations.

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NTAM President Shundrawn Thomas said:

“Julie brings deep expertise and keen insights in all facets of sustainable investing and stewardship. Her investment acumen and product knowledge span all major asset classes, geographies and industries. Her unique combination of skills and experiences will serve as a tremendous asset to all of our key stakeholders including our colleagues, clients and the communities we serve.”

Prior to joining NTAM, Moret worked for eight years at global investment manager Franklin Templeton, serving as Head of ESG, responsible for establishing and leading the firm’s efforts to evolve the integration of ESG considerations into the investment process and risk framework, as well as shaping product development globally. She has also held senior investment and portfolio risk positions at firms including Aviva Investors and MSCI.

Moret said:

“Northern Trust has long been a respected and trusted leader in sustainability. I’ve always admired their depth, the intentionality of their approach in both sustainable investing and stewardship. There’s an authenticity to it and I’m proud to join such a purposeful organization.”