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UN boss appointed CEO at Arabesque

March 4, 2021
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Arabesque has hired two people in the company’s leadership team

A former UN administrator has been appointed chief executive of Arabesque Group to help meet demand for environmental, social and corporate governance investing in global markets.

Herman Bril, the departing chief investments officer for the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, will take his years of experience in sustainable investment to Arabesque Asset Management.

Mr Bril joined the UN fund in 2016 in New York, and developed and implemented the fund’s sustainable investment strategy.

“I am thrilled to be joining Arabesque’s exceptional team of sustainable investment engineers, and scaling-up the delivery of competitive ESG strategies that reflect client values whilst delivering market returns.'

He will be responsible for Arabesque’s global asset management business and its growing suite of AI-driven sustainable investment products and solutions.

They include the company's new Net-Zero climate investment strategy.

Arabesque has also recruited Ulrika Hasselgren, who will join the company as head of Nordics and of Europe for corporates and sovereigns.

Ms Hasselgren was global head of sustainability and impact investment at Danske Bank, and global head of responsible investing strategy and ESG Integration at Institutional Shareholder Services.

“I’m excited to be joining Arabesque’s fast-growing team with its collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, and I look forward to bringing innovative new data, insights and investment products to the Nordic market.'

The announcement is the latest in a series of new hirings at Arabesque.


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