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RLAM bolsters responsible investment team with two hires

9th July 2019

Royal London Asset Management (“RLAM”) has recruited Carlota Garcia-Manas and Beth Goldsmith to the responsible investment team. Both joined this week and will report to Ashley Hamilton Claxton, RLAM’s head of responsible investment.

Carlota, appointed as senior responsible investment analyst, joins from the Church of England National Investing Bodies, where she spent three years running high profile corporate engagements focused on climate change, international corporate tax, and board diversity. Prior to that she was the director of products and services at tech start-up Datamaran, developing software for sustainability benchmarking, and head of research at EIRIS (now Moody’s) leading global ESG research and product development. She is a Civil Engineer with an MSc in Environmental Economics. At RLAM, she will be responsible for leading our company engagement strategy and will work with the wider Royal London Group to develop our approach to climate risk across the business.

Beth joins as responsible investment analyst from KPMG where she worked for five years in their sustainability and responsible investment team. Beth has experience working with large and medium sized companies, advising them on managing their environmental and social risks, collating carbon data, and reporting publicly on their achievements. Beth has also worked for Amey as an assistant environmentalist and has expertise in carbon supply chain management and health and safety data and reporting. At RLAM her role will be to assist fund managers in researching and analysing environmental and social issues.

Ashley Hamilton Claxton, head of responsible investment, said:

The appointments of Carlota and Beth come at a time when climate change and environmental and social issues are taking centre stage in the news and becoming a priority focus on political agendas. They are also more frequently becoming core factors in investment decision making for many investors, retail and institutional alike.”

RLAM is committed to being a responsible investor. This means being a good steward of our clients’ assets and promoting responsible investment and good governance across all asset classes. As part of that commitment RLAM seeks to understand and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into the investment process in order to support and enhance risk-adjusted returns.

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For further information please contact:

Kimberley Robinson, Corporate PR manager
02032 725125
07919 171953

Lucy Field, Press officer
02032 725432
07919 170647 

About Royal London Asset Management

Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.

RLAM manages £114 billion of assets and employs 92 investment professionals as at end December 2018. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.

For professional clients only, not suitable for retail investors.

Issued July 2019 by Royal London Asset Management Limited, registered in England and Wales number 2244297; authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0RL.