Edmond de Rothschild poaches sustainability chief from Natixis IM

Edmond de Rothchild has appointed Nathalie Wallace as chief sustainability officer, who joins the firm after a two-year stint at Natixis Investment Management. 

Based in Paris, she will oversee the group's sustainable initiatives, both in asset management and private banking. She will also develop the investment house's strategic ESG focus, working with the investment teams to ensure sustainability objectives are met. 

She held the role of global head of sustainable investment at Natixis since September 2021 and prior to that, worked for Mirova as head of strategy and business development and for State Street Global Advisors as global head of ESG investment strategy. 

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She will also help advance the firm's objective to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as part of its recent commitment to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAM).

Wallace will report to Cynthia Tobiano, deputy CEO of the group, and Christophe Caspar, global CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management. 

"We are delighted to welcome Nathalie to Edmond de Rothschild. She is a highly qualified professional who will strongly contribute to the further development of our ESG strategy, to which we have long been committed," Caspar said. 

"She will take it a step further both in liquid assets and private markets, for the benefit of our clients."

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Wallace added: "I am delighted to be joining a group that has always put financing the real economy and sustainability firmly at the heart of its concerns. 

"The family has always promoted sustainable investing and I am excited to be given the chance to help the organisation through the next stage of their ESG development."

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