Aegon Asset Management says it has further strengthened its global responsible investment team with three hires.
Rebecca Dreyfus and Stephanie Mooij have joined AAM as Senior Engagement Associates within the global Responsible Business and Public Affairs team. Dreyfus joins from Sustainalytics where latterly she was a Client Relations Manager advising and supporting Nordic clients in developing and implementing ESG integration strategies across asset classes. Prior to that role she was an Institutional Sales Advisor developing and implementing sales strategies in the North American market. Previous roles included being a Research Assistant at the Global Reporting Initiative.
Mooij joins the business after recently finishing a PhD on ESG integration at Oxford University where she explored how asset owners, asset managers as well as companies deal with responsible investment and how aligned these different, but interlinked parties are. In addition, she explored the role and limitations of the ESG rating and ranking industry. Previously she has worked as an Equity Portfolio Analyst at Ownership Capital with responsibilities for ESG and financial analysis of companies in various sectors.
Gerrit Ledderhof joins as a Responsible Investment and Public Affairs Manager from the Canadian Ministry of the Environment in Toronto where he was a Project Manager and Team Lead in the Ministry’s Climate Programmes Branch with responsibility for the development of climate-oriented policy, analysis and programmes to meet the needs of the provincial government in Ontario. His previous roles have included being a Strategy Manager at the Carbon Trust in London.