We aim to educate, challenge, and combine our expertise to assist investment managers, investors, and existing initiatives in achieving a more sustainable world.
Through engaging events and thoughtful roundtable discussions, we provide a platform for
debate, reflection, and growth within our network. We connect like-minded individuals, collate important insights and contribute to the evolution of responsible, ESG and
sustainable investment approaches across the industry.
Our membership have a wealth of experience and expertise which has the vast potential to drive the responsible investment industry forward. Therefore, we feed our collective insights back to regulatory bodies and policymakers to ensure that the interests and expertise of our membership are considered and utilised.
We recognise that there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to sustainable and ESG investing so we welcome discretionary investment professionals from a range of specialisms. Whether that be sustainability investment managers, ethical PMs or climate investors, our members are dedicated to making a difference via investing.
By leveraging the collective power of
investment professionals, asset allocators, and financial advisers,
we strive to drive the sustainable change that the investment industry desperately needs.
Sophia co-founded Virtuvest in October 2020 with Paris. With a decade of experience in financial services, Sophia has developed a clear interest in sustainable investing, and brings her expertise to the network as well as to her professional life.
Specialising in business development, fund raising, and client relationships, Sophia has a clear focus on managing the membership of the Virtuvest network. She is ensuring that key decision makers across the wealth management industry have the opportunity for peer-to-peer collaboration and debate, to help drive developments in sustainable investing within the investment management space whilst acknowledging the challenges.
Sophia works for an asset manager as a Director on the business development team, covering the UK wholesale & institutional market. Sophia is Level 4 qualified, holding the Investment Management Certificate and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Paris co-founded Virtuvest with Sophia in October 2020. She has specialised in sustainable fund selection and model management for seven years, having spent over a decade in investments. She brings first hand experience and expertise to the network, engaging with regulatory bodies, other members groups and undertaking thought-leadership in the space.
Paris has been awarded Fund Selector of
the Year 2021 by Investment Week, and received a highly commended
acknowledgement as an ESG Advocate in 2022. She has a
BA Hons degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, a
Sustainable Finance Leadership Certificate from
Oxford University, is a CFA Charterholder and holds the CFA ESG Certificate.
Paris is the Head of Responsible Investing for a large wealth manager.
Rowan joined the Virtuvest team in 2023, bringing her passion for sustainable investing and a wealth of knowledge in portfolio management. Rowan focused on sustainable engineering and climate science while obtaining her degree in Mechanical Engineering, giving her a solid academic foundation in this area.
Equipped with the CFA UK Level 4 Investment Management Diploma, comprising the Certificate in Investment Management and the Certificate in ESG Investing, as well as the CFA UK Certificate in Climate & Investing, Rowan has developed a deep understanding of responsible investment practices. She is also currently a CFA Level III candidate.
By day, Rowan sits on the investment team of a wealth
manager as their Sustainable Portfolio Manager, guiding their ESG and
sustainable investing strategy. Rowan's expertise makes her an invaluable asset to our team, as we strive to
drive positive change in the industry.