Launch of the Virtuvest Steering Committee

You may have noticed we took a little break from contacting you over the summer, but we've been working on some very exciting things behind the scenes that we would love to share with you.
Our Steering Committee is now live!

With the incredible commitment from some ESG industry experts who volunteered to join our Steering Committee, we have established two working groups. Each group focuses on a challenge or issue that we agree needs solving.

Working Group 1: A Fund Selector's View - Best Practice Guide

Asset managers have created some incredible and revolutionary ESG products in recent years, but our Committee have identified that the quality of products ranges dramatically. As such, this group aims to provide an insight into what investment professionals really expect from their investments.

In this group, we have the expertise of:
- Mathilde Rouhi, Vintage Asset Management
- Patrick Thomas, Canaccord Genuity
- Clémence Chatelin, Paradigm Norton Financial Planning
- Laura Longley, Smith & Williamson
- Dan Brooks, Saunderson House
- Paris Jordan, Waverton Investment Management

Working Group 2: ESG Education

ESG has seen a huge rise in popularity and prominence over the past few years but that doesn't mean that everyone got on the train. This group aims to identify ways of improving the ESG knowledge of all industry participants. Ensuring no person is left behind, this includes those important decision-makers in the C-suite.

In this group, we have the expertise of:
- Matt Lowe, Mountstone Partners
- Kate Capocci, Smith & Williamson
- Charlotte Metcalfe, Rathbones
- Amy Lazenby, Close Brothers
- Josh Biele, Saunderson House
- Cléo Fitzsimons, Pension Insurance Corporation

If you work in Fund Selection, Investment Management or Analysis, and are interested in joining our Steering Committee, please contact us.
We'd love to have you join us!