Credit Suisse Asset Management announced today the appointment of Christine Chow as Head of Active Ownership. Chow joins the firm after serving as Head of Stewardship at HSBC Asset Management.

In her new role, Chow will focus on accelerating Credit Suisse Asset Management’s efforts in the area of voting and engagement. She will report to Jeroen Bos, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, and work alongside the Head of ESG Integration, Dominik Scheck, and the Head of Sustainability Research, Nisha Long, who recently joined the firm to head its new sustainability research team.

In a statement announcing the appointment, Credit Suisse said:

“As an asset manager, we consider it our responsibility to exercise our ownership rights in the best interest of our clients and in accordance with our sustainability criteria, and thereby generate sustainable added value.”

Chow joined HSBC in 2021, and has implemented a comprehensive stewardship program at the firm, and helped build a stewardship team in key global locations. Prior to joining HSBC, she held senior ESG and asset management roles at firms including IHS Markit, where she served as Executive Director – Global Head of Strategic Governance and ESG Integration, and Federated Hermes, where she was Director – Global Tech Lead & Head of Asia & Global Emerging Markets. She is an Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and was an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jeroen Bos, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at Credit Suisse Asset Management, said:

“Sustainability is of key importance to our clients and society, so I am very excited by the wealth of experience and talent that is joining our team. This will enable us to further accelerate our active ownership efforts under the leadership of Christine, and build up our sustainability research capabilities under the leadership of Nisha, further strengthening the integration of sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the service we deliver to clients.”

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