Mirova launches Mirova Green Bond – Global, one of the first funds invested in green bonds
Mirova is launching the mutual fund Mirova Green Bond - Global, one of the first funds in the world for green bonds. Through this fund, Mirova is reasserting its pioneering position on the Green Bond market and offering a funding solution for projects with a high environmental impact, while profiting from the performance potential of international bonds.
Christopher Wigley, Senior Portfolio Manager
Christopher Wigley began his career in 1987 at Mitsui Bank in London as a manager of fixed-income portfolios invested in US Treasury notes, Investment Grade and High Yield bonds. In 1996, he joined Aloi Insurance Company as Global Governments Fund Manager, Credit Fund Manager. In 2004, Chris joined Epworth Investment Management as ESG and Green Bond Specialist, then became Senior Manager responsible for Fixed Income and Money Market.
Chris joined Mirova in 2014. He has more than 28 years of experience on the fixed-income markets and 10 years in SRI portfolio management.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Essex in England.
Mirova offers a global responsible investing approach involving Equities, Fixed Income, Infrastructure, Impact Investing, and Voting and Engagement. It has €5.2 billion in assets under management and €42.9 billion in Voting and Engagement. It has a team of some 50 multidisciplinary experts (specialists in thematic investment management, engineers, financial and environmental, social and governance analysts, project financing specialists and experts in solidarity finance).
With assets under management of €335.5 billion and 648 employees (1), Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers.
Natixis Asset Management offers its clients (institutional investors, companies, private banks, retail banks and other distribution networks) tailored, innovative and efficient solutions organized into 6 investment divisions: Fixed Income, European Equities, Investment and Client Solutions, Structured and Volatility (developed by Seeyond(2)), Global Emerging Equities, and Responsible Investing (developed by Mirova(3)).
(1) Source: Natixis Asset Management – 31/03/2015
(2) Seeyond is a brand of Natixis Asset Management.
(3) Mirova is a subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.
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