The trainer is an experienced ESG Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. He began his career in 1987 with the Mitsui Bank in London, managing the bank’s fixed income investment portfolio of primarily US mortgage-backed securities. In 1996, he joined Aioi Insurance Company of Europe as the investment manager responsible for all bond funds and European branch investments.
In 2004, the trainer became the senior fund manager responsible for fixed income at Epworth Investment Management, a specialist in ethical investment. At Epworth, he pioneered ESG integration in fixed income in addition to developing engagement through fixed income. He further pioneered investment into the newly emerging Green and Social Bond markets. In 2014, he joined Mirova in Paris where he was responsible for Green Bonds, Green Bond funds and credit funds. There he designed, launched and managed three Green Bond funds, in addition to managing a sustainable corporate bond fund.
The trainer is a Chartered Wealth Manager. He was a member of the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee from 2014 to 2019, where he helped to evolve the organization's Green Bond and Social Bond Principles. he was voted ‘Most impressive Green / SRI Investor’ by Global Capital magazine in 2016, 2017 (joint) and 2018 and has recently published articles in Responsible Investor magazine and Environmental Finance magazine on Covid-19 and Social Bonds.