J.P. Morgan Asset Management Boosts Sustainable Investing in APAC

AJ Gonzalez | June 3, 2021

FiNews.Asia, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 11:57

The firm has appointed a new lead strategist for Asia Pacific sustainable investing, as part of its efforts to promote and manage sustainable investing solutions in the region.

Tomomi Shimada, who was J.P. Morgan’s Europe, Middle East and Asia sustainable investing strategist based in London, will relocate to Hong Kong for the new role, the firm announced this week.

Shimada joined the firm in 2010 and has held a variety of roles at its London and Tokyo offices across investment stewardship and client advisory.

She will lead region-wide commercial efforts and will be responsible for working with key regional teams across the business, and will work with clients to drive the growth of the firm’s sustainable investing capabilities. She reports to J.P. Morgan global head of sustainable investing Jennifer Wu.

Sustainability Commitment

The appointment is the latest move by J.P. Morgan to expand its Asia-based, dedicated sustainable investing team across research, client solutions, data analytics and investment stewardship.

Since mid-2020, the firm has hired or relocated five new team members in Asia, with plans to continue to add resources.

J.P. Morgan currently has over 450 ESG integrated, actively managed investment strategies representing $2.1 trillion of client assets under management, it said.

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