Jaclyn Bouchard was appointed head of environmental, social and governance at alternative assets data provider Preqin.
The role is new.
London-based Ms. Bouchard’s appointment reflects Preqin’s move to expand efforts to provide quality ESG data at scale for private markets, a news release said. She will also further develop Preqin's products, building on current offerings to offer broader coverage, deeper insights and analysis, a spokesman said. Preqin is actively engaging with industry players as part of regular "ESG councils," with the aim of furthering the ESG conversation in alternatives. Executives will also increase research to deliver actionable insights on macro and micro ESG trends in private markets, the spokesman added.
Preqin’s recent survey of money managers showed that two-thirds believe the lack of high-quality, consistent ESG data is the main challenge to implementing an ESG policy. The same research also noted that confusion over terminology and lack of knowledge or expertise are other barriers to comprehensive ESG policies.
Ms. Bouchard previously worked at S&P Global Ratings. A spokesman said the firm does not comment on personnel moves.