Nalini Feuilloley joined BMO Global Asset Management as director for North America of the firm’s responsible investment team.
The position is new, a company spokeswoman said.
Ms. Feuilloley oversees the firm’s North American responsible investment research team, which engages with companies on ESG issues and contributes to public policy debate. She manages strategy development, education and marketing as well as BMO’s responsible engagement overlay service, which provides engagement and proxy voting services for C$211 billion ($161.5 billion) of assets from institutional clients globally. The responsible investment team does not manage the underlying investment portfolios, the spokeswoman said.
Ms. Feuilloley, who was hired Oct. 15, is based in BMO’s Toronto office and reports to Alice Evans and Claudia Wearmouth, London-based co-heads of BMO’s responsible investment team.
Previously, Ms. Feuilloley was head of Canada for the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment.
Spokesman Duncan Smith said PRI currently is searching for Ms. Feuilloley’s successor.
BMO Global Asset Management managed C$346 billion as of June 30, of which C$5.9 billion was managed in ESG investment strategies.