J.P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed four people to its global sustainable investing team, confirmed spokesman Sam Wallman in an email.
Carlos Varela was appointed global strategist for sustainable investing, while Juan Lois was named Americas strategist for sustainable investing, and Caspar Siegert and Angelo Drei were appointed global sustainable investing research and data analysts.
The positions are new.
Mr. Varela will lead a team responsible for developing JPMAM's sustainable products and creating tailored investment strategies for clients. He will be based in Madrid and report to Jennifer Wu, global head of sustainable investing.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lois will be based in New York and report to Mr. Varela.
In addition to supporting the build-out of JPMAM's ESG scoring framework, Messrs. Siegers and Drei will also work with JPMAM's investors and data scientists on thematic research and analytics, with a focus on climate change and carbon transition research. They will both be based in London and report to Ms. Wu.
Mr. Varela was head of institutional sales for Latin America at JPMAM; Mr. Lois was manager, impact investments at Wespath Benefits and Investments; Mr. Siegert was a senior economist at the Bank of England; and Mr. Drei was a quantitative research analyst at Amundi.
Mr. Wallman said that JPMAM will announce a successor for Mr. Varela "in due course." Spokesmen for Wespath, Bank of England and Amundi could not be immediately reached for comment.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management had $1.9 trillion in assets under management as of March 31.