Roger Lewis was named head of environmental, social and governance at River and Mercantile Group, a spokeswoman said.
The position is new. Mr. Lewis will be responsible for overseeing the group's environmental, social and governance strategy and integrating it into investment processes. Details of appointment effective data were not available.
"We welcome Roger's appointment, which underscores our commitment to place environmental, social and governance factors at the heart of everything we do," CEO James Barham said in a news release Monday. "ESG has been a key part of our investment thinking for many years as has our clients' interest and awareness of the importance of sustainable investing. This appointment will enable us to enhance our commitments and continue to deliver exciting ESG investment opportunities to both current and future clients."
Mr. Lewis was ESG associate director focusing on real assets at consultant Carbon Intelligence. Details about his replacement were not available.
River and Mercantile Group has £45.4 billion ($62.1 billion) in assets under management.