Paul Schofield will join NN Investment Partners as head of sustainable and impact equity effective April 1, a spokeswoman confirmed.
He replaces Hendrik-Jan Boer who left late last year.
Mr. Schofield will lead a team of 19 investment professionals managing about €15 billion ($18.3 billion) in sustainable and impact equities.
Jeremy Kent will also join as senior portfolio manager for sustainable equity funds. He will report to Mr. Schofield and replaces one of two portfolio managers who left late last year.
Also joining the sustainable and impact equity team is Pieter van Diepen, who was named head of the sustainable and equity analyst team. He will also report to Mr. Schofield. The analyst team consists of seven buyside analysts and two data scientists.
He will replace Fabian Smeets who took on a new internal position at NN IP, the spokeswoman said.
"Paul, Jeremy and Pieter bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in equity investing and sustainability to NN IP and are fully aligned with our responsible investment philosophy," Jeroen Bos, head of specialised equity and responsible investing, said in a news release. "They are well-positioned to directly add value to our sustainable and impact equity investment processes, benefiting our clients. These appointments clearly underline our ambition to maintain our leadership position in responsible investing, an area where we have a strong and longstanding heritage and where we will continue to invest."
The trio will be based in London and The Hague, Netherlands.
Messrs. Schofield and Kent will join from Allianz Global Investors. Mr. Schofield is lead portfolio manager of sustainable equity funds and Mr. Kent is senior portfolio manager for global sustainable equity strategies. The two will leave in March.
Gunnar Miller, global director of research and Robbie Miles, portfolio manager will become co-managers of the Allianz global sustainability strategy, a spokeswoman for AllianzGI said. Messrs. Schofield and Kent will work closely with their replacements to ensure a smooth handover.
Mr. van Diepen was investment director in Aberdeen Standard Investments' global equities team. A spokeswoman said there is no replacement but his duties have been taken on by the wider team.