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Schroders pursues buildout of ESG capabilities
Mervyn Tang appointed head of sustainability strategy in Asia-Pacific
The Asset 15 Jul 2021

Following the establishment of the Regional Centre of Excellence for Sustainability (CoES) in Singapore, Schroders has announced new appointments to build out its Asia-Pacific sustainability team.

Mervyn Tang has been appointed as head of sustainability strategy for the region, effective July 27. He will initially be based in Hong Kong before relocating to Singapore at the end of the year.

Tang will lead the CoES and build on the firm’s sustainable investment proposition with clients across Asia-Pacific. He will leverage the firm’s proprietary environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and tools to support clients on their sustainability journeys and transition to net zero portfolios.

Tang will report locally to Roy Diao, head of Asian fixed income, and Lily Choh, country head of Singapore, with a functional reporting line to Hannah Simons, head of sustainability strategy, in London.

Schroders has also appointed Wong Dan Chi as head of ESG integration in the region. She will work with the heads of the various Asia-Pacific investment desks to drive further integration of the firm’s proprietary sustainability research and tools into the overall investment processes. She will report to Stephanie Chang, head of ESG integration, in London.

The team also comprises of a sustainable equity analyst, and Schroders will add another APAC sustainability specialist by year-end, to complete the plan for a team of four ESG-dedicated specialists.

The CoES team will form an integral part of Schroders’ global sustainability team of over 20 specialists, led by global head of sustainable investment Andy Howard.

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