Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Lucy Martin to the newly created role of vice-president, responsible investment product specialist, Asia-Pacific, and Gregory Da Silva as product manager, Asia-Pacific.
Both based in Singapore, Martin and Da Silva will report to Sandra Cheng, chief executive officer, Singapore. Martin will also be reporting to Karlijn van Lierop, head of reo (responsible investment overlay), based in the Netherlands.
Martin, who joined the firm in 2018, will focus on supporting the responsible investment business across the region, from promoting ESG solutions with active ownership to advancing its responsible engagement overlay service, reo. She will be bringing client and distribution experience from her previous roles in the company.
Da Silva will be supporting institutional and wholesale distribution teams as well as leveraging the firm’s global product suite to develop local markets.
He joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2018, working within the RFP (request for proposal) team based in Asia-Pacific, which provided him with extensive knowledge across marketing, products, and portfolio construction.
Columbia Threadneedle is the global asset management group of US financial services provider Ameriprise Financial.