Mirabaud Asset Management has appointed Hamid Amoura as head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) from insurer BNP Paribas Cardif.
He joins the group to further enhance its commitment to ESG and help ensure the asset manager continues to integrate ESG principles into its investment processes.
Amoura started his career at BNP Paribas Cardif in 2007 and has held a variety of ESG investment-related roles.
Since 2011, he was an equity portfolio manager and coordinator for ESG implementation across the firm's internal range of funds.
Amoura will report to Umberto Boccato, head of investments at Mirabaud AM, while David Jeannet, the SRI officer at Mirabaud Group, will move across to join Amoura's team.
Boccato commented: "We are delighted to have Hamid on board. He brings deep expertise within the field of ESG itself, as well as solid experience working with investment teams to integrate it in the investment process.
"The appointment also reflects a growing demand from clients, who increasingly view ESG as an integral part of the investment solutions they require."
Amoura added: "With almost 200 years of history in the group, Mirabaud's DNA is clearly earmarked as sustainable.
"Its social values are at the heart of the firm and I am thrilled to further build on the work that has already been put in place to further refine and expand Mirabaud's ESG capabilities."
The firm has been a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment for 18 years.
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