PGIM hires Mikaylee O’Connor as vice president, senior defined contribution strategist
O’Connor will provide thought leadership to PGIM’s large defined contribution clients and prospects.
LONDON, 9 Sept. 2020 – PGIM Fixed Income, a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets with US$920 billion in assets under management*, continues its commitment to ESG, hiring Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson into the newly created role of head of environmental, social & governance (ESG) research, effective immediately. Eugenia is based in London and will report to Rich Greenwood, head of Credit and head of the London office for PGIM Fixed Income.
PGIM Fixed Income is part of PGIM, the global investment management business of US-based Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) (NYSE: PRU) and one of the world’s top 10 asset managers** with more than US$1.3 trillion in assets under management*.
ESG considerations are fully integrated into all PGIM Fixed Income’s investment processes. All securities that the firm invests in across all portfolios are fully analysed with respect to ESG factors utilising PGIM Fixed Income’s proprietary ESG rating framework—with ratings assigned for every issuer. Unanyants-Jackson is responsible for managing further strategic integration of ESG research across all elements of PGIM Fixed Income. She will co-chair the ESG committee that is tasked with governing PGIM Fixed Income’s ESG approach, alongside existing co-chair Temple Houston, head of Global Investment Grade Credit Research.
Unanyants-Jackson joins from Allianz Global Investors where she was the global head of ESG research since 2016, leading on the implementation of ESG integration across fundamental equity and fixed income strategies. Prior to this she was a director of Governance and Sustainable Investment at BMO GAM (formerly F&C Investments).
Greenwood comments, “As more of our clients focus on the ESG credentials of their investments and seek more ESG-driven investment opportunities, we developed this role to broaden our ESG capabilities to provide our clients with the type of world class actively managed products they have come to expect from us. We are delighted that Eugenia has chosen to join us, bringing with her over a decade of specialist expertise in sustainable investment and ESG.”
*All data as at 30 June 2020.
**As ranked in Pensions & Investments’ Top Money Managers list, 1 June 2020; based on PFI total worldwide institutional assets under management as of 31 March 2020. Assets under management (AUM) are based on company estimates and are subject to change.
About PGIM Fixed Income
PGIM Fixed Income, with US$920 billion in assets under management as of 30 June 2020, is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, NJ, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Singapore. For more information, visit pgimfixedincome.com.
PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world** with more than US$1.3 trillion in assets under management as of 30 June 2020. With offices in 16 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com.
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