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Pensions for Purpose adds to team


Pensions for Purpose has added Alex Noble to its team on a part-time basis.

Following exceptional growth in its business, Pensions for Purpose has decided to expand its team to meet the growing demand and interest in this area from both asset managers and asset owners. The platform now has 66 Influencer members (asset managers, law firms and consultants) posting thought leadership content on ESG, sustainable and impact investment, and 80 Affiliate members (asset owners and their advisers).

Noble has had a long and successful career in the financial sector, initially as an international fixed income fund manager, working for various well-respected institutions including Gartmore, Bankers Trust and Lazard.  She then focussed on marketing institutional fund management services globally for Standard Chartered Equitor. Through Noble & Associates she continues to provide advisory services to pension fund trustees, sponsors, fund managers and consultants. She is particularly interested in the development of investing with impact, which aligns with her work in the charity sector. She is Chair of Future-Fit Ltd and a Trustee of The Tree of Hope, The Foundation of Nursing Studies and The OPLAN Foundation.

Noble will be supporting Karen Shackleton and Stephanie Windsor, co-Founders of Pensions for Purpose. This will include supporting new and existing Influencer and Affiliate members, speaking about impact investment at conferences, and offering training to pension funds.

Noble says: “Pensions for Purpose is without doubt the right initiative at the right time. Under Karen Shackleton’s informed and visionary leadership it will undoubtedly soon become a ‘must have’ resource and respected independent authority in the financial sector. I’m delighted to be joining Pensions for Purpose to contribute to its success.”

Shackleton says: “The growth in interest in impact investment has caught everyone by surprise, but we welcome the desire by pension funds to learn more about investing their capital intentionally. The time was right to grow the team, to support that increased interest, and Alex is the ideal person to bring on board. We will be a close-knit team, focused on delivering best-value-for-money to our members.”

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