ASI Private Markets expands ESG capabilities

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Alexis Crusey to its Product Strategy team within Private Markets.

Crusey joins as an Investment Director, following seven years at LeapFrog Investments, an impact investing private equity manager, where she played a key role in shaping business and product strategy. At ASI, Crusey will be responsible for leading product and commercial strategy for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact-oriented solutions across Private Markets. She will be working closely with a team of others in the ASI Private Markets business who are dedicated to advancing ESG matters, as well as the long-established central ESG team.

Barry Fricke, Global Head of Product, Private Markets, says: “Client demand for products that are ESG-aware and that make a positive impact on society and the environment is increasing. Alexis brings over 10 years’ experience in ESG focused roles within asset management. Her deep understanding of private markets ESG and impact investing, and her extensive client experience, make her ideally suited to ensuring we are able to meet clients’ evolving needs through new products and solutions.”
Crusey adds: “I am delighted to be joining ASI, a market-leading asset manager with a long history of ESG embedded in its DNA. Building on my prior experience in the impact industry, I look forward to working with ASI’s clients and private markets teams to think critically about investment strategies and opportunities that meet clients’ evolving ESG and impact investing needs and offer solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.”