FE fundinfo appoints ESG Strategist

Global fund data and technology group FE fundinfo has further extended its ESG reporting capabilities with the appointment of Sebastian Brinkmann as its new ESG Strategist.

With more than 15 years of experience across the industry pioneering sustainable investing, Sebastian has worked as a consultant, project manager and strategist on a multitude of ESG-related issues, where he has helped institutional investors and asset managers across the globe to understand their data requirements and incorporate new ESG data sets. He joins FE fundinfo from TruValue Labs, where he most recently held the position of Head of ESG Solutions for Europe at the San Francisco headquartered ESG data specialist.
 
Brinkmann will play a key role in the deepening of FE fundinfo’s ESG capabilities as it develops its strategy in line and in response to increasing market requirements and client demands. Sebastian will work with both new and existing clients to support the development of their ESG approach and address the integration and fulfilment of the associated client and regulatory reporting.
 
Brinkmann says: “It’s a very exciting time to be joining FE fundinfo following the recent acquisition of CSSP and the wider expansion of the ESG offering across the product range. FE fundinfo has an enviable reputation as highly influential voice in the ESG space and is rightly lauded for the strength of its data provision and its central position within the fund industry. In a competitive landscape, I am looking forward to playing my part in this journey, as we look to further build our ESG capabilities in the market. ESG investing is entering a new phase with the introduction of greater regulatory obligations and I am looking forward to using my experience and expertise to position ourselves as market leaders.”
 
Tim Goodhind, Chief Revenue Officer at FE fundinfo, says: “The ESG space is a hugely exciting area in the investment industry as our retail and institutional clients increasingly place ESG as a key pillar of their investment approach. Our ESG solutions enable our clients to assess ESG factors, ensure compliance with an evolving regulatory landscape and create and disseminate standard and tailored reporting to their customer base. Sebastian has been a pioneer in ESG research and his knowledge and passion will be of huge value to our clients and in furthering the capabilities of FE fundinfo’s solutions.”
 
David Bower, Global Head of Institutional Sales at FE fundinfo, says: “ESG investing and the associated data and reporting are arguably the most important developments underway across the investment industry. Both retail and institutional clients are increasingly demanding sophisticated solutions to meet their needs, alongside Regulators who are bringing new rules that will shape investing for decades ahead. As a fund reporting market leader in financial ratings, we are focused on supporting our clients in ESG data provision, analysis and reporting. Sebastian’s appointment is an important step in further strengthening our capabilities, bringing international experience and deep knowledge of ESG investing.”