MainStreet Partners boosts ESG research and IT teams with eight new hires

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ESG Advisory and Portfolio Analytics specialist, MainStreet Partners, founded in 2008, has made eight new hires as the business continues to expand and develop.

The ability to provide a single platform for portfolio-level sustainability requirements for wealth managers, banks, asset managers, insurance companies and institutional investors has enabled MainStreet Partners to record significant organic growth that has led to comprehensive coverage across direct instruments, funds and ETFs in recent years.

To ensure the proprietary models and client service levels remain always innovative and of the highest quality, the team is adding to its ESG Research division with the appointment of Djolan Captieux to the role of Director and co-head of the department. Djolan comes from FTSE International Limited (an LSE Group company), where he was Global ESG Quality Manager. He has over 14 years’ experience in sustainability analysis and ESG ratings, having most recently led the creation and formation of FTSE's global ESG team. Djolan holds an MBA from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. Joining him in the ESG Research team are Simone Borsetti, Martina Castelli, Jaime Diaz-Rio Varez, Soner Hasan, Georgina Anne Tayler to further bolster one the firm’s core service offerings.

Bikiron Banerjee has been appointed to the role of IT Senior Associate in order to develop the MainStreet Partners digital platform. Bikiron has over 10 years’ experience in investment firms and financial institutions, with an in-depth knowledge of data systems and digital transformation projects. Bikiron holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Material Science and Engineering from Imperial College and a Master of Science in Informatics from the University of London.

Rodolfo Fracassi, CEO and co-founder of MainStreet Partners, says: "It’s great to welcome new colleagues as we continue to expand our services. It allows us to maintain a competitive advantage in services such as ESG fund ratings and portfolio analysis, an area of the business increasingly in demand from clients, but also due to new regulations at a European level.

"Our commitment to ESG Advisory was established 13 years ago and we’ve witnessed extraordinary growth over the last few years. It is important to ensure our clients avoid the risk of greenwashing and enable them to offer the most effective ESG solutions.”

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