Brown Advisory bolsters new fixed income team with Aon hire

News Team, 15/09/2021

Brown Advisory has expanded its new global sustainable fixed income team with the appointment of Anna Rudgard as a fixed income ESG Analyst, ahead of launching its first strategy later this year.

In her role, Ms Rudgard will enhance the firm’s sustainable investment philosophy on a global level, integrating ESG research and careful examination of the intended use of bonds’ proceeds with fundamental fixed income research. She will work closely with the firm’s existing team of fixed income and equity ESG analysts.

Ms Rudgard joins from Aon, where she was a senior consultant in its manager research team and lead researcher for fixed income ESG strategies.

The global sustainable fixed income team will unveil its first strategy later this year, making Brown Advisory’s ESG fixed income expertise available to investors outside of the U.S. for the first time. The strategy will take a global, sustainable and dynamic approach to fixed income investing.

It will be managed by Ryan Myerberg in London, and Chris Diaz and Colby Stilson in the U.S. The trio joined Brown Advisory earlier this year, reuniting as a team after having previously worked together to successfully build Janus Capital’s global fixed income business.

Logie Fitzwilliams, head of international business and global head of sales at Brown Advisory, said: “Anna brings a wealth of experience in fixed income ESG research and will add further depth to Brown Advisory’s existing ESG expertise, as we continue to develop our new global sustainable fixed income proposition and build on the success of our existing offering in the U.S.”

Ryan Myerberg, partner and portfolio manager at Brown Advisory, added: “In a macroeconomic environment that is challenging investors with inflationary headwinds, shifting monetary policy and rich valuations for risk assets, our sustainable investing principles and process are well-aligned with long-term performance durability, offering a compelling fixed income option for clients seeking quality, flexibility and global diversification in their portfolios.”

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