ESG-focused investment firm Trillium Asset Management (Trillium) has hired a team of senior investment professionals to spearhead its newly-launched UK business.
Based in Edinburgh, the investment team will roll out a suite of global ESG-focused equities strategies with support from a distribution and compliance team based in London and Edinburgh.
The UK business will be led by Ian Warmerdam, who joins as Lead Portfolio Manager from Janus Henderson Investors. He spent 18 years at the firm, and was most recently as director of global equities managing both global equities and EAFE select strategies
Mr Warmerdam will be joined by Jamie Mariani, who has been named portfolio manager. Mr Mariani’a experience includes 11 years at Martin Currie where he was head of research focused on global equities.
Graham Kitchen will up the role of chairman of the UK Board. Mr Kitchen has over 30 years of investment management expertise. He worked at Janus Henderson for over 14 years managing equities portfolios and most recently as an executive committee member and global head of equities.
Matt Patsky, chief executive officer and portfolio manager at Trillium, said: “While Trillium has worked with European-based distribution partners for nearly a decade, we are thrilled to be establishing a physical presence and have a team on the ground in the UK. For decades we have been partnering with US investors to deliver long-term risk adjusted performance whilst driving positive impact. We are excited to be bringing the Trillium expertise and approach to the UK and European markets to meet growing investor demand.
He added: “It is testament to Trillium’s growth ambitions, approach and culture that we were able to attract a team of such high calibre in Ian, Jamie, and Graham. Ian’s track record of delivering strong long-term outperformance in global equity investment strategies for clients across market cycles, together with the expertise and experience that Jamie and Graham bring, positions the business well for a successful long-term future in the UK and Europe.”