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Carole Ferguson, Head of Investment Research at CDP appointed to WHEB’s independent Advisory Committee


WHEB Asset Management is pleased to announce that Carole Ferguson has been appointed to the firm’s independent Investment Advisory Committee. 

At CDP Carole leads a team of six analysts and is responsible for developing investor-focused analysis of the risks and opportunities facing companies as a consequence of climate change and other environmental issues.

Before joining CDP, Carole built up an impressive career on both the buy and sell side as an analyst and fund manager. At Société Générale Asset Management Carole developed the firm’s responsible investment strategy and research capabilities, and has also worked as a resources, mining and utility analyst.

Seb Beloe, Partner and Head of Research at WHEB said, “WHEB’s advisory committee provides independent oversight and governance on behalf of clients in WHEB’s investment strategy. Carole is one of those still too rare individuals who has experience of working at the nexus of climate change and equity investing. We are very much looking forward to having someone of Carole’s calibre join our committee.”

Carole Ferguson said “I am delighted to be joining WHEB’s Advisory Committee. This role will give me an opportunity to see how a leading asset manager is analysing climate-related risks and opportunities to create a positive impact investment portfolio.”

Carole joins four other external members of the committee which include Clare Brook, the CEO of the BlueMarine Foundation, Kelly Clark, Director of the Finance Dialogue, Mike Clark of Ario Advisory and former director of Responsible Investment at Russell Investments and Mark Lewis, Head of Research at the Carbon Tracker Initiative. The Committee meets every four months to review the holdings in WHEB’s investment funds for their consistency with the funds’ aims and objectives.

Summary minutes are published on the WHEB Group website (http://www.whebgroup.com/investment-strategy/fund-governance/investment-advisory-committee-minutes/).