BNP Paribas Asset Management appoints Head of Stewardship Asia-Pacific

September 28, 2022

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces the appointment of Jane Karen Ho as Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific, within its Global Sustainability Centre, with effect from 3 October.  Based in Singapore, Jane reports to Michael Herskovich, BNPP AM’s Global Head of Stewardship, and regionally to Angelia Chin, BNPP AM’s Singapore Chief Executive Officer.

Jane will lead the firm’s stewardship activities in Asia Pacific, including researching key corporate governance issues, undertaking direct and collaborative engagement on sustainable themes and working with policymakers on key issues relating to sustainable finance.

Commenting on the appointment, Michael Herskovich said:

"We are very pleased to welcome Jane to BNP Paribas Asset Management as we continue to reinforce and extend the firm’s commitment to sustainable investing in Asia Pacific.  Jane will be a hugely valuable addition to the Global Sustainability Centre as we increase our engagement with issuers in the region.  With Asia Pacific being a major contributor to climate change and biodiversity challenges, she will play a crucial role in leading the firm’s sustainability and stewardship work in this area.”

Angelia Chin added:

“The addition of Jane to the Asia-Pacific sustainability team will be invaluable as we continue to expand the firm’s sustainable capabilities in Singapore and the region.  She will be instrumental in the development of our robust approach to corporate governance and ambition in terms of stewardship activities as we further cement our positon as the sustainable investor for a changing world.”

Jane is a thought leader on investor practice in climate change, and has more than twenty years of experience in financial services and the investment management industry.

She joined BNPP AM from the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change ('AIGCC'), where she was the Director of Investor Practice.  During her time at AIGCC, she spearheaded global initiatives in which AIGCC is a network partner, including the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, the Paris-Aligned Investment Initiative and the Investor Agenda.  Jane also launched and led AIGCC’s Asia Utilities Engagement Program, a collaborative engagement program that runs in parallel to Climate Action 100+.  Prior to AIGCC, Jane was an equities portfolio manager at JP Morgan Asset Management for more than ten years.

Jane has a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the St. John’s College, University of Oxford, and an MSc (Distinction) in Sociology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.  She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and holds a CFA Certificate in Climate and Investing.

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