Credit Suisse Asset Management has appointed Christine Chow as Head of Active Ownership and Managing Director, effective April 1, 2023. Christine will be based in London and will report to Jeroen Bos, Global Head of Sustainable Investing. She is joining from HSBC Asset Management and has extensive experience in sustainability.
Christine was formerly HSBC Asset Management’s Head of Stewardship, a role she assumed in September 2021. During her time at HSBC Asset Management, she implemented a comprehensive stewardship program and won the Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the year (large firms) in 2022. Earlier in her career, she held roles at Schroders, Aon (Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow), Federated Hermes, and IHS Markit. She was an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is an Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Currently, she is an appointed adviser to the Hong Kong Accounting and Financial Reporting Council, the independent regulator of the accounting profession. Christine holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Ph.D. in Responsible Investment from the University of Melbourne.
In her role as Head of Active Ownership, Christine will focus on further accelerating Credit Suisse Asset Management’s efforts in the area of voting and engagement across all asset classes, an important pillar of its sustainability strategy. As asset managers, we consider it our responsibility to exercise our ownership rights in the best interest of our clients and in accordance with our sustainability criteria, thereby generating sustainable added value. Christine will work alongside the Head of ESG Integration, Dominik Scheck, and the Head of Sustainability Research, Nisha Long, who joined in January 2023. In addition, the team made further key hires in recent months to strengthen its efforts.
“Sustainability is of key importance to our clients and society, so I am very excited by the wealth of experience and talent that is joining our team. This will enable us to further accelerate our active ownership efforts under the leadership of Christine, and build up our sustainability research capabilities under the leadership of Nisha, further strengthening the integration of sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into the service we deliver to clients.”Jeroen Bos, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at Credit Suisse Asset Management.