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Credit Suisse boosts impact-investing team with new appointments

Credit Suisse boosts impact-investing team with new appointments

(4 September 2019 – Global) Credit Suisse Group has made three senior hires to its impact advisory and finance (IAF) department in Singapore, Zurich in London.

The Swiss bank said these appointments complement Daniel Wild, who joined the IAF department as global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, as announced in April this year.

James Gifford, based in Singapore, has been named head of impact advisory, in a newly created role, the bank announced.

Mr Gifford reports to Marisa Drew, chief executive officer (CEO) of the IAF department, with a regional reporting line to Bernard Fung, head of wealth planning services for Asia-Pacific.

The Zurich based appointment to the department is Guillaume Bonnel, as head of sustainable and impact products.

Mr Bonnel manages the sustainable and impact product-offering suite, and drives associated product education and advisory services.

Mr Bonnel has a dual reporting line to Ms Drew in IAF and to Steven Bates, head of investment product management within investment solutions and products.

In another newly created role, Helen McDonald joins the team in London as UK head of foundations and impact advisory services.

Both Mr Gifford and Ms McDonald join the Bank from Swiss rival UBS

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