Loomis, Sayles & Company has promoted three people to new roles related to the firm's environmental, social and corporate governance work.
Holly Young has been named ESG senior analyst. In this role, Young will work with investment teams to ensure data needs are being met, address client reporting needs and provide overall ESG data expertise. She will report to Kathleen Bochman, director of ESG. Young previously led the design effort for the internal Loomis Sayles ESG Center and developed a number of ESG primers to help educate employees on a variety of topics including carbon footprinting, vendor methodologies and climate scenario analysis.
Young joined Loomis Sayles in 2012 from Essex Investment Management Company, where she was an investment associate.
Justine Gearin has been hired by Loomis Sayles as ESG project associate. She is a former intern in the Loomis Sayles Undergraduate Women's Investment Network (UWIN). As a UWIN participant, she spent time as an ESG intern and as a member of the Loomis Sayles ESG Working Committee. She also completed rotations with the Credit Research and Relative Return teams. Gearin will report to Young.
Meanwhile, Justin Dutcher has been named ESG marketing manager, a dedicated resource within the Strategic Marketing group. Dutcher will focus on the development and articulation of the firm's ESG approach to the global marketplace including clients, consultants and prospects.
Dutcher will collaborate with investment teams to communicate their ESG philosophies and expertise, and will also support market positioning for Loomis Sayles' ESG products. Dutcher joined Loomis Sayles in 2015 from John Hancock Investments, where he was a senior marketing manager. He will continue to report to Shephali Sardinha, director of strategic marketing
"At Loomis Sayles, we take a strategic approach to ESG, ensuring that fundamental ESG research is integrated throughout the firm and embedded in each team's unique investment process," said Kathleen Bochman, director of ESG. "Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has become a critical factor that global clients consider as they select asset managers.
"Holly Young, Justine Gearin and Justin Dutcher have all demonstrated a passion for and expertise in ESG. These new roles empower them to focus on further embedding ESG into the firm's investment culture."
Loomis Sayles manages US$347.8 billion* in assets (as of December 31, 2020). It is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, which has nearly US$1.4 trillion assets under management.