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Pemberton Appoints Whooley as New Head of Sustainable Investing

May 31, 2023, 07:33 AM

Pemberton appointed Niamh Whooley as Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Investing.

Whooley will work across all areas of the business to deliver on Pemberton’s ESG commitments, further develop Pemberton’s sustainable investments, lead the dialogue with key stakeholders and work in partnership with clients globally as Pemberton’s strategy continues to expand. In this new role, she will report to Harriet Steel, Partner and Global Head of Clients.

Whooley brings with her over 15 years of experience and leadership in sustainable investing, having held senior roles at Goldman Sachs, PIMCO, Société Générale CIB and Fidelity International. Most recently, she was Global Head of Fixed Income ESG Research at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, working closely with investments teams across asset classes on ESG integration and with global clients to develop investment solutions to help meet their sustainability objectives while maintaining regulatory alignment.

Throughout her career, Whooley has actively contributed to numerous industry initiatives aimed at promoting global standards in sustainable investing, including as a consortium member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s Inevitable Policy Response (IPR), and serving on the PRI’s Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG) Advisory Committee and the Bondholder Engagement Working Group (BEWG).

Pemberton has led from the front in private credit, embedding ESG in its investment process and proactively engaging with borrowers to support long term, sustainable and profitable growth. Niamh's appointment will further accelerate Pemberton's leadership in this area and help amplify the positive impact alternative investment managers can bring to sustainable investing.

Symon Drake-Brockman, Managing Partner at Pemberton, said: “Since the inception of Pemberton, ESG has been core to our vision and values, and it is fundamental to long term value creation. As ESG and sustainable investing in private credit markets continues to evolve, Niamh’s extensive experience in this field will be invaluable and help us further shape and implement best practice across the spectrum of ESG factors.”

Whooley said: “Pemberton stood out to me as forward thinking around sustainable investment in the private credit space. I look forward to leading Pemberton’s growth and innovation in sustainability across teams and strategies, ensuring we stay at the forefront of sustainable debt investing and facilitating progress within the industry.”

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