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Eric Nietsch

Head of ESG, Asia, Manulife Investment Management Asia

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Eric Nietsch, CFA, is the Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance Research and Integration in Asia for Manulife Investment Management – Public Markets. Based in Singapore, Eric is responsible for setting the ESG research, integration, and active ownership agenda in Asia. In his role, Eric leads a team to research and manage investment risks and opportunities related to the sustainability strategies of companies in the region. Eric also works with Asian based portfolio managers on evaluating ESG exposures at a portfolio level. His team also develops methodologies for dedicated sustainable funds and represents Manulife IM’s ESG capabilities among the regional investment community. He chairs the Physical Risk and Resilience Working Group of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and is a member of the Investment Leaders Working Group of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Prior to joining Manulife Investment Management, Eric led the Sustainable Finance initiatives for Asia-Pacific at S&P Global where he helped to develop and launch the ESG Evaluation Framework. He worked closely with analysts across the region to evaluate ESG exposures in corporate and infrastructure entities. Before joining the Sustainable Finance team, he covered various sectors as a credit ratings analyst at S&P in both the United States and Asia. Preceding S&P, Eric worked on an equity portfolio at Barclay’s PLC in New York, and on the special situations desk of the boutique investment bank StormHarbour Partners LP.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Colgate University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Singapore.

Education: Colgate University, BA in Psychology, 2009
Joined Company: 2019
Began Career: 2009

埃里克(Eric)常驻新加坡,负责制定宏利投资亚洲地区的ESG研究,整合,以及积极所有权等议程。Eric负责专职研究工作,识别并管理与亚洲地区公司可持续发展战略相关的投资机会和风险。Eric同时还与亚洲的投资组合经理合作,在投资组合层面评估ESG相关的风险与机遇。他与ESG团队紧密合作,开发产品研发方法,并代表宏利投资在当地投资界的ESG能力。Eric同时担任亚洲投资者气候变化联盟(AIGCC) 物理风险和韧性工作组主席,以及剑桥大学可持续领导力学院(CISL) 投资领导工作组成员。

加入宏利投资管理公司之前,Eric在标普全球(S&P Global)领导了亚太地区可持续金融计划,在此期间他研发并制定了ESG评估框架。他与该地区的许多分析师进行了密切合作,具体评估了企业和基础设施实体中的ESG风险。在加入可持续金融团队之前,他曾在标普美国和亚洲担任信用评级分析师,期间涉足多个领域。在标普之前,Eric曾在纽约巴克莱(Barclay's PLC)从事股票投资组合工作,并在精品投资银行StormHarbour Partners LP的特殊情况服务台工作。

Eric拥有科尔盖特大学(Colgate University)的心理学学士学位。他是特许金融分析师(CFA)持有人,也是新加坡CFA协会的会员。