Mercer appoints Canadian and U.S. heads of responsible investing

Mercer is appointing Monika Freyman as Canadian head of responsible investment and David Fanger in the same role for the U.S.

In the roles, Freyman and Fanger will lead the delivery of sustainable investment advisory and solutions services to institutional investors. “David and Monika each bring decades of institutional knowledge and passion for social and environmental progress, which will benefit our clients a great deal, especially during this current pandemic,” said Helga Birgden, partner and global business leader for Mercer’s responsible investment business, in a press release.

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Prior to joining Mercer, Freyman spent a decade at the Boston-based advocacy group Ceres Inc. as director of investor initiatives. Meanwhile, Fanger spent more than 10 years in various roles at Pacific Life Insurance Co., most recently as the founder and chief executive officer of its now-closed subsidiary Swell Investing. 

In other personnel news, Slate Asset Management is promoting Katie Fasken to managing director of investment relations. In the new role, she’ll take the lead on the firm’s capital raising and investor relations operations.

Fasken joined Slate in 2016, prior to which she worked on the investment banking team at CIBC World Markets. “Katie is a trusted advisor and has cultivated close relationships with our institutional investors where she puts their best interests at heart,” said Blair Welch, founding partner at Slate, in a release.

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