QUAERO CAPITAL has hired Olivier Ken as Portfolio Manager. Based in Paris, he will join Martina Turner, manager of the Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy fund, to manage a new strategy dedicated to the transition to a carbon neutral economy. Prior to joining QUAERO CAPITAL, Olivier Ken was Fund Manager at Ecofi Investissements.
Olivier Ken has 22 years of experience in the financial industry. After starting his career at Jefferies & Company as an institutional salesman, he joined Financière de Champlain in 2010 as a fund manager, then joined Ecofi Investissements in 2016 as a global equity manager. A specialist in sustainable investment, he holds a DEA in Finance from the University of Paris X Nanterre and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts.
Olivier Ken joins the team of Martina Turner, manager of the Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy fund, which invests in the renewable energy value chain. Together with her, he will manage a new “Net Zero” strategy, which aims to identify and invest in companies that offer products, services or technologies to accelerate the transition to a “Net Zero” emissions economy. The strategy will select current and future leaders in energy and environmental transition from around the world and across all sectors – including companies active in the circular economy.
A strong commitment to responsible investment and carbon neutrality
Responsible investment is at the heart of QUAERO CAPITAL’s investment philosophy and processes, and has had an in-house team of ESG analysts for over five years. QUAERO CAPITAL has been a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2015. Furthermore, it is a member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and a signatory of the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2019. In 2020, QUAERO CAPITAL received an “A+” rating in “Strategy and Governance” in the PRI’s 2020 annual assessment report. Finally, in 2021, it has committed to an SRI certification process, which has already been awarded to 2 of the Group’s strategies.
Jean Keller, CEO of QUAERO CAPITAL, said: “We consider that it is our responsibility as a company to do everything possible to ensure that our activity has a positive impact on the planet and on all our stakeholders. This is why we are firmly committed to responsible and sustainable asset management, which is an irreversible industry trend and a strong investor demand. We are delighted to welcome Oliver Ken, who will strengthen our clean energy and carbon neutrality management team and manage our future strategy dedicated to the winners of the transition to ‘net zero’.”
Olivier Ken added : “I am impressed by QUAERO CAPITAL’s commitment to sustainable investing and the quality of its management. I look forward to joining this stimulating environment with its strong entrepreneurial culture and to having the opportunity to develop this new strategy.”