Redpoint Investment Management has added to its impact investing capability with the appointments of Hunter Page and Chris Parks as Portfolio Managers.
Mr Page and Mr Parks join from Australian Retirement Trust (ART, formerly QSuper) and both have over a decade’s experience developing and implementing investment strategies that target improved environmental and social outcomes.
At ART, Mr Page was responsible for managing the Socially Responsible investment option which grew from $320 million to $960 million under his management. Prior to joining ART, Mr Page was the head of new business at Regnan, an impact investment manager which is now part of the Pendal Group. He has also worked at UBS, where he developed and implemented its global ESG strategy in Zurich, Switzerland.
Mr Parks was most recently a sustainable investment strategist at ART, responsible for developing and implementing the fund’s approach to managing climate change risks and opportunities, including aligning the fund to net-zero and the ambitions of the Paris Accord. Prior to joining ART, Mr Parks was an ESG analyst at Credit Suisse and at Regnan. He has also held ESG analyst roles with MSCI and ANZ Bank.
Max Cappetta, CEO at Redpoint, said the appointment of Mr Page and Mr Parks provides further depth to Redpoint’s responsible and impact investing capability.
“With the addition of Hunter and Chris to the team, Redpoint is now well placed to expand on its existing responsible and impact investment capabilities, blending the deep global knowledge that they bring with our active quantitative approach. This expertise will enable us to provide our clients with strategies that have a positive financial, environmental and societal impact while also remaining aligned to our proven investment disciplines.
“Hunter joins the team with a breadth of experience as a sustainable and impact investment specialist spanning Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Switzerland in wealth management, asset management, and superannuation roles.
“Chris joins us with deep sustainable investment experience as a climate change and impact investment specialist across investment banking, asset management and superannuation.
“Together, we look forward to providing investors with a distinct investment strategy to leverage the opportunities presenting from sustainable development and the global transition to a less carbon intensive economy, while also meeting our client’s investment performance objectives,” he said.
Damien McIntyre, CEO of GSFM, said the appointments add further expertise to what is already a highly capable investment team.
“We support Redpoint’s decision to expand its investment capabilities to include impact specific strategies because we believe such strategies matter. The aspiration of achieving a higher standards of governance and stewardship for investor capital is in everyone’s best interests.
“The appetite for impact investing is set to increase over the next decade, and with investment professionals of the calibre of Chris and Hunter joining the firm, Redpoint will have a strong, well-resourced team to develop and manage these strategies to meet the needs of investors.”
Mr Page studied impact investment at Oxford Saïd Business School and has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA), along with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.
Mr Parks has a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Macquarie University, and a Certificate in Applied Finance from Kaplan. He is also pursuing further studies in climate change from the Australian National University.
They joined Redpoint Investment Management on 19 April 2022.