In 2021 the European CLO industry has been exceptionally busy, but is has also significantly developed in terms of ESG. Previously, we have witnessed the apparition of ESG negative screening provisions in EUR CLO new issuances and resets. While this year, we have seen managers introducing subjective ESG scoring across CLO portfolios as well as objective ESG reporting on CLO assets.
We delve into the heart of our business and speak to Clemence Girard-Jeannet, the first woman to have joined our deal team back in 2018, on her experiences of working on investments. She forged the path as there are now several women in the deal team!
We are pleased to announce a number of richly deserved promotions, following an incredibly busy year. Most notably we will be splitting the role of Head of Portfolio and ESG, which since 2015 has been held by Coralie De Maesschalck. From the new year Coralie will transition to be dedicated to ESG full time, reflecting our increased dedication to ESG internally and with portfolio companies.
Equality in all its forms is very important to Kartesia, but in recognition of the need to attract more and promote female participation in the sector, we are launching a new initiative, Kartesia for Women.
Kartesia is pleased to announce seven new hires for both its investment and operations teams, as it continues to grow its assets under management across Europe. The new employees will be based across Kartesia’s offices in London, Paris, Madrid and Luxembourg.