Viewpoints by Frederick W. Isleib III, CFA, at Manulife Investment Management
Fred collaborates directly with U.S.-based portfolio managers and investment analysts responsible for some of the firm's largest equity and fixed-income strategies (by AUM) to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into the investment decision-making and risk monitoring process. In this role, he leads ESG engagements with high-profile Fortune 500 companies, as well as the broader U.S. investment universe, to foster improved ESG management standards among some of the firm's most significant holdings; he’s also responsible for the generation of the thematic and top-down research related to emerging ESG investment issues. Prior to joining the firm, Fred was the director of research of clean energy markets at Nexant, where he focused on the U.S. renewable energy markets and the development of distributed energy generation. Before that, he spent 17 years at Putnam Investments, including 7 years as a global fundamental equity research analyst following the financials, technology, and industrials sectors. Fred holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society Boston.
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