oekom research Expands its Presence to the US

Jun 08, 2016, 08:00 ET from oekom research AG

MUNICH and NEW YORK, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

oekom research, one of the leading international rating agencies for sustainable investments, continues to expand its global reach and establishes a subsidiary in the US. In a first step, seasoned investment and sustainability professional Ariane de Vienne joined oekom research on June 1st as head of the New York office. In her role she is responsible for managing operations in the US, and to drive business development, sales and client relations. oekom's expansion is a critical move to support the world's largest investment market with high quality ESG research and sustainable investment services.

Ariane de Vienne has longstanding experience and a deep network in the investment world, in the U.S, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining oekom research, Ms. de Vienne was a Managing Director at financial services and research firm Cornerstone Capital, charged with building the firm's ESG-integrated investment advisory business. Prior to that she was Managing Director at Guggenheim Investment Advisors LLC. and served as Senior Vice President at David J. Greene and Company as well as in several Managing Director roles at JPMorgan Chase.

Robert Haßler, CEO oekom research: "In terms of ESG integration, the US is currently at a turning point. While having been the cradle of ethical investing, it is only recently that ESG investing has entered the mainstream. An increasing number of asset owners and asset managers are looking for thoughtful, transparent and easy to access information to influence investment decisions. Nonetheless, the availability of high quality ESG research and data information remains limited. Here, we are proud to have won an expert such as Ariane join our team and leverage on these market opportunities."

Dieter Niewierra, Director Communications

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