FTSE Russell creates new role for ESG investing in Asia Pacific  

Growing demand for sustainable investment in the Asia Pacific sees FTSE Russell create new role.

Helena Fung has joined FTSE Russell, taking on a newly created role as head of sustainable investment for Asia Pacific.

Fung has worked within the ESG and sustainable investment sector since 2008, having previously served as an associate director at Hermes Investment Management before moving to her most recent role as an investment specialist at Private Family Investment Office. 

In the new position, Fung will cover sustainable indexes and data services in Asia Pacific, including the development of FTSE Russell’s sustainable investment product strategy.

Market participants in the region have demonstrated growing demand for sustainable investment strategies, according to the global index and data provider, which is looking to strengthen its sustainable investment team with the newly appointed head, Fung. 

“Our growth in sustainable investment capabilities, including in indexes, data and research, will meet the growing demand from customers across Asia and globally,” said Jessie Pak, managing director, head of information services for Asia Pacific at LSEG.

FTSE Russell’s sustainable investment analysis includes 800 China A Share securities and 1,300 securities in Japan, bringing its total securities analysis across Asia Pacific to 4,300. Globally FTSE Russell covers 7,200 securities in the ESG sector.