Quilter Cheviot appoints Margaret Schmitt as a responsible investment analyst

Date: 19 May 2023

Vicente Luckina Bunn

Schmitt joins Quilter from infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, where she held the role of climate and sustainability consultant.

Margaret Schmitt

Margaret Schmitt has a broad background in sustainability, environmental policy, and ecological restoration. Schmitt will report to Gemma Woodward, head of responsible investment at Quilter Cheviot, and will be helping to develop Quilter Cheviot’s investment climate action plan and work toward achieving its net zero target. She will also be leading on themed engagements to understand and assess the climate transition plans of companies and funds, as well as carrying out policy engagement and informing Quilter Cheviot’s voting decisions.

The responsible investment team at Quilter Cheviot oversees the company’s stewardship programme, ESG integration and ESG screening as well as supporting more targeted solutions for clients who want their portfolios to reflect specific interests or preferences.

Gemma Woodward, head of responsible investment at Quilter Cheviot, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Margaret to Quilter Cheviot as responsible investment analyst. This new role adds another dimension to our team and ensures we can give as much attention to climate related issues as we possibly can. “As a team, we work to ensure we act as stewards of our clients’ assets in order to protect and enhance their long-term returns while also having a positive impact on our environment. Margaret’s passion and knowledge of the environment, and the impact various investments or projects can have, will be a real asset to the team.”

Margaret Schmitt, responsible investment analyst at Quilter Cheviot, said: “Responsible investment is an area in which real change can be made in terms of our impact on our environment and society. I am excited to be joining the team at Quilter Cheviot to help integrate sustainability into Quilter Cheviot’s work.

“I have a real passion for the environment and climate transition, and the investment community has a crucial role in helping us to achieve positive outcomes in this regard. I look forward to engaging with companies and funds to support our path forward.”

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