Mark Mansley, chief investment officer Brunel Pension Partnership has confirmed his departure from the £30bn LGPS pool.
Mansley, who had joined Brunel in 2017 from the Environment Agency Pension Fund, was at the helm of setting up the investment team for the South-Western pool in its initial launch phase.
He is known in the industry for his strong passion for ESG investing. In an interview with portfolio institutional, he explained how being part of the pool helped exercise more pressure on asset managers to take climate change seriously. Brunel announced earlier this year that it would divest from asset managers who failed to align their emissions with the Paris Agreement.
Hinting that he already had plans for his next role, Mansley said that he was keen to get back to a more investment focused role and building new investment businesses. “I am immensely proud of creating a fantastic investment team, going from nothing to a thriving group of highly talented professionals who have rapidly gained a tremendous reputation. But now is the time to move on and for new challenges,” Mansley said.
Brunel announced that its board would soon begin the process of recruiting their next CIO.