Redwheel appoints biodiversity lead

Redwheel, the specialist investment manager, has announced the appointment of Amanda O’Toole to head up the firm’s clean economy and biodiversity investment strategies.

O’Toole joins Redwheel following 12 years at AXA Investment Managers, where she was  portfolio manager and a specialist on clean tech themes within the research team. Also hired by Redwheel to manage the funds is Sebastien Bidault, formerly a portfolio manager of the Tesco Pension Investment Global Equity Fund.

Tord Stallvik, CEO of Redwheel, added: “We’re continuing to develop and bring in the skills and talent we need to deliver on our commitment to create industry-leading sustainable solutions that meet the demands of our clients. Amanda has significant expertise and an outstanding track record in running Clean Economy and Biodiversity investment strategies and Sebastien is a skilled and experienced stock picker of high-quality, growth-oriented companies. The pair are the first hires for our new Sustainable Growth franchise and will be supported by our central sustainability team and Greenwheel, our sustainability insights and strategy function, launched earlier this year.”