Liontrust recruits ESG specialist to its board

Liontrust chairman Adrian Collins

Liontrust has appointed an ESG specialist to its board of directors.

Sophia Tickell has more than 15 years experience working with asset managers on social and environmental issues. She is also a founding partner of healthcare, energy, climate change and finance think tank Meteos Limited

Liontrust chairman says: “This is a key area of focus and expansion for Liontrust following the completion of our acquisition of Alliance Trust Investments in April 2017 and given our belief in the growing importance of sustainability for consumers and investors.”

Liontrust acquired Alliance Trust Investments (ATI) in December boosting its assets under management by around £2.3bn.

Tickell will join the board on 1 October subject to regulatory approval.

Her appointment follows an announcement this week from Sarasin that its head of stewardship Natasha Landell-Mills had been appointed partner.