TORONTO, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guardian Capital LP announced today that it has appointed Michele Robitaille as Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing. In this global role, Ms. Robitaille will be working to further incorporate responsible investing principles into Guardian’s investment processes and enhance alignment of ESG activities across the firm.
Ms. Robitaille joined Guardian in 2003, where she has since served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager.
“I am extremely excited to assume the responsibility of this role and the multitude of opportunities it provides to enhance our investment processes and address investors’ desire for responsible investing solutions,” said Ms. Robitaille. “Long before ESG was discussed with the frequency it is now, it was something we prided ourselves on incorporating into our investment approach, and I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to showcase this more moving forward.”
“We believe Michele is the perfect fit for this role, not only due to her vast experience as a Portfolio Manager, where she is accustomed to asking the hard questions surrounding governance, but also because of her long-time passion and involvement in responsible investing behind the scenes,” said Guardian CEO George Mavroudis.
“At Guardian, we pride ourselves on doing things that align with our values, and our approach to responsible investing stays true to those principles. For over 15 years, our firm has proudly managed a number of mandates focusing on ethical investing, but we want to continue to grow stronger in this space. As responsible investing continues to serve as a key point of discussion with our clients and employees, we also want to make an active effort to showcase the fundamental benefits it has for our business and how we serve our communities. Michele will play a leading role in these efforts.”
Michele’s immediate focus will be on consistent incorporation of ESG factors within the firm’s investment processes via enhanced disclosure, tools and the establishment of an aligned high-level approach. Her responsibilities will continue expanding to include thought leadership, spokesperson responsibilities and product input, as well as the internal coordination of responsible investing activities for Guardian’s various teams and employees.
Learn more about Guardian’s approach to ESG and Responsible Investing here.
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About Guardian Capital LP
Guardian Capital LP is the manager and portfolio manager of the Guardian Capital Funds and each of the Guardian ETFs. Additionally, Guardian Capital manages portfolios for defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments and investment funds. Guardian Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Capital Group Limited. For further information on Guardian Capital, please call 416-350-8899 or visit www.guardiancapital.com.
About Guardian Capital Group Limited
Guardian Capital Group Limited (Guardian) is a diversified, global financial services company operating in two main business segments: Asset Management and Wealth Management. As at March 31, 2020, Guardian had C$47.6 billion of assets under management and C$28.7 billion of assets under administration. Guardian provides extensive institutional and private wealth financial solutions to clients, while offering comprehensive wealth management services to financial advisors in its national mutual fund dealer, securities dealer and insurance distribution network. It also maintains and manages a proprietary investment portfolio with a fair market value of C$654 million at March 31, 2020. Founded in 1962, Guardian’s reputation for steady growth, long-term relationships and its core values of trustworthiness, integrity and stability have been key to its success over six decades. Its Common and Class A shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as GCG and GCG.A, respectively. To learn more about Guardian, visit www.guardiancapital.com.