Tycho Sneyers, a managing partner at LGT Capital Partners (LGT CP), was re-elected by the PRI asset manager signatories with 35.8% of votes cast and thus he will serve a second term as a PRI Board member. Prior to the election that began in mid-October, more than 120 investment managers formally seconded his candidacy, reflecting the broad support he received from the investment manager community globally.
Mr. Sneyers has served on the PRI Board since 2018. During his tenure, he has chaired the Signatory Status Committee and the SDG Advisory Committee, as well as participated in the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
At LGT CP, he has led the ESG engagement since 2002. He has chaired the ESG Committee since its inception, steering the firm’s efforts in embedding ESG principles into LGT CP’s investment activities.
Mr. Sneyers comments: “I am delighted and honored to have been re-elected to the PRI Board. I look forward to continue working productively with my Board colleagues, PRI signatories and PRI staff to further the global ESG agenda. I am grateful to the hundreds of investment managers who have put their trust in me with their votes.”
About LGT Capital Partners
LGT Capital Partners has a long-held commitment to incorporating ESG considerations into its investment programs and its business overall. Since 2003, many of its portfolios have had a responsible investment clause written into its governing documents, authorizing the firm to exclude investments that are substantially exposed to arms-related activities, violations of human rights, irresponsible treatment of the natural environment or other non-ethical conduct of business. In 2009, LGT Capital Partners launched its dedicated sustainable bond and equity offerings. In 2008, the firm was one of the early signatories to the UN PRI. Furthermore, since 2018, Tycho Sneyers, a Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners, has served on the PRI’s Board of directors. LGT Capital Partners is also a signatory to the Montreal Carbon Pledge.
LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with over USD 65 billion in assets under management and more than 550 institutional clients in 40 countries. An international team of over 550 professionals is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Vaduz, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
About the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, as well as the financial markets and economies in which they operate, for the benefit of the environment and society as a whole.
The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit. It engages with global policymakers, but is not associated with any government. It is also supported by, but not part of, the United Nations. Visit the PRI website for more details: www.unpri.org.