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Mirova Strengthens US Team to Further Sustainable Strategies

Mirova US has appointed Stéphane Detobel and Francis Verpoucke as Co-executive Vice-Presidents of Institutional Business North America as the B Corp-certified investment manager aims to accelerate its growth on the continent. Mirova said it intends to build on its “solid base” in North America, combined with its cross-asset class sustainable strategies expertise to offer diversified investment solutions to US and Canadian institutional investors. Detobel and Verpoucke have worked together for more than 20 years, first at Amundi in Europe and North America for 12 years before moving to asset manager TOBAM as Managing Directors North America. In their new roles they will be responsible for promoting Mirova’s global equity, global fixed income, energy transition infrastructure and private equity strategies. Launched in 2017, Mirova US currently has 26 employees – including appointing Zineb Bennani as CEO earlier this year. The firm manages US$9.4 billion in assets. Philippe Zaouati, CEO at Mirova, said: “We are now accelerating our development across the Atlantic, where our ambition is to double the weight of our activity by 2030, as North American investors show a strong appetite for the energy transition and an interest in diversification towards European assets.” 

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