Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute builds Asia team with key hires

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The Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII), the research and advocacy organisation empowering fixed income investors to drive the climate transition, today announces that it has expanded its Asia-Pacific team with the appointment of David Lewis and Hazel Ilango.

David Lewis joins as Research Director, bringing over 20 years’ experience in financial markets, most recently in sustainable finance initiatives and governance in New Zealand. He was previously Deputy CIO and Portfolio Manager of various credit and multi-asset funds at Milford Asset Management, an asset manager in New Zealand and Australia. Prior to this he worked internationally at Merrill Lynch in a range of credit research roles.

David is studying for a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University. He has an Economics BCom from the University of Canterbury and a MCom from the University of Sydney. David is a CFA Charter holder.

Based in Malaysia, Hazel Ilango is a Research Associate focused on the Asia-Pacific energy transition. She joined from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) where her research focus was on integrating climate risk within credit scoring models. Prior to that, Hazel was at RAM Ratings, a credit rating agency.

Hazel has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Sustainable Finance qualification from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Justine Leigh-Bell, Executive Director, AFII said: “Fixed income investors are becoming increasingly influential in determining the pace and scale of the climate transition in Asia-Pacific.

“David and Hazel’s expertise in the financial markets along with their knowledge of sustainable finance developments in the region will help us expand our reach and deliver practical solutions for investors aiming to address climate and nature risk in their investment decisions.”