Helena Viñes Fiestas joins BNP Paribas Investment Partners as co-head of SRI research

In reinforcing the research team, she will manage all the analysis and research dedicated to SRI theme funds which favour investments in companies providing solutions to environmental or social issues.

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BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) announces the appointment of Helena Viñes Fiestas as co-head of SRI research, alongside Jacky Prudhomme.

“The Head of SRI investment at BNPP IP, Gaëtan Obert, and I are particularly proud to welcome Helena Viñes Fiestas. Her rich career path and the diversity of her experience will enhance our ability to offer responsible and innovative solutions to our clients, particularly with regard to social themes. For many years, SRI investment has been a major area of development for BNPP IP and the recruitment of professionals such as Helena once again demonstrates BNPP IP’s deep commitment to this area” commented Frédéric Surry, COO Investments.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Helena, 39, was Policy Adviser to the Private Sector team of Oxfam (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief), a non-governmental organisation fighting injustice and poverty, which she joined in 2005. Among other responsibilities, she was in charge of developing the engagement strategy with institutional investors and managed the “Better Returns in a Better World” project. Helena began her career in 1998 as a financial consultant for Ubach Munné Consultors in Spain. In 2002, she joined F&C Investments (formerly ISIS Asset Management) as an SRI analyst and at the same time worked as a consultant at Global Witness. In 2004, Helena joined the CoreRatings team as an analyst.

Helena was awarded a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She gained a degree in Economic Science and undertook specialist post-graduate studies in Latin American Economy and Business at the University of Barcelona.

Next Finance , July 2011

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