Mirova US bolsters North American team with new business execs


Mirova US has recently appointed Stéphane Detobel and Francis Verpoucke to enhance its development in the North American region.

Their roles are expected to significantly contribute to Mirova’s diversified investment solutions targeting US and Canadian institutional investors.

Mirova, established in the United States in 2017, has made significant strides in the asset management industry. With a current team of 26, the company manages a remarkable USD9.4bn, focusing mainly on global sustainable equity strategies. This strategic positioning aligns with the growing trend in North America, which holds over 60% of the global assets under management, expected to rise to 70% in the next five years.

Stéphane Detobel and Francis Verpoucke bring over two decades of collaborative experience to Mirova US. Their previous roles include Managing Directors North America at TOBAM and positions at Amundi in both Europe and North America. At Mirova, they will primarily promote global equity, fixed income, energy transition infrastructure, and private equity strategies, with plans to expand into natural capital expertise for North American investors.

The appointment of Stéphane and Francis comes at a crucial time, as institutional investors increasingly seek diversified investment solutions that offer long-term value while addressing environmental and social challenges. Mirova’s reputation as a leader in sustainable finance is further solidified with their inclusion, overseeing nearly €28.4bn in assets and serving over 1,000 clients globally.

Additional information about Mirova includes its global presence with offices in Paris, London, Boston, Singapore, and Nairobi, and an ambitious goal to double its activity in North America by 2030. This expansion is driven by North American investors’ growing interest in energy transition and European asset diversification.

“Since its creation ten years ago, Mirova has managed to build a solid reputation as a global player in sustainable investing. 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. I am fully confident that Guillaume Abel’s Business Development’s team, headed by Zineb Bennani, now with Stephane and Francis’s support, will bring forward our strategic development at a global level,” said Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova.

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