Head of Responsible Investments,
Perpetual Asset Management, Australia (PAMA)
Richard leads the PAMA responsible investment team. The team facilitates the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment team research, decision-making and ownership practices across PAMA’s investment teams, and is the custodian of ESG investment screens that apply to Perpetual’s ESG and Ethical SRI funds. Richard helps ensure that Perpetual meets its responsible investment commitments including those as a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI).
Richard joined Perpetual in August 2012, following 19 years’ experience in investment markets, research and consulting. This included 12 years at Constellation Capital Management, an Australian equities boutique manager. Initially covering dealing, client management and back-office tasks, Richard’s final role at Constellation was as a senior portfolio manager, which included portfolio management and stock research. Earlier roles included fund manager research at ASSIRT and investment consulting and superannuation administration at Mercer.
Richard has a bachelor of economics from Macquarie University, a graduate diploma of applied finance from FINSIA (FINSIA Fellow) and a diploma of superannuation management (ASFA).