Atrato hires Christoph Scaife as head of sustainability

Atrato hires Christoph Scaife as head of sustainability

Atrato Group has appointed Christoph Scaife as Head of Sustainability.

With over 12 years’ experience in the sustainable investments space, Scaife will be responsible for transitioning Atrato’s ESG policy into a sustainable investment strategy for the Group.

Christoph Scaife joins Atrato from Ninety One, formerly Investec Asset Management, where he spent the past six years as the Environmental, Social and Governance Specialist, responsible for managing all sustainability matters for four DFI funded alternative asset funds in the EMEA region. Prior to this he worked for Phatisa and Databank Fund Managers in South Africa. He brings a vast wealth of varied experience having worked on over 120 investment projects in 38 countries during his career, including the development of policies for sovereign wealth funds.

Christoph holds a BCom in Economics, Econometrics, and Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg and is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Lara Townsend, COO at Atrato Group, said: “Sustainability has always been central pillar to our business activities; it is a key focus for the funds we advise as well as the investors we manage assets on behalf of. We are committed to improving our approach further and Christoph’s appointment significantly expands our capabilities across the sustainable investments space as we continue to grow the platform. He brings a wealth of valuable experience, having worked on a number of sustainable investment projects throughout the world, and will be a great addition to our team.”

Christoph Scaife, Head of Sustainability at Atrato Group, added: “I look forward to developing Atrato’s sustainable investment strategy, building on the momentum already underway in the ESG space to strengthen performance and help the Company to achieve its strong growth ambitions.”