ESG Analyst & Portfolio Manager, Comgest
Sébastien joined Comgest in 2013 as an ESG Analyst with over 15 years’ investment experience. He works in collaboration with Comgest’s investment team, guiding the implementation of the firm’s responsible investment policy and the integration of ESG criteria into the firm’s investment processes. Sébastien is responsible for ESG coverage of developed markets including Europe and the USA, meeting and engaging with company management in these regions alongside the firm’s investment analysts, and preparing in-depth ESG reports. He coordinates the firm’s voting policy and leads Comgest’s participation in national and international responsible investment initiatives such as the Corporate Governance Commission of the AFG, the Extra-Financial Commission of the SFAF and various collective engagements of the UN PRI.
Starting his career as a buy-side Analyst at Deutsche Bank in 1998, Sébastien later became a Portfolio Manager at BFT Gestion (Crédit Agricole) before moving to Oddo Securities where he was initially a technology Analyst before assuming the role of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Analyst, a position he held for five years before joining Comgest. He graduated from the ESCP business school in Paris in 1997 before completing a post-graduate degree in Financial Engineering at the Sorbonne University.