Financial Adviser firm Helm Godgrey has hired sustainable and responsible investment expert John Ditchfield as head of Responsible Investment.
Ditchfield will be spearheading Helm Godfrey's plans to further develop its products, services and levels of expertise in responsible investment. He is co-chairman of the Ethical Investment Association, the UK's main networking organisation for advisers active in the responsible investment arena.
As a former director of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, a member of the Social Stock Exchange admissions panel and a leading expert in sustainable finance, Ditchfield brings a huge depth of experience in responsible investing to the new role. He was also a director of advice firm Barchester Green Investment, which was sold to Castlefield Partners, and will be providing Helm Godfrey with advice around wealth management.
Helm Godfrey has a significant allocation to sustainability funds, with c.£45m of assets under advice currently subject to an ethical or sustainable mandate.