VAM LLP has a Managing Partners Board which consists of six Managing Partners: Charles Richardson (Fund Manager and Chairman), Ian Barnes (Chief Executive Officer, CEO), Antony Burgess (Investment Specialist), Richard Grant (Chief Operating Officer, COO), Andy Headley (Fund Manager and Head of Global), and Ezra Sun (Fund Manager and Head of Asia). The responsibility for investment and the integration of ESG practices rest with the investment teams and ultimately the Portfolio Managers. Any significant policy updates written up by the Management Committee will be signed off by the Managing Partners Board.
The ESG taskforce consists of three individuals across departments - Ramesh Narayanaswamy (Global Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager and Analyst), Antony Burgess (Investment specialist), Natalia Wileman (Client Services). The team considers new initiatives and how these maybe implemented if they are either additive to the investment process or additive to clients in terms of reporting. These initiatives would then be discussed and approved by the Managing Partners Board.