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T. Rowe Price hires director of responsible investing, and Allianz names U.S. investment strategist.

T. Rowe Price Hires Director of Responsible Investing

Maria Elena Drew has joined T. Rowe Price as the firm’s director of research for responsible investing. Drew will aim to widen the firm’s scope on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, while contributing to the ongoing incorporation of ESG analysis into the firm’s investment decisions.

She will partner with Donna Anderson, head of corporate governance. She will also work closely with T. Rowe Price’s investment teams to develop and integrate an ESG framework across geographies and asset classes.

She is based in London.

Drew comes to T. Rowe Price from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she worked for nine years as an equity analyst, portfolio manager, and ESG specialist. Prior to that, she served various research analyst roles. Drew is a graduate of Smith College with more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry.

“Environmental, social and governance factors are important in any comprehensive investment research process,” says Rob Sharps, group chief investment officer and co-head of global equity. “We’re pleased to have someone of Maria Elena’s caliber and experience on our team to further develop and integrate ESG considerations into our investment process.”

Allianz Names U.S. Investment Strategist
Mona Mahajan has joined active investment manager Allianz Global Investors as the firm’s new U.S. Investment Strategist. In this role, Mona will serve as a key spokesperson and thought leader for AllianzGI in the U.S., helping to shape and communicate the firm’s “House View” on the markets.

Mona joins AllianzGI from MetLife Investments where she was a portfolio manager and product specialist for Structured Finance Fixed Income Strategy. She was responsible for portfolio management, relative value strategy, tactical positioning, client relationship support, and marketing. She has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry spanning portfolio management, global market strategy, public and private equity, and emerging markets. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School; and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School.

“With her extensive investment experience and subject matter expertise, Mona is well positioned to expand our efforts to provide engaging, timely investment insights to a U.S. audience,” says Neil Dwane, global strategist.