05 January 2020
Wilmer Gibson Appoints Michelle Dong Head of Sustainable Investing
The firm’s new hire is part of further expanding program of its ESG investment capabilities
Wilmer Gibson, a leading financial services firm providing world-class wealth management services, today announced that Michelle Dong has been appointed as the firm’ Head of Sustainable Investing. In this role, Dong will be responsible for leading the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment approach, which is expected to combine managing strategies for institutional and retail customers and guiding overall thought leadership on a topic of rising interest to the marketplace. Mrs. Dong will report directly to Carver Yang, CEO at Wilmer Gibson.
Dong joins Wilmer Gibson at a time when the company is further expanding its sustainable investing capabilities to collaborate with and provide valuable insight to the firm’s fundamental research team, assist in the development and management of new investment strategies, inform customers about the current trends and analysis, and initiate the firm’s overall work on an array of global investment initiatives and goals in this area. Previously, Dong was CEO at a well-known research firm focused on ESG investment issues.
Wilmer Gibson’s efforts moving forward in the ESG arena will be driven by a new sustainable investing team, led by Dong, and which will also include Susan Wong, a fundamental analyst who has joined the firm recently, and Alexander Lim, a Wilmer Gibson veteran who will be providing quantitative analysis.
“Investing through the frame of environmental, social, and governance is redefining what asset management can accomplish. It is a novel concept that is becoming increasingly synonymous with good long-term investing and is serving to help identify opportunities,” said Carver Yang, CEO at Wilmer Gibson. “Michelle’s impressive knowledge and expertise will ensure we continue to move to the forefront of this rapidly growing area.”
In discussing Dong’ appointment, Yang added, “Michelle became one of the leading promoters of sustainable thinking and investment, with almost twenty years history of modernization, intellectual curiosity and true passion to her acclaimed work in this domain. We anticipate our clients will benefit from Wilmer Gibson’s insights on an array of important sustainable investing components, such as climate impact, diversity, and stakeholder arrangement, as well as from thoughtful investment strategies that can be set up in this field in the future.”