Articles by Peter Michaelis, Head of Sustainable Investment team, Liontrust
Peter Michaelis, Head of Sustainable Investment team, Liontrust
Peter Michaelis joined Liontrust in April 2017 following the acquisition of Alliance Trust Investments, where he was Head of Investment. Peter has been managing money in Sustainable and Responsible Investment for over 19 years. After completing a PhD in Environmental Economics, Peter started his career working for the Steel Construction Institute as an Environmental Engineer. He then moved to Henderson Global Investors where he was able to use his experience as a Sustainable and Responsible Investment Analyst and Assistant Portfolio Manager. In 2001 he moved to Aviva Investors, where he was promoted to lead Portfolio Manager on a number of its Sustainable and Responsible Investment funds, before being made Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment.
Rising urbanisation, in broad terms, has been a demographic talking point for years but today, around half of us (55%) around the world live in cities. By 2050 this proportion is expected to reach as high as 68%.