Investment consultant of the year - MJ Hudson Spring

Channels: ESG

Companies: MJ Hudson Spring

People: Ebel Kemeling

MJ Hudson Spring has been awarded investment consultant of the year, capping 12 months that have seen the firm undergo radical changes.

In 2019 MJ Hudson, an asset management consultancy, acquired Spring Associates Responsible Investment Service, an ESG consultancy based in Amsterdam.

This acquisition followed MJ Hudson's establishment, in January of that year, of a legal practice in Milan, and the acquisition of North American and European data provider Amaces in December 2018.

Established in 2005, Spring Associates was an early mover in responsible investing and maintains a significant roster of clients, largely consisting of private equity fund managers and institutional investors.

Ebel Kemeling, managing director of MJ Hudson Spring, said: "This recognition for our team comes at the right moment. Standing firm during the challenging market conditions in the last months, we have managed to stick to our ambitious growth plans. The ESG and impact trends are so strong, that we can grow against the tide."

MJ Hudson Spring has carried out assessments of over 200 companies, also engaging with management at these firms.

Companies and their owners are provided with actionable solutions to track progress on related KPIs, allowing them to ensure that sustainability factors are making a meaningful contribution to the companies' financial story.

MJ Hudson Spring says its proprietary framework is compatible with international industry standards including the UN PRI, SASB, and the UN SDGs. EF