EQ announces appointment of Naomi Friend as Client Director

Role to focus on fast-growing impact investing sector.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail   by Ben Faulkner, 6th June 2019

EQ Investors (EQ), has announced the appointment of Naomi Friend as a Client Director. Naomi will be based in EQ’s London office.

Naomi brings a wealth of knowledge from working with private clients, family offices and institutions over the last twenty years, including roles as Managing Director at Cambridge Associates and Investment Manager at Rothschild & Co. Most recently, her interest in impact and sustainable investing has seen her providing strategic advice to the Project Snowball partnership. 

Naomi will play a key role in meeting EQ’s growth goals. Her responsibilities will include promoting EQ’s fast growing DFM service to IFA networks and developing new business opportunities for investment mandates within the institutional sector.

John Spiers, Chief Executive of EQ, said:  “It’s a fantastic vote of confidence that Naomi has chosen EQ ahead of numerous other organisations keen to secure her services. I am certain she will help us to capitalise further on our Positive Impact approach. I am very much looking forward to working with her and building on the strong foundations that have already been put in place.”

Naomi added: “It is a very exciting time for EQ, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to build partnerships that will enhance the fast-growing impact investing side of the business.”

EQ’s Positive Impact Portfolios are a unique proposition for investors who care about how and where their money is invested. They are available in ISA, SIPP, offshore bonds and general investment accounts.

About the author: Ben Faulkner

Ben joined EQ in 2015 and has over 14 years’ of experience across the pensions, financial technology and wealth management sectors. At EQ, he is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the marketing communications strategy. Outside of work, Ben’s two daughters keep him busy. He enjoys keeping fit, especially running and cycling along the Pilgrim’s Way.
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