Private Markets Sustainability Lead, Phoenix Group
Anand Rajagopal is the Private Markets Sustainability Lead at the Phoenix Group’s Asset Management division. Anand leads all Sustainability/ESG efforts for Private Markets investments (infrastructure debt, private placements, commercial real estate, debt to local authorities/municipalities, ABS/development finance etc.) executed through the firm’s asset manager partners as well as those originated directly. Before Phoenix Group, Anand served as the Head of Public Annuity Asset Origination at Aviva where he led portfolio construction and investment strategy for public assets including the development of the business’s ESG and Franchise risk framework and its integration in the investment process, new asset class launches (EMD, U.S. corp credit/muni) and related asset manager research and oversight. Prior to foraying into insurance asset management, Anand had worked for ~10 years in public- and private-credit investment and portfolio management/monitoring mandates at BlackRock (London) and Goldman Sachs (New York) covering asset classes such as Sovereigns/SSAs, ABS, EMD, Corporate Bonds, Energy/Infra-Project Finance, CRE loans and Shipping/Aviation debt.