Investment manager Ninety One has appointed Ben Lambert as co-portfolio manager for 4Factor European Equities. The 4Factor team comprises bottom-up, fundamental equity stock pickers who provide regional and global solutions.
With 20 years of industry experience, Lambert joins from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) where he was a senior portfolio manager since 2014, responsible for developed-market equity portfolios. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities at CPPIB, he was interim head of sustainable investing from 2018 to 2019, overseeing and implementing transformative changes for the plan’s approach. This involved leading the environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration, engagement, and sustainability-related investment research across all asset classes.
Prior to this, Lambert held portfolio management roles at Odey Asset Management and Och-Ziff Capital Management Europe, and investment banking roles with UBS and ABN Amro, all with a European focus.
Established in South Africa in 1991 as Investec Asset Management, Ninety One manages US$189 billion in assets (as of September 2021).