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European mezzanine firm Syntaxis Capital hires ESG exec Rupert Coull

11 Dec 2013

Syntaxis Capital, a provider of mezzanine finance in Central Europe, has added Rupert Coull, to focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

Coull will take on central responsibility for all elements of the firm’s ESG policy, as Syntaxis furthers its commitment to responsible investment, the firm said.

He joins the firm with more than a decade’s experience in finance. Having initially qualified as a barrister, he spent eight years in investment banking, working for firms such as Cazenove and Merrill Lynch. Most recently he ran a large private equity portfolio at a pension fund which placed a premium on ESG.

Ben Edwards, managing partner at Syntaxis, said, “In line with the growing importance of ESG in the industry, we have continuously developed our firm’s responsible investment principles. We are accelerating this process with the establishment of a dedicated ESG officer, and we are delighted to secure someone as experienced and talented as Rupert to fill this crucial position.”

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