FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Capital Group Names Rob Hardy Corporate Governance Director

LONDON, February 23, 2021 — Capital Group, one of the world’s largest and most experienced investment firms, with more than US$2.3 trillion in assets under management*, today announced the appointment of Rob Hardy as Corporate Governance Director and member of the firm’s ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) leadership team. Hardy joined Capital Group in February and will be based in London.

Hardy has over 25 years of industry experience and was most recently head of Investment Stewardship for the EMEA region at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he led the formulation and oversight of the firm’s ESG strategy and public policy. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 1996, Hardy was a Corporate Governance and proxy voting specialist at Phillips & Drew Fund Management.

“Rob’s years of experience designing and implementing corporate governance and stewardship policies and overseeing proxy voting activities for a large global asset manager make him an integral addition to our team, in this newly created role,” said Jessica Ground, Global Head of ESG, Capital Group. “We are thrilled to have a leader with Rob’s expertise help us carry on our long history of engaging closely with portfolio companies on governance and sustainability issues.”

“I am delighted to be joining Capital Group, with its world-class investment platform, truly long-term perspective and commitment to ESG,” commented Hardy. “With ESG an area of great strategic importance for the firm, I look forward to helping further integrate ESG factors into the investment process to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

Hardy holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in French Language, Literature and History from the University of East Anglia (UEA), and is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).

*As of December 31, 2021.

About Capital Group

Celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2021, Capital Group is one of the oldest and largest asset management companies in the world, managing multi-asset, equity and fixed income investment strategies for different types of investors. Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability.

Today Capital Group works with financial intermediaries and institutions to manage more than US$2.3 trillion in long-term assets for investors around the world.




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