Toby Belsom


Toby spent 17 years at 2 of the UK’s leading investors – Aviva Investors and Henderson. For the majority he worked as a UK equity manager – managing almost £1bn in UK equities for retail and institutional clients. He started his city career as an analyst as part of the No.1 Extel rated Aviva & NPI Socially Responsible Investment team in the late ‘90s. After leaving Aviva in 2017, he subsequently spent time at Edison Investment Research and Progressive Asset Management - founding governance focused investment fund.

Prior to joining PRI, he spent two years managing the 12 strong climate and data/ranking team at ShareAction – a global capital markets advocacy group. At PRI his team produces guides and tools for fixed income, listed equities, private markets and asset owners to help them integrate ESG issues into policies, processes and practices.

Recent work has covered strategic asset allocation, EU Taxonomy, TCFD in private markets, passive investment strategies, PRI reporting framework review, sovereign credit & selection, appointment and monitoring of asset managers. He also currently a member of the CFA’s ESG Working group and an Advisory Panel member to CEN Advisory.