Focus on ESG themes amongst the investor community has grown exponentially over the past few years and is a key element of IFM’s debt investment process.
“I’ve been given amazing challenges and I love that it’s up to me to deliver and develop my career,” she continues.
Lucie has been an active participant in IFM’s internal mentoring program as a fantastic way to develop relationships and learn from others.
“It has been refreshing to have the opportunity to discuss career development with a mentor and receive advice from someone in a different part of the business, with the ability to take a step back,” Lucie explains.
Originally from France and now based in London, Lucie graduated from EDHEC – a business school based in Lille specialising in business and management studies. She also speaks Spanish fluently.
The idea of meaningful work with long-term investors, along with the flexibility offered at IFM was an attractive prospect for Lucie. “The purpose of IFM is to protect and grow the long term retirement savings of working people. With a growing ageing population, the way we manage retirement savings is critical. IFM are specialists in long-term investments; we know the market, and we’re responsible investors.”
Lucie has also been able to balance work and family time thanks to IFM’s flexible work policies. 18 months after joining IFM in April 2019, Lucie took parental leave to care for her second child and used that valuable time to travel with her young family through Europe and spend time at home in North London.