J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has formed a dedicated leadership team to create a sustainable investing strategy, shortly after unveiling a new European equity strategy.

Called the Sustainable Investment Leadership Team (SILT), the team will promote the company’s credentials in the environmental, sustainable and governance space.

The team will combine senior leaders, portfolio managers and client advisers at JPMAM. It will be headed by Jamie Kramer, head of strategic product management and environmental, social and government (ESG) lead for global investment management.

Commenting on the move, Kramer said: "Formalising this global leadership team creates a driving force to shape and communicate our ESG capabilities around our clients' needs. We recognize sustainable investing represents a broad set of opportunities and that clients may choose to implement their views based on explicit portfolio objectives."

The Luxembourg-domiciled European equity strategy was launched by the company in December 2016.  Managed by Richard Webb, Joanna Crompton and William Johnson, the fund is benchmarked against the MSCI Europe index.