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In brief: Debt provider Hayfin hires new head of ESG

The London-based firm has hired Caoimhe Bain from an investment adviser as private markets interest in ESG-linked credit soars.

European private credit firm Hayfin Capital Management has hired a responsible investment specialist to lead its integration of ESG finance practices.

Caoimhe Bain joins the London-based firm from Hymans Robertson, where she consulted on implementing the investment adviser’s sustainable investment framework. Baine said in a statement that she will work with Hayfin’s ESG and audit and risk committees, as well as its investment teams, to “support the firm’s responsible investment efforts across the business lines.”

ESG-linked credit has emerged this year as the next frontier of private markets ESG investing. Firms already focused on investing equity aligned with ESG goals have been able to expand integration efforts to the debt side of their businesses, while credit providers have sought to quickly enhance their staff with sustainability experts.