David Hickey is portfolio manager and responsible investment lead at the Lothian Pension Fund, a public pension fund based in Edinburgh. He previously was a fund manager for a European Small Cap Equity team among other investment related roles.
David is a prominent voice in furthering the cause of responsible investing and creating diversity within the financial services arena. Our conversation traces his journey from a Yorkshire pit village to his current role, how he transitioned from a sales to a front office investing role, and how he overcame a mid-career setback.
David has an extraordinarily nuanced view of the challenges faced by diverse members of the profession and believes in action, not just words, to address it. He also advocates a holistic approach to responsible investing, which we discuss in some detail, and in so doing imagine the investment landscape of the future.