About | Contributor | Vincent Wales

Vincent Wales

I am an investment research, content and communications professional, based in Sydney. I currently work at AMP Capital. I have some experience in ESG and sustainability-aligned investing but am looking to develop this further.


I currently work at AMP Capital where I have worked closely with the Sustainability Investment Team. I have been involved in designing, implementing and maintaining sustainable and ESG and sustainability-aligned research and investment processes, collaboration and integration.

I also have been involved in writing and producing sustainability marketing and information collateral, and  active ownership (company engagement, proxy voting reporting and communications to ASX C-suite), ESG research papers (such as the Sustainability Team’s ESG and Sustainability Charter), PRI assessments, impact investing research and various other areas.

Ex the Sustainable Investment Team, I write and produce insightful investment white papers, research, content and marketing collateral, communications, and investment reporting across various asset classes.

I am passionate about the future of sustainable and ESG-aligned investment and believe we are at a crucial juncture in the investment and finance industry.

My key strength is my ability to bridge hard technical knowledge with soft lateral-thinking, marrying both quantitative and qualitative skills. In particular, I enjoy reducing complex themes and problems down to their essence.

Academically and professionally, I have an MSc in finance from University College London; with a focus on the future of global finance including ESG, sustainability and governance together with financial research methodologies. I hold the CFA Certificate in ESG investing. I am also a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Accountant.


Transition risks and market failure: a theoretical discourse on why financial models and economic agents may misprice risk related to the transition to a low-carbon economy

18 June 2016
The paper has a theoretical focus and looks at the risks associated with transitioning to a low-carbon economy. It looks to highlight externalities that may not be factored into risk models. It concludes in favour of a case of policy intervention and more sophisticated modelling to counter potential market failures.

Pensions in a Changing Climate

30 November 2018
A critical review and gap analysis of the pension industry’s positioning in regard to the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures. The review includes a rating index of the world’s 100 largest public pension funds with rankings linked to both their approach and engagement.