Lyxor has appointed Antonio Celeste as an ESG product specialist in its ETF and indexing division from French smart beta ETF issuer Ossiam.

In his new role, Celeste (pictured) will be responsible for innovation and promotion of the firm’s ESG ETF range.

At Ossiam, he was head of business development and ESG for two years from 2018. Prior to this, he spent seven years as managing director for the EMEA region at Sustainalytics.

He has also held roles as head of business development at Vigeo Eiris and BearingPoint.

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Lyxor said in a statement: “Antonio’s appointment reflects Lyxor’s strategy and commitment to design ESG and climate products helping investors to transition their portfolios towards a sustainable trajectory.”

The French asset manager has made a number of appointments this year including Hirosuke Uraoka as head of ETFs for Japan in October and Freddie Pendarves who joined the firm's UK sales team in August.