Anand Rajagopal, Phoenix Group
Anand Rajagopal
Private Markets Sustainability Lead
Phoenix Group

Anand Rajagopal is the Private Markets Sustainability Lead at the Phoenix’s Group’s Asset Management division. Anand leads all Sustainability/ESG efforts for Private Markets investments executed through the firm’s asset manager partners as well as those originated directly. Before Phoenix Group, Anand served as the Head of Public Annuity Asset Origination at Aviva where he led portfolio construction and investment strategy for public assets including the development of the business’s ESG and Franchise risk framework and its integration in credit/investment processes, new asset class launches (EMD, U.S. corp credit/muni expansion) and related asset manager research and oversight. Prior to foraying into insurance asset management, Anand had worked for ~10 years in public- and private-credit investment and portfolio management/monitoring mandates at BlackRock (London) and Goldman Sachs (New York) covering asset classes such as Sovereigns/SSAs, RMBS, CMBS, Auto/Whole Loan ABS, EMD, Corporate Bonds, Energy/Infra-Project Finance, CRE loans and Shipping/Aviation debt.