Lloyd Kurtz, CFA® Senior Portfolio Manager Social Impact Investing
Lloyd Kurtz is a senior portfolio manager and Head of Social Impact Investing for Wells Fargo Private Bank in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Kurtz was chief investment officer and co-head of the investment committee for Nelson Capital Management. Before joining Nelson Capital, Mr. Kurtz spent nine years as a research analyst and director of quantitative research at Harris Bretall Sullivan & Smith, a San Francisco-based money management firm. Before that he was senior research analyst at KLD Research & Analytics in Boston, one of the first research firms to specialize in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investment.
At KLD, Mr. Kurtz participated in the development of the Domini Social Index, now known as the MSCI KLD 400, the first broad-based ESG benchmark in the U.S. In 2011 he published, with Dan DiBartolomeo, a study of its performance in the Journal of Investing. Mr. Kurtz’s other writings include the book Looking Forward, Looking Back, a review of social and sustainable investment research for the University of Tilburg; and the social investment chapter of the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. In May 2017 Lloyd was appointed to the Sustainable Accounting Standard Board (SASB), a non-profit organization that sets standards for corporate sustainability disclosure. He has been in the financial industry for more than 28 years.
Mr. Kurtz is affiliated with the U.C. Berkeley Haas School's Center for Responsible Business where he teaches courses in corporate governance and social investment, and oversees the annual Moskowitz Prize research competition.
Mr. Kurtz holds an MBA from Babson College and a B.A. from Vassar College, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Expert Panel: Fixed Income
Moderator: Catherine Banat
Institutional Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Asset Management
Catherine Banat represents the firm’s commitment to ESG integration and impact investing principles. She is dedicated to impact investing and the importance of investments that serve a social good as well as providing a competitive rate of return. Catherine also supports the firm’s Impact Investing clients, ensuring that investment solutions are implemented based on each client’s impact requirements. Prior to joining RBC GAM, Catherine managed strategic initiatives, risk and compliance for The New York City Retirement Systems, a $150 billion public pension plan, where she also researched, developed and implemented the strategic plan for the Economically Targeted Investment (ETI) program. Catherine has dedicated her entire career to the financial services industry and has held senior level positions at various firms including Paloma Partners, Goldman, Sachs & Co., C3 Capital and Lehman Brothers. She has worked in the investment industry since 1985. She earned a BA in history and a BSE in management from The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School, as well as an MBA in finance from Columbia University. Catherine holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Del Anderson, CFA
Senior Vice President and Credit Analyst, PIMCO
Mr. Anderson is a senior vice president and credit analyst in the Newport Beach office, covering regional banks and bank regulation, property and casualty insurance, insurance brokerage and exchanges. He is also a member of PIMCO's global sustainability initiative, helping to oversee integration of ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors among PIMCO’s credit research team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, Mr. Anderson was an engagement manager at McKinsey, responsible for developing strategic and risk solutions for global financial institutions. He was previously a banking analyst at the Federal Reserve. He has 14 years of investment and financial services experience and holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Timothy Coffin, Senior Vice President
Director of Sustainability, Breckenridge
Tim, senior vice president, is a consultant relations manager and director of sustainability at Breckinridge. He is also a member of the firm’s Sustainability Committee. In his role, Tim focuses on developing the firm’s institutional relationships. In his time at the Breckinridge, Tim has helped lead the introduction of Breckinridge’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) capabilities to clients. He has been with the firm since 2012 and has over 30 years of fixed income experience. Prior to Breckinridge, Tim was a vice president at Fidelity Investments where he launched and managed the firm's municipal finance group within Fidelity Capital Markets. Prior to Fidelity, he spent over 10 years with Corby Capital Markets Inc. where he managed the sales and marketing teams and served his last three years as the firm's president. Tim speaks regularly at conferences on topics related to sustainable investing and finance. He is a member of the advisory committee for the Brookings Institute’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy Annual Municipal Finance Conference, and previously served on Municipal Fiscal Health Working Group for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Tim serves on the governing board for Ridley College in Ontario, Canada. He received a BA from Hobart College and currently holds a Series 65 license.
Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo Asset Management
Isaac is an ESG Investment Strategist at Wells Fargo Asset Management, where he works with investment, product, and client-facing teams to educate on ESG issues, generate ideas for new and enhanced ESG strategies, and develop underlying ESG infrastructure across asset classes. Prior to WFAM, Isaac was lead consultant with esg.solutions, where he supported asset managers and service providers on ESG integration, ESG product development, and ESG communications support. Previously, Isaac was Head of Marketing & Communications for TruValue Labs, an ESG data provider. He began his career in ESG in London, working with the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. Isaac holds an MSc. from the London School of Economics and an Honours BA from the University of Toronto.
Expert Panel: Equity
Moderator: Chris Eckhardt
Analyst, Responsible Investment in Global Research, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Chris Eckhardt is ESG Analyst, Responsible Investment (RI) at Columbia Threadneedle Investments and is responsible for engagement research, liaises with the CTI Global Proxy Voting team, and collaborates closely with the CTI Data Science and Quantitative Research teams in support of the Global RI ratings system and tools. He also produces ESG research and works with the fixed income analysts and portfolio managers.
Prior to this role Mr. Eckhardt served as Senior Analyst on the CTI Global Proxy Voting team, and previously worked in an Ameriprise financial advisory practice for two years focused on investment research and analysis for clients.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Auburn University, and is a CFA Level III candidate.
Senior Associate, Client Relations, Sustainalytics
As a Senior Associate on Sustainalytics’ Client Relations team, Trevor David leads client relationships, supporting asset managers and asset owners to integrate Sustainalytics’ environment, social and governance (ESG) research in their investment strategies. Trevor has led various projects to support investors in developing sustainable investment approaches and in the creation of sustainable fund products. He has contributed to thought leadership at Sustainalytics, notably through co-authoring the report, ‘How Investors Integrate ESG: A Typology of Approaches’ (2017). Prior to joining Sustainalytics, Trevor held sustainability-focused roles in the public and private sector, focused on policy development and carbon risk. Trevor volunteers with Oikocredit, an organization that provides funding to the microfinance sector, and is a CFA Level III candidate.
Research Analyst, Senior Associate, Impax Asset Management
Sid joined Impax after graduating from London Business School's MBA program with a major in Finance. He interned with Impax's Listed Equity team over the summer and autumn of 2012. He focuses on researching the investment universe for all listed equity strategies as well as providing support to the portfolio management process for the Leaders, Water and Global strategies.
Sid spent the majority of his pre-MBA career as a consultant in the renewable energy industry.
Jodi Neuman, CFA
Investment Manaager, Trillium Asset Management
Jodi Neuman is an Investment Manager in Trillium’s California office. Prior to joining Trillium in 2014, she worked as an Analyst for Dougherty Funding, which offers a broad range of commercial finance solutions to developers and corporations nationwide. Jodi is s a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and earned an M.B.A. from the HEC School of Management in Paris specializing in Finance. While attending HEC, she worked with a rural microfinance firm based in Puno, Peru and consulted with a solar start-up in Tanzania. Jodi also holds a B.B.A. in Business Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She is a member of Spark and Women Investing in a Sustainable Economy (WISE).
Expert Panel: Product Development
Moderator: Brittany L. Bascom
Global Head of Investment Analysis, John Hancock Investments
Brittany Bascom is Global Head of Investment Analysis, for the Global Investment Product group at John Hancock.
The Global Investment Product Group is responsible for investment product development, asset manager selection as well as ongoing investment oversight of performance and risk across our retail, institutional and retirement business globally.
Brittany is responsible for all investment product reporting and global research on various investment projects. The team is also responsible for strategic planning and managing the product pipeline of our investment platforms. She has primary responsibility for all Investments presentations and fund performance reports for the JH Group of Funds Board of Directors and investment committees globally. Additionally, she supports strategic initiatives for JH Investments through industry research and competitive analysis. She is currently leading John Hancock Investment’s effort to develop Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integrated investment products.
Ms. Bascom chairs the Global Women’s Alliance at John Hancock. She holds a BSM in Management from Tulane University and a MBA with a concentration in Finance from Babson College. She is also a member of the International Business Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Director, Consultant Relations, Mellon Capital
Kristen is a member of the consultant relations team. She is responsible for developing and servicing consultant relationships in order to strengthen brand awareness within the consultant community. Additionally, she collaborated on the development and launch of the Carbon Efficiency Strategy, the firm’s first green beta product, and continues to lead research and market intelligence on ESG initiatives. Kristen has been in the investment industry since 2001. In 2003, she joined Franklin Portfolio Associates (FPA), a legacy BNY Mellon organization, where she worked in marketing and consultant relations until FPA’s 2009 merger with Mellon Capital. She has been an employee since then. Previous roles include senior trust accountant at Mellon Global Securities Services. She earned a BA in marketing from Assumption College.
Vice President – Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, UBS
Dan and his team provide comprehensive, consultative investment planning and wealth management services to affluent families and institutions. Specializing in the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance considerations in portfolio construction and wealth management (also called ESG, Values Based Investing, Impact Investing).
Dan earned a B.S. from St. John’s University with an emphasis in math and physics. He is a past member of the St. John's Alumni Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hennepin Health Foundation and has served on the development committee of Project Success and parish council member of Annunciation Church in Minneapolis. He also enjoys coaching his children’s youth hockey and baseball teams. Dan and his wife, Lisa, live in Minneapolis, MN, with their four children.
Kelsi Rahm, CFP®
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Kelsi Rahm is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and an experienced Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. For more than 19 years, she has been providing customized financial advice and investment solutions to individual investors, family foundations and non-profit organizations. Specializing in wealth management for families and organizations focused on sustainable business practices, Kelsi’s holistic approach to financial management includes a thorough planning process, comprehensive investment advice, and a commitment to help others achieve their sustainable investment goals.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2014, Kelsi served as an Investment Specialist at Charles Schwab and for a Registered Investment Advisory firm in Minneapolis, before becoming the Manager of Wealth Planning for a prominent Minnesota family in 2012. Over the years, she has developed specialized skills in impact investing, investment management and alternative investments and enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge with clients. Kelsi currently serves on the Board of Directors for the MN Jump$tart Coalition.
Investment Analyst, McKnight Foundation
Nate Wade joined McKnight in 2014 as Investment Analyst. He works across the entire $2 billion McKnight portfolio, including the $200 million commitment to impact investing. He provides research, reporting, due diligence, and accounting for all asset classes. Prior to McKnight, Nate Wade was a Financial Analyst in corporate finance for Target. He holds a BS in mathematics and economics from the University of Michigan and a MS in finance from Georgetown University.