Based in London, Catherine leads AFII’s impact strategy, identifying and tracking the engagement of the fixed income investment community with AFII’s ground-breaking research and portfolio management tools. Through performance measurement and reporting, AFII will demonstrate that the $130 trillion fixed income market can have a powerful, positive impact on climate outcomes.
Catherine has over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry, predominantly in hedge funds and private equity asset allocation while at Prudential M&G, a family office and International Asset Management.
Catherine returned to university to study for a PhD in Philosophy at the London School of Economics (LSE) and following this became a Strategic Adviser for organisational ethics firm, Principia Advisory. Alongside her role at AFII, Catherine is a Research Associate at the LSE.
Justine Leigh-Bell, Executive Director, AFII said of Catherine’s appointment: “AFII’s mission is to provide fixed income investors with the insights and tools they need to align their portfolios with ambitious climate targets. Drawing on her experience of financial institutions and stakeholders, Catherine will enable us to convincingly demonstrate the impact of our work.”
Catherine added, “AFII is delivering uniquely powerful research and insights that provide asset owners and managers with the ability to transition their fixed income portfolios to net zero. My aim is to ensure that AFII’s impact is clearly measured and transparent, both to encourage investors to engage with our mission and ensure that our backers can see the results of their generosity.”