HC Boston Common Global Equity Impact UCITS Fund
The UCITS vehicle for Boston Common’s Global Equity Impact strategy was launched in April 2020, however Boston Common’s track record of investing in Global Equities dates back to 2008. The Fund seeks to identify and engage with global sustainability leaders and solutions providers whose products and services create positive impacts in society. As measured in MSCI ESG Research metrics, the strategy ranks in the 98th percentile, making it among most sustainable strategies in the world.
Lead Portfolio Manager – Global Impact Equity Strategy
Sector Focus: Financials, Real Estate
International Experience: Netherlands & Finland
Education: MA, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Joined Boston Common in 2012
Corné possesses over 25 years of international investment experience, before joining Boston Common in 2012, he spent eight years as a senior global equity portfolio manager for BNP Paribas Investment Partners where he managed the BNP Paribas (Fortis) Equity World Finance Fund, during which he received several Lipper awards. In addition, Corné has spent time at Rabobank group and Fortis Investments. Corné holds a master’s degree in Monetary Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and The Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc.
Matt Zalosh, CFA
CIO International Strategies
Sector Focus: Healthcare
International Experience: Spain
Education: MA, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; BA, Colby College
Joined Boston Common in 2003
Matt is CIO of Boston Common’s International Strategies. He also conducts investment research in the financial services and healthcare sectors. Matt began his career at State Street Research and Management in Boston in 1995. From 1997 to 2001, he worked at Dodge & Cox in San Francisco, where he covered banks and REITS and helped the firm launch its international mutual fund. Matt received his BA, cum laude, in Economics and International Studies from Colby College, and has an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he specialized in emerging markets and worked on development consulting projects in Mexico and Ecuador. Matt has lived in Spain and has traveled extensively in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He currently serves on the board of Primary Source, a non-profit that deepens global understanding in schools.
Praveen Abichandani, CFA
Securities Research/Portfolio Management
Sector Focus: Industrials, Materials, Technology
International Experience: Germany, Japan
Education: MBA, University of Texas at Austin; BS, Osmania University, India
Joined Boston Common in 2004
Praveen is a member of the International/Global and U.S. Portfolio Construction teams. He brings over 20 years of investment analysis experience in equity research as well as in corporate development in the telecom & media industries. Before joining Boston Common, he served as an equity analyst at Fidelity Investments, Citigroup Asset Management, and a hedge fund. While at Fidelity, Praveen managed the Select Industrial Equipment fund for two years and the Select Advisor Electronics fund for a year. At Citigroup Asset Management, Praveen was responsible for equity research of the global semiconductor sector. During his business development career at Cox Communications and GTE Wireless, Praveen worked extensively on projects in Mexico. He also lived and worked in Japan and Germany early in his career at GTE. Praveen received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and his BS in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in India.