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.
President and Founder
International Experience: India
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School; MA, BA (Hons), Delhi University, India
Founded Boston Common in 2003
Geeta Aiyer combines over 30 years of experience in finance, with passion for environmental and social justice. Under her leadership, Boston Common has built a strong investment record, and meaningfully improved the policies and practices of portfolio companies through impactful, proactive Shareowner Engagement. The firm is a “Best for the World” honoree within the global B Corp community. Before Boston Common, Geeta was President of Walden Asset Management, and has worked at US Trust Company (Boston) and Cambridge Associates. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School; BA (Hons) and MA degrees from the University of Delhi, India. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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.
Liz Su, CFA
Securities Research/Portfolio Management
Sector Focus: Consumer Staples, Industrials
International Experience: China
Education: MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management; MA, Tufts University; BA, Wuhan University (China)
Joined Boston Common in 2014
Liz is a member of the Emerging Markets Portfolio Construction team. She joined Boston Common in 2014, bringing investment experience spanning Emerging Markets equities, Global Developed Markets, and quantitative research. She most recently served as a portfolio manager with Batterymarch Financial Management on the Emerging Market Equities team and had prior experience with Standish Mellon Asset Management and an economics consulting firm. Liz earned a BA in international finance from Wuhan University (China), a master’s degree in economics from Tufts University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society.