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Head of Impact & Sustainability, Lead Portfolio Manager
Ingrid joined the international business of Federated Hermes in February 2020 with over 24 years’ experience in financial services. As Head of Impact Investing, she is responsible for the construction and management of the portfolios within the Impact Opportunities strategy. Her experience spans asset management as well as capital and private markets. She joins from PDM Capital where she was managing a thematic equity fund. Prior to this, she was at Jupiter Asset Management as Fund Management Director where she managed the EMEA portion of the Global Managed Fund and co-managed Jupiter’s flagship emerging markets fund. She started her career in 1997 at Lazard & Co where, for six years, she was a generalist CEE and European equities analyst. Ingrid was included in Citywire’s first ever global compilation of the 1,000 top fund managers in the world. Ingrid is a Non-Executive Director of Fair4All Finance, founded with dormant asset money solely to create positive impact by promoting financial inclusion in UK. She is also an Investment Committee Board Member at GFS. Ingrid holds a degree in Italian and Business Studies from University College London, CISI Diploma in Investment Regulation & Compliance and is fluent in four languages.
Covid-19 has resulted in a paradigm shift: it has thrown into sharp focus the need for resilient healthcare systems and supply chains, while also highlighting the climate change crisis and workers’ rights issues.
In the first of two special climate-focused episodes of Fundamentals, we ask: is climate action taking a back seat to Covid-19? And what role can impact strategies play in tackling the most defining challenge of our time?