Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Presentation: Sustainability Leaders in US Equities
Good companies perform better. Clearbridge believes companies with positive ESG attributes are well positioned to outperform their peers over the long term. The firm has over 30 years of ESG experience and has built out a powerful research platform with a fully integrated approach. There is one team integrating ESG and fundamental research. The Clearbridge US Equity Sustainability Leaders Fund offers a concentrated approach that expresses the best ideas of portfolio managers Derek Deutsch and Mary Jane McQuillen. In this session, PM Derek Deutsch will discuss the opportunities in the US Equity market, how increasing ESG awareness is creating investment opportunities, and how he builds a portfolio of alpha generating stocks.
Derek co-manages the Sustainability Leaders Strategy. Derek has 21 years of investment industry experience. He joined a predecessor organization in 1999, and spent six years as an equity research analyst responsible for the health care sector.
Prior to joining the firm, Derek worked as a special assistant at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., and also as a journalist covering health care policy for the American Political Network.
Derek earned a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Georgetown University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and of the CFA Society New York.
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