The Boston Common U.S. Equity Fund is managed by a team of investment professionals associated with the Advisor, each of whom brings particular expertise to the investment process. The team is composed of Geeta Aiyer, Praveen Abichandani, Thomas Darling, Margien Tolson and Matt Zalosh. Geeta Aiyer, Praveen Abichandani and Thomas Darling are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund. Geeta Aiyer and Steven Heim determine the Fund's sustainability criteria and strategy.
President & Founder; Co-CIO U.S. Strategies
As President & Founder of Boston Common Asset Management, Geeta is Co-Chief Investment Officer of U.S. strategies and contributes to setting the strategic direction and sector positioning of the International Fund. She is actively involved in setting the sustainability criteria for the Fund. Geeta founded Boston Common in 2002 and has served as its President and CIO since then. She has worked with sustainable and responsible investing since 1988, helping shape the evolving definition of global sustainable investing. Geeta received her MBA from Harvard University and her BA and MA degrees from the University of Delhi, India.
Co-CIO of U.S. Strategies
Praveen joined Boston Common in 2004 and is jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund. Praveen conducts securities research and analysis, focusing on the technology, telecommunications and industrial sectors. Praveen began his career in equity research and corporate development in the telecom & media industries in 1990. Praveen received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and his BS in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in India.
CIO International Strategies; Senior Global Equity Analyst
As Chief Investment Officer of International Strategies, Matt is jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund. Matt joined Boston Common in 2003 and has served as CIO of International Strategies since 2005. He is involved in securities research, focusing on the health care and financial services sectors. Matt has worked in the investment field since 1995, including a previous position with Dodge and Cox. He received his MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he specialized in emerging markets. He received his BA, cum laude, in Economics and International Studies from Colby College.
Director, ESG Research
Steven has been with Boston Common since its founding in 2002. Steven is primarily responsible for developing and implementing Boston Common's ESG policy. With over 20 years of experience in the SRI/ESG field, Steven has been instrumental in helping shape the evolving body of sustainability criteria to define areas for shareholder advocacy and company engagement. Steven received two B.S. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Co-CIO of U.S. Strategies, Portfolio Management
Corné focuses on the financial services sector. Before joining Boston Common, he was a senior global equity portfolio manager for BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Corné managed the BNP Paribas (Fortis) Equity World Finance Fund for eight years. He started his career at Rabobank Group as an international economist in 1991. Four years later, he joined Fortis Investments as an international fixed income portfolio manager before moving to a position as equity analyst for European equities. Between 1999 and 2003 he was co-portfolio manager of global equity mutual fund Fortis OBAM. In 2003 he moved to Boston to help set up Fortis Investments' global equities capabilities. Corné brings over 20 years of international investment experience to the firm. Corné earned a master's degree in Monetary Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.