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Wellington Management expands private investing capabilities with new climate-focused senior investors
Wellington Management, today announced it has hired two senior investors focused on private market sustainable investing. This additional investment in resources builds on the firm’s 14 years in climate investing, over 25 years in alternatives investing and close to US$5 billion in dedicated committed capital in the private markets.
Wellington joins Corporate Call to Action: Coalition for Equity and Opportunity
Wellington is proud to be a member of the Corporate Call to Action and to commit to transparency around our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. A diverse workforce and inclusive culture are critical to the pursuit of our mission: to exceed the investment and service expectations of our clients.
Jean Hynes in Bloomberg: Wellington’s next CEO sees active management regaining clout
In a recent Q&A with Bloomberg, Jean Hynes discusses active management, growth in private equity, her career path from administrative assistant to managing partner, and how she will balance dual roles of portfolio manager and CEO.
Wellington Management expands European presence with new office in Milan
Wellington has opened a new office in Milan, underscoring our commitment to the Italian market, which we see as a key strategic priority. Wellington has been serving Italian clients such as pension funds, insurance companies and intermediaries for 20 years. The new office will bring us closer to our clients and help us to serve them better, giving them access to our broad expertise across asset classes.
Wellington joins Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative
We are pleased to announce that Wellington Management is joining the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative as a founding member. Through this initiative, we commit to work in partnership with clients on their decarbonization goals and set an interim target for the proportion of assets to be managed in line with the attainment of net-zero emissions by 2050.
Wall Street Journal article: Wellington Amasses Up to $2.2 Billion for Late-Stage Deals
Wellington Management, one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms, today announced the final close of its private equity strategy Wellington Hadley Harbor III with US$1.8 billion in commitments and up to US$400 million from co-investors to invest alongside the Fund. The Fund seeks capital appreciation by investing in private late-stage companies that need capital to sustain or accelerate growth prior to a potential IPO or sale.
50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds
We are pleased to announce that Portfolio Managers Ann Gallo and Arancha Cano were recently recognized as two of The Hedge Fund Journal’s ”50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds.” For more on Ann and Arancha, view the full article here. In addition, read a recent profile of Arancha exploring her views on long/short investing and a blog from Ann on the future of health care.
Wellington Management did not pay a fee to be considered. Editors of Hedge Fund Journal selected 50 women to feature in their publication based on the biographies of the individuals. Inclusion in this publication is not indicative of Wellington Management’s past or future performance.
Jean Hynes featured in recent Boston Globe article
The Boston Globe published an article, in late October, featuring Jean Hynes, titled “Wellington appoints its first female CEO, still a rarity in the fund management world.” In the article, Jean shares her vision for the future of our firm — including a deliberate approach to diversity and inclusion and a focus on private equity, sustainable investing, and climate change initiatives.
Jean Hynes’ keynote address at the 2020 AIMA Australia Annual Forum
Jean Hynes recently gave the keynote address at the 2020 AIMA Australia Annual Forum and discussed with Paul Chadwick, founder of Nanuk Asset Management and director of the AIMA Global Council, a wide array of topics ranging from navigating the COVID-19 pandemic to various aspects of Wellington’s edge, including our private partnership model and culture; sustainability; our approach to diversity issues; and our alternatives business.
1 September 2020
Jean Hynes to Succeed Brendan Swords as Chief Executive Officer of Wellington Management
Wellington Management announced that Brendan Swords, Chief Executive Officer, will retire from Wellington on 30 June 2021. At that time Jean Hynes, Managing Partner, will succeed Mr. Swords as Chief Executive Officer.
Wendy Cromwell featured on Capital Allocators podcast
Tune in to hear Wellington’s Wendy Cromwell discuss sustainable investing with Ted Seides, host of the popular investing podcast Capital Allocators. Wendy is the first of 10 industry leaders to be featured in a series called Sustainable Investing: The Next Frontier. In the 70-minute episode, Wendy shares her insights on this growing global market, Wellington’s sustainable investing capabilities, and why several market inefficiencies present avenues for active investors to deliver value.
5 May 2020
Wellington and leading Canadian pension plan to further integrate climate science research
Wellington Management, one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“Ontario Teachers’”), the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada, announced they have expanded their strategic relationship to further integrate leading climate science research into the pension plan’s investment process. For this new initiative with Ontario Teachers’, Wellington will continue to collaborate with Woods Hole Research Center, the world’s top-ranked climate change think tank.
Wellington Management Announces Close of Biomedical Innovation Fund I at $393M
Wellington Management, one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms, today announced the final close of the oversubscribed Wellington Biomedical Innovation Fund I. The Fund will invest in private biotechnology companies that are focused on drug discovery and development, and are seeking capital to advance their scientific programs.
Wellington and CalPERS announce new framework for assessing climate change risks
Wellington Management and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) have launched a new framework designed to help companies and their executive teams assess and disclose the potential impacts of the physical risks of climate change (P-ROCC) on their business. This new P-ROCC framework seeks to improve how companies disclose their physical vulnerabilities, and thereby help asset owners and investment managers better evaluate the ability of the companies they invest in to adapt to or mitigate such risks.
What does the future of sustainable investing look like?
At the Milken Institute Global Conference in April, Wellington’s director of sustainable investment, Wendy Cromwell, spoke with LinkedIn editor Devin Banerjee about how sustainable investing has evolved, how physical climate risks are affecting the pricing of securities now, and what might help create future outperformers in the sustainable investing universe.
Barron’s: Wellington’s Climate Strategy
Our evolving approach to environmental, social, and corporate governance investing is covered in this article by Barron’s – with a focus on our climate research and our partnership with Wood’s Hole Research Center.
The New York Times: Incorporating climate science research into our investment process
Our commitment to research at the intersection of climate science and investment management is highlighted in this New York Times article featuring Wellington’s Director of Climate Research Chris Goolgasian and Portfolio Manager Alan Hsu. Our collaborative climate science initiative with Woods Hole Research Center is helping us better assess the risks and opportunities posed by climate change.
Reactions magazine’s Women’s Leadership Forum 2019
Insurance Fixed Income Portfolio Managers Alyssa Irving and Elizabeth Kleinerman were recently featured as part of Reactions magazine’s Women’s Leadership Forum 2019. Alyssa and Liz reflect on valuable personal and professional advice they have received throughout their careers and provide insightful lessons learned both inside and outside of Wellington. – Sponsored content
14 January 2019
Hear Jean Hynes on the Capital Allocators podcast
Wellington’s Jean Hynes was recently featured on the Capital Allocators podcast, discussing her nearly three decades as a health care investor and senior leader of our firm. During the interview, she touches on Wellington’s collaborative culture, our approach to globalization, and changes in the health care sector.
5 December 2018
Wendy Cromwell elected to PRI board
Our Vice Chair and Director of Sustainable Investment, Wendy Cromwell, has been elected to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Board as an investment manager representative.
24 September 2018
Press release: Strategic climate science initiative
Boston, MA, September 24, 2018 – Wellington Management Company LLP (“Wellington”), one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms, and Woods Hole Research Center (“WHRC”), the world’s leading independent climate research institute, today announced a collaborative initiative to integrate climate science and asset management.
Bloomberg article: “Wellington Pushes ESG 2.0 Focusing on Alpha More Than Altruism”
Several Wellington experts were interviewed in this article focusing on how environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations are being used to help asset managers make more informed decisions about the companies they hold in their portfolios.
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