BNY Mellon Investor Solutions Names Manisha K. Ali Head of Responsible Investing
BNY Mellon Investor Solutions, LLC named Manisha K. Ali Head of Responsible Investing. She will help build and shape the Investors Solutions Responsible Investing franchise, and work to identify best in class solutions. Manisha will partner with investment management, wealth management and family office clients at different stages of their Responsible Investing journey. She will also represent Investor Solutions as an active participant in industry organizations and spearhead thought leadership that raises awareness of on-going Responsible Investment trends. Manisha is based in New York and reports to Sinead Colton Grant, global head of Investor Solutions.
Investor Solutions builds upon BNY Mellon’s 50 years of experience as an outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) and as the fourth-largest institutional asset manager, which helps provide institutions with asset allocation, manager selection and account servicing.
The team of over 60 professionals provides investment advisory, discretionary portfolio management, and analytical and infrastructure services to support client operating and governance requirements—to endowments and foundations, retirement plans, family offices and registered investment advisors.
Manisha has more than 17 years of industry experience and brings a strong practitioner perspective on Responsible Investing solutions. She is a frequent speaker at client events and industry conferences on environmental, social and governance (ESG), and impact and responsible investing. Prior to joining the firm, Manisha served as an ESG-focused portfolio specialist at Neuberger Berman and worked closely with institutional, intermediary and individual investors. She was also associate director at Russell Investments, where she worked on investment strategy and OCIO solutions for institutional non-profit investors and was a key member of their Global Sustainability Council.
“We are excited to welcome Manisha to our Investor Solutions team,” said Colton Grant. “Responsible Investing is a highly complex area, as investors strive to align their sustainability and impact preferences with their financial goals, amidst the current geopolitical landscape and volatile markets. We are confident our clients will see the tremendous value and expertise she brings with her deep knowledge of Responsible Investing and as a noted thought leader, who has authored various publications and spoken at multiple industry conferences on ESG/Impact/Responsible Investing.”
Manisha earned a Bachelor and Master of Computer Science from National University of Singapore. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Manisha is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) professional. Manisha has also volunteered with a non-profit organization in Cambodia, negotiating and implementing social finance solutions with microfinance institutions. She is an active member of the US SIF Education Committee, Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing, as well as Financial Women’s Association of New York.
Source: BNY Mellon Investor Solutions