Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Asset Management
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for ESG innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou has a key role within Northern Trust to proactively develop new ideas to ensure that ESG thinking remains central to our business development.
Mamadou has also a strong link to the Global Equity Strategist team supporting the advancement of our engineered equity product positioning, capabilities, and business in EMEA and APAC regions.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mamadou worked for HSBC Global Asset Management as a quantitative product specialist responsible for quantitative strategies across all asset classes in EMEA. Before HSBC, Mamadou worked within the Business Development Service department at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) where he covered portable alpha and liability driven strategies. Prior to this position Mamadou worked as a fund of hedge fund marketing analyst at Amundi Alternative Investments covering Commodity Trading Advisor and Global Macro funds. Mamadou started his career as a FX Sales Trader for Citigroup based in Senegal.
Mamadou received his B.A. in economics from the Université Jean Monnet and holds a Specialised Master in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris. Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and received the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Mamadou is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI) and a member of the CFA UK Institute. Mamadou is the chair person for the UNPRI Listed Equity Steering Committee and a member of its outreach sub-committee. In September 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management”.
May 2, 2016 - Jim McDonald: We've made two key investment decisions this year – maintaining our equity exposure despite the rough start to the year, and increasing our recommended exposure to emerging market equities. What was the decision process behind these moves?