The members of our community continue to amaze us as they lead and innovate across the values-aligned finance industry, which includes bringing new investment products to market. Patricia Lizarraga, an IFB Circle leader and Founder and Managing Partner of Hypatia Capital, is an example.
Patricia believes there should be more women at the helm of America’s largest corporations and in the investment management industry. Her firm strives to make this a reality by focusing on investing in women in leadership. Hypatia has already created a suite of indices to measure female performance in various asset classes. We recently heard that Patricia and her team are now planning to launch the Hypatia Women CEO ETF (HWCEO), which will invest exclusively in companies that are led by female CEOs or that have female Board chairs. The fund is expected to launch in early January 2023.
Patricia brings more than 25 years of merchant banking experience to her current efforts. She is a serial entrepreneur having founded several successful companies, including Grupo del Ande, and was a founding and former Investment Committee member of Sigma SAFI, an asset manager with over $600 million AUM in Peru. Prior to founding Hypatia Capital, Patricia was the Managing Director of Credit Agricole Securities’ New York mergers and acquisitions group. She started her merchant banking career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette after completing her education at Yale and Harvard Business School.
As the Hypatia website states, “We will not be satisfied until women are as well represented in the CEO suite as they are in the workforce overall.” That sounds like a great goal to us. Please join us in congratulating Patricia and her team as they launch this new financial product. We wish them great success.
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