Jameela Pedicini to Join Perella Weinberg Partners Agility as Director of Sustainable Investment Strategies
New York, November 9, 2015 – Perella Weinberg Partners today announced that Jameela Pedicini will join the Firm as a Director in its Agility Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (CIO) business. Ms. Pedicini, who will be based in New York, will help lead Agility’s expansion into environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) investment strategies. Ms. Pedicini joins a growing team of ESG-focused professionals, including Christie Zarkovich, a Director in Agility who helps to lead the business’ ESG manager research and selection process.
Ms. Pedicini comes to Perella Weinberg Partners from Harvard Management Company, where she was responsible for developing and leading its sustainable investment strategy. Previously, Ms. Pedicini was an Investment Officer at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”), where she led the development and implementation of a variety of strategic ESG integration initiatives.
Chris Bittman, Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners and Chief Investment Officer of Agility, said, “Integrating ESG practices throughout a firm’s investment strategies is becoming standard practice. Best in class firms must have high-quality leadership and resources to meet clients evolving ESG requirements. We are thrilled to have Jameela join us to help lead our ESG efforts.”
Jameela Pedicini stated, “Perella Weinberg Partners is well known as a leading financial services firm, and I am excited to join a team of this caliber. I look forward to working with my colleagues to strengthen our ESG investment practices and help our firm lead the industry in this effort.”
About Perella Weinberg Partners Agility
Perella Weinberg Partners Agility, which was recently named Institutional Investor’s “Outsourced CIO of the Year,” is a leading provider of unique outsourced investment solutions. With approximately $5.6 billion in assets under management, Agility works with a broad mix of institutions, including endowments & foundations, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, and corporations. Since 2007, Agility has specialized in creating investment programs tailored to the specific needs of clients that address complex challenges and meet individual investment objectives.
About Perella Weinberg Partners
Perella Weinberg Partners is a leading independent, client-focused financial services firm providing advisory and asset management services to a broad, global client base, including corporations, institutions, and governments. The Advisory business advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, defense advisory, financial restructuring, private capital raising, and pension matters. The Asset Management business includes a suite of hedge fund strategies, private investment funds, and outsourced CIO solutions. Together with its affiliates, the Asset Management business has capital commitments and managed assets of approximately $8.5 billion. With approximately 450 employees, Perella Weinberg Partners maintains offices in New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Denver, Dubai, and San Francisco. For more information on Perella Weinberg Partners, please visit www.pwpartners.com.