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Finance and Investment Affinity Group: ESG and Impact Investing

Finance and Investment Affinity Group: ESG and Impact Investing

Friday, January 24, 2020 -
7:45am to 9:30am EST
Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Due to strong interest in this meeting, we have reached capacity and can no longer take registrations or walk-ins.

A discussion of the latest trends and innovations driving better more authentic alignment and stronger financial returns in today’s market. 

Join the Finance and Investment Affinity Group for our first program of the year. At this breakfast meeting, we will hear from Annie Seelaus, Chief Executive Officer at Seelaus & Co. and Christina Goulding, Chief Operating Officer at Seelaus Asset Management. 

As a mission driven financial services firm and certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) , the team at Seelaus has been privileged to have had the opportunity to meet with over 400 Fortune 500 companies over the last two years in addition to countless municipalities, foundations, and family offices and discuss their Diversity & Inclusion, ESG, and Impact objectives.  This unique perspective has given Seelaus a front row seat to the evolution of this space and the cutting-edge ideas now dominating the ESG and Impact Investing conversation.  Our discussion will focus on these innovations and how the recent shifts in how investors approach this space are driving better more quantifiable returns, reducing portfolio risk, and creating a more authentic alignment with an organization’s goals. 

Cost: CNJG Members: $30, Eligible Non-Member Grantmakers: $50 (includes full breakfast)
Breakfast buffet will be available starting at 7:45 a.m.
Program will begin at 8:15 a.m.


About Our Speakers
Annie Seeluas, Chief Executive Officer, R. Seelaus & Co., Inc.
Annie is the Chief Executive Officer of R. Seelaus & Co., Inc. a certified WBE Broker Dealer and Asset Management firm.   She joined the firm in 2009 to head up the institutional credit sales and trading efforts and was named CEO in 2015.  Since taking the helm and becoming a WBE Annie has focused on making the firm mission driven in providing more opportunities for women in finance.

Annie was previously a senior vice president at HSBC, specializing in corporate bond and emerging markets sales and trading.  She worked in both the New York and London offices during her decade at the bank.  Annie graduated from the Oak Knoll School in Summit, NJ and earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University where she was also a member of the division I varsity women’s ice hockey team.

Christina Goulding, Chief Operating Officer, Seelaus Asset Management
Christina has over 10 years of high grade and crossover credit experience, most recently as a Director at Bank of America. She started her career at Bear Stearns & Co. in their investment banking program learning credit and market fundamentals from the ground up. From there, she moved into senior credit trading desk analyst roles at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, covering the Financial Institutions sector. As a trading desk analyst, she specialized in generating profitable trade ideas and strategies utilizing market information and deep dive fundamental analysis of individual companies.

Also active in the community, Christina has served multi-year Board of Director’s positions as Treasurer for the Summit Junior League and The Connection, is a past chair of Overlook Hospital Auxiliary’s Biennial Fundraiser and is an active member of the Morristown Hospital Women’s Association. She is also a recipient of the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award.

Christina holds a BA in International Economics and Violin Performance from American University.