Neuberger Berman appoints Director of Investment Stewardship

Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has appointed Caitlin McSherry as director of investment stewardship on the ESG Investing team.

McSherry will work directly with the firm’s portfolio managers and research analysts to engage with portfolio companies in order to enhance long-term value for Neuberger Berman’s clients. She will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s proxy voting processes and will work closely with the Proxy Voting & Governance Committee to support those goals. She will report directly to Jonathan Bailey, head of ESG investing at Neuberger Berman.

McSherry joins Neuberger Berman from State Street Global Advisors, where she served as vice president and ESG analyst. In her capacity at State Street Global Advisors, she developed and implemented the firm’s global proxy voting guidelines and led engagements with management and board members on ESG issues. She began her career with Brightfields Development LLC, where she managed the development of utility-scale renewable energy projects and crafted environmental liability risk management strategies. McSherry holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Northeastern University, and a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability Management from Harvard University Extension School.

“We’re thrilled to have Caitlin McSherry bring her experience to the firm,” says Jonathan Bailey. “As an active manager, engagement is at the heart of our investment processes across asset classes. Caitlin will be an important partner to our Portfolio Managers in seeking to affect positive change while delivering value for clients. We look forward to her continuing our industry-leading innovation in proxy voting and engagement.”