Prior to CFA, Jennifer worked as an equity research analyst in investment banks in the City of London, where she worked with investor clients and other market participants on both sides of the Atlantic and gained exposure to a wide variety of asset classes, strategies, and transactions. Having been focused on investing in emerging and frontier markets, more recently her work included working closely with the UK’s largest renewable energy infrastructure investment company, and covering the renewables infrastructure peer group, broader energy markets and the climate finance policy environment. Her more recent sustainable finance consulting experience includes contributing to a Guidance Paper for the EU Commission on green real estate financing, focusing specifically on how to generate and encourage institutional investment, and leveraging her capital markets and banking experience to develop market and policy-based recommendations.
She is particularly interested in how changing policy affects investment decisions and outcomes, leveraging existing financial incentives for sustainable outcomes, including through blended finance structures, and evaluating impact and effectiveness.
Jennifer holds an MA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, a certificate in Sustainable Finance from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She has previously lived and worked in South Africa and the Middle East and speaks conversational French and basic Arabic.