Sector Focus: Consumer Staples

International Experience: China

Joined Boston Common in: 2014

Liz is the lead portfolio manager of Boston Common’s Emerging Markets (EM) strategies. In this capacity, she works with analysts to create sustainability-focused EM portfolios, helps grow the firm’s EM research capabilities, oversees overall portfolio positioning, and communicates with clients and prospects. She also has research responsibilities focusing on the global consumer staples sector. With over 21 years of investment experience spanning EM and Global equities, fixed income, and quantitative research, Liz is passionate about investing in EM companies that can enable the transition to a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Prior to joining Boston Common, Liz was an analyst and portfolio manager at Batterymarch Financial Management, where she most recently served as the head of Asia ex-Japan on the Emerging Market Equities team. She played an instrumental role in launching an Asia ex-Japan long-short fund and a Global Equity fund. She also gained asset allocation experience with Standish Mellon Asset Management. She began her career in economic and strategy consulting in 2000.

Liz earned a BA in International Finance from Wuhan University (China), an MA in Economics from Tufts University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society. Outside of investing, she volunteers as a Girl Scout troop leader and enjoys tennis, yoga, and traditional Chinese dance.