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Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips is currently a member of the Office of the Representative of the Secretary General for investments of the UNJSPF Assets reporting directly to the Director of the Investment Management Division. He has over twenty years of investment management experience, focusing on sustainable investments, emerging markets and developing economies. Mr. Phillips has worked on several special projects focused on integrating ESG/Sustainable Investing considerations into the broader IMD investment process and mandate, as well as build-out of bespoke financial modeling solutions and reporting. Adam was part of the team responsible for structuring and implementing both the minimum volatility program, and the low-carbon ETFs launched in 2014. Mr. Phillips has previously been responsible for structuring country exposure and equity trade execution for the emerging market equity team. He pioneered the country ETF overlay program for the emerging market portfolio in 2008. He has also assisted senior investment professionals in IMD on asset allocation, portfolio reporting, fundamental equity modeling, trading, and risk analysis. Before joining the UN, Adam held USAID project management positions in the Republic of South Africa, and graduate transitional economics research positions in the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation. Mr. Phillips received his Master’s in International Economics and Finance from Columbia University ‐ SIPA (Cum Laude), and a Dual Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance from Georgia State University ‐ Robinson (Honors). Mr. Phillips is a recipient of the distinguished Ronald Brown Fellowship and a Hope Scholar. He is a member of CFA Society New York where he is currently the vice chair of the Sustainable Investing Group, while also volunteering as a wrestling coach for Beat the Streets New York (BTSNY) and as a foster care advocate for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA).

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