About The Speaker

About The Speaker [Edward Lees]


Edward Lees
Co-head Environmental Strategies Group, Co-lead Portfolio Manager, BNP Paribas Asset Management



Edward is co-head of Environmental Strategies Group and co-lead portfolio manager for the Energy Transition Fund (Aug ’19) and Environmental Absolute Return Thematic Fund (Jul ‘20) having joined BNPP AM in 2019.

Edward began his career in 1994 at Morgan Stanley in New York in investment banking and private equity. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 where he was an MD and founded and co-ran the Goldman Sachs Thematic Investment Group (2005-2009).

Edward set up thematic fund Clear River Capital in 2009 and subsequently went to UBS as a MD to start a principal investing business. Since 2012, Edward was the CEO and co-founder of North Shore Partners that became part of Duet Asset Management in 2015 and later co-founded Sustainable Solutions (2017-2019). He holds a MBA from Wharton and a BA from Amherst College.

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