Investment Management firm Neuberger Berman today announced it has hired Caitlin McSherry in the role of Director of Investment Stewardship on the ESG Investing team.

Ms. McSherry joins Neuberger Berman from State Street Global Advisors, where she was Vice President, Asset Stewardship, responsible for State Street’s global proxy voting guidelines, proxy voting and engagement efforts with companies on ESG topics. Prior to State Street, she was Assistant Project Manager at Brightfields Development LLC.

Caitlin  McSherry
Caitlin McSherry

In her new role, Ms. 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, and will have responsibility for overseeing the firm’s proxy voting processes, working closely with the Proxy Voting & Governance Committee to support those goals. She will report directly to the firm’s Head of ESG Investing, Jonathan Bailey.

Welcoming Ms. McSherry to the firm, Bailey commented:

“We’re thrilled to have Caitlin McSherry bring her experience to the firm. 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.”