Deirdre Cooper

Portfolio Manager at Investec Asset Management

Deirdre Cooper

Deirdre Cooper

Portfolio Manager at Investec Asset Management

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Ms. Deirdre M. Cooper is Partner & Head of Research at Ecofin Ltd. Ms. Cooper was named a Partner of Ecofin in May 2016. She is the Head of Research, a position she has held since 2009. Before joining Ecofin in 2007 as a Senior Analyst, she was an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley where she headed their European Renewable Energy coverage effort and built an investment banking and principal investing franchise. Ms. Cooper earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, and her BA from University College Dublin.

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Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Ecofin, Inc.

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Fund Advisor at BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Tortoise Advisors UK Ltd.

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Partner at Tortoise Advisors UK Ltd.

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Co-Founder at UV Capital LLP

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Chief Financial Officer at Tortoise Advisors UK Ltd.

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Head of Risk at Tortoise Advisors UK Ltd.

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General Counsel at Tortoise Advisors UK Ltd.

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Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

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Portfolio Manager at Investec Asset Management
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Portfolio Manager
2018 - Current

IAML offers a range of equity and emerging market fixed income strategies. Generally, their investment teams use standard methods of analysis. The firm may analyze potential investments internally but they will rely on third parties for the provision of data used by the proprietary screening models. IAML's investment teams manage the Strategies. Each investment team has their own specific investment philosophy and applies their philosophy to the strategy they manage through a multi-step investment process. Each investment team has clear accountability for its strategy and reporting lines that encourage active participation and implementation of ideas. IAML's investment teams are supported by a centralized infrastructure. IAML investments are directed by specific processes developed by each of their specialist investment teams. In addition to research analysts, each team has portfolio managers who have authority to manage client portfolios within pre-agreed risk parameters.

Partner & Head of Research
2007 - 2018

Ecofin is an active, research-driven manager which conducts in-house research They employ a fundamental approach and pursue both long-only and long/short investment strategies to invest in listed and unquoted securities in companies in the global utility, infrastructure, alternative energy and environmental industries. Their geographic focus is on Europe, North America and Asia.The firm pursues a thematic and fundamental approach to manage client assets, aiming to take advantage of the highly fragmented nature of the global utility sector, in which most companies serve local, regional or national service areas, to construct portfolios diversified with respect to country, sub-sector, company size and regulatory regime.Ecofin also invests in special situations in listed and unlisted companies, typically negotiating the investment terms and utilizing funds managed by Ecofin to take substantial stakes and board representation.

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Deirdre Cooper is affiliated with Investec Asset Management, Tortoise Advisors UK Ltd.

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