PORTSMOUTH, N.H. August 31, 2017 – Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds and a pioneer in the field of sustainable investing, today announced it has hired Melissa Platner as Vice President, Institutional Business Development. In this newly created role, Melissa will focus on strengthening existing relationships and building new partnerships with institutional investors and consultants.
“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to the Pax team,” said Joe Keefe, President and CEO of Pax World. “Institutional investors are embracing sustainable investing as a way to better manage risk, achieve competitive returns and drive positive social and environmental impact. Melissa’s addition will greatly expand Pax World’s capacity to serve the growing demand for ESG strategies from the institutional market.”
Prior to joining Pax, Melissa was a VP and Senior Consultant Relations Liaison with SSGA and GE Asset Management, which was acquired by SSGA in 2016. She held previous roles in consultant relations, sales and product development for the retirement market with Hartford Life and ING. Melissa began her career with Morgan Stanley in 2000.
“Pax has exclusively focused on sustainable investing for over four decades, resulting in a sophisticated approach to ESG integration that sets it apart from others in the space,” said Melissa Platner. “I’m looking forward to bringing Pax’s comprehensive platform of sustainable investing solutions – spanning multiple asset classes and investment strategies – to the institutional market.”
Melissa earned her Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and is a CAIA Charterholder. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Sustainable Finance from Columbia University and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds, is a pioneer in the field of sustainable investing. Pax World integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) research into its investment process to better manage risk and deliver competitive long-term investment performance. For over 45 years, Pax World has made it possible for investors to align their investments with their values and have a positive social and environmental impact. Today, its platform of sustainable investing solutions includes a family of mutual funds, as well as separately managed accounts.
You should consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and other information, call 800.767.1729 or visit www.paxworld.com for a fund prospectus and read it carefully before investing.
Pax World Funds distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not the distributor of Pax World’s Separately Managed Accounts. Melissa Platner is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.