Prior to joining BlackRock, Danny was a research associate at Wellington Management, where he worked as an equity analyst on the firm’s flagship Global Impact equity strategy, and as a sector specialist covering financial services. Before Wellington, Danny spent the first two years of his career in New York City at Morgan Stanley conducting credit analysis to support the underwriting of leveraged loans.
Danny graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and a minor in economics in 2016. Outside of his career, Danny is active in community and philanthropic work, including running Boston Marathons to raise awareness and cancer research funding for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
As a generalist, Ariel is responsible for proxy voting; engaging with senior executives and board members of portfolio companies on matters related to corporate strategy, governance, and environmental and social issues; and contributing to the development of engagement and thought leadership strategies to enhance sustainable financial performance.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Ariel worked at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy firm, where she was responsible for the execution of communications, thought leadership, and advocacy initiatives for Merck & Co.’s flagship corporate responsibility program. She started her career at UNICEF, where she supported organizational learning and development efforts to strengthen the technical expertise of employees across all programmatic and business functions.
Ariel earned a BA in Government from Cornell University and an MPA in International Development Policy & Management from the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Prior to joining the Global Impact team, William was a research associate responsible for covering the energy industry for BlackRock’s Value and Income team. William’s
passion for impact investing came from his focus on the transition to clean energy and the electric vehicles industry.
William graduated Cum Laude from Hofstra University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance and minored in economics.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Quyen worked as the sustainable investment strategist for Wellington Management. She guided the development of the firm’s flagship impact strategy in public equities and the strategy to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Previously, Quyen worked as a senior investment consultant at Cambridge Associates where she advised endowments and foundations on investment strategy and she headed the training program for analysts globally. At Fidelity Investments, Quyen was a director of investment analytics covering global equities.
Quyen earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA, cum laude, in philosophy from Mount Holyoke College. She studied abroad at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. On a volunteer basis, she taught English as a classroom teacher in Vietnam and worked for the advancement of grade-school children in the US.