Key Personnel

The Domini Funds are managed through a two-step process designed to capitalize on the strengths of Domini Social Investments and a financial sub-manager.

For our equity funds, Domini performs social, environmental and governance analysis, and Wellington Management then utilizes quantitative modeling techniques to manage the portfolio.

The Domini Social Bond Fund is sub-managed by Seix Investment Advisors. Domini develops an approved universe of companies and Community Development Financial Institutions, as well as guidelines for measuring the level of impact that various types of fixed income instruments have on local communities, and Seix utilizes proprietary analytical tools to manage the portfolio.

Domini Investment Team

  Background Responsibility

Amy Domini, CFA

Founder and CEO

BA, Boston University

38 years of industry experience

16 years with Domini Social Investments

Oversees the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities and fixed income

 

Voting member of the Investment Committee

Carole Laible, CPA

President

BS, St. Johns University

26 years of industry experience

16 years with Domini Social Investments

Oversees the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities and fixed income

 

Non-voting member of the Investment Committee

Steve Lydenberg, CFA

Partner, Strategic Vision

BA, Columbia College

MFA, Cornell University

38 years of industry experience

12 years with Domini Social Investments

Oversees the integration of Domini’s social and environment standards into its research processes

 

Voting member of the Investment Committee

Adam Kanzer, Esq.

Managing Director & General Counsel

JD, Columbia Law School

BA, University of Pennsylvania

15 years of industry experience

15 years with Domini Social Investments

Oversees the Funds’ shareholder activism and proxy voting activities.

Shin Furuya

Vice President, Responsible Investment Research & Engagement Specialist

BA, University of Oregon

MA, Syracuse University

9 years of industry experience

7 years with Domini Social Investments

Responsible for the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities

 

Voting member of the Investment Committee

Tessie Petion

Vice President, Responsible Investment Research & MIS

BS, University at Albany, SUNY

MA, Tufts University

10 years of industry experience

5 years with Domini Social Investments

Responsible for the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities

 

Voting member of the Investment Committee

Eri Yamaguchi

Research Analyst, Responsible and Community Investment

BA, Kwansei Gakuin University

MA, Columbia University

5 years of industry experience

5 years with Domini Social Investments

Responsible for the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities and fixed income

Jenae Noell Rüesch

Research Analyst, Responsible Investment

BS, San Diego State University

JD, California Western School of Law

LLM, Georgetown University

1 year of industry experience

1 year with Domini Social Investments

Responsible for the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities

Lionella Pezza

Research Associate, Responsible Investment

LLB, University of Roma Tre

LLM, Fordham University School of Law

1 year of industry experience

1 year with Domini Social Investments

Responsible for the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities

Hillary Marshall

Research Associate, Responsible Investment

BA, Boston College

New to Domini Social Investments

Responsible for the application of the Funds’ social and environmental standards to equities

Wellington Management (Equity Funds)

Wellington Management’s Quantitative Investment Group is responsible for the development of ongoing enhancements to the firm’s Quantitative Equity Models (QE Models).  The Quantitative Investment Group currently includes 15 investment professionals, 11 of whom are responsible for conducting quantitative research.  These individuals are also responsible for implementing that research in portfolios. 

Each portfolio is managed by a small team of investment professionals with complementary skills across a range of quantitative disciplines.  Together they devote significant effort towards advancing the total integrated investment process including research, model construction, portfolio implementation and risk control.  They are supported by portfolio coordinators who assist with the implementation of the investment approach. 

Donald S. Tunnell  - Domini Social Equity Fund     

Vice President, Co-Director of Quantitative Investments, and Director of Quantitative Research

As director of Quantitative Research in Wellington Management’s Quantitative Investment Group (QIG), Don helps guide the research agenda and strategic direction of the group. Don devotes much of his time to the research and development of quantitative investment insights that are delivered to the broader firm and that are used in QIG’s own portfolio management process.

Don’s portfolio management responsibilities are concentrated in the US book of business, where he sits on most portfolio management teams.

Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Don worked with Mellon Equity Associates as a quantitative researcher and portfolio manager (1998 – 2001). He was also a quantitative analyst at Amoco Corporation in Chicago (1994 – 1997).

Don received his MBA from the University of Chicago (1997) and his BA/BS in computer science from Indiana State University (1987).

David J. Elliott, CFA, FRM - Domini International Social Equity Fund

Vice President, Director of Quantitative Portfolio Management, and Portfolio Manager

As director of portfolio management, David is responsible for overseeing the investment processes for the Quantitative Investment Group’s (QIG) global suite of products. He oversees the development of the group’s portfolio construction platform and related analytical tools. He also contributes to research, particularly in the areas of portfolio construction and risk management. He has done extensive work on the development of the firm’s global managed volatility strategies. David also collaborates with investors outside of QIG to deliver quantitative risk management tools and insights. 

Additionally, David is the lead portfolio manager on the Total Return Intersection product. The approach combines fundamental and quantitative inputs globally with the objective of maximizing risk-adjusted returns on an absolute basis.

Prior to joining Wellington Management in 1995, David served as an independent information technology consultant to health care and financial service firms, focusing on applying business intelligence techniques to large databases.

David received dual BS degrees in mathematics and computer and information sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1989). Subsequently, he was admitted to the doctoral program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed all but his dissertation in the field of computational neuroscience. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He is also certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

About Wellington Management Company

Wellington Management Company LLP is responsible for the Domini Social Equity Fund and Domini International Social Equity Fund’s financial standards and portfolio construction. Wellington Management is a professional investment counseling firm which provides investment services to mutual funds, employee benefit plans, endowments, foundations, and other institutions. Wellington Management and its predecessor organizations have provided investment advisory services for over 70 years. As of July 31, 2013, Wellington Management had investment management authority with respect to approximately $793 billion in assets.

Seix Investment Advisors (Fixed Income)

All high grade strategies/portfolios at Seix, including the Domini fixed income strategy, are managed on a team basis. No one individual, or group of individuals, is responsible for the implementation of investment strategies and execution.  Investment leadership is a joint effort of senior professionals designed to coordinate our investment management philosophy.  Jim Keegan, as CIO, has final authority on all High Grade investment decisions.

James Keegan

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer – Head of High Grade Group

Jim Keegan was the Head of Investment Grade and High Yield Bonds for American Century Investments.  He was responsible for directing portfolio management, investment strategy, trading and credit research for $103 billion in portfolios ranking in the top 10% of their respective peer groups. 

Prior to this, Mr. Keegan was the Head of High Grade and High Yield Fixed Income at UBS Global Asset Management, a $51 billion investment management firm, where he was directly responsible for management of the firm’s credit assets for the mutual fund and institutional businesses.  Jim began his career at Bankers Trust Company as a Corporate Bond portfolio manager, Director of Research and Chairman of the Credit Strategy Committee. 

Mr. Keegan received an MBA from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from St. Francis College.  He received the distinct honor of being elected to Beta Gamma Sigma at Fordham and graduated Magna cum Laude from St. Francis.

About Seix Investment Advisors

Seix Investment Advisors LLC is responsible for the Domini Social Bond Fund’s financial standards and portfolio construction. Seix Investment Advisors is a wholly owned subsidiary of RidgeWorth Capital Management, Inc. Seix Advisors was founded in 1992 and is dedicated exclusively to fixed income investing for institutional investors globally. As of September 30, 2013, Seix had approximately $26.8 billion in assets under management, including over $3.7 billion in socially responsible assets.