Michael Dieschbourg is a Senior Executive in alternative strategies for institutional investors; integrating ESG issues into private and public equities. He provides due diligence, risk management, portfolio management and leadership skills due to his extensive involvement in investments and management of public companies, mergers and acquisitions, expansions and activist roles for portfolio management.
Prior to joining iNetworks, he was Head of Responsibility and Stewardship North America for Hermes Investment Management, a Federated Hermes Inc company. Michael launched and led both Hermes North America responsibility efforts and oversaw Hermes EOS services in North America. Previously at Federated, he was the Senior Vice President of International Markets focused on Asia. Additionally, he was the former Head of Alternatives/Managed Risk Group, Senior Portfolio Manager. He was Co-Founder and CEO of Global Currents Investment Management, LLC, a Legg Mason Company. Michael lead Global Sales, ESG research, and was a member of the Investment Committee. He was the National Director & Director of Institutional Consulting for Smith Barney Consulting Group, a Citigroup Company. He managed six departments including Institutional Consulting Services, Alternative Investment Group, Training, Marketing, Product Management, Fiduciary Asset Management, and was responsible growing the business to over $220 billion in assets and revenue growth to over $1.2 billion while increasing margins.
His roles through the years have ranged from CEO, senior portfolio manager, Investment Consultant, Board roles, 40 Act fund Board member including Chair of the Audit Committee to senior management roles including membership in several enterprise risk committees. Michael has been involved in team building, executive coaching and mentoring throughout his career. His passion and curiosity to always be learning has led him to several interesting projects including the development of many global programs, including the Certified Investment Management Analyst, CIMA, developed with IMCA and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, “The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” list with Corporate Knights, announced annually at The World Economic Forum at Davos, and the PRI Academy initial responsible investment courses developed with Responsible Investment Association Australasia, funded by the government of Australia. He has been a frequent speaker around the globe on ESG investing, investment ethics, risk management and pension liability management. He is published on these topics in SSRN, The Journal of Investment Consulting, Investments & Wealth Monitor, Chief Investment Officer Magazine and many others.
Michael Dieschbourg has a B.B.A. from Loyola University and has been guest lecturer at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, George Washington University, Southern University at New Orleans and an Adjunct professor of Finance at University of New Orleans. He is also a member of the Louisiana Teachers Retirement System.