Jameela Pedicini (pictured) is to join Perella Weinberg Partners as a Director in its Agility Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (CIO) business.
Pedicini, who will be based in New York, will help lead Agility’s expansion into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment strategies. She joins a growing team of ESG-focused professionals, including Christie Zarkovich, a Director in Agility who helps to lead the business’ ESG manager research and selection process.
Pedicini comes to Perella Weinberg Partners from Harvard Management Company, where she was responsible for developing and leading its sustainable investment strategy. Previously, Pedicini was an Investment Officer at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she led the development and implementation of a variety of strategic ESG integration initiatives.
Chris Bittman, Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners and Chief Investment Officer of Agility, says: “Integrating ESG practices throughout a firm’s investment strategies is becoming standard practice. Best in class firms must have high-quality leadership and resources to meet clients evolving ESG requirements. We are thrilled to have Jameela join us to help lead our ESG efforts.”
Pedicini says: “Perella Weinberg Partners is well known as a leading financial services firm, and I am excited to join a team of this caliber. I look forward to working with my colleagues to strengthen our ESG investment practices and help our firm lead the industry in this effort.”