Louise Kooy-Henckel

Associate Director, Investment Products and Strategies, WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

As a managing director of Equity Product Management, Louise helps lead the group’s global team of investment directors, portfolio specialists and product management analysts. Based in our London office, her focus is to help drive the firm’s strategic initiatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for equities. Louise also serves as an investment director, responsible for a range of equity investment approaches for our clients in EMEA, with a particular focus on impact investing. She helps to ensure the integrity of our investment approaches by overseeing portfolio positioning, performance and risk exposures, as well as conducting analysis to inform the investment process. She partners closely with our equity investment teams, helps develop new products and client solutions, and manages business issues. She also meets with clients, prospects and consultants to communicate our investment philosophy, strategy, positioning and performance. She has a strong vision for raising the awareness and understanding of impact investing and engages institutional investors and other asset owners to help them invest in ways that maximise their value alignment without compromising their fiduciary responsibility. Before joining Wellington Management in 2016, Louise worked at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in London, where she was a managing director and head of the Client Portfolio Management Team for global equities (1997 – 2016). During her time there, she also worked as a client advisor in the firm’s institutional client group. Prior to her long association with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Louise held a number of roles with State Street in Germany and Australia (1994 – 1997). Louise received her bachelor of science in financial economics from the University of London (Birkbeck) and is an alumna of the Impact Investing Programme at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School.