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Nili Gilbert
Chair of Investment Committee, David Rockefeller Fund, USA

As a Senior Advisor at BCG Nili Gilbert is a member of Principal Investors & Private Equity and Sustainable  Investing teams. She has been recruited to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Climate Risk Disclosure  Advisory Group and Steering Committee, which will build on California’s climate leadership through state wide investment and policy initiatives. Nili has also been named U.S. Policy Chairwoman for the U.N.- Convened Asset Owner Alliance, an organization representing $5.6 Trillion in assets, having previously  served as a member of the Economic Policy Advisory Committee for the Biden-Harris Campaign. Nili is the  co-founder of the Net Zero+ Investment Collaborative, a group formed in recognition of the urgency of  the climate problem and the special role that investment will play in addressing it. The collaborative is designing a malleable framework for portfolio decarbonization, and was launched with net zero  investment commitments from three founding Rockefeller Family organizations. 

From 2010 to 2020 Nili co-founded and served as Portfolio Manager of Matarin Capital Management, one  of the larger women-owned asset management firms in the U.S., where she wasresponsible for managing  hedge fund and equity strategies for institutional clients. Matarin has been recognized as both a  performance leader and as a thought leader, with its research cited in such publications as The Wall Street  Journal and Barron’s. Nili is a regular contributor on CNBC and Bloomberg television, as well. Nili serves as Board Member and Chairwoman of the Investment Committees of the David Rockefeller  Fund and the Synergos Institute. She also serves on the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, as well as the Advisory Board of Carbon Direct, one of the world’s  leading carbon technology investment and advisory companies.  

Nili has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, as the recipient of a $1 million  Hewlett Foundation grant for climate education and advocacy, as a LinkedIn “TopVoice,” on Bloomberg  BusinessWeek’s list of “Ones to Watch”, as Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of  Securities Professionals, with the Toigo Foundation’s Bridge to Business Award, and by 100 Women in  Hedge Funds as an Alternative Investments Scholar. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign  Relations, and of the Economic Club of New York. 

Nili received her BA from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in a Special Concentration in  Economics and Social Studies, and her MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, where she was a  Toigo Fellow. She is both a CFA and CAIA Charterholder. Prior to founding Matarin, she was Senior Director and Senior Research Analyst at Invesco, working in  both New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, with responsibility for development of the firm’s global multi asset models. A native New Yorker, Nili also speaks, reads, and writes both German and French with great proficiency,  and enjoys travel and fitness.