Parallelle Finance is a leader in gender lens investing research, analysis, and advocacy. We publish and consult on gender lens and ESG investment vehicles, trends, and best practices.
Marypat Thenell Smucker, CFA, MA Economics, MS Finance
Principal, Research & Content
Her focus areas include gender lens investing, ESG investing, and women in the global economy. She publishes quarterly updates on the gender lens equity sector. Her global asset management experience has included communications and managing editor positions, as well as analysis roles in emerging markets private equity and global M&A transaction services. Her work has appeared in the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, the Singapore Business Times and Glenmede’s Impactivate .
Angela Atherton, CFA, FRM, MS Finance
Principal, Operations & Strategy
Her commitment to financial inclusion and impact investing began at the start of her career when she managed screening and performance analysis for two ESG indexes. She structured private equity deals at American Capital Strategies. She led risk analysis and management functions at Fannie Mae and Calvert Impact Capital, a non-profit investment firm. As the Chief Operating and Financial Officer at The Global Good Fund, a social enterprise, she ran day-to-day operations and led commercial expansion.
An experienced entrepreneur, she co-founded a female-led fintech, Capital Market Exchange, and launched an independent consulting practice with a global reach, including emerging and developed markets in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.