Lisette Cooper, PhD, Vice Chair of Fiduciary Trust International and former CEO of Athena Capital Advisors, has over 30 years of investment management experience. She is a member of Fiduciary Trust’s Board of Directors and a member of Franklin Templeton’s Management Committee. Dr. Cooper founded Athena Capital Advisors, an award-winning OCIO (outsourced Chief Investment Officer) and wealth management firm, which was sold to Fiduciary Trust International in March 2020. Dr. Cooper helped establish Athena Capital as one of the leaders in the field of sustainable and impact investing. At Fiduciary Trust, Dr. Cooper guides the firm’s investment risk strategy and leads its impact investing practice. She is a pioneer in guiding individuals and organizations to integrate their social values into their investing. Described by AUM Boston as taking “the revolutionary charge of changing the world through values-based investing,” and named a 2017 “Women to Watch” honoree by InvestmentNews, Dr. Cooper is a leading advocate on gender equality and diversity through shareholder activism. Dr. Cooper is a board member of the Boston Youth Sanctuary, the Mind and Life Institute, and the Center for Heathy Minds Innovations. She is former chair of the board of The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is a Mind and Life Fellow and has served as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Dr. Cooper received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and a PhD from Harvard University. She holds the CFA designation as well as several patents.
This profile was last updated on October 27, 2020