Maria Specogna is Portfolio Manager in the Healthcare team. She manages Healthcare equity funds focused on sustainability (lead manager), thematic impact and blue-chip stocks. She leads Kieger’s Sustainability & Impact Investments initiative. She is a member of the Management Committee.
She has 19 years of experience in the financial industry, of which 15 in the field of sustainable investments. Prior to joining Kieger, she was responsible for Healthcare investments at Vontobel Asset Management. Before that, she co-developed and implemented ESG-integration strategies for equity analysis at both Vontobel Asset Management and Swiss Re, significantly improving their performance track-record. During the 6 years prior to her move to Swiss Re in 2007, she worked for Credit Suisse Private Bank, where she was responsible for Healthcare and Chemicals research. Her early professional years, following her studies, were spent as research scientist at the Institute of Physiology of the University of Zurich and as Laboratory Head at Givaudan.
Maria studied Biochemistry and holds a PhD from the University of Zurich. She also obtained the Swiss Financial Analyst certification delivered by AZEK (Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals).