Christine O’Brien is the Head of Investment Stewardship for Elliott Investment Management, a $42 billion investment management firm with offices around the globe. It is one of the oldest fund managers of its kind under continuous management.
Ms. O’Brien oversees stakeholder engagement activities and the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into Elliott’s investment process. She works with portfolio managers and analysts across equities and private investment portfolios to both enhance existing strategies and identify opportunities.
As Head of Investment Stewardship, Ms. O’Brien strives to strengthen Elliott’s engagement with the institutional investor and corporate governance communities. Through the resulting dialogue, her goal is to help Elliott better understand how investors think about governance, firm strategy, and capital allocation, while also sharing Elliott’s views on these subjects.
Ms. O’Brien joined Elliott in 2011. Prior to assuming her present role in 2017, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst assisting in investment research, due diligence, and board searches with a focus on activist engagements. Ms. O’Brien came to Elliott from KPMG, where she worked as an auditor in the banking practice.
Ms. O’Brien earned a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. She is both a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner in New York State.