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Fireside Chat with Ivy Jack & Omar Blayton

August 26, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

When: Wednesday, August 26 @ 5:30 PM
Where: Zoom
Register here.

Join us virtually for our next iteration of BASIC’s fireside chat series, where Ivy Jack and Omar Blayton will lead us in a thoughtful conversation that will explore the systemic issues of racism and inequality while also highlighting tools investors can use to actively combat these pervasive issues. 

We encourage participants to read the following pieces ahead of the discussion.

African American Inequality in the United States

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TWFmbpXRg-jrqfM5PxvwNTggFCDllpOH/view 

“What Is Owed” by Nikole Hannah-Jones

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/24/magazine/reparations-slavery.html

Ivy Jack

Ivy is Head of Equity Research at NorthStar Asset Management, a public equity and fixed income manager that utilizes shareholder activism, community investing, community engagement, and charitable giving in their active portfolio management process. Ivy joined Northstar in 2015 to synthesize and expand our investment research process and enhance the work of the portfolio management team. Ivy works with her team on incorporating management’s vision of SRI into investment ideas. She has an M.B.A. and an M.P.A. from Harvard. She received a B.A. from Spelman College.

Omar Blayton

Omar Blayton is Chief Financial Offier at Sunwealth, an innovative, tech-driven clean energy investment firm. As CFO, Omar is responsible for creating and structuring Sunwealth’s investment portfolios for maximum financial performance and social impact. Prior to joining Sunwealth, Omar was Managing Director of Project Finance at Innova Energy Partners and before that, Vice President of Structured Finance at Greenskies Renewable Energy, a leading commercial and industrial solar developer. Earlier in his career, Omar was a Vice President with Reznick Capital Markets Securities and an associate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Leveraged Finance Group. Before entering finance, Omar was an attorney with Reed Smith LLP in its Investment Management group. A recent transplant to Boston, Omar has begun to engage civically in his new home as a member of the Council of the Friends of the Public Garden. Omar holds a JD from Columbia Law School, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, and a BA from Cornell University.