Mirtha KastrapeliFounder & CEO at Beyond Alpha, Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment
Mirtha Kastrapeli is the founder and CEO of Beyond Alpha. She is also a Fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Investment, CCSI. Most recently, Mirtha was Managing Director and Global Head of State Street’s Center for Applied Research, an independent think-tank designed to provide insights about the future of the investment industry. In this capacity, she co-authored multiple papers including ‘The Big Shift; Finding a New Center of Gravity for the Investment Industry’ in 2019, ‘The Investing Enlightenment: How Principle and Pragmatism Can Create Sustainable Value through ESG’ in 2017, the award-winning study ‘Discovering Phi: Motivation as the Hidden Variable of Performance’ in 2016 and ‘The Folklore of Finance: How Beliefs and Behaviors Sabotage Success in the Investment Management Industry’ in 2014.
Ms. Kastrapeli has over fifteen years of experience in the private and public sector, analyzing capital markets, and helping shape public policy. She spent seven years as a Global Macro Strategist at State Street Global Markets in Boston. In the public sector, Ms. Kastrapeli served as an advisor to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Economics in Nicaragua. She also worked at the Economic and Commercial Office of the US Embassy in Managua, where she received a Meritorious Honor Award by the US Department of State. Mirtha earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Finance and Economics from Ave Maria College in Nicaragua and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Brandeis International Business School.
Mirtha lives in Bronxville, NY with her husband and three daughters.