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Vanessa Allen
Associate at TD Asset Management


Vanessa Allen began at TD Asset Management, Inc. (TDAM) in June 2016, now working within the Investment Risk team after spending the earlier part of her tenure rotating through Credit Research, Fundamental Equity Research, and High Yield. Within Investment Risk, Vanessa engages the investment teams to push further systematic integration of ESG risk analysis and fuels discussion on various ESG considerations. As part of this, Allen has built out tools to monitor ESG risk exposures of portfolios, focusing on the companies that are most severely exposed to ESG risks. Prior to joining TD Asset Management, Allen spent several years conducting public policy research in the U.S. This involved analyzing various government entities' financial decisions, extending from public infrastructure investment, public-private partnerships, and the funding of pension liabilities. Vanessa holds an MBA from McGill University, a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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Agenda Sessions

  • ESG integration and risk assessment in an evolving data context