Teresa BargerCEO at Cartica Management, LLC
Teresa Barger is a Co-Founder and CEO of Cartica Management, LLC. Cartica specializes in Emerging Markets investing using an ESG Improvement strategy that entails engagement with portfolio companies to work cooperatively to enhance value. It was founded by Ms Barger and her partners in 2008.
Ms. Barger spent 21 years at the International Finance Corporation investing in emerging markets companies in nearly all regions of the world. At IFC, among other positions, she was Division Manager for Africa, Deputy Director of Credit/Investment Review, and Director of Private Equity and Investment Funds. In that post she created the first index for EM private equity and co-founded the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Ms. Barger also developed the first two corporate governance funds in the Emerging Markets, for Korea and Brazil. She was subsequently Director of Corporate Governance and Securities Market Development. In this position she was responsible for the governance aspects of IFC investments and using governance as a value addition strategy. She also created the innovative Gemloc bond fund, index, and market development program for local currency bonds.