InvestmentNews Highlights Athena’s Lisette Cooper
In July 2015, Athena Capital Advisors’ Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Dr. Lisette Cooper, was featured in an article by InvestmentNews about women in finance and investment management.
“It is incredibly important to have both men and women on a team together,” Cooper told the reporter, Liz Skinner, highlighting that diversity helps engender differing perspectives. “We each have certain kinds of ways of approaching problems and when you have a diverse group of people working toward the same goal, you get a better result.”
The article referenced a Morningstar research report that suggested funds managed by mixed-gender teams have historically performed better than those run solely by men or women.
Dr. Lisette Cooper founded Athena in 1993. As CEO, she sets the firm’s overall direction and leads Athena’s Investment Committee. Prior to founding Athena, Lisette served as Manager of Consulting Services for Barra Inc., now MSCI Barra.