Marco Vangelisti shares why he left a successful career in finance and sold his investments to focus on no-harm impact investing.

Guest Biography

Marco Vangelisti, CFA is a 100% Aware and No-Harm investor with a longstanding commitment to impact and regenerative investing. He is a founding member of Slow Money and has been on the leadership team of the Slow Money Northern California Network from its inception to 2020.

Prior to his shift in focus towards no-harm, impact, and regenerative investing, he spent 20 years in the finance industry, where he managed investment equity portfolios on behalf of large foundations and endowments and developed statistical risk models for equity and fixed income markets around the world.

Marco was a Fulbright scholar in Mathematics and Economics at the University of California in Berkeley, earned an MBA at the Milan-based “Enrico Mattei” school in his native Italy, and a Master of Fine Arts at the intersection of public art and ecology in the U.S. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and taught portfolio management, asset allocation, and performance and risk analysis at the San Francisco CFA Institute for 12 years.

He is dedicated to democratizing financial literacy and no-harm investing.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Some of the problems with owning mutual funds and popular ETFs like the S&P 500.
  • How Marco transformed his investments from traditional to aware and no-harm.
  • Investing for good rather than for optimal returns.

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