Erika Karp

Erika Karp W'85

Managing Director, Head of Global Sector Research, UBS Investment Bank
Erika Karp chairs the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and manages a team of sector analysts and strategists around the world. She sits on the UBS Securities Research Executive Committee and the Environmental and Human Rights Committee of the UBS Group executive board. Erika created and drives products including the UBS Q-Series, the Global I/O, and the "UBS Global Portfolio Manager's Spotlight," which synthesizes top UBS investment themes and ideas each week. Her work has been featured by Investment Dealer's Digest, Euromoney, Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wharton Magazine, Forbes and Wall Street Week, to which she is a regular contributor. For 2011, she was named among the nation's "Top 50 Women in Wealth" by AdvisorOne. She is a founding Board member of SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and is a member of the Program Design Advisory Council for Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program on "Innovating for Sustainability.” Erika has recently been invited to join the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital. She represents UBS at events including those hosted by the OECD, the EPA, the U.N. Global Compact and PRI, and the Smith School at Oxford University. Erika sits on the board of the world's largest GLBT Synagogue (CBST) and the Global Advisory Committee of Earth Day Network's WAGE Campaign, and has served on the national board of GLSEN. She holds an MBA in finance from Columbia University and a BS in economics from the Wharton School. She began her career as an account representative at IBM Corp.
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