Institutional Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Asset Management
Catherine Banat represents the firm’s commitment to ESG integration and impact investing principles. She is dedicated to impact investing and the importance of investments that serve a social good as well as providing a competitive rate of return. Catherine also supports the firm’s Impact Investing clients, ensuring that investment solutions are implemented based on each client’s impact requirements. Prior to joining RBC GAM, Catherine managed strategic initiatives, risk and compliance for The New York City Retirement Systems, a $150 billion public pension plan, where she also researched, developed and implemented the strategic plan for the Economically Targeted Investment (ETI) program. Catherine has dedicated her entire career to the financial services industry and has held senior level positions at various firms including Paloma Partners, Goldman, Sachs & Co., C3 Capital and Lehman Brothers. She has worked in the investment industry since 1985. She earned a BA in history and a BSE in management from The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School, as well as an MBA in finance from Columbia University. Catherine holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.