Catherine Chen, Founder of AvantFaire Investment Management on Impact Investing
In this interview we speak with Catherine Chen who works in the impact investment space. Now you might have heard about impact investing before, but for many people this is quite a new and up and coming area of investing. The impact investing space has boomed in popularity over the past decade, with many institutions adapting the idea that you can invest & generate financial returns from assets, ideas and businesses that also generate positive impact. Founded in 2017 by Catherine, Avantfaire is one of the very few signatories of the United Nationals supported Principles of Responsible Investment, are a member of the Global Impact Investing Network, and are a certified B-Corporation. Prior to Catherine’s entrepreneurship ventures, she worked in real estate development looking after smart city projects in China and Cambodia and spent some time in wealth management, advising ultra-high net worth clients and family offices on investment in public, and private equity and other asset classes.