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Mirtha Kastrapeli

2017 Speaker

MIRTHA KASTRAPELI is global head of State Street’s Center for Applied Research. She has co-authored multiple papers including the award-winning studies Discovering Phi: Motivation as the Hidden Variable of Performance in 2016, and The Folklore of Finance; How Beliefs and Behaviors Sabotage Success in the Investment Management Industry in 2014. Most recently, she co-authored The Investing Enlightenment: How Principle and Pragmatism Can Create Sustainable Value through ESG, with Professor Bob Eccles, which proposes a five-step model for effective ESG integration. Kastrapeli has over fourteen years of experience in the private and public sectors, analyzing capital markets and helping shape public policy. She spent six years as a Global Macro Strategist at State Street Global Markets in Boston. In the public sector, she served as an advisor to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Economics in Nicaragua. Kastrapeli also worked at the Economic and Commercial Office of the US Embassy in Managua, where she received a Meritorious Honor Award by the US Department of State. Kastrapeli earned a BS with honors in finance and economics from Ave Maria College in Nicaragua, and an MBA from the Brandeis International Business School. @statestreet